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Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests

Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests | Chocolate Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: "What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." New evidence suggests she may have been right.

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Theobroma Cacao -- The Tree of Life | Amano Artisan Chocolate

Theobroma Cacao -- The Tree of Life | Amano Artisan Chocolate | Chocolate Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The name theobroma cacao was first applied to the cocoa tree by Carolus Linnaeus #bornonthisday.

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Fair Trade Instead of Slavery for the Production of Chocolate and ...

Fair Trade Instead of Slavery for the Production of Chocolate and ... | Chocolate Manufacturing | Scoop.it
In 2008 the BBC news station, Knight Ridder Newspaper and multiple independent journalist conducted investigations of child slavery and the exploitation of child labor with the chocolate production in the Ivory Coast.
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Peruvian Cacao Collection Trip Yields Treasures

Peruvian Cacao Collection Trip Yields Treasures | Chocolate Manufacturing | Scoop.it

A stand of very old trees, in an unexpected location, has yielded a coveted type of cacao tree. Usually, cacao trees are found along rivers, but these gems were found at a higher altitude than normal, and in Peru instead of Ecuador or Venezuela.
Collection expeditions in 2008 and 2009 through the Amazon Basin of Peru uncovered the exceptional find, along with other distinctive new populations of cacao. (Link pointed out by Rodomiro Ortiz)


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Belize Chocolate - Maya Chocolate History, Cultivation, Production

Belize Chocolate - Maya Chocolate History, Cultivation, Production | Chocolate Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Belize Chocolate, also known as Maya chocolate is made in southern Belize much the same way it was done by the ancient Maya thousands of years ago. Belize chocolate expert Kerry Goss tells us all about Belize Chocolate.
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