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COCOA butter press - really necessary?

Guys, what is your take on natural cocoa butter vs deodorized cocoa butter in the recipe?  Would natural fresh pressed cocoa butter add or…

Started by Domantas Uzpalis

5 Jan 20
Reply by Clay Gordon

Ideas for a chocolate festival...?

Even though I'm not a professional, after some trips to Brussels I got more into chocolate, (almost at an addiction level) its history and…

Started by Porfyra

5 Jan 6
Reply by Dallas Chocolate / Sander Wolf

Fair Trade vs Direct Trade

I run a FT/Org chocolate business (Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates) using a chocolate that incorporates Trinitario beans from Dominican Repu…

Started by Tom Neuhaus

2 Dec 30, 2013
Reply by Juan Pablo Buchert

Truffle Shells (pre-made)

Hey everyone! I plan on buying pre-made truffle shells for my truffles. I'm not sure which ones to get since everyone I talk to has differ…

Started by John E

4 Dec 24, 2013
Reply by Clay Gordon

Inventory Control Software

We need some help. We are starting to speak to markets that require bar codes to be on their shelves. We use Macs and would like to stay wi…

Started by Corey Meyer

8 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by John Duxbury

What is the production cost per bar of Mast Brothers chocolate?

I am doing some market research and I am trying to find out the production cost per bar for high end boutique bean to bar chocolatiers in t…

Started by Karam

3 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Paul Picton

Any great tasting raw chocolate?

I'm not a raw foodie, don't care about health benefits, doesn't matter to me how raw is defined, or if its even possible.  Just curious if…

Started by brian horsley

3 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by Jessica Osterday

Question on Top Chocolatiers?

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…

Started by John E

9 Dec 3, 2013
Reply by John E

Organic Walnut Chocolate Bar

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…

Started by pimwipa palahong

1 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Ashley

Mix & Match Enrobing Equipment

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 occ…

Started by Larry

7 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Larry

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