Do You Know Chocolate?

Chocolate should be stored in a cool dry place and should not be refrigerated. If you must refrigerate, it is best to put the chocolate in an air tight box in the fruit compartment to control the humidity. In the refrigerator the sugar in the chocolate can crystallize...

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Chocolate Covered

In Good Taste….. Some Tips on How To Enjoy Chocolate Enjoying chocolate is a very personal experience as everyone’s pallet differs. Some enjoy sour flavors while others enjoy very earthy accents of various cuisine. Chocolate is no different. While you may enjoy many flavors, some flavors are more enjoyable because of...

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Sebastien Beline Celebrates 15 Years At Astor Chocolate

Master Chocolatier, Sebastien Beline celebrates 15 years of Excellence at Astor Chocolate. Making Chocolate is a good life. That “Good Life” started with his family heritage….. From the town of Le Mans France, perhaps more famous for its auto race, Chef Sebastien Beline grew up surrounded by the sights and...

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On Trend and Thriving In 2017

Prepare for a bright year filled with green, pattern play and happy motifs with a few unexpected twists. Astor has curated the years top trends and we invite you to explore the limitless possibilities in the world of chocolate.

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Astor Achieves an SQF Level 3 Certification Rating of Excellent

Astor Chocolate Once Again Achieves an SQF Level 3 Certification Rating of Excellent -  Scoring 100% Marissa Dye & Team Leading The Charge Marissa Dye reports..... This year, we once again went for our Level 3 SQF Certification under Category 17, 13, and 22; confectionary, snacks, and grain mixes. It has...

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Chocolate Pairings

There is nothing more enjoyable together than a piece of quality chocolate and a great bottle of wine. Similar to wine, chocolate has its own distinct flavor profiles ranging from nutty – fruity – spicy – smokey – floral - earthy - herbaceous that comes through when savoring a piece...

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All Good… The Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate which is high in cocoa solids (70% or more) is now recognized as having many qualities that are beneficial to health, Real chocolate, containing at least 70% cocoa solids for plain chocolate, has much less sugar than the typical mass produced product. Chocolate contains essential trace elements...

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Hall Of Fame Erwin Grunhut – 2016 Hall of Fame Award Recipient

The Specialty Food Association has created a Hall of Fame for the specialty food industry. The Hall’s Mission is to “honor individuals whose accomplishments, impact, contributions, innovations, and successes within the specialty food industry deserve praise and recognition.” The 2016 Class of the Hall of Fame includes 46 individuals who...

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Behind The Bean

Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, found in pods growing from the trunk and lower branches of the Cacao Tree. The Latin name of the cocoa bean 'Theobroma Cacao'means "food of the gods". In 1828, Dutch chemist Johannes Van Houten, invented a method of extracting the fat...

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Astor Chocolate – Going Green and Beyond A Sustainable Approach

The Environment is important to Astor Chocolate and our Environmental Mission strives to lessen our carbon footprint in the world. Implementing environmentally friendly initiatives with long term sustainability is our goal. Being a good corporate citizen starts with the most efficient respectful use of our resources. Our unique energy...

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