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Does anyone know of a private label/contract manufacturing in Los Angeles or southern California ?

Hello! My name is Jonathan, and I am in need of your chocolate expertise please. Does anyone know of a private label/contract manufacturi…

Started by Jonathan Steiner

4 Jan 8, 2013
Reply by Jonathan Steiner

Holiday Themed Gifts/packaging

Hi, Hope everyone had a great holiday season! For those of you with shops...where are you getting good deals with "gift-y" items? Looking…

Started by PHLChocolate

2 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by PHLChocolate


Hello!!! I want to introduce myself.  I'm beginning to convert my hobby into a business, I'm just not sure what kind of business.  Health i…

Started by Greg Gould

1 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Christopher M Koshak

Ice Cream

Hi, For those of you with any of you make or serve ice cream? If so, year round or just in the warmer months? How do you make th…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Dec 13, 2012
Reply by Ryan

Natural colors for cocoa butter

I am looking for source for natural color for cocoa butter. Any ideas? I use chef rubber's natural collection but I am not happy with some…

Started by Shalini Latour

0 Nov 11, 2012

Hot Drinks

Hi all, I have now been open a month and it has been fun, crazy, stressful, overwhelming, rewarding, and so much more.  I am lucky enough…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Nov 10, 2012

Chocolate Fountains

Hi all, Since I opened two weeks ago I have already gotten 5 requests for Chocolate Fountain rental pricing...Would love to hear from other…

Started by PHLChocolate

0 Oct 22, 2012

Writing a Business Plan for your Chocolate Venture

Travel with me as I struggle through the process of writing a business plan for my company, Nawtee's Chocolates. I am not a professional bu…

Started by Annette Jimison

10 Oct 22, 2012
Reply by Evelyn

Selmi Tempering Machine or Something Else

We are in the process of planning a startup bean to bar chocolate company. As such I've started looking into tempering and depositing optio…

Started by Ezekiel Holliday

2 Oct 19, 2012
Reply by Stefano

Display Case issues...

My case is 15 yr. old Federal. It was working OK(I have some noise issues) and today I am noticing my chocolate is a bit tacky. Not melted…

Started by PHLChocolate

4 Oct 19, 2012
Reply by Edward J


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