The issue of child labour in the chocolate industry is a very hotly debated one. Many multinational companies in the past have been accused of turning a blind eye to child labour in their supply chains. So how can you assure that the sweet treat that you give your child has not robbed another child,…

Cocoa beans are the primary ingredient of chocolate. in fact, it is cocoa beans that provide a bar of chocolate, the “chocolate” flavor. Thus having the right quantity and quality of cocoa beans at the right time is of critical importance to a chocolate maker. Cocoa grows in plantations. That means that once planted, mature…

Bean to Bar chocolate is one of the newest trends in the world of chocolate. you would have seen them increasingly on supermarket aisles. These days, it is exclusive bean to bar chocolate shops are not uncommon. So, what exactly is bean to bar chocolate? This post aims to answer some frequently asked questions about…

Have you ever wondered how is chocolate made? For a majority of chocolate lovers, it is “made” by the big confectionery companies like Nestle, Hershey, Mars etc. For some chocolate connoisseurs, it is made by the neighbourhood chocolate boutique, specializing in chocolate making for the last gazillion years. But where does chocolate actually come from?…

Cocoa beans are the starting point of a chocolate. Raw cocoa beans are cleaned and then ground to make cocoa liquor (cocoa mass), cocoa butter and cocoa cake (which is further milled to make cocoa powder). These cocoa products form the basic inputs of chocolate. The quality of input cocoa beans is a very big…