• Jul 11
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    La Reine Astrid and Cameroonian Chocolate

    By Nick Saxby  ·  Environment, Geography, History & Culture, The World of Chocolate

    One of the wonderful benefits of working in craft chocolate is the serendipitous insights it offers into geography, history, food science and much more. And this week as part of introducing a new French craft chocolate maker, La Reine Astrid, I’ve started to scratch the surface of the complicated, painful and difficult history of Cameroon […]

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  • Jun 23

    Untangling Organic and Craft Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Environment

    During our Virtual Tastings one of the most common questions is “what about organic chocolate?” It’s a great question.  But answering it is complicated and confusing.  Here’s why Craft chocolate is all about bars that taste better, are better for you, and better for farmers and for the planet.  Organic farming, fruit, vegetables, meats and […]

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  • May 29

    Water and Chocolate

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Environment

    This weekend was meant to be about CocoaSwimmers.  CocoaRunners had planned to swim “Castle to Castle” with the wonderful Mike, Becca and Chocolarder team in Cornwall to raise money for the RNLI.  This sadly isn’t happening (next year!). Instead we are going to explore the links between chocolate and water.  There is a longer version of this […]

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