June News & AMA | #PodSaveChocolate Ep49

June News & AMA | #PodSaveChocolate Ep49

Episode 49 of #PodSaveChocolate is the monthly “Chocolate News That’s Fit to Eat” and AMA – "Ask Me Anything About Cocoa or Chocolate” episode.

When and Where to Watch

The LIVE episode starts at 10:00 AM PDT/MST (11:00 MDT, 12:00 CDT, 13:00 EDT), on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024. UPDATED to include all mentioned links 12:45 pm on 24/06.
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June News & AMA | #PodSaveChocolate Ep49
Episode 49 OverviewThis is the monthly News and AMA episode. I will be discussing news about cocoa and chocolate that has shown up in my news feed in the pas…

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Episode 49 Overview

This is the monthly News and AMA episode. I will be discussing news about cocoa and chocolate that has shown up in my news feed in the past month.

Valorization of cocoa pod side streams improves nutritional and sustainability aspects of chocolate - Nature Food
The conventional cocoa value chain has important environmental, nutritional and socio-economic implications. This study presents a chocolate formulation that combines the cocoa pod endocarp and pulp juice to create a sweetening gel that replaces refined sugar, offering improved nutritional value and reduced environmental impact while also contributing to income diversification for smallholder farmers.
Chocolate that harnesses the full potential of the cocoa fruit

A news report of the Nature article.

Koa Pure | Koa Switzerland AG | Ingredients Network
Koa Pure is a natural cocoa fruit juice originating from the pulp that coats the cocoa beans.
For more than a century, Felchlin has been one of the leading companies in the production of the finest Swiss chocolate and semi-finished products.
Blue Stripes upcycles the entire cacao pod to make delicious and antioxidant-rich foods, including Cacao Water, Granola, Trail Mix, Dried Cacao Fruit, Chocolate Covered Cacao Beans, and Whole Cacao Chocolate Bars. Our products are vegan, gluten-free, and full of key nutrients like Iron and Magnesium.
Scientists Reinvent Chocolate With Secret Ingredient – It’s Healthier And Less Wasteful
Americans nibble their way through more than 3 million tons of chocolate each year, savoring the aromatic bitterness that only the seeds of the cacao plant can deliver.

Another news report of the Nature article.

Links to Other News Mentioned In This Episode

Cocoa Prices and Cocoa Futures Prices - Barchart.com
Today’s Cocoa prices with latest Cocoa charts, news and Cocoa futures quotes.
Cocoa - Price - Chart - Historical Data - News
Cocoa increased 5,795.86 USD/MT or 138.13% since the beginning of 2024, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks the benchmark market for this commodity. Cocoa - values, historical data, forecasts and news - updated on June of 2024.
Records for gold, coffee, copper, cocoa: What commodity prices say about inflation - Washington Examiner
High commodities prices are a sign that the U.S. economy is hot and monetary policy may be loose.
Cocoa pods -- a source of chocolate, and potentially, flame retardants
As Halloween approaches, so too does the anticipation of a trick-or-treating stash filled with fun-sized chocolate candy bars. But to satisfy our collective craving for this indulgence, millions of cocoa pods are harvested annually. While the beans and pulp go to make chocolate, their husks are thrown away. Now, researchers show that cocoa pod husks could be a useful starting material for flame retardants.
How scientists created a chocolate bar out of thin air
It sounds like science fiction, but one biotech start-up has begun to transform industrial emissions into confectionery ingredients such as cocoa butter. Here’s how
Our Process | COOKO
PROBAT acquires Royal Duyvis Wiener - International Confectionery Magazine
International Confectionery is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on all the latest news, trends, manufacturing equipment and technologies from the global sweets, snacks, bakery and chocolate industries.
Is there a business case for a fully transparent cocoa supply chain?
The latest CN webinar on sustainable cocoa supply chains asked the question: should the industry adopt a more responsible approach to procurement when sourcing cocoa beans and other ingredients?
Northwest Chocolate Festival (@nwchocolate) • Instagram photos and videos
19K Followers, 1,090 Following, 1,935 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Northwest Chocolate Festival (@nwchocolate)


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Future Episodes

There are no scheduled episodes for June at the time this post was published. Have no fear – more PodSaveChocolate episodes are in the pipeline!

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