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Streaked bars

I'm so frustrated! The last four batches of chocolate I've made have been streaked, the temper is good but the face of the bars are streake…

Started by Katie Partington in Tech Help

10 Nov 1
Reply by Russ Apotheker

Heavy Metals

I am wondering with all the new small bean to bar chocolate makers if any are getting heavy metal testing done. This I am curious about bec…

Started by Tom in Chocolate Education

13 Nov 1
Reply by Sebastian

Experience with FireMixer

I am wondering what experience people have with the Savage Bros FireMixer in making caramels.  Would so love to hear opinions on this machi…

Started by Melanie in Opinion

1 Oct 31
Reply by Tony Walter

Toak Chocolate - $260 per 50 gram bar

Clay called for the $100 chocolate bar.  The good folks behind Toak Chocolate answered the call with enthusiasm.  Rare and secret Ecuadoria…

Started by Scott in Uncategorized

7 Oct 29
Reply by ChocoFiles

Francois Pralus

So searching around the internet and came across this interesting quote on Francois' website:  François Pralus gives away one of his littl…

Started by Ian Horvath in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

4 Oct 25
Reply by Tom

FOR SALE Mol d'Art 50 kg chocolate moulding machine

Selling our Mol d'Art machine- great for making truffles, or anything with inclusions! Easy to clean and reliable, handles our high viscosi…

Started by Helen Benton in Uncategorized

6 Oct 25
Reply by Clay Gordon

Dried and quality cocoa beans for sale

Standard Grade A cocoa beans Description/ Specification of our COCOA BEANS 1. TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR COCOA BEANS: Commodity Name:…

Started by cocoabeans.supplie in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

1 Oct 25
Reply by Clay Gordon


I am looking for a Savage Bros FireMixer. Would love to hear from you if you have one available or know of someone looking to sell one. Th…

Started by Melanie in Where to Buy

1 Oct 25
Reply by Clay Gordon

Cocoatown Melanger Belt Change

It's time for my first belt change on my Cocoatown Melanger. Inno Concepts tells me that I shouldn't attempt this myself, and that the moto…

Started by Katherine Botelho in Tech Help

21 Oct 23
Reply by Chocolate Lover

Making Milk Chocolate

After making dark chocolate for a couple of years, I have ventured off into the world of making milk chocolate.  The first batch ended up b…

Started by Thomas Forbes in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

15 Oct 22
Reply by Jack Meyer


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