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Do you patent new ideas with regards processes or new candy?

Hi All, Great to be part of this forum. I am wondering about the legality issues with candies. If a person has a new idea, should they app…

Started by Joe Camerlin

0 yesterday

Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars?

I just roasted some quality beans and would like to try making milk chocolate bars. Before I get too far into the process I thought I shoul…

Started by Jack Meyer

4 on Tuesday
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NW Chocolate Festival in Seattle

Will any you be attending the NW Chocolate Festival or the Un-Conference starting the couple days before? I will be there and would love to…

Started by Piper Niemann

0 on Tuesday

Wholesale chocolate themed items

I'd like to add chocolate themed items ( mugs, coasters, aprons, etc ) to my shop. Does anyone know of a wholesale distributor that carries…

Started by Jo-Ellen Fairbanks

1 Sep 7
Reply by Dan Sundell

Old melangeur vs. modern wet grinder

Hello Chocolate-Friends I'm planning to start up a small chocolate factory.Therefore I sent some longer times in researching and figuring…

Started by Andy Koller

2 Sep 3
Reply by Andy Koller

wholesale cacao beans/nibs

I am currently making single origin bean to bar chocolate and am always on the lookout for places to order the beans/nibs from. Any links o…

Started by Lisa R

33 Sep 2
Reply by Juan Pablo Buchert

Ball Mill For Chocolate

Did anyone ever use a ball mill to grind chocolate and has any experience with that? They seem much cheaper then a roller stone grinder eve…

Started by Harald

24 Sep 2
Reply by Mark Allan

Sourcing cacao beans

Hi all, I'm planning on starting a small bean to bar company and am hoping to source directly from a family farm. I care about the well-bei…

Started by Landen Zernickow

5 Sep 1
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Grinding & winnowing

If anyone uses a Crankenstein cocoa mill, could you share your thoughts about how well it works?  Also, what are you using to winnow?  Are…

Started by Beth Bromund

13 Aug 24
Reply by Landen Zernickow

Shared Journey

We're getting ready to sign the lease (we hope) in the next week or so for an 1860 square foot space in a tiny little business/industrial p…

Started by David Senk

123 Aug 21
Reply by Landen Zernickow

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