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Can Diabetics Eat Dark Chocolate?

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Just what impact will having dark chocolate have on you? The truth is that I don't know as we don't have your medical records and don't know exactly what type of chocolate you are consuming.

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What is Handmade Chocolate?

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

There are many words chocolatiers and chocolate makers that can be misleading. One is 'handmade'. Just what does it mean and why you should always question somebody that uses it on their labels and marketing to ascertain exactly how your chocolates are made and what ingredients are used.

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Why We Shouldn't Expect Accurate Cacao Strain Labelling Any Time Soon

Posted on May 04, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

This post points out why it is important to understand the botanical nomenclature of cacao, how it relates to flavour and what we can do to help people understand the different strains of chocolate.

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Do We Take Chocolate Makers For Granted?

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Often we just able to appreciate how the different stages of the chocolate making process determine the final flavour of the chocolate. Here I look at which processes are in a maker's control and which aren't.

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How Ethical Is Your Chocolate?

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Here we look at the mistakes we made not checking for proof that the chocolate makers we stock are ethical, and what we're doing to change the matter.

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What is Italian Chocolate Like?

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

I wanted to explore Italian chocolate further so I visited the Chocolate Library at Selfridges to expand my knowledge of what the country has to offer. I was a touch disappointed with what I found. They do have some great chocolate there, just not a fantastic selection of top-quality Italian chocolate.

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Popular Chocolate Terms and What They Actually Mean

Posted on April 04, 2014 by Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

There are far too many people abusing misleading terminology. So here I go through some controversial, and less controversial phrases.

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