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Chocolate Down Under

This group is for ChocolateLife members living and working in Australasia (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, etc).

Location: Australasia, Worldwide
Members: 123
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Discussion Forum

Australian Chocolate Update

Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom on Wednesday. 76 Replies

Companies that specialise in Australian made single origin chocolate:Cicada ChocolateBahen and Co Chocolate MakerZokokoDaintree EstatesCheck them out and add new ones if I have missed some, i know…Continue

Tags: estates, bahen, cicada, daintree, zokoko

Source for beans

Started by Liz. Last reply by Liz Dec 16. 8 Replies

Hi All,I'm just starting out on this journey and I am trying to find a good source for beans.  I have done research but am finding the cost of shipping to Australia is quite high.I would ideally like…Continue

Tags: beans, cocoa

Santha Grinder Drum dented

Started by Liz Dec 11. 0 Replies

Just received my Santha today and the drum is all dented, not smooth and finished like I would expect.  Is this normal?  It looks like it was packed quite well, so I don't know why it is like this.Continue

Chocolate foil wrappers

Started by Liz. Last reply by Liz Nov 5. 9 Replies

Hi all,I have been on the net for hours and I can't find an Aussie company that sells colored foil candy wrappers, most that I find are all 3x3 size and I am looking for something bigger.  there are…Continue

Kickstarter and Papua New Guinea cocoa

Started by Liz Nov 5. 0 Replies

for those that are keen to support the PNG cocoa industry, here is a great kickstarter opportunity…Continue

Starting Out...advice on machines

Started by Peter. Last reply by Marco Dabizzi Oct 19. 6 Replies

So, I wish to make my own bean to bar chocolate for the primary reason that there is no 90% chocolate to be had in Australia (I currently buy it from the UK) and becuase I would just love to do it…Continue

For sale- Chocovision Revolation Delta, plus transformer to use it in Australia

Started by Philippa. Last reply by White Chocolate Lover Oct 6. 3 Replies

Hi allI have a chocovision revolation delta temperer for sale- has only been used a couple of times.Also comes with a step down transformer etc so it can be used in Australia.Pick up or delivery is…Continue

I'm looking for a small tempering machine in New Zealand. Anyone have one lying around?

Started by Logan Simpson. Last reply by Ilya Snowdon Sep 29. 3 Replies

Hello,I am looking to get into chocolate making and I am wanting to buy a tempering machine. However, they are very difficult to come by in New Zealand, and shipping from overseas is extortionate.I…Continue

Chocolate World 5 x CW1495 20mm half-sphere for sale

Started by Lisa Morley Aug 4. 0 Replies

Hi allI have 5 x CW1495 20mm half-sphere moulds for sale. Used twice for a custom order, no longer needed. They're in perfect condition. I paid $30 per mould from Richard Foot. Will sell all for…Continue


Started by Lisa Morley. Last reply by Lisa Morley May 15. 2 Replies

Hi allI'm selling a roller cutter, purchased recently and used twice. Please see link for the actual roller cuter I purchased from TCF Sales in the US. …Continue


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Comment by Dario M. Agesilao on August 31, 2014 at 2:30am

Working on the enginering of some inyection molds for policarbonate chocolate molds!

Comment by Colin Green on September 9, 2013 at 2:02am

Why don't you give Gary a call Deborah? He knows a lot of stuff and a lot of people. I don't know if they have what you need but he'll tell yopu pretty quickly.

Good luck with that

Colin :-)

Comment by Deborah on September 9, 2013 at 12:02am

Thanks for your reply Colin, gee you must make a lot of chocolates!!

However, I am using 25kg lots each of raw organic cacao butter and powder so was wondering what suppliers others use.



Comment by Colin Green on September 8, 2013 at 9:59pm

I just buy chocolate callets and cocoa butter. No beans. I use F.Mayer Imports in Sydney and the rep's name is Gary Willis ph 0413-749-423.

I buy small orders of about 200Kg - 1000Kg at a time (once a month) and not everyone will work with you at those amounts.

Colin :-)

Comment by Deborah on September 8, 2013 at 9:43pm

Wonder where those in NSW are buying their beans, cacao butter etc from? Who is selling the best products at a reasonable price?



Comment by Claudia Fitzpatrick on March 28, 2013 at 9:09pm
Comment by Colin Green on August 16, 2012 at 7:20pm

I just HAVE to share this with Down Under chocy people!

Medal Results are in from the Royal Adelaide Show.

Captain Coffee won GOLD for our Freeze Dried Strawberries in Milk Chocolate, SILVER for Jaffa Chocolate Coffee Beans, SILVER for White Chocolate with Cranberry Chunks, SILVER for Chilli "Extra Zing" and SILVER for Dark Chocolate with Bushtucker Chips. ALSO we won the "Best Product from an Emerging Chocolate Manufacturer" for the Freeze Dried Stawberries. We won something for every entry we made.

Just had to share with a group that will appreciate how excited I am!

Colin :-)


Comment by richard david on January 3, 2012 at 12:18am

Hi Alan, I have questions I would like your help on. I will get back to you shortly.

Many thanks

Comment by Laura Marion on September 10, 2011 at 8:25am
hi all  what is going on with max brenner there was a protest a few months ago 27.8.11at Brisbane's south bank stores & melbourne and now another protest in melbourne today the group  are targeting Max Brenner Chocolates because it is owned by the Israeli-based Strauss Group.

It says the corporate responsibility section of Strauss Group’s website – since amended – pledged the company’s support to the Israeli army, including providing soldiers with food for training and missions.

Comment by Alan on August 5, 2011 at 12:36pm

Hi, I am a 40 year veteran on the cocoa growing industry and living for the last 33 years in West Africa after the first 10 years in PNG.

If you want to know what happens before you get hold of the beans, just ask.


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