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Percent of cocoa

Can anyone tell me how I can determine what the percent of cocoa is in any given batch. Is it based on the ratio  of beans to  sugar, if so…

Started by Gloria "G Chocolate"

1 Jun 18, 2010
Reply by deborah

Chocolate Shop Floorplans

Looking for floor plans, resources, design ideas, etc, for a chocolate shop layout.  We're starting to work with a broker to look for somet…

Started by Andy Ciordia

19 May 6, 2010
Reply by Clay Gordon

Chocolate Storage Boxes

I'm looking for chocolate storage boxes that I can store my finished truffles in for freezing.  It would need to keep the pieces secure and…

Started by George Trejo

3 May 5, 2010
Reply by George Trejo

Drip feeding during tempering

Hey, Firstly just to introduce myself I'm Rowan and I've just started a really small chocolate company in London, this forum looks excelle…

Started by Rowan Parkhouse

7 May 2, 2010
Reply by Gretchen Tartakoff

A few startup chocolate production questions

I am starting a web based business selling uniquely (original figure designs) moulded chocolate candy to a very specific niche market using…

Started by Stan Phillips

5 Mar 7, 2010
Reply by Andre Volchinski

Creating an online cookbook

Easy as making french toast, quick as a sandwich and elegant as a gourmet brunch.I've come up with a recipe for Savory French Toast drizzle…

Started by Gretchen Tartakoff

2 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by Gretchen Tartakoff

Question about resources to design packaging for chocolates

I'm at the very early stages of working on a chocolate retail business  - chocolate bars and products to be sold in a non-US market. I was…

Started by Geetha Panchapakesan

3 Feb 11, 2010
Reply by Geetha Panchapakesan

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

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


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