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Contract Manufacturing Agreements

Hi, I am looking to get some of my chocolates co packed. I am not sure what my agreements can cover for recipe protection, direct sale of t…

Started by Anjali Gupta in Tasting Notes

0 Mar 11

Contract Manufacturing Help in Los Angeles?

Hi All,        I'm working with a potential client, and am starting to do research for contract manufacturing help with fulfilling molded c…

Started by Brian Begun in Tech Help

1 Mar 11
Reply by Anjali Gupta

Santha Melangeurs

Greetings Fellow Chocophiles,   I have recently begun the process of purchasing a Spectra 40 Stone Melanger -

Started by Sirius Chocolate in Geek Gear - Cool Tools

18 Mar 11
Reply by Madeleine Siegel

Suppliers and pricing

Hi everyone! Are any of you willing to post which couverture a you use and approximate pricing you get? I'm currently going through chocosp…

Started by Krista in Where to Buy

6 Mar 9
Reply by Krista

CocoaT roaster?

Does anyone have experience with the CocoaTown roasters?  If so, would you recommend them?

Started by Holly Hukill in Opinion

33 Mar 8
Reply by Erkan Aydin

Can you use a Coffee Roaster for Roasting Cacao?

I wanted to see if any chocolate producers have used coffee roasters to roast cacao. I'm looking for a mid-size capacity roaster that doesn…

Started by Matthew Runeare in Tech Help

23 Mar 8
Reply by Erkan Aydin

In need of a starting roast profile for these 3 test origins for my company.

So I run a small business making chocolate bars, and I have some samples of some beans that I was just hoping someone could give me a start…

Started by Steven Shipler in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

3 Mar 6
Reply by Steven Shipler

Adding melted chocolate to tempered chocolate

Hello All.  I have a Bakon mini enrober that I'm having issues with and I also use a chocovision delta.  At this point I'd at least like to…

Started by John Duxbury in Tasting Notes

10 Mar 6
Reply by John Duxbury

How Are You Making These Holidays Special with Chocolate?

It was a frigid 19 degrees F when I woke up this morning, with wind chill down to 5 degrees. Winter is here (though officially still 10 day…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tasting Notes

26 Mar 5
Reply by Chocotoymaker

Cocoatown Melanger - ECGC-12SLTA - Leaking Chocolate - Epoxy Glue Fail

Early this morning I discovered the machine rotating in a pool of chocolate at the base of the machine. After thorough cleaning, I discover…

Started by CASE in Tech Help

0 Mar 5


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