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Market Outlook - February 6, 2020


TCHO CHOCOLATE

TCHO chocolate factory is located in Berkley, CA, where their complex chocolates are created with the highest quality flavor and flawless performance in mind. We offer the following varieties:

39% Cacao Milk Chocolate (6.6# bag)- A classic milk chocolate with rich caramel notes, hints of butterscotch and honey.
53% Cacao Milk Chocolate (6.6# bag)- A dark milk chocolate with a rich, fudgy flavor and creamy finish.
60.5% Cacao Semi-Sweet Chocolate (3kg/6.6# bag)- Complex chocolatey notes with hints of raisins, vanilla and a lingering caramel finish.
66% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate (6.6# bag)- Warm complex cocoa notes with hints of dried cherries, currants and roasted coffee.
68% Chocolately Dark Chocolate (6.6# bag)- Robust cocoa richness with notes of roasted coffee, nuts, and raisins.
81% Extra Dark Chocolate (3kg/6.6# bag)- Sharp, bright, acidic flavor balanced by rich and fudgy notes. This decadent chocolate also has hints of almond, hazelnut, and tangy dried cherry.
99% Unsweetened Chocolate (6.6# bag)- Smooth, complex, and rich, this unsweetened chocolate has hints of espresso with a toasted undertone.
100% Cocoa Powder (4.4# bag)- Very versatile, all natural, high fat cocoa powder made with no chemical processing. Rich chocolate flavors are balanced with delicate acidity. Ideal for baking, ice cream, and garnishing.
100% Roasted Cocoa Nibs (3.3# bag)- Deep, nutty, and toasty chocolate flavor with hints of chicory and coffee, these cocoa nibs have a crunchy, nut-like texture. Great for garnishing, incorporating into marinades or sauces, or sprinkling on ice cream.
Drinking Chocolate (6.6# bag)- TCHO Drinking Chocolate is made from ground up dark chocolate bars to create an intensely rich, deep fudgy flavor. Reminiscent of decadent European-style drinking chocolate, TCHO’s not-too-sweet version is perfect for making a cozy cup of extraordinary hot chocolate. You can also use the drinking chocolate for any iced chocolate drink, chocolate sauce, chocolate mousse, and more!

ALDON'S LEAFY GREENS 

aldons red amaranth 300x300Located in Fair Oaks, CA, products from Aldon’s Leafy Greens are grown 365 days/year in a contained agriculture environment, and are pesticide and GMO free. Aldon’s uses 90% less water and energy than conventional growers and contribute zero agriculture runoff to local waterways. We are proud to offer nutrient dense products from Aldon’s Leafy Greens.
NEW Red Garnet Amaranth– Crisp and tender with a mild and sweet, earthy flavor reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish.
NEW Nasturtium Shoots- Nasturtium shoots are tender with a slightly sweet, tangy, and peppery taste.
NEW Brassica Mix– A colorful blend of arugula, varietal kale, mustard greens, broccoli, kohlrabi, and red cabbage.
NEW Soigne Mix– A bright mix of Chervil, Amaranth, Red Veined Sorrel, and Kale.
NEW Herb Mix– A blend of Leek, Chervil, Carrot, and Fennel.
NEW Citrus Mix– A beautiful blend of French Sorrel, Red Veined Sorrel, Chervil, and Tangerine Lace.
Miz America Hybrid– Mizuna mustard microgreens with deep purple color and a pleasant, spicy taste.
Mixed Mizuna– 3 varieties of mustard in a colorful mix.
Mixed Bok Choy– Mix of green and purple bok choy microgreens add wonderful flavor and a pop of color to your dishes.
LIVING GREENS W/ ROOTS
Chef’s Sampler (22 root balls total)– Mixed variety of living greens listed below.
Red Veined Sorrel (6 root balls)- Bright green leaves with rich red stem and veins; lemon tangy flavor.
Esmee Arugula (4 plugs)- Beautiful, oak-leaf shaped fine leaves. Its wonderful flavor that is more nutty than spicy sets Esmee apart from other arugulas.
Miz America Hybrid (6 plugs)- Living mizuna mustard with deep purple color and a pleasant, spicy taste.

PERFECT PUREE  

Looking for a simple way to elevate your Valentine’s Day menu? The Perfect Puree allows chefs and bartenders to use handmade purees, concentrates, and mixers year-round without the added time and cost associated with hand-crafted purees. Perfect Puree produces an extensive variety of fruit purees and blends with exceptionally smooth consistency and brilliant flavor. Their flavors are made from the finest raw ingredients and harvested at the peak of ripeness. We currently stock purees in 30 oz. containers with two new additions:
NEW! Red Jalapeno Puree– Made with jalapenos that have been deseeded, brined, and pureed with rice vinegar. This puree is bold with a savory combination of tangy heat. The red jalapeno puree is very versatile and can be used in numerous creations from cocktails to marinades.
NEW! Peach Ginger– The classic flavor of a yellow peach enriched with the warmth of real ginger juice, finished with a splash of lemon and lime juices. Perfect for vinaigrettes, cocktails, or desserts.
We offer the following flavors:
Apricot, Banana, Black Currant, Blackberry, Blood Orange, Blueberry, Caramelized Pineapple, Cherry, Coconut, Cranberry, Ginger, Green Apple, Key Lime, Kiwi, Lychee, Mango, Meyer Lemon, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pink Guava, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Raspberry, Sir William Pear, Strawberry, Tamarind, Tangerine/Mandarin, White Peach.
We also stock the following mixes:
Chipotle/Sour– A blend of mesquite, smoky, and citrus flavors.
El Corazon– Passion fruit, blood orange, and pomegranate blend.
Passion Colada– Adding a twist to a classic favorite, a blend of passion fruit, pineapple, and coconut.
Red Sangria– A mix of citrus, pear, apple, and passion fruit, inspired by the traditional punch.
Thai Basil & Black Pepper– A blend of citrus and Thai basil with notes of black pepper.
Yuzu Luxe Sour– Use this blend of yuzu, lemongrass, and kaffir lime in place of your traditional sour mix.