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Margins: how much does it cost to produce 1 chocolate bar?

Having trouble finding any industry research on profit margins. In a nutshell: I want to know what it costs to make a bar of chocolate and…

Started by James Swanwick

0 Jun 1, 2011

Chocolate Making Class in NYC

Anybody knows where could I take a good chocolate making class in the New York City area? I know about the French Culinary Institute but wi…

Started by Claudia U

0 Apr 27, 2011

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one

HI all   i am in australia and i would like to know if someone knows how i can get a preserved cocoa pod.    i would like to know who to ca…

Started by Laura Marion

11 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by Laura Marion

Truffle trees

Hi! I am looking to make chocolate truffle trees/towers for weddings and other events. Does anyone know if there are tools to do this, or j…

Started by Krista

2 Feb 8, 2011
Reply by Brad Churchill

Books on chocolate production

Hi there!   Could anybody advise me on book that would be good to read on the production of chocolate, tempering, conching everything one n…

Started by Karlien

1 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Dirke Botsford

Master Chocolatier !!!!! how can I become a master ????

  Hi all I am a chocolatier I have stidied chocolate & patisserie for 3 1/2 years at William Angliss Institute melbourne australia.  i…

Started by Laura Marion

0 Jan 7, 2011

Bean to bar in Africa

Good day all ,  We are in the process of putting together the only bean to bar processing in South Africa.  I will be traveling to Scotlan…

Started by Karlien

6 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Jcandy

Objective evaluation of chocolate quality?

I wonder if someone could enlighten me on the latest developments in the field of objective  evaluation of chocolate quality. Is there a co…

Started by Anna Bonavita

0 Nov 21, 2010

To freight or not to freight...

That my dear friends is the question.I'm sure a lot of people on this group have come across this problem and I suppose It would have helpe…

Started by Anthony Lange

3 Nov 21, 2010
Reply by Anthony Lange

Uses for cocoa leaves and bloom.

I've been told that young leaves make for excellent salad but I also recall reading that cocoa leaves have a level of toxicity, so I'm not…

Started by Ning-Geng Ong

1 Oct 30, 2010
Reply by Nat


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