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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: 113
Latest Activity: Mar 16

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Discussion Forum

Australian Chocolate Update

Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom Mar 16. 52 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

Chocolate Enrobing in New Zealand

Started by Colin Green. Last reply by Colin Green Feb 11. 8 Replies

I am told that someone makes a chocolate enrobing system in New Zealand. I can't find them on Google - does anyone know who these people are please? Thanks! :-)Continue

Tags: new zealand, enrobing

Chocolate competitions in Australia

Started by Christopher Sheldrick. Last reply by Colin Green Jan 26. 4 Replies

Hi all!Can I ask what chocolate competitions are there in Australia? Big or small. I would like to enter some, I think my chocolates can win some awards :)Also, I think it would be great as a…Continue

Tags: australia, competitions, chocolate

Personal Cacao Cargo Limits for Air Travel?

Started by Jason Banico. Last reply by Jason Banico Jan 24. 3 Replies

Hi. I am planning to bring 30kg of fermented cacao back to Australia on my next trip from the Philippines.I can't find any information online whether there are limits to the amount of cacao I can…Continue

Starting Out...advice on machines

Started by Peter. Last reply by Peter Jan 23. 2 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

Specialty cocoa bean supply

Started by Richard Falotico. Last reply by Richard Falotico Sep 10, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello! I am the cocoa merchant at Atlantic Cocoa Company based in NYC (www.ecomtrading.com). I am considering importing specialty cocoa beans into Australia…Continue

Tags: export, finance, import, supply, bean

Australian Chocolate Masters Documentary

Started by Gap. Last reply by Gap Sep 3, 2013. 6 Replies

This was on Channel 10 on Sunday. Can be viewed on-line here:…Continue

Monsieur Truffe

Started by Gap. Last reply by Gap Jul 12, 2013. 10 Replies

I used to go to Monsieur Truffe's store at Prahran Market here in Melbourne when he first started up and was selling various origin chocolate bars. He now has a store running at351 Lygon street East…Continue

Companies shipping Less than Container Loads Reefer (refrigerated) from France to New Zealand.

Started by Anissa Talbi. Last reply by Marco Dabizzi May 19, 2013. 6 Replies

Hello everyone,I am currently in New Zealand in the process of starting my little chocolate business.Does anyone have recommendations regarding shipping companies that do LCL Reefer shipments between…Continue

Western Australia bean-to-bar

Started by ChocoFiles. Last reply by Jo Apr 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Can you please tell me the names of the bean to bar chocolate makers in Western Australia?  I maintain a database that currently has 466 chocolate makers in it, and I want to make sure that I have…Continue

Tags: b2b

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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 everyone...you'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... https://www.craftumi.com.au/storecatalog.asp?userid=58 ... 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 ones....is it hard?
Comment by Tom on October 18, 2010 at 2:32am
Michelle-Jo, I got some very nice polycarbonate moulds from Ecotel www.ecotel.asia 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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