Cacao Barry: From plantation to chef

Cacao Barry: From plantation to chef

As a distributor of Cacao Barry in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia since 1993, Polygel has witnessed important evolutions in the world of chocolate and in consumer tastes. Cacao Barry emerged in 1842 with Charles Barry when he went to Africa looking for a variety of unique cocoa beans that would ensure the creation of the highest-quality, premium chocolate.

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BanoPuratos Group: A new way to learn about chocolate

BanoPuratos Group: A new way to learn about chocolate

BanoPuratos Group was established in 1995 as the exclusive distributor of Puratos in Lebanon. Over the last 23 years, BanoPuratos has grown to be one of the leading distributors of ingredient and equipment for the bakery, patisserie, chocolate and ice-cream sectors in the Middle East with major international suppliers.

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Valrhona’s committed festive season experience

Valrhona’s committed festive season experience

The brand has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922. From the very beginning, company founder and Pastry Chef Alberic Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan-quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors. For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles

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Chocolate Report 2019

Chocolate Report 2019

Chocolate is currently an industry showcasing great innovation, flavors and variety. HN investigates what the biggest players are doing with the proverbial bean

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Callebaut breaks new ground

Callebaut breaks new ground

Callebaut chocolates have been crafted from bean to bar in Belgium since 1911. The beans are roasted whole to awaken all flavors and essential aromas and all chocolates and recipes are made from 100 percent traceable and selected beans. This will be clearly communicated with the new packaging, which will be introduced in 2020.

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Global market of dark chocolates growing faster than milk chocolates

Global market of dark chocolates growing faster than milk chocolates

Owing to various health benefits and increased awareness among people regarding dark cocoa chocolates is expected to propel the demand for dark chocolates.

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Dark chocolate market to reach USD 60+ billion

Dark chocolate market to reach USD 60+ billion

Dark chocolate, also known as ‘bittersweet’, is made from cocoa butter instead of fats such as palm and coconut oils. It carries a rich and intense flavor.

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Pastry Chef Pierre Abi Haila’s finds the  origin of Valrhona’s Tulakalum chocolate

Pastry Chef Pierre Abi Haila’s finds the origin of Valrhona’s Tulakalum chocolate

In its quest to further add value to its existing proposition, premium French chocolate maker Valrhona chose 10 chefs who have been working and promoting the brand, to an all-inclusive tour to one of its plantations in Belize

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Manyfood Dives Into The World Of Chocolate

Manyfood Dives Into The World Of Chocolate

Following KitchenAid’s debut in Lebanon, HN spoke to Mohamad El Yassir, regional managing director for Middle East and Africa at Whirlpool Corporation, to find out more about market expectations

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