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starting a chocolate workshop

Hello there I live in South Africa and will be completing a chocolate course with Ecole Chocolat soon. I am really enjoying working with c…

Started by Shanta Reddy in Opinion

1 Apr 2
Reply by Anjali Gupta

Chocolate prices.

In North Carolina I've noticed a shift in chocolate prices from full retail to a more value oriented approach. This is not encouraging news…

Started by It's Chocolate in Opinion

3 Mar 31
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Moisture meter

Anyone know where to find a portable, inexpensive moisture meter for cacao beans? When I google search it comes up with alibaba or very exp…

Started by Melanie Boudar in Where to Buy

2 Mar 31
Reply by Michael Arnovitz


This may be a big no no but has anyone tried using a Thermoblend to melt/warm chocolate? Deborah

Started by Deborah in Tech Help

3 Mar 31
Reply by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick


Hi Again This should have been posted first! I am South African having recently seriously ventured into the fun world of chocolate. I lov…

Started by Shanta Reddy in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

1 Mar 27
Reply by Adriennne Henson

Why can't I keep my temper?

Hello!  I use chocolate at work to make chocolate bark.  I believe it is from 72% belgian chocolate callets.  I use the double boiler metho…

Started by Tobias in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

6 Mar 27
Reply by Tobias

slab of ganache problems

hi there, I use baking paper or acetate sheets when I slab of ganache, but when release once the ganache sets is stick on the baking paper,…

Started by him in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

3 Mar 27
Reply by Melanie Boudar

Rev V - How to Manually Adjust Temperature Settings?

Apologise if this has come up elsewhere - I recently purchased a Rev V tempering machine, we are just starting out bean to bar and have bee…

Started by Katie Partington in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 Mar 26
Reply by Ian

Freezing Chocolate Ganache Balls

Please help with this inquiry. I think this is the way?#1 wait til balls are slightly firm so they maintain shape #2 how long can they be f…

Started by catherine locke in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Mar 23

What's not to be missed in New York?

I'm heading to Manhattan for a week in March.  Any chocolate shops that are absolutely not to be missed?  Thanks!

Started by Arainna Forth in Travels & Adventures

7 Mar 23
Reply by Thomas Forbes


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