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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 8 years, 1 month ago
    Are there any chocolatiers in the Gulch yet? The Gulch would be pretty miserable without chocolate or ice cream.
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    • Posted by Eudaimonia 8 years, 1 month ago
      You know, that's a damned good question.

      I've dabbled in making cheeses, but never chocolates.

      I believe most chocolate makers get their raw chocolate from Belgium.
      So, they would have to scratch manufacture their own.

      And then there's the sugar.

      Do cocoa and cane even grow in temperate zones?

      Some possibilities for local alternatives might be a maple (cane substitute) walnut (cocoa substitute - although not a good one)

      I'm going to start a separate thread on this.
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      • Posted by $ jbrenner 8 years, 1 month ago
        East Central Florida would be a reasonable winter site for the Gulch. We have no problem growing sugarcane down here. Chocolate grows better near the equator.
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