Chocolatiers and Chocolate Makers

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3 WAYS FOR A CHOCOLATE MAKER TO SURVIVE AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

 Recession or Depression? Most of us remember the recent recessions: the Asian financial crisis of 1997/1998, the recession caused by the dot.com bubble in 2001, and the house market crash of 2007/2008. There was always a great panic, economies stagnated, doom scenarios dominated the political landscape, but most economies bounced back after a short period. …

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OMBAR CHOCOLATE USE CLIMATE-CLOUD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Climate conscious chocolate, Ombar, wants to change the industry dialogue from carbon neutrality to climate sustainable. Chocolate companies already in fact, consider all significant Green House Gases (GHG) as part of their sustainability reporting, but since the public still thinks in terms of carbon neutrality, Ombar has started referring to a Climate Footprint in their …

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COCOA OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS – FULL LIST

The Cocoa of Excellence awards are an opportunity to gain insights into what contributes to the great chocolate we enjoy. I love the spotlight on the farmers from all over the world, the sounds of the farm in the background as each explains what it means to them to participate. I appreciate the amount of …

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THREE REASONS WHY COCOA NIBS ARE BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE

This article was provided to Bartalks by Perry Stevens of Anarchy Chocolate In this article, I’m going to give three reasons why cocoa nibs are better than chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking chocolate, but I do believe cocoa nibs have certain qualities that give them an edge over chocolate as you’ll discover …

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SCALING TIPS FROM FRUITION CHOCOLATE WORKS

So you’ve started your own chocolate company and have found some loyal customers and gotten a few great pieces of press published. Congratulations! Now you’re looking to scale. But it’s easier said than done to move from a home business to a more professional environment. After 10 years in business, Fruition Chocolate Works knows this …

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SWISS CHOCOLATIER LÄDERACH – DISPUTE WITH ACTIVISTS OVER CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES

Läderach has seen some success in their US store plans recently. We’ve covered their progress previously since they first opened in the US in 2019. Then when Godiva exited the US market, it was Läderach which saw the opportunity for expansion. Then earlier this year, in a bold move, the company signed a deal with …

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CHOCOLATE IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST CHRISTMAS!

You know what they say, “chocolate is for life, not just Christmas.” Can’t help but yearn for that chocolatey taste as it melts in your mouth? You’re not alone. Chocolate is a little gift of joy that has been proven time after time to have many positive health benefits, both mental and physical. These include: …

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GHANA’S GOV. THROWS MILLIONS INTO LOSS MAKING CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

A loss making chocolate company owned by a group of Ghanaian government entities loses millions of U.S. dollars each year. The government keeps it afloat without an adequate explanation for why. They should explain their reasons, or sell, or close the business and use the capital to better affect the industry. COCOBOD, the government, and …

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MALAGOS: EMPOWERING COCOA COMMUNITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Malagos Chocolate is a leader in fine chocolate sourced from the Philippines.  In this article, Malagos shares how they began the company and how their business model has evolved and adapted during the COVID pandemic. Malagos also explains the high value placed on contributing to the local community and making a difference throughout the value …

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WHITE CHOCOLATE A SURPRISE WINNER AT ACADEMY AWARDS

The unexpected winners in this year’s Academy of Chocolate Awards were white chocolate bars and varieties with higher cocoa content according to the results from the Academy of Chocolate which posted the results on their website. The Academy judged almost a thousand chocolate bars from over the world, including dark, milk chocolate and white chocolate. …

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