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Sanitation of product when using enrober

Good evening! Right now my candy shop makes every product by hand, including dipping truffles.  We have grown too big for our britches :-)…

Started by Shannon Campbell

1 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by Andy Ciordia

SIPPING CHOCOLATE...Dense Haute Chocolate

Greetings! I am new here, so not sure how to go about all this! I make a mean sipping chocolate for the do I transfer that to…

Started by Anna Thomas

2 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by Anna Thomas

Drink: Cold chocolate for a hot summer

Hi Everyone, I am offering chocolate drinks and I am struggling with the cold versions so I wanted to know if some of you have some good l…

Started by Olivier L

14 Aug 7, 2013
Reply by Olivier L

Freezing Chocolates

I know you can freeze chocolates, and I know the process.   My question is if anyone here does it successfully for their businesses? Anythi…

Started by George Trejo

20 Aug 4, 2013
Reply by Paul John Kearins

Tempering Milk Chocolate

Hello. I am completely frustrated trying to temper milk chocolate. I have a tempering machine. It is called the "little dipper" from Hillia…

Started by Roy McClish

3 Aug 2, 2013
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Re-tempering in Chocovision Delta machine?

Hello, does anyone tried to re-temper chocolate over and over again in chocovision delta machine? I'm trying and failing to do it properly.…

Started by Cherub

7 Aug 1, 2013
Reply by Cherub

chopping up a block of chocolate

Is there a simpler way to chop up a 10lb. block of chocolate other than using a chocolate chipper and a small hammer?

Started by Esther L. Greenberger

17 Aug 1, 2013
Reply by Joe S

Shipping chocolates to the uk

A little help please? I've been at this since Thursday afternoon. Dry ice is a major issue. I do not have business accounts with fed ex or…

Started by Emily Woloszyn

1 Jul 23, 2013
Reply by Emily Woloszyn

Chocolate materials for window display

Hi, I need to create window display with chocolate products and I'm trying to find suitable materials. It is quite warm and summer heat wil…

Started by Cherub

3 Jul 19, 2013
Reply by Joe S

Shrink Wrapping & Shelf Life

I've been researching how to extend shelf life and have found lots of information on water activity and spoilage inhibition. However I have…

Started by Larry

2 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by Larry


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