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Charging for R&D

We are a small company and have had a few inquires to have new products made for them.  In what ways do you charge?  Hourly + ingredients? …

Started by Ricky Sanders in Opinion

0 May 2, 2011

Review of "The Chocolate Guide: Western Edition"

The Western Edition of The Chocolate Guide is brought to you by the same people who produced the book Chocolate French and who are also beh…

Started by Clay Gordon in Book Reviews

8 May 1, 2011
Reply by Melanie Boudar

The Perfect Chocolate Kitchen ...

I am writing the second in a series of articles for Dessert Professional magazine on "Perfect Kitchens" (the first was on ice cream and gel…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

6 May 1, 2011
Reply by Wendy Buckner

Chocolate Making Class in NYC

Anybody knows where could I take a good chocolate making class in the New York City area? I know about the French Culinary Institute but wi…

Started by Claudia U in Chocolate Education

0 Apr 27, 2011

Organic Beans Question

Have passed this question around the world without an answer. As I understand, most if not all sea shipments of agricultural products such…

Started by Jeff Stern in Tech Help

6 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Jeff Stern


Hi all i know that this seems very basic but i would like to know what peoples views are about temperature, i have read a lot and i keep ge…

Started by Laura Marion in Tech Help

2 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Laura Marion

Food safe practices when airbrushing.

  I'm inspired to have an airbrush in my chocolate design tool kit. My concern is oil or moisture, from the compressor, will compromise foo…

Started by Sarah in Tech Help

3 Apr 25, 2011
Reply by Laura Marion

Fermentation Troubleshooting

Cheers and sincere appreciation to the active members in this forum for all the information sharing and support.I'm a chocolate lover and h…

Started by Ning-Geng Ong in Tech Help

8 Apr 25, 2011
Reply by Ning-Geng Ong

Options to find a chocolate manufacturer

I am wondering if there are any options to  have chocolates manufactured to my specifications, which I can then package and sell? I would l…

Started by Geetha Panchapakesan in Where to Buy

13 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by Clay Gordon

Rasberry, strawberry or other red fruit fillings

Hello I am looking for a good recipe for red fruit filling for my white pralines. It's for my exams, we need to create 3 pralines, white, m…

Started by Davy Asnong in Tech Help

9 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by Omar Forastero


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