Tag: Chocotopia

Various types of cocoa tree

In general, there are three distinct varieties of cocoa tree: – Forastero (yellow cocoa beans). This kind represents around 70% of the world’s production. It grows almost everywhere in the world, but mainly in Western Africa. Its cocoa is not very aromatic and, therefore, not very widely used for the production of fine chocolates. – Criollo (red cocoa beans). Criollo is a cocoa variety

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Cocoa beans

Did you know that …? In the 15th century, cocoa beans were so rare that Aztecs used them as currency. Just like today, each thing had its value. For example, one rabbit was sold for 10 cocoa beans, one turkey for 40 cocoa beans and one slave for 100 cocoa beans! Did you know that the scientific name of the

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Chocolate-based cosmetics

From the 17th to the 19th centuries, chocolate was sold in pharmacies. It was used for its many healing properties and as an excipient – that is, to improve the taste of certain compounds. Because we are convinced of the health benefits of chocolate, we offer a range of chocolate-based cosmetics in our store to treat your skin (shower gel,

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