Forum Activity for @Masur

Masur
@Masur
10/30/11 02:36:03AM
31 posts

Nestlé’s new Maison Cailler brand


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Extract from an e-news article published 2008:

"Nestl today announced the establishment of the Chocolate Centre of Excellence, the company's first R&D facility entirely dedicated to the development of premium and luxury chocolate. . .
The establishment of the new Chocolate Centre of Excellence is a further sign that Nestl sees luxury and premium products as one of its key strategic areas with above-average growth and profit potential over the coming years. . . It also explains Nestl's partnership with Belgian luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini who will provide inspiration to the team in Broc for some of the company's future chocolate ranges."

Link to e-news article!

Maison Cailler chocolate factory is located in Broc, Switzerland:
Link to Maison Cailler & Chocolate Factory article!

Masur
@Masur
09/08/11 04:46:54PM
31 posts

Boycott Ritter Sport ??


Posted in: Opinion

Information about RITTER SPORT CUBES trademark:

http://www.trademarkia.com/ritter-sport-cubes-79003246.html

Masur
@Masur
09/08/11 04:25:57PM
31 posts

Boycott Ritter Sport ??


Posted in: Opinion

Toytown Germany - Germany's English-speaking crowd wrote an article 2007 about Ritter Sport and mentioned this:
"The square shape is actually patented at the German Patent & Trademark Office, rather unusually in fact."
http://www.toytowngermany.com/lofi/index.php/t67934.html

I bought my first Enric Rovira square bar nearly 15 years ago. Wrapped in a box Ritter Sport didn't care about before.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers IP-services. http://www.wipo.int/services/en/

I searched International Trademark Registration (Madrid System) and got 24 hits searching for"Mark"and Ritter Sport but not sure what to make of it. Maybe someone else can get find useful information (ROMARIN (International Trademark Information Database):

http://www.wipo.int/romarin

Masur
@Masur
06/15/11 12:41:16AM
31 posts

Artisan du Chocolat


Posted in: Chocolate Education

L'artisan du Chocolat is not bean to bar. Theystart withcacao liqueur.

"L'artisan du Chocolat uses the ChocoEasy50 to produce fine, specialty chocoaltes."

http://www.chocoeasy.com/gallery/images/Images/2/

Masur
@Masur
02/25/11 07:30:36AM
31 posts

Is Chocovic really going out of production?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Chocovicstill has an independentdistributor in Sweden (sama as before BC bought the company).

Masur
@Masur
01/23/11 03:31:51PM
31 posts

C-Spot Chocolate Census Now Online


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Two of the book reviews belongs to the history book. Both are dated August 2 2009.

The New Taste of Chocolate, by Maricel Presilla (2001)
A revised version of The New Taste of Chocolate, by Maricel Presilla was published November 2009. The first version published 2001 is reviewed but no note about a revised version.
A second updated version of The True History of Chocolate, rewritten by Michael Coe was published October 2007. The first version
of The True History of Chocolate published 1996 is reviewed (Written by Michael Coe and his late wife Sophie). The obvious choice would have been to review the second edition.

I can't evaluate the offering from C-spot without a trial version. Currently this looks like a gamble and probably a waste of money.

Masur
@Masur
10/25/10 02:08:03PM
31 posts



I'm sure you can buy both chooclates and chocolate bars. I did two years ago.
Masur
@Masur
08/15/10 03:26:48PM
31 posts

Cacao Pods Picture


Posted in: Uncategorized

This cocoa pod picture is an example of a picture i found (Google picture search, advanced option , commercial use allowed). It's probably not what you are looking for but can be used for free:Wikimedia Cocoa Pod picture!
Masur
@Masur
06/20/11 02:47:24PM
31 posts

Tobago gets its own gourmet chocolate


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Pralus has made a new 100g bar from this years first Tobago Cocoa Estate harvest. According to Duane Dove it will be released in Europe August/September. Selected shops in France, Germany, Sweden and UK.

When FDA approved, probably late this autumn, you should be able to buy the bar in New York.

I've sampled a small piece but this chocolate istoo fresh to judge.

