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I recently started hand-dipping my truffles instead of shell molding so i am still working out my techniques. I read somewhere that it's good to coat the bottom of the truffle with a "crumb coat" of chocolate before you dip to make it easier to…Continue
Hi. I wanted to get everyones opinions on the top chocolatiers. I came across Jacques Torres, Norman Love, and others but I'm not sure what's different between all of them. What makes one better than the other in general?Also, I just recently…Continue
does anyone who uses the rev delta 3210 ever use the overnight mode. l read once about it causing motor burnout, and ever since i have been hesitant to use it. but it would be great to have the chocolate melted first thing in the morning. would…Continue
Hello Chocolate lovers,I'm a new member here and very excited to get to know you guys :). I am actually a business student of UC Berkeley Extension who of course loves chocolate. However, being a good world citizen, I am alway aware of unfair trade…Continue
Any thoughts on how to add balsamic vinegar to chocolate without it lumping up?I have been using a 25 year old high end balsamic with great results as far as taste goes,however if I add a little more balsamic than I have been then it turns too thick…Continue
Hello!Can anyone recommend a good source for fine-flavor beans that are organic and fair-trade (or similar)?I'm looking to buy a couple hundred pounds at a time. I live in Vermont, USA.Any tips would be much appreciated!MadeleineContinue
I have a somewhat random question.We are on a tight budget, and I keep hunting for a deal of an enrober. It hasn't come up yet, but it occurred to me that I may not need to match the enrobing belt to the tempering machine. - yes a matched set would…Continue
I am passionate about chocolate and want to start a bean to chocolate bar shop in Maryland. I have no experience in the chocolate business. I intend to rent a space for the shop.Continue
hey chocolatelife people how are you? i work making candies and gummies for a private company in boulder CO. My new goal is to produce some chocolate goodies. I have some knowledge of chocolate, my main question is what would be the best equipment…Continue
I saw an inquiry few months ago about inexpensive chocolate molds. I met Paul at FCIA in June 2013 and he was marketing Pour n' pack molds. When I replied the post in Jun / Jul I did not have his contact information. Now I got his contact information. You can contact him at email@example.com or at 401-369-9719. I hope this information is useful. I am not affiliated with his company nor I get any benefit by mentioning his company name. Since I could not find my original reply (I…Continue
I have a website, blog, and Facebook page that is primarily about chocolate molds and making custom chocolate molds - The Chocolate Mold Factory. I started this in 2007 and have been researching chocolate molds since. I have taken CAD/CAM/CNC courses and have seen the use of 3d printers. I have also taken some professional chocolatier courses.
I am looking to connect with people who are interested in chocolatiering and using/making professional molds. I am also looking…Continue
Thank you for being part of my chocolate world. It has been almost four years since Exotic Chocolate Tasting was launched. Many of you have been with me since the beginning appreciating chocolate in a whole new way. Just like you, I have evolved, too. With each experience I've been blessed with new insights that I can't wait to share with you.
This year has brought many changes to Exotic Chocolate Tasting. No longer focused on public events, most of my chocolate and wine pairings…
Vous connaissez cette chocolaterie ? Oui ? Non ?
Créée en 1906, cette chocolaterie familiale, située sur la commune de Chimilin dans l'isère (39490) s'efforce à perpétuer la tradition familiale, entre saveur et innovation. Les chocolats De Marlieu (le fameux chocolatier d'exception) ont bercés toute mon enfance, et je pense bien que je ne suis pas la seule !…Continue