Is Dark Chocolate Healthy for your skin?

Is Dark Chocolate Healthy for your skin?

October 17, 2018

Is dark chocolate healthy for the skin? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  Can you imagine that eating chocolate would improve your skin appearance, look, health and more?  If true, how much do I have to eat? How often? What kind of dark chocolate? In this article, I explore the scientific evidence answering this question.

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How I got to visit "Hacienda Azul," one cacao origin for bittersweet chocolate

July 28, 2018

Club ChoKolate is always interested in knowing, as deep as possible, the details of bittersweet chocolate making...

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Is dark chocolate healthy?, Will eating dark chocolate prevent cell damage?

June 27, 2018

You will learn: That there is evidence that dark chocolate is healthy because it has antioxidants; How much dark chocolate...

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Gourmet Chocolate "mafia," I’m inside, and I have no intentions of leaving

April 02, 2018

In 2015, I started to take more serious the gourmet chocolate experience. I decided to attend all the possible events where I could learn a little more about this fascinating world.

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Dark Chocolate Ingredients, what does the percentage mean?

March 29, 2018

The percentage of cacao in artisan chocolate defines the proportion of dark chocolate ingredients, either solids or butter, originating from the cacao bean, in comparison to other components.

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Castronovo gourmet chocolate

Castronovo: Gourmet Chocolate Made in Florida

March 19, 2018

It is almost impossible to give an opinion about the quality of a gourmet chocolate bar, as well as it is a good wine, without having tasted it. That is why we, the Club ChoKolate’s team, decided to go to the Castronovo Chocolate’s factory, located in the State of Florida, United States. We knew that the only way of proving the quality and excellence of its bean-to-bar product was in a tasting.

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Franceschi Gourmet Chocolate

The stories behind the producers of gourmet chocolate

March 16, 2018

What do the Venezuelans Claudia and Mariela Franceschi, and the North Americans Denise Castronovo and her husband Jim have in common? They produce gourmet chocolate of excellent quality with cacao from recognized origins among the world’s best chocolate. To tell their stories and show you what they share, I will start with the Franceschi sisters.

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Dark Chocolate Glossary by Club ChoKolate

Dark Chocolate Glossary by Club ChoKolate

March 08, 2018

Bean-to-bar: A term used to identify the artisan or craft method to prepare the chocolate. The chocolate maker acquires the cacao beans, as opposed to buying couverture, minimally process them in his or her facility and makes chocolate. It provides a more controlled environment for the chocolate-making

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Cacao 102: All the basics you need to know

February 25, 2018

In this second and final article about essential cacao information, we will be discussing the different cacao varietals...

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How is the best chocolate in the world made?

How is the best chocolate in the world made?

February 19, 2018

To make the best chocolate in the world first you need good-quality cacao beans. Usually, high-quality chocolate makers pay premium prices to obtain high-quality cacao beans. 

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Chocolate Definition by Club ChoKolate

Chocolate Definition by Club ChoKolate

February 11, 2018

“Chocolate” is a food obtained by the mixture of two ingredients derived from the cacao bean: Cacao paste, also known as cacao mass, cacao solids or cacao liquor, and cacao butter.  Then, sugar is added to give it some sweetness.

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Cacao 101: All the basics you need to know

February 03, 2018

Theobroma Cacao is the scientific name of the tree that grows the cacao pods.  Inside these pods, you will find the cacao beans that ultimately will become the best chocolate in the world.  

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