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Margins: how much does it cost to produce 1 chocolate bar?

Having trouble finding any industry research on profit margins. In a nutshell: I want to know what it costs to make a bar of chocolate and…

Started by James Swanwick in Chocolate Education

0 Jun 1, 2011

Robot Coupe vs. Thermomix?

I am thinking of adding another piece if equipment to all of my kitchen gear.  I am thinking of either a Robot Coupe or a Thermamix.  I wan…

Started by Andrea Bauer in Opinion

5 May 29, 2011
Reply by Andrea Bauer

Device Cutter for centers with nuts and fruit review/opinion wanted.

Doing the homework and looking for a Guitar I ran into a "Device Cutter" at Chocolate world. It seems to do everything the guitar does and…

Started by David Marcoe in Opinion

1 May 28, 2011
Reply by Kerry

can unsweetened baking chocolate be used for tempering?

can unsweetened chocolate be used for tempering? i love daaaark chocolate, 90+% for daily consumption. however, i dont eat sugar, and the d…

Started by darkandbitter in Tech Help

5 May 28, 2011
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Vivid metaphors

I love vivid and moving descriptions of chocolate! They can conjure up images that really capture what you're experiencing. Vivid metaphors…

Started by ChocoFiles in Tasting Notes

17 May 26, 2011
Reply by ChocoFiles

getting cocoa liquor with a corona grinder

Hi,   I am having trouble producing cocoa liquor/paste from roasted, winnowed beans with my corona grinder.  It is only grinding it into co…

Started by Benjamin Harding in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

5 May 26, 2011
Reply by Samuel Maruta

Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate is a signature dish at the Serendipity 3, nestled in the heart of the upper east side of New York. The pla…

Started by Mislav Šćukanec Rezniček in Tasting Notes

1 May 26, 2011
Reply by Tom

Farmers' markets and other mobile options

Hi all. I'd love to hear from those of you who have sold your chocolates at farmer's markets. I have some memory of a prior discussion abou…

Started by Robyn Dochterman in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

11 May 25, 2011
Reply by Carrie Feuer

Is it possible though?

I am wandering if there would be a marker for chocolate molds of states (famous or not) like. I am thinking of corporate gifts, special occ…

Started by Petre in Travels & Adventures

1 May 24, 2011
Reply by Petre

New Chocolate Store

I am opening a specialty Chocolate Store in Washington D.C. in May. If you have very high quality specialty chocolate bars, I would like to…

Started by Robert Cabeca in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

2 May 23, 2011
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