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Theobroma Cacao — the Tree of Life: Climate

One of the world’s most magical and incredible trees is the cocoa tree. The botanical name is theobroma cacao, which, roughly translated, means “food of the gods” or more literally. “God food.” There are actually several trees that are members of the theobroma species, such as theobroma bicolor. Only one is used for making chocolate—theobroma […]

  • 23 Oct, 2013
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An 1884 Chocolate Factory Tour

Fry's Chocolate, 1884

Chocolate Factory Tour of Fry’s Chocolate When we found this chocolate factory tour from 1884, we realized we had to share it with our customers. Published in 1884, it is a tour of Fry’s Chocolate, one of the major chocolate factories in the United Kingdom. Fry’s Chocolate is no longer in business, but it was […]

Speaking to the Ecuadorian Congress—against CCN-51

How I spoke about the Dangers of CCN-51 in Ecuador and Elsewhere Fine-quality cocoa has many challenges. It costs more, it is hard to get, and the supply is limited. However, since the 1960s, fine-quality cocoa has been under a slow and relentless barrage. Even within the fine-chocolate community, there is nary a word about […]