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Chocolate work

Chocolate work

How chocolate work look like? Do you think it is romantic, fairy-tale and full of miracles? I can definitely tell it is work for patient people 🙂 And very accurate ones. This is my day-to-day company. And the intoxicating smell is coming not only from chocolate. Yes, cacao aroma is in the air, but I clearly remember another thing – smell of alcohol that every chocolatier needs every day to work on molds and tools.

How to order?

It is the most asked question! 1. Please write what product/products you would like to get. 2. Do you want it to be from raw or roasted cacao beans? 3. What weight of product/products? I have 250 gr, 500 gr, 1 kg packs, and 5 and 10 kg for wholesale orders. — after that I will be able to quote the cost of shipping— 4. Can you transfer payment for your order and delivery to Thai bank account or prefer PayPal? 5. Please message me name, surname, phone number and address for delivery. — and I will provide you tracking number after your order is sent (it’s easy to track on Kerry Express website). Thank you!

F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.

Today I’m answering the frequently asked question. Not all of them, but many. Здесь я отвечаю на самые частые вопросы, сначала на английском, русский ниже. Are products organic? This year organic certificate should be obtained. Cacao trees are grown without chemicals or pesticides use. How much does delivery cost? The cost of delivery depends on box size and weight. Kerry Express charges 50 baht for smallest shipment, 80/100 baht for up to 5 kg size (it depends on volume) and so on, plus it has an additional charge 50 baht for remote destinations such as Koh Phangan, Koh Phayam. I calculate the shipping cost for your order. Shipping is free in case the order is 1500 baht +. The wholesale orders (from 5 kg of one product) shipping is paid additionally. Can I pay for my order once I get it? I am not offering this right now. Please check …

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Packaging

Packaging

Manufacturing is hard. Seeing the end result and pleasure of customers is satisfying but many parts of the process is hard work. One of the hardest part is sourcing ingredients. As many of you may know, I started as a manufacturer. When I was creating ice cream, I was searching for quality ingredients. One of them was good cocoa powder as on Koh Phangan where I was living at that moment, it was not available. I tried around 10 different kinds of cacao powder and gathered customers opinions. I found The Best (it was not the cacao that I am working with right now), and got it ordered in bulk. I remember my great disappointment when I received the box with 2 or 3 bags of cacao powder ruined. Powder covered all the bags, all the box inside, and it was hard damn work to clean all the mess. It …

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Video of cacao trees

Days are blazing hot in Chiangmai now and it is nice to get hide in shade of cacao trees. Take a look at cacao fruits.

When did you find out that you love chocolate?

When did you find out that you love chocolate?

  I would tell you about myself. I didn’t like chocolate in my childhood. I loved caramels. Back before when I was a child, a Russian was a Soviet Union, and we had deficiency of all kind of products. I remember coupons. They were not discount coupons. They were given each family each month so you can buy everyday groceries. Say, you need to buy a loaf of bread. So then you take a coupon that says how much of bread you are allowed to buy (according to number of family members) and money. Then you come to the store, hand over a coupon and money, and get your bread. So, that deficiency meant that even such a small thing as a condensed milk was not available. If some shop had it available, a lucky person who saw it and bought it, went everywhere to tell friends or called them on …

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Cacao or Cocoa?

Cacao or Cocoa?

Lots of information online about difference in these two forms. But in real life they are used interchangeably. What do you think, is there strict usage of cocoa being raw product? In Russian, my native language, we don’t have two words, only one, which allows us to differ raw from roasted by using additional word only. I would say, it’s much easier!

Product samples

Product samples

Have you been waiting to try cocoa products from Northern of Thailand?Samples for no cost available with every order! And now I can finally send samples of cocoa butter.That means you can order 250 grams of cocoa nibs for 250 baht or anything else you want and get any other product to try for free!Normally I combine samples to complement the products you ordered and I keep tracking what was send before, so you get the new thing to try every time. If I run out of the list, I send you other non-cocoa healthy products produced here, in Chiang Mai, that I personally like and think that you will love, too. Samples of products come with every order 🙂 Claim yours!

Cocoa powder testing

Cocoa powder testing

Last days I get to tried different samples of cocoa powder. Day after day. Once I was asked how is the new cocoa compared to yesterday’s one and I seriously couldn’t remember the taste of the past day. But if I taste one after another, the difference appears very bright. One cocoa is astringent, not very bitter, but kind of sharp. Another one is soft and round, mellow and rich. Third one is loud chocolate taste, very rich and satisfying. They are not the same on the picture. One is the raw. Other differences can be fat percentage. Can you say difference in cocoa taste? Do you have preferences? Like colour or anything else specific?

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