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Interview: Tony Mycock, MD of HB Ingredients

February 21 2013

When looking at chocolates, we take in the presentation, the chocolatier’s name and then our thoughts turns quickly to the little shapes, their flavour and the promise of delights to come. At that stage, very few people think about the origin of cocoa and definitely none of us consider the distribution. But how do the ingredients get to the chocolate factory? Chocolatier.co.uk spoke with Tony Mycock, co-founder with wife Kath […]

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The Cost of Cocoa: Chocolatier.co.uk examines the cocoa market

June 2 2011

The recent political turmoil in the Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, has focussed attention on the issue of cocoa production and the cost of cocoa. “Because of the uncertainty in the Ivory Coast, international cocoa prices have been at their highest in more than three decades recently,” explains Gary Mead, editor of agricommodities website World Crops. “The Ivory Coast’s new president, Alassane Ousttara, called for a suspension of […]

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