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Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

It took a visit to DV chocolates to realize that chocolate has become a commodity.  Chocolate is of course made from Cocoa Beans.  These beans come from many different regions and their flavour profile not only changes from region to region – but will also be affected each year by things such as climate – eg a dry year.  As such chocolate can have an estimated 600 different flavour compounds!! So how do the big chocolate guys make their chocolate…

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Summer in the Cape – my favourite moments!

Summer in the Cape – my favourite moments!

I love summer in the Cape.  Somehow everyone seems more happy when the sun shines!  Including me!  In Cape Town it feels like our summer only really starts around Xmas – finally everyone comes out to play!   In December Cape Town starts becoming vibey – a combination of foreigners and locals are around and there is a real buzz.  To me it is a time of exploring, of sitting at side walk cafes, of enjoying sundowner picnics on the…

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