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Cocoa Community Center

Community: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.*

At WWC we strive to embrace, encourage and support all members of the “cocoa community”, a rich and diverse assembly of artisans, entreprenuers, chefs, home bakers and lovers of all things chocolate. This talented assembly of culinary curators have received accolades, reached pinnacles, and applied uncommon focus on the advancement of their respective crafts. They continually demonstrate passion, creativity and a relentless pursuit of perfection in the culinary arts and beyond.

We will use this space to spotlight, feature and introduce you to many interesting people and companies working tirelessly within this vast and unique industry. So check back often to see what we’ve got tempering…

*Definitions from Oxford Languages

Interested in participating as a community spotlight contributor?

In our first issue we’re excited to introduce: Sugar Alkymi creator Sahar Masarati

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Magazine Posts

The History of Guittard Chocolate

Guittard Chocolate The History of Guittard ChocolateYou don’t have to travel halfway around the world to find the world’s best chocolate – though this was exactly how Etienne Guittard discovered his true calling. After arriving in San Francisco from France for the...

The History of Côte d’Or Chocolate

Côte d’Or Chocolate The History of Belgium's #1 Chocolate BrandThis Old-World chocolatier is known for creating rich and decadent chocolate, the taste of which has withstood the test of time. Belgians are famous for many delectable creations, but the one that has...

The Chocolate Genome: Can it Save the Cocoa Crop?

Back in 2010, scientists announced what was their first draft of the chocolate genome, or genetic makeup, of the criollo variety. As climate change continues to affect the planet, cocoa is in danger of dying out entirely within the next 100 years. Some...

Chocolate: Effects on health

With all things food-related, the effect on health can vary by the amount consumed in one given sitting. Chocolate does act as a stimulant, as does most sugary products, as it contains a slight amount of caffeine, as well as theobromine. Excessive...

Chocolate Label Tags: what do they mean?

Chocolate labeling can be a bit perplexing if you are new to the subject. Most manufacturers label the percentage of chocolate on the packaging, quoting 'cocoa' or 'cacao.' This is in relation to the combined percentage of both cocoa butter and cocoa...

Making Chocolate

Growing & Harvesting After the cocoa pods are grown and ripe, they are commonly harvested by cutting, or knocking, off a a tree often with a machete. The pods are then broken, and the beans are separated from the surrounding pulp. The beans are then...

Bean Varieties

Forastero The forastero bean is the most commonly grown across the globe. It is most likely native to the Amazon basin, and the African cocoa crop is almost entirely of forastero variety. They are significantly hardier, and offer a more classic chocolate...

Chocolate Types

Generally speaking, chocolate is a range of food derived from cocoa, or cacao, mixed with cocoa butter and finely powdered sugar to produce these confectioneries. Believe it or not, different countries have their own 'rules' for each classification of...

More Blog Posts

Account Update!

Another account update is here! Explore our latest account features, including a Quick Order Form to easily view and shop our entire catalog all in your account page.How it Works First, be sure to login to your account, or create a free account, both of which can be...

Cocoa Community Center

Community: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.* At WWC we strive to embrace, encourage and support all members of the “cocoa community”, a rich and diverse assembly of artisans, entreprenuers, chefs, home...

Community

Greetings Cocoa Community, Here at WWC we, like everyone else, have been adapting to the “new normal” that has been thrust upon us during these last few months. As suppliers of food and to the food industries we have been fortunate to have remained open & busy as...

WWC Rewards Points

WWC Rewards Points Did you know World Wide Chocolate offers a free reward points program? We've covered how to take advantage of the program, as well as using rewards points. Getting Started To get set up, simply create a free account here, and by virtue of signing...

An Important Note – Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Customer, In response to the present concerns regarding COVID-19, I would like to provide some information on how World Wide Chocolate (WWC) is approaching this issue. First, for those of you that may not be aware, we are located in Brentwood, NH USA. We...

Raising the (Chocolate) Bar!

Greetings, March 5, 2020 marks the 1 year anniversary since the release our new WWC web-site! We'll take time this month to outline some more exciting highlights of things to come throughout the year.. But initially, I'd like to thank our customers for their input,...

Big Smiles and Cheaper than a Car!

Hi All, Presidents Day weekend is upon us! So please remember: even though the television ads would have you believe that the only way to achieve true happiness (other than Valentine's Day) in February, is to buy a new car, fear not!! We here at World Wide Chocolate...

February is “Bake for Family Fun” Month!

Cookies & Cakes & Pies, Oh My! No matter your skill or lack there-of, spending time in the kitchen with family, working together to whip up a simple treat or a culinary masterpiece, is a great bonding experience! It's an opportunity to work together, share,...

January Chocolate Celebration!

Greetings, It seems there is never a shortage of opportunities on the calendar to celebrate chocolate! Our 2020 kick-off celebration continues with 2 more back-to-back "National Chocolate Product Days"! Today, January 30th, is National Chocolate Croissant Day! PLUS...

Come visit us in Philly!

If in the area, please visit us at the Philadelphia Candy Show this weekend! I'll be participating in a panel discussion with other industry experts on Sunday morning, addressing some of the challenges posed while shipping perishables such as chocolate. The show is...
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