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  • Global Organics’ In-House Sensory Panel: Enhancing Product Quality and Consumer Satisfaction

    Global Organics’ In-House Sensory Panel: Enhancing Product Quality and Consumer Satisfaction

    Many people have heard of sommeliers, or wine experts, but have you heard of sensory scientists? Global Organics has a team of trained panelists who conduct sensory evaluations on products such as dark, white, and milk chocolates. Our team’s knowledge of chocolate is extensive and our sensory program is one way we can become your organic chocolate experts. So yes, part of our job is to eat chocolate!

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  • Interest in health, wellbeing drives better-for-you chocolate products

    Interest in health, wellbeing drives better-for-you chocolate products

    Interest in health, wellbeing drives better-for-you chocolate products

    Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

    While chocolate is often synonymous with ‘indulgence,’ it is fast becoming associated with ‘better-for-you,’ too, according to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. Cocoa and chocolate category manager Cathy Fichtner shares how Global Organics’ organic dark chocolate chips respond to consumer preferences and highlights customers’ growing interest in sustainable sourcing.

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  • ICAM - 75 Years of Family Owned and Run Fine Italian Chocolate

    ICAM - 75 Years of Family Owned and Run Fine Italian Chocolate

    Dr. Angelo Agostoni, president of ICAM | Agostoni Chocolate, began traveling to meet with cocoa farmers and buy directly from cooperatives back in the 1970s. Direct connections allowed relationships and trust to form — ICAM has partnered with cocoa cooperatives in Peru and Dominican Republic for decades. 

    Since the 1980s, ICAM’s twofold commitment has been to identify the finest cocoa cooperatives and to create solid, lasting relationships with the farmers and the local communities. This commitment is based on ICAM’s ethical code, which guides all operations: respect, sustainability, transparency and a fair deal for all, with the goal of developing true partnerships with all operators in the production chain.

    Dr. Agostoni puts it best, "Not Just Beans, Not Just Farms… Relationships, Empowerment, Autonomy and Respect"

    Continue reading at: Notizie Geniali (auto translated from Italian)

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  • Searching for better-for-you, yet indulgent, chocolate ingredients

    Searching for better-for-you, yet indulgent, chocolate ingredients

    Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

    Throughout the pandemic, consumers gravitated to chocolate to help provide both indulgence and comfort. As we begin to emerge, consumers have a heightened interest in their health and wellbeing with an increased demand for organic, fair trade and non-GMO products. In this article, Cathy Fichtner, category manager, organic cocoa and chocolate, highlights Agostoni Organic Dark Chocolate Chips, describing them as having "a rich mouthfeel from the organic cocoa butter" and a "deep/fruity flavor from the dark chocolate and coconut sugar that sweetens the chips."

    Continue reading at SF&WB

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  • Finding the Right Type of Cocoa Powder

    Organic Cocoa Powder Natural, Dutch, Dark Dutch

    Cocoa powder is used in dairy, baked goods and beverages but also adds flavor and/or color to sauces, marinades and even supplements. Due to variations in color, flavor, fat content, and pH, it's important to find the right type of cocoa powder for your application. This post is designed to give you the information you need to find the right cocoa powder for your product...

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  • Winter White Chocolate Delight

    White Hot Chocolate

    Winter conjures up visions of steaming hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream, but like a snow globe how about shaking it up this year and making it with white chocolate? Are memories of past experiences with white chocolate making you hesitate? It’s likely that what you recall as “white chocolate” was actually a compound coating...

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  • Fair Sourcing & Impact on Cocoa Growers

    Fair Trade Chocolate This Fair Trade Month (October) we’re celebrating social and economic sustainability, especially in companies that embrace ethical practices beyond certification. One of these companies is Agostoni, our sourcing partner for premium organic and non-GMO chocolate and cocoa ingredients...

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  • Ethical Chocolate & Direct Trade Sourcing

    Organic Chocolate With media attention and lawsuits over child and slave labor in West Africa, consumers are looking for ethical chocolate options. Don’t lose your most conscious consumers by using chocolate ingredients with uncertain sourcing! When transparency and authenticity are key in reaching and keeping new customers, a strong sourcing story could mean the difference between your brand and a competitor’s...

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