TCL LIVE | October News Roundup and AMA

TCL LIVE | October News Roundup and AMA

Episode 137 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE goes LIVE at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Friday, October 6th.

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Episode Overview

Once a month here on TheChocolateLifeLIVE I dedicate an episode to covering news about cocoa, chocolate, and related topics that have come to my attention.

This is that episode for the month of October.

I will also be fielding questions – AMA about cocoa or chocolate – from participants in the livestream.

News Highlights in this Episode

Online Tasting: 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Winners
The 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Virtual Tasting Event Each seat includes a tasting kit with full bars of ALL 12 winners of the 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge, a link to the LIVE virtual tasting event on Sunday, November 12th, 2023, PLUS notes from Dustin and Clay. About the Tasting I
Chocolate Events + Holidays Calendar
A calendar of Chocolate Festivals, Conferences, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, and Food (& other) Holidays. This is a work in progress. Is there something missing? Scroll down for instructions on how to let us know so it can be added.
Events and Holidays in October.
British Society of Flavourists - 1st BSF Coffee Symposium
Buy Tickets on EventbriteReserve your Spot // THE VENUE Provinciale, 811 – 22030 Lipomo (CO)THE AGENDA…
I am giving a presentation at this symposium
International Cocoa Diplomacy – ICD
I will be at the ICCF in London later this month.
How cocoa and chocolate companies are siphoning off the West African Cocoa Sector. | Corporate Accountability Lab posted on the topic | LinkedIn
Today, CAL published a new report, “There will be no more cocoa here”: How Companies Are Extracting the West African Cocoa Sector to Death. This report details… | 15 comments on LinkedIn
Corporate Accountability Lab
Corporate Accountability Lab
Click to download the report.
TCL LIVE | Will There Be Cocoa Here?
Episode 136 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE is LIVE from 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Farmers plant more cocoa outside Africa as prices rally -
Schmidt Agricola is a large agricultural company producing soybeans, corn and cotton in Bahia, Brazil, one of the country’s new-frontier agricultural areas fit for large-scale, high-tech farming. It recently added a new crop to its fields: cocoa.
The same article at Reuters.
TCL LIVE | The High Co$t of Cocoa
Episode 134 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE is LIVE from 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Friday, September 22nd.
Who will pay? APAC cocoa industry says EU Deforestation Regulation could create ‘two-tier market’
The cocoa and chocolates industry in Asia Pacific is concerned that the EU Deforestation Regulation could lead a two-tier market for cocoa beans, which could have far-ranging cost and pricing implications.

ICCO Celebrates 50 Years of Commitment to Sustainable Cocoa | News Ghana'

Child Labor in the Production of Cocoa
Cadbury ditching production of chocolate bar after fall in demand
The popular bar is being axed after just a few years on the market
Nestlé to obtain majority stake in Brazilian premium chocolate company
Nestlé has announced an agreement with Advent International to acquire a majority stake in Grupo CRM, a premium chocolate player in Brazil.

Mentioned in the livestream

Box O’ (Mini) Chocolates
Our itty Bar Box is filled with 150 tiny chocolate bars. Perfect for afternoon pick-me-ups or gifting to a friend. Certified Kosher D.E., vegan & gluten free.
For Hallowe’en Treating (no tricks).
International Cocoa Organization - Statistics
The Statistics Section carries out various studies on the cocoa market, some of which can be found on the statistics web page: daily cocoa prices, monthly averages, market reports
Cocoa PRICE Today | Cocoa Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Cocoa per Ounce | Markets Insider
Cocoa Price: Get all information on the Price of Cocoa including News, Charts and Realtime Quotes.

NASDAQ Cocoa Futures Chart

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