Keith Ayoob

I'm not in the chocolate industry, I'm a health professional -- a registered dietitian/nutritionist with a doctorate in nutrition. That's actually why I love everything about chocolate from the bean to the bar and my fascination and interest seem to increase, not wane, the more I learn about it.  I'm also able to read and understand the research on all things cacao and, while chocolate may never have the health status of wild salmon, a little is fine and might even be terrific.  My approach to nutrition skews pragmatic: strike a balance between what we know we need and what we don't want to live without.  Food is to be enjoyed and has to be about more than just nutrients.  I've said for years: I would never put a person on any dietary regimen that didn't allow for an ounce of chocolate every day.  

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Keith Ayoob
@keith-ayoob • 7 years ago • comments: 372
Posted a new Comment on @clay:
"Hi Clay,Hope you're enjoying Amsterdam.  I'm just wondering if you've heard any rumblings about cadmium in cocoa.  I'm asking because I came across a report..."
Keith Ayoob
@keith-ayoob • 7 years ago
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Keith Ayoob
@keith-ayoob • 8 years ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Why is chocolate box said to be the perfect gift for any occasion:
"First, I agree with you in general that a box of chocolates is a perfect gift.  But the nutrition science nerd in me (and it's also my profession, so I've..."
Keith Ayoob
@keith-ayoob • 9 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Credible Is A Chocolate Competition When There Is No Validation Criteria For Contestants?"
"Not sure I have a place here, as I'm just a layperson and consumer who likes really good stuff, but to me, "bean-to-bar" is Clay's definition, as..."
Keith Ayoob
@keith-ayoob • 9 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "List of Specialty Retailers of Craft, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate "
"I can vouch for the Chocolate Covered store in San Francisco.  Jack Epstein is the owner and he seems to know everything about every bar he..."



Jessie Dardar
08/07/11 08:06:51AM @jessie-dardar:

Thanks Keith,

For the moment, I only do caterering and supply a few restaurants inNew Jerey with desserts. My goal is to be in a least one store in New York by the end of the year.