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What is the Difference between Dutch-processed, Natural and Drinking cocoa?

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Hello Friends,Good day to you.At this time of year, customer enquirers often pop into my mailbox looking for cocoa products – whether for baking a dense chocolate cake, for manufacturing a milk chocolate product or for their formulation of hot drink premix. There are a few different type of cocoa available and I thought it would be helpful to shed a bit of light on the differences. What is Cocoa?Processing of raw cacao seeds into cocoa mass results into a product, which has roughly equal parts of cocoa solids and cocoa butter. If you see label of a chocolate bar...

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Better Relationships = Better Sales

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Hello Friends, Good day to you.I just came across some good articles on selling strategies and thought to apply it to our Food Ingredient Industry! Would you equally agree that these are as good as our selling styles and would you apply them at your company?Further, did you know that among all modern selling strategies, relationship selling is the core? Think about it, your ability to develop and maintain long-term customer relationships is the foundation for your success as a salesperson and your success in business. Relationship selling requires a clear understanding of the dynamics of the selling process as...

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Can you really cut down Sugar and Fat in your product recipes?

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Hello Friends,Good day to you.Food is not just part of our life; its a choice of our lifestyle, and "Healthy Nutrition" is on everyone's mind.Even the WHO guidelines recommends to reduce intake of free sugar to less thank 10% of total energy intake. Scientific evidence shows that adults who consume less sugar have low body weight. an increase in amount of sugar in your diet is associated with weight increase. high fat intakes are habitually accompanied by increased saturated fat, cholesterol and energy density. moderate dietary fat intake, in addition to diet rich in refined carbohydrates can raise risk of...

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Do you know very much about Cocoa Powders?

Posted by NIKHIL KAPOOR on

Hello Friends,Good day to you.Do you remember the tin of Cadbury's Cocoa Powder, which your mom used to pull down from the cupboard to make chocolate milkshakes at home? Those days, Cadbury's Cocoa were the first choice in market, isnt it? And today, they are not the only ones available and cocoa powders come in various flavour, colour and pH levels.Further, there is more to cocoa than just the two basic varieties, namely Natural and Alkalized (Dutch Process). Infact, our company sells more than five types of alkalized cocoa powder that are taste-tested by a 'panel of experts' and based...

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How to Start a Start-up?

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How to START a START-UP? LIVE IN THE FUTURE, ahead of timeFIND WHAT IS MISSING in the worldWRITE IT DOWN and bounce ideas around make a PROTOTYPESHOW the prototype to 100 peopleITERATE ON prototype untill it makes sense find a CO-FOUNDERREGISTER you companylook for FUNDING, mostly from Family and Friends LAUNCH so everyone knows you have made somethingFOLLOWUP with USERS. Are they coming back?get to 1,000 USERS (OR launch AGAIN until users stay) GROW 5% a week (hard, but possible)KEEP GROWING for 4 years, to reach 10 Lakh usersSUCCESS !!! to know about investment opportunities, write to info@theblueingredientcompany.com

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