Masur
@Masur
09/14/10 06:00:24PM
31 posts

Tobago gets its own gourmet chocolate


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Tobago Cocoa Estate launched its 2010 Chocolate Bar this week. Read the pressrelease with a picture of the bar:Pressrelease (PDF)
Masur
@Masur
02/23/10 02:34:39PM
31 posts

Tobago gets its own gourmet chocolate


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Pralus Tobago 70% ismadeof beans from Tobago Cocoa Estate owned by Duane Dove:

http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,114493.html

Tobago Cocoa Estate website:

http://www.tobagococoa.com/


updated by @Masur: 04/12/15 12:51:11AM
Masur
@Masur
11/12/09 10:06:07AM
31 posts

Best Chocolate Book | Best Chocolate Authors


Posted in: Opinion

Books on Chocolate Making from Ecole Chocolat is another great list:www.ecolechocolat.com/chocolate-books.php
Masur
@Masur
10/24/09 02:38:29PM
31 posts

The connections between Scandinavia and chocolate - what reference do people have?


Posted in: Opinion

My "shortlist" should also include two other chocolatiers:En liten smula (Pastry shop)RC ChocolatAnna-Sofia Wallstrm founder of Gefle Chocolaterie is another cocoafarmer and a female chocolatier. Together with UK Academy of Chocolate Awards jury member Maja Berthas (Swedish female chocolate expert) she will start a new bean to bar chocolate maker.
Masur
@Masur
10/24/09 02:15:47PM
31 posts

The connections between Scandinavia and chocolate - what reference do people have?


Posted in: Opinion

In december a new Pralus single estate chocolate bar will be available in Stockholm (Small Island Coffee & Chocolate) and Pralus shop in Paris.Beanes are sourced from Tobago Cocoa Estate owned by Duane Dove.A few other chocolatiers worth mentioning, none of them is available in the United States:Chokladfabriken (first Swedish chocolatier sold in Japan)Fickorna Kanold (founded by female chocolatier Jeanna Kanold)Hovbyn no 9 (founded by female chocolatier Inger Persson-Clerc)Les Trois Roses (Hedh & Escalante Chocolatier)Lux Dessert & ChokladXoco (Swedens first dessert bistro)Website links to the chocolatiers mentioned by Bertil kesson:Emanuel AndrenMLARCHOCOLATERIERobert E's Choklad
Masur
@Masur
10/23/09 03:33:57PM
31 posts

The connections between Scandinavia and chocolate - what reference do people have?


Posted in: Opinion

Swedish confectionary and commercial chocolate brand Marabou (owned by Kraft) is sold in USA:http://swedensbest.com/chocolate1.html
Masur
@Masur
10/23/09 03:20:25PM
31 posts

The connections between Scandinavia and chocolate - what reference do people have?


Posted in: Opinion

Emanuel Andrn from Sweden provided the goodie bag at The 50th GRAMMY Awards, 2008. Regrettably not available in the States. A few US microbatchers are curently available in Sweden: Amano, Askinosie and Patric Chocolate.A PDF-file about Cullinary Olympics. The Swedish team is mentioned:http://www.welshculinaryassociation.com/news/080214.pdf
Masur
@Masur
10/13/09 05:57:24PM
31 posts

The connections between Scandinavia and chocolate - what reference do people have?


Posted in: Opinion

Four Swedish chocolatiers are listed in the second edition of "Chocolate Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Finest Chocolates" written by Chantal Coady. Probably most people never heard of this book.
Masur
@Masur
09/26/08 12:39:32AM
31 posts

Hershey on the block.


