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Deoderized or natural?

So, I'm looking into the first purchases I'll need for bean-to-bar production, and I'm not sure which kind of cocoa butter I should get...…

Started by Thomas Snyder

5 Mar 27, 2013
Reply by Thomas Snyder

Solid chocolates versus filled bonbons - trouble with setting up properly

I'm looking for any insight or help on a problem I'm having getting solid chocolates to set up properly. I'm using properly tempered dark c…

Started by Heather Johnston

3 Mar 10, 2013
Reply by Heather Johnston

Choco Lovers- Take a look at Tempting Chocolates

Tempting chocolates implies Zoroy Luxury Chocolates. Here I have found wide variety of chocolates nutty centers, crunches, rich truffles, s…

Started by arvinth

0 Mar 6, 2013

Please help a newbie who wants to mold solid chocolates

I am very new and have some questions about what chocolate I should buy to mold Easter chocolates in vintage tin molds which I purchased on…

Started by Donna Roesink

1 Feb 20, 2013
Reply by Dave W

Coffee and Chocolate pairing

Hi! I was asked to talk about coffee and chocolate pairing. I've already done pairings with whisky and beer, but never with coffee. Does an…

Started by Karine Guillemette

16 Feb 3, 2013
Reply by Karine Guillemette

Anyone have a favorite cacao powder and cacao butter they use?

Looking for advice on buying good bulk cacao powder and cacao butter.  I appreciate any help! Thanks,  Julie

Started by Julie MacQueen

0 Jan 27, 2013

Making Truffles

Hello all,   hope everyone is having a great holiday!   I have a question regarding truffle making.  To my understanding, once you have mad…

Started by Donny Gagliardi

1 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by Melanie Boudar

Dry Seed Cleaner Adapted to Cacau

Clay, The concept of chocolate producers having to acquire machines to clean cocoa beans before use is a concept I am unable to comprehend.…

Started by Jim

2 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Sebastian

Is it safe to make truffles without enrobing?

Hi, I have been making truffles for quite some time, but have never been happy with the hard shells. What I'm looking for is a soft truffle…

Started by Caroline White

9 Dec 5, 2012
Reply by Lana

Any criollo bars?

I'm a chocolate lover who has tried many types, and decided that I like chocolate made from criollo beans best.  But most manufacturers don…

Started by Arnold Ismach

0 Dec 4, 2012

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