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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 Susan Van Horn on October 18, 2010 at 3:27pm
Fantastic idea, Clay. Welcome to everyone from "Australasia"! New word for me but, it works! I'm looking forward to learning from your part of the world!
Comment by Michelle-Jo Garfield on October 18, 2010 at 4:39am
Thanks've all been very helpful. I've checked them all out and now the challenge is to decided which designs to buy first.
Comment by Georgina Joey Ledlie on October 18, 2010 at 3:57am
Hi again Michelle, making silicon moulds are easy. Go to Aldax and there you can buy a product called Silicone Putty. It's food safe except it does not have a certificate. It comes in 2 parts. You mix both parts together.... you have to work fast...and then press it to your master. Leave for 10 minutes and there you are !!! Peel the silicone off your master and you have a mould. The chocolate moulds I make, I keep for myself but I sell other ones that are used for craft etc. If you would like to see them... go here... ... hugs, Joey.
Comment by Amanda White on October 18, 2010 at 3:07am
Have you also tried Savour School in Melbourne. They have an extensive range of moulds and they will ship Australia wide . They also have specialist equipment like melting tanks. We stock a lot of other supplies you might be looking for such as powder dyes, oils for flavouring chocolates, chocolate transfer sheets, textured mats, titanium dioxide, chablon mats, foil for wrapping chocolates, and we do custom orders for transfer sheets etc. Hope this helps!
Comment by Michelle-Jo Garfield on October 18, 2010 at 2:48am
Thanks Tom I will try ecotel when their site is back up...yes Im after the good ones. No Joey I havent tried making silicone it hard?
Comment by Tom on October 18, 2010 at 2:32am
Michelle-Jo, I got some very nice polycarbonate moulds from Ecotel which I am extremely happy with or you could try Richard Foote. If it is the thin moulds you are after you could try Amanda below from Roberts Confectionary.
Comment by Georgina Joey Ledlie on October 18, 2010 at 1:48am
hello Michelle, There is nothing much here at all except cutesy type chocolate moulds. If you want something better and of a really good quality, you will have to go overseas. I have been making my own silicone moulds for my chocolates. At least that way, I have moulds that no one else has. Have you considered making your own ? Hug, Joey. ps. I'm in Ipswich.
Comment by Michelle-Jo Garfield on October 18, 2010 at 1:41am
Now I'm excited....I have been studying chocolate for little while but since returning home to Australia last year have found it really hard to locate supplies and equipment...Can anyone suggest a great place to buy molds in Oz?...or am I better off just ordering from overseas?..I'm located on the Gold Coast....
Comment by Chantelle Giardina on October 18, 2010 at 12:54am
Capital idea!
It's high time people realise that we do appreciate and understand the marvels of chocolate and we're not all into that purple wrapper vegetable oil ridden rubbish. It is fair to say that Australaisians really know wine and produce mostly high quality coffee, but we need to make up for things in the chocolate department. I agree with Tom, we are a pot ready to boil, and hopefully, like the UK recently, we will see lots more Chocolate producers who will be well received and admired.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone~!
Comment by Georgina Joey Ledlie on October 17, 2010 at 8:43pm
Thank you Clay. This new forum is appreciated. I mainly make a very special type of fudge that is not grainy or too sweet. I have started dipping bars of this fudge in chocolate. It's selling well. I just completed an order for a wedding. A lot of work but I enjoyed it.
Hugs, joey

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