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Chocolate, with its rich flavor and indulgent texture, is a beloved treat enjoyed by millions worldwide. However, like many commodities, the price of chocolate can fluctuate due to various factors such as changes in cocoa bean prices, production costs, and market demand. When faced with a chocolate price increase, it's natural to feel concerned about the impact on your budget. However, here's why you shouldn't let a price hike deter you from enjoying your favorite sweet treat. Understanding the Factors Behind Price Increases: Before delving into why your consumption habits shouldn't change, it's essential to understand why chocolate prices have...

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Headlines continue to reiterate the current global supply shortfall and moreover, the ongoing seasonal intense Harmattan winds in West Africa are exacerbating the bullish prices situation. Since the start of the 2023/24 season, arrivals at Ivorian ports are estimated to be down by 34% year-on-year to 1.051 million tonnes as at 4 February 2024. In Ghana, graded and sealed cocoa purchases were down year-on-year by 35% to 351,000 tonnes. For the month under review, the nearby contract i.e., MAR-24 price in London and New York averaged US$4,540 per tonne and US$4382 per tonne, respectively. Compared to the nominal average price...

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In this blog, we delve into the fascinating world of chocolate bonbons to explore if their shapes genuinely influence their flavors. I. The Science of Taste: Before we explore the role of chocolate bonbon shapes, let's briefly understand the science of taste. Our taste perception is a complex interplay of factors, including flavor compounds, texture, temperature, and aroma. When we indulge in chocolate bonbons, our taste buds detect the chemical compounds responsible for their flavor, encompassing elements such as sweetness, bitterness, and unique fillings. II. The Role of Texture in Chocolate Bonbons: Texture is a crucial element in the tasting...

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Chocolate barsย are the most traditional form of chocolate confectionery. When savoring them, have you ever thought thatย its thicknessย could influence the flavor of the chocolate? Here are some ways in which thickness affects the texture of chocolate: ย I. Intensity of Texture: A thicker chocolate bar often provides a richer and more indulgent texture. This is because the increased volume of chocolate allows for a more substantial and prolonged sensory experience. When you take a bite of a thicker chocolate bar, your taste buds have more chocolate to interact with, creating a deeper and more satisfying flavor profile. II. Melting Rate &...

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Multi-layered chocolates are a unique and challenging for chocolatiers, offering a symphony of flavors and textures in a single bite. At Manufacture Cluizel, we regularly create 1005 natural ingredients multi-layer chocolate bonbons. In this blog, we will explore the key elements that contribute to the unique and diverse flavors found in these delightful treats. l. Chocolate Quality & Filling Ingredients In creating a multi-layer chocolate bonbon, a Chocolatier, must look at different aspects to create the perfect balance: A High-quality chocolate made from premium cocoa beans will provide a rich, deep, and authentic chocolate flavor. The cocoa content, processing methods,...

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