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 call to get one and how much they cost and how long it will take to get one into australia i hear is take 6 months or more and dose anyone know if you can preserve them and keep the vibrant red or yellow or purple colours
thanks all the best laura
Just saw this discussion and had to contact you.
My wife and I have just opened our chocolate shop in Arizona and were looking to bring in some cocoa pods for display. If possible could you relay the info on the company you used. I don't see any contact information on Jeff's response.
Any suggestions from you will also be great as you just went through the process.
you can find jeff on this site Jeff Stern is his name
he works from this email
here is the info he gave me
Experience chocolate in its original state-The Cocoa Pod. We are the world's only supplier of dried cocoa pods. The pods come in three forms:
* Whole Dried Pods ($5.99)
* Open pods with Seeds Inside ($6.99)
* Open without seeds ($5.99)
These are a great novelty item for a chocolate shop or specialty coffee shop: customers also like them for purchase, especially children. Fun and educational, they make a great conversation piece as well. We ship worldwide and offer quantity discounts. We also sell traditional jute sacks for transporting cocoa beans at $6.50 each.
Shipping starts at about $16 for one pod, but goes down in price substantially the more you order. Shipping is based on weight, as pods can vary in size. Shipping times are approximately 10-15 business days, give or take 5.
he is very good he gave me a tracking number so i was able to track the pods in the mail. jeff was very helpfull and was happy to help if i had and qus. australian customes where a bit tricky and took a long time (3 weeks ) to fumigate the pods but it all worked out in the end :) the pods are truly amazing all the best to you and i hope you hcan get some soon too !!!
p.s you may be able to help me i would like to know if you know what is the best room temp to make chocolate in and to store it in ??? also i would like to hear about your shop
I'm in Malaysia and have pods that I may be able to ship to you.
Im saying this in no certain terms because the Australian government has very strict control over all organic matter that is crossing into Australia.
If you can sort that out I will be able to ship some pods to you in a condition that you prefer.
My trees produce bright yellow to orange pods when ripen, some trees produce pods with a smooth surface and other trees with a rough surface.
hi ning i just recieved some pods a few days ok but if i need more i will keep you in mind
do you have a way that the pods keep their colours ?
kind regards laura
I was told some cocoa pods come in a jar filled with a liquid that preserves them. that way they keep their colour and do not dry out.Does anyone supply the pods in these jars?Laura did you figure out a way to preserve?
hi yes the ones i have are dryed and this has preserved them but not the colour
i only know one other way to keep the colour but i dont know anyone who can do it
i herd that after they are cut from the tree they are dipped in a lacquer but i dont know if it works