donderdag 25 februari 2016

CHOCO TOGO: Du cacao au chocolat togolais

Plus de 25 femmes et 10 jeunes se dirigent chaque jour vers le CHOCOLATIER DU TERROIR qui est devenu leur ''lieu de travail''. Voici les propos de la surveillante du décorticage Mme Dakey: "je ne cesse de recevoir en audience des dames qui veulent qu'on les engage ou qu'on engage leur proche aussi. Je suis devenu très populaire". Ici c'est CHOCO TOGO "Le chocolatier du terroir". Nous ne sommes plus le futur. Nous sommes le présent et nous écrivons notre histoire.

zondag 21 februari 2016

Building people-to-people ties

A How-To Guide That Shows What You Can Do to Promote Fair Trade for Cacao Farmers.

Chocolate lover? Ditto here at the Global Exchange. 

That’s why cocoa is the current focus of our Fair Trade Campaign. It’s a tasty way to get Fair Trade-savvy. Plus, chocolate companies have a nasty tendency to use child and forced labor in their cocoa farms. Let’s end that, with Fair Trade.

zaterdag 20 februari 2016

Premium-priced poverty: Organic cocoa shortages loom as farmers reluctant to meet demand.

Premium-priced poverty: Organic cocoa shortages loom as farmers reluctant to meet demand: Demand for organic cocoa is on the rise but market analysts are predicting supply shortages unless more cocoa producers switch to organic farming – but where’s the incentive to do so when this means reduced yields, higher costs and huge debt?

woensdag 10 februari 2016

Chocolate Tree Scotland UK in Belgium.

From the start I liked the wrappers of the Chocolate Tree bars, people buy not only chocolate but also the packaging sometimes does miracles.

The Chocolate Tree started their chocolate adventure selling chocolates and treats on the festival circuit around Britain. Ali and Friederike Gower traveled around the country selling chocolate from a homemade solar powered geodesic dome, and they quickly discovered how popular their products were.

So I contacted the Chocolate Tree Kitchen of Alastair  and Friederike (Friederike is also the artist of the tessellations!).
 Soon Alastair did contacted me back:
...Thank you for getting in touch, yes we would be delighted to supply you in Belgium! I like your chocolates decorated using transfer sheets of the makers logos!...(mutual respect is important and nice).

By 2007, the couple were selling their wares at farmers markets and starting to make a name for themselves on the east coast of Scotland.

Deciding to settle down in one place, they opened a chocolaterie and café in Edinburgh in 2009 where they sell a full range of organic bars, filled chocolates and baked goods.

But that wasn’t enough form them, and being adventurous types, they decided to start making their own chocolate directly from the bean. They’re one of only a handful of artisans in the UK making chocolate from the bean in the UK, and they’ve had to learn quickly.

Now, less than 2 years since they started making chocolate commercially, The Chocolate Tree is producing some of the best tasting chocolate we’ve tried recently. Beautifully presented in thick, floral wrappers and gold foil, it looks every bit as good as it tastes.

Find below the pictures of the chocolate bars available in Belgium-Kortrijk in my shop.

maandag 1 februari 2016

Good cocoa, better chocolate.

Begin februari vinden de activiteiten van Chocoa plaats. Chocoa richt zich op het verduurzamen van de cacaoketen, een productieketen waar, zoals we weten, nog heel wat te doen is.

Het Chocoa Festival op 6 & 7 februari presenteert duurzame chocolades en aanverwante producten aan het publiek. el Sauco geeft hier een voorproefje van het Origin Chocolate Event (Oktober) met een uitgebreide stand en proeverijen. 

Ontmoet beroemde chocolademakers en -experts 

Ervaar hoe lekker duurzame chocolade kan zijn, in een prachtige locatie in Amsterdam 

Proef verschillende soorten chocolade van fantastische banketbakkers en chocolademakers

Combineer wijn- en etenscombinaties met chocolade in gratis proeverijen 

Kom meer te weten over de ontwikkelingen van duurzame cacao-productie voor grote consumentenmerken

Leer over de cacaoketen, van cacaoboon naar chocoladereep 

Ontdek de nieuwste trends en ontwikkelingen in de chocoladewereld

el Sauco geeft u de mogelijkheid om met 2 personen gratis langs te komen op zondag. Meld hiervoor aan bij

Op vindt u meer details.

Wij hopen u in Amsterdam te ontmoeten!

ALLE AWARD WINING ORIGIN CHOCOLATE BEAN TO BAR zijn verkrijgbaar in onze winkel te Kortrijk