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Getting ready for first batch

Starting out on a new venture after a successful experiment in the hotel I work as a chef, and lots of happy guests! I am moving towards se…

Started by Simon G

2 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Granite vs Marble question?

OK-So I admit I'm pretty much a NEWBIE!  I was looking at doing something different in our kitchen and most of the candy/chocolate recipes…

Started by Danelle Dehne

2 Oct 11, 2012
Reply by Danelle Dehne


Hi all, Sorry if I seem to be over posting...I am on day #3 in my kitchen and it is going fairly well with only a few speed bumps....which…

Started by PHLChocolate

5 Oct 3, 2012
Reply by Jeffrey

JKV or similar machine

Hi all, Today was my first day in my shop kitchen and everything went well with my JKV 60(purchased used and was a bit nervous) but I have…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Sep 27, 2012
Reply by Al Garnsworthy

Chocolate Shop POS System

Starting to look for POS options for our upcoming chocolate shop.  I really hate most POS systems, they are not very flexible and look like…

Started by Andy Ciordia

24 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by Michael

Packaging follow-up and a few random ?s

Hi all, About 1-2 weeks away from my store opening-very excited but down to the wire. Hoping to keep it together:) I have my preliminary H…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by Jayne Hoadley

Recommendation on a Tin Provider in US?

Looking to pick up some standardized and holiday tins for packaging this holiday season.  Searches are coming up a bit broad and some place…

Started by Andy Ciordia

7 Sep 11, 2012
Reply by Ryan


Hi, Trying to figure out how best to incorporate ingredients into my packaging. I offer so many different varieties of items that to order…

Started by PHLChocolate

4 Aug 24, 2012
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Contract Manufacturing

I am part of a chocolatier in Kingston, Jamaica that is looking at manufacturing in the US due to capacity issues. We are looking at partne…

Started by Kwabena Asiedu

0 Aug 24, 2012

New store coming much to think about

Hi...Sorry for sending you all a message instead of posting here-oops! Excited to have found and joind TCL. I am opening my store in the b…

Started by PHLChocolate

4 Jul 22, 2012
Reply by Kathryn James


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