A Visit to Potomac Chocolate

05/16/15 05:15:59
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Several Chocolate Lifer's are in the Washington, DC area for the annual http://forums.egullet.org/topic/151277-report-eg-chocolate-and-confectionery-workshop-2015/

We took the opportunity yesterday afternoon to visit with Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate and have a tour of his compact basement chocolate factory. The man is a powerhouse! And a delight to meet.

I can't figure out how to add a link to a Gallery here - but if you look for the photo gallery 'Potomac Chocolate' you will find some pictures I took of Ben's amazing setup. 

Just one teaser photo - the roasting basket from his roaster that he had built from a convection oven.

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updated by @kerry: 05/16/15 05:37:21
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick
05/16/15 05:19:47
194 posts

I am one of the lucky ones who was there. Thanks so much Ben!

Potomac Chocolate
05/18/15 10:23:02
191 posts

Thanks Ruth and Kerry! I had a great time meeting all of you! Thanks Ruth for setting it up!

05/19/15 18:46:44
288 posts

How do I link to an album of pictures that I took at Potomac so I can add them here?





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