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Can sugar bloom be reversed?

Yesterday i made a batch of chocolates that had an absolutely smooth texture when i removed it from the melangeur, i then tempered it ( i t…

Started by Chirag Bhatia

8 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Andy Ciordia

The best way to include coffee into chocolate

Hello ! I have just found someone who roasts freshly coffee and I have some ideas to make chocolate with this coffee. Can I put the coffee…

Started by Maria

5 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Gap

Bean-to-cocoa butter and cocoa powder

Hi Everyone! anyone any idea how and what needed to go from bean to cocoa butter in a medium scale?

Started by antonino allegra

3 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Felipe Jaramillo F.


Those of you who are running a chocolate business or sell your chocolates, what is the time table for your accumulated depreciation on your…

Started by Jeff Nelson

2 Mar 8, 2012
Reply by Jeff Nelson

leaking caramels

I have been having consistent difficulty with coating caramels with chocolate- using tempered Guittard Prestige. They spring little leaks.…

Started by Virginia Sybert

6 Mar 7, 2012
Reply by Virginia Sybert


The Chocolates I make are mostly cream centers (fondants) and I hand dip and sign them.  As I have tasted chocolates from some local shops…

Started by Michael Karren

3 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Mark Heim

Selmi tempering machine question

Hello everyone, Sorry if this has been covered before but I couldn't find the answer.   I'm currently looking to buy a tempering machine fo…

Started by Matt C

16 Mar 2, 2012
Reply by Clay Gordon

Tempering Raw Chocolate

Hi All,   I'd appreciate it, if you could share any info on tempering raw chocolate. Is it possible?   Thanks a lot.   Olga

Started by Olga C

17 Feb 28, 2012
Reply by Matt Chambers

ChocoMa E220... anyones thoughts on the best small scale Enrobing system?!

Dear Fellow Chocolate Folks My brother and I are in the beginning phases of setting up a small chocolate business, initially focusing on cr…

Started by Marcus Rowe

7 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by Kerry

Has anyone used "chocolate factory in a box"

A Belgium company ( sells a 'chocolate factory in a box' concept.   We are starting out in making chocolate (not from bea…

Started by Stu Jordan

7 Feb 24, 2012
Reply by Stu Jordan


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