The idea for this episode stems from a question I asked a colleague over the weekend, “Who is the most influential person or company in the modern craft chocolate movement?”
Obvious key historical influences in the chocolate lineage include the Van Houtens in The Netherlands, the Fry/Cadbury/Rowntree families in the UK, Henri Nestlé (with Daniel Peter) and Rodolphe Lindt in Switzerland, and Milton Hershey here in the UK.
But when it comes to the world of the modern craft chocolate – who are the key influences? The follow on idea is to explore if (and if so, how) these influences have had a positive and negative effect on the modern craft chocolate movement.
And do they matter? Is an unexamined ChocolateLife worth living?
These will be added after the episode – I don’t want to influence your thinking in advance.
Scharffen-Berger.com, December 1998 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
Scharffen-Berger.com, November 2004 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
SeventyPercent.com, May 2001 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
Chocophile.com, June 2001 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
DandelionChocolate.com, August 2011 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
DandelionChocolate.com, July 2014 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
MastBrothers.com, May 2012 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
MastBrothers.com, December 2o15 (Wayback Machine @ Archive.org)
If you want to share your thoughts with me here on TheChocolateLife before the live stream begins, add them in the comments.
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