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  • Sep 06
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    Welcome, ÓBOLO! Our first craft chocolate maker from Chile

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    Geography has never been my strongest subject.  So even though I know that cocoa only grows within a band of 0-20 degrees of the equator, I struggle to identify which of the following countries does NOT both grow and craft chocolate and wine: The USA Bolivia Chile Australia The answer is Chile (in the USA, […]

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  • Jul 26

    Introducing Soklet and Explaining the Importance of Dal in Craft Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers, The World of Chocolate

    India doesn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks of craft chocolate. Yet. But this is unfair and a misconception. Firstly, Indian culinary technology underpins the explosion of craft chocolate making over the last twenty years. Secondly more and more craft chocolate makers are exploring fine quality, heirloom cocoa varietals from India.  And thirdly India […]

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  • May 03

    Welcome to TBros

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    One of the great joys in craft chocolate is discovering an amazing, previously unknown new maker.  While this is not as exciting as, for example, discovering a new planet or even finding a previously thought extinct cocoa varietal, for us at Cocoa Runners it’s pretty exciting.  So when Lizzie and Harmony came across TBros at […]

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  • Apr 12

    Say Hello to Castronovo Chocolate!

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers

    We hope that you are all enjoying a great holiday weekend, physically – but not socially – distant.  And hopefully enjoying some great craft chocolate too! We’re looking forward to holding our first “Virtual Tasting” via Zoom this Sunday afternoon, and we’ve a bunch more planned over the coming weeks and months; see here for […]

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  • Feb 16
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    Fjak: Honesty, Love, and Great Taste

    By James  ·  New Makers

    March is International Women’s Month, so for the next few weeks we are celebrating a few of our amazing female craft chocolate makers.  Of the 100+ makers we sell at Cocoa Runners, almost half of them were founded in part or wholly by women. If only this ratio was as high in other crafts and […]

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  • Jan 06

    New Year, New Maker!

    By James  ·  New Makers

    First and foremost, we would like to wish you a wonderful new year! We hope that your 2020 shall be full of good times with family and friends. Secondly, we’d like to kick the year off by introducing you to our first craft chocolate maker from Singapore, Fossa Chocolate. Fossa Chocolate was founded by Yilina, […]

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  • Jan 05

    Welcome, Solstice!

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers, New Products

    We hope you all had a great start to the year, and we are excited to kick off 2019 by introducing a new maker, Solstice Chocolate. Solstice Chocolate is an American chocolate maker settled amongst the scenic vistas of Salt Lake City, Utah. Often dubbed the craft-chocolate-capital of the United States, Utah’s boom in makers […]

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  • Oct 15

    Bienvenido a Maraná!

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Join us in saying ‘Bienvenido a Maraná!’, the newest Peruvian maker to joinour Chocolate Library.   Peru is know to have a rich history of growing cocoa, however it has been relatively slow to join the revolution in craft chocolate making. Maraná joins only a handful of makers crafting chocolate from bean to bar in Peru. After […]

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  • Sep 16

    Just Landed – Brand New Bars, Direct From Portugal’s Hottest Craft Chocolate Maker

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    This week we are delighted to say Welcome!, Yokoso and Bem Vinda toTomoko-san and Sue of our first Portugese Craft Chocolate Maker, Feitoria doCacao. The genesis of Fetoria do Cocao is a combination of travel and cooking. Sue Tavares has a long career as a chef, and Tomoko-san and she met whilstTomoko-san was exploring Portugal […]

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  • Sep 10
    Welcome Qantu

    Welcome Qantu: a brand new, award-winning maker from Canada

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Meeting a new craft chocolate maker and tasting their bars is always exciting. Meeting a new craft chocolate maker who has already won a host of awardsand tasting bars that make your jaw drop is pretty special. At the Academy of Chocolate Awards this year we had the pleasure of meeting Maxime & Elfi of […]

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