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Associations & Tradeshows

Like to build a list of associations and trade shows that relate to our industry. Are there any for artisan shops? All I've found so far i…

Started by Andy Ciordia

4 Jan 28, 2010
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Storage of "Soon to be used" chocolate

I am just getting started and go through maybe even on a busy weekend 5lbs of chocolate. Mostly because I'm testing recipes and honestly th…

Started by Brad Reardon

4 Jan 7, 2010
Reply by Valerie

Foil wrappers for bars -- sources for the good stuff?

Now that I have my formulations all worked out, and have begun finalizing the package design for my bars, I've come across a real scarcity…

Started by cheebs

15 Jan 4, 2010
Reply by Frank Haberman

Air brush and pump questions

Hi all, Sorry if I'm repeating, still trying to figure out the best way to post this question. I'm ready to buy an air brush set up and no…

Started by Greg Sorini

1 Dec 29, 2009
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Sugar grinding

Hi Folks, Almost ready to fire my new operation up but as yet have no machine suitable for grinding sugar before adding to the conch. Any…

Started by Duffy Sheardown

6 Dec 21, 2009
Reply by Duffy Sheardown

Discounts & Wholesale

As the gift season looms we're now entering some bulk orders from HR departments and the like. Right now we offer a small consumer discoun…

Started by Andy Ciordia

9 Nov 18, 2009
Reply by Andy Ciordia

ONLINE AUCTION - Abamex Nov 26 - Dec 8, 2009

An auction has been posted in Classifieds. Many items in the auction are suitable for small and startup chocolate companies.

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Nov 18, 2009

FDA Standards of Identity In light of current discussions on The Chocolate Life, I…

Started by Andrea

1 Oct 26, 2009
Reply by Heather Garza

refrigeration question

What are the things most start ups get so wrong ?

Started by John Q. Stewart

5 Oct 8, 2009
Reply by John Q. Stewart

bar wrapping

In our bean to bar to bon bon business in Bisbee, Arizona we am looking for a different and faster way to wrap bars. Presently we hand wrap…

Started by Gordon Terpening

5 Sep 22, 2009
Reply by Linda Grishman


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