Beckett’s Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use
edited by Steve T. Beckett, Mark S. Fowler, Gregory R. Ziegler
Publication date: May 2017 (5th edition)
Hardcover, 800 pages
Since the publication of the first edition of Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use in 1988, it has become the leading technical book for the industry.
From the beginning it was recognised that the complexity of the chocolate industry means that no single person can be an expert in every aspect of it. For example, the academic view of a process such as crystallisation can be very different from that of a tempering machine operator, so some topics have more than one chapter to take this into account. It is also known that the biggest selling chocolate, in say the USA, tastes very different from that in the UK, so the authors in the book were chosen from a wide variety of countries making the book truly international.
Each new edition is a mixture of updates, rewrites and new topics. In this book the new subjects include artisan or craft scale production, compound chocolates and sensory.
This book is an essential purchase for all those involved in the manufacture, use and sale of chocolate containing products, especially for confectionery and chocolate scientists, engineers and technologists working both in industry and academia.
The new edition also boasts two new co-editors, Mark Fowler and Greg Ziegler, both of whom have contributed chapters to previous editions of the book. Mark Fowler has had a long career at Nestle UK, working in Cocoa and Chocolate research and development – he is retiring in 2013. Greg Ziegler is a professor in the food science department at Penn State University in the USA.
Table of Contents
Traditional Chocolate Making
Cocoa Beans: From Tree to Factory
Production of Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter and Cocoa Powder
Sugar and Bulk Sweeteners
Ingredients From Milk
Properties of Cocoa Butter and Vegetable Fats
Flavour Development in Cocoa and Chocolate
Particle Size Reduction
Chocolate Flow Properties
Bulk Chocolate Handling
Moulding, Enrobing and Cooling Chocolate Products
Non-conventional Machines and Processes
Artisan Chocolate Making
Chocolate Compounds and Coatings
Sensory Evaluation of Chocolate and Cocoa Products
Nutrition and Health Aspects of Chocolate
Quality Control and Shelf-Life
Food Safety in Chocolate Manufacture and Processing
The Global Chocolate Confectionery Market
Legal Aspects of Chocolate Manufacture
Intellectual Property; Protecting Products and Processes