Forum Activity for @David Chesarek

David Chesarek
@David Chesarek
09/01/11 05:52:03PM
3 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

@Clay - Nice to meet you - great backstory.

Yes, I deal with that issue on a daily basis. Most folks just don't want to know the details, and I have to sometimes force myself to not become the "Grim Reaper of TMI."

@Glenn be in touch later tonight.

Cheers, David

David Chesarek
@David Chesarek
09/01/11 05:12:07PM
3 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Todd,

I rep for Felchlin on the West Coast. We carry their 74% Organic in bulk rondo. Felchlin has very high human rights standards, well above FairTrade levels. Please check out www.felchlin.com for more info. Please let me know if I can be of any help.

Cheers, David

David Chesarek
@David Chesarek
09/01/11 05:27:05PM
3 posts

Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate


Posted in: Tasting Notes

I once was served (did not order) a warm chocolate cake made with tapenada. Since it was on the table, I had to try it: one of the worst things I have ever tasted, ruined an otherwise great meal. I could not get the metallic taste of the black olives out of my mouth for weeks. Seriously, I just don't get it sometimes. I have a friend making chocolates with corn-nuts, olive oil, etc., all pretty nice as he is really good at balancing flavors. I did the saffron thing as well when we ate at Batali's place in NY years ago. The dessert was nice, but the best part of the meal was listening to Hendrix and Led Zep on the PA. They were playing albums all the way through...outstanding.