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Know Your Cacao

A Date with Chef Laurent Bernard @ Portsdown – An Evening of Chocolate Appreciation

The Chocolate Space recently organised a Friday evening chocolate appreciation session at Laurent Bernard Café, Portsdown Road. We opened this workshop to the public via Curica, which is a great way for scheduling classes...

Singapore’s Amazing Cacao Story – The Chocolate Space @ Gardens by the Bay

Since its opening on 29 June, therekhas been an exciting host of activities at Gardens by the Bay, including open-air concerts by Jason Mraz and Corinne May. Gardens by the Bay is part of...

Know Your Cacao – Chocolate Production

As a kid, I would dream of stumbling into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where chocolate fountains abound with whimsical chocolate-making machinery that magically transform cocoa beans into chocolate bars.The chocolate manufacturing process in reality...

Know Your Cacao – Cacao Folklore and the Cacao Plantation

Imagine walking through an orchard surrounded by a canopy of leafy trees with winding branches, which are only slightly taller than a six-foot man. This is often a common sight in a cacao plantation,...

Know Your Cacao – The Amazing Cacao Race

Ever wondered where cacao comes from? Or how cacao beans transform into chocolate bars? The Chocolate Space brings you the ‘Know Your Cacao!’ series where we feature insights into the world of cacao plantations,...

The Tasting Test: Good Quality Chocolate vs. Poor Quality Chocolate?

Chocolate experts have developed a simple methodology for chocolate tasting that involves all 5 of your senses! SIGHT Observe the gloss of the chocolate, a good quality chocolate would have a shine or gleam...

Finding a Good Quality Dark Chocolate‏

How do you tell if a dark chocolate bar is of good quality? Did you know that various single-bean origin dark chocolate bars have varying tastes depending on the type of cocoa beans used?...

Have your Chocolates Gone Bad?‏

What happens when you see a gray-white film appearing on the surface of your chocolate? I bought an 80g bar of chocolate that cost me S$15 and there was a moldy-looking white coating on...

Storing Your Chocolates the Right Way

Chocolates react badly to temperature variations and humidity levels, which can cause a chocolate to “bloom” . Adding to this, chocolates are prone to absorbing flavors and scents from its environment because of its...