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Pierre Marcolini could help Nestle with the their new "high-end chocolate brands".A partnership between Nestle and Pierre Marcolini was announced December last year:". . . The partnership will allow Nestle to benefit from the know-how and artistic talent of one of the world's leading luxury chocolate makers . . ."Link to press release!
Masur
@Masur
08/07/08 05:47:16PM
31 posts

Zazubean - bean-to-bar chocolate maker or wannabe?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

I can add a statement in a pressrelease:Zazubean is the first Canadian organic, fair-trade, functional chocolate in Canada, explained Zazubean co-founder T. Camille Gilbert. Our timing to enter the market is serendipitous. We are bean-to-bar company, meaning that we carefully control the quality and integrity of our manufacturing from bean to final product every step of the way.http://www.zazubean.com/Press/Zazubean_Press_Release_Sept%2007.docI think they have invented their own bean-to-bar definition.
Masur
@Masur
08/07/08 03:52:08PM
31 posts

Zazubean - bean-to-bar chocolate maker or wannabe?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

I'm not convinced this Canadian company is a bean to bar chocolate maker. What about you?Quote from Zazubeans website:"Zazubeans line of functional chocolates is the ultimate Gourmet healthy dark chocolate made from bean to bar. Using only 100% organic ingredients and fair-trade cocoa beans, Zazubean combines a delicious dark chocolate from Panama and Ecuador with a unique blend of botanical extracts, making this the first Canadian functional, organic fair-trade dark chocolate."www.zazubean.comQuote from PDF-file about Top 10 Innovators, published by Food in Canada (Page 103):Gilbert, who is the former CEO of Small Business B.C., met Ienna at a chocolate tasting event a few years later, eventually joining her to form Zazubean. . . .Last year the company succeeded in launching Canadas first gourmet dark chocolate product that is not only 72-percent cacao, but is fair trade, organic, lowsugar and a nutraceutical. We try to make every effort to reduce Zazubeans ecological footprint, notes Gilbert. Instead of sourcing our beans from faraway places and sending them to Europe for processing, only to have them sent back to us for further processing, we ship our beans directly from Equador and Panama to our processing plant in Washington state, she says.http://www.bizlink.com/foodfiles/PDFs/may2008/top10.pdfQuote from interview with with Small Business BC CEO Tara Gilbert:Question: How big is it?Answer: Very small. There are a number of parttime employees and one full-time employee. The business was incorporated in 2005 and weve had product in the market since January 2007, so not a long time.http://www.makeitbusiness.com/FeatureStory.aspx?ArticleID=249
updated by @Masur: 04/13/15 08:34:16AM
Masur
@Masur
05/18/08 04:39:23PM
31 posts

Domori- are they bean to bar?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

A friend of mine visited their factory a few years ago.
Masur
@Masur
05/11/08 01:02:34PM
31 posts

Domori- are they bean to bar?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Sorry if I questioned Domori as a bean to bar company. I've checked and realized they are a bean to bar maker.
Masur
@Masur
05/09/08 01:48:18PM
31 posts

Domori- are they bean to bar?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

This is from Chloe's website, and a book extract titeled "Fine chocolate versus poor chocolate". The chapter says "Your chocolate profile: step 1".Quote: "The chocolates in column 2 are (yes the bad news) more expensive, and are from my list of companies to watch out for - that is, typically, small ones who are doing amazing things with superb raw materials."Domori is listed in column 2.To be listed as an indisputable bean-to-bar maker Domori should allow an independent witness to visit their factory. If proof exist why not show it to us?
Masur
@Masur
05/08/08 02:24:05PM
31 posts

Domori- are they bean to bar?


Posted in: Tasting Notes

They might be bean to bar. Beans are sourced by Domori from partner Hacienda San Jos in Venezuela:
Masur
@Masur
08/21/09 12:30:34AM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

I'm not conviced Cadbury is a B2B Company.
Masur
@Masur
08/20/09 03:00:10PM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Clay, I've heard Green and Black's now is made in Poland. It seemes ICAM no longer is a partner.
Masur
@Masur
08/20/09 01:57:19PM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Nice effort Olorin but Green & Blacks is not a bean to bar company, nor is Cafe-Tasse and Dolfin according to my sources.
Masur
@Masur
08/17/09 05:18:18PM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Cote dOr is owned by Kraft Food and not a bean to bar company. I've never seen bars from Equal Exchange and Rapunzel. A Check at their websites convinced me they are not bean to bar companies.
Masur
@Masur
05/03/08 04:10:16PM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Chocolaterie de L'Opera is not a bean to bar company and should be removed from the list.
Masur
@Masur
05/03/08 04:09:26PM
31 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Neuhaus is a Callebaut customer and not a bean to bar company.