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I can answer most questions.

I am new to this forum but not new to the chocolate industry. Having patented some methods for making chocolates and molds to creating the…

Started by Grant

12 Nov 26, 2013
Reply by Anjali Gupta

What are 100% cocoa liquor wafers used for?

A friend of mine has a surplus of 100% chocolate liquor wafers and offered them to me for a good price. What are cocoa liquor wafers used f…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

1 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Thomas Forbes

Custom packaging

I shopping around for prices on custom printed candy boxes. (for illustrious business plan). i was referred to mod pack, but the sample I g…

Started by Jennifer

15 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by Jennifer

Any tips for preventing sugar bloom?

Hello I am having issues with what I believe is sugar bloom. It usually appears within days after making the chocolate, but sometimes shows…

Started by Juliana Desmond

14 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by Jackie Jones

Complying with CA Food Safety Regulations

Hello everyone. I am starting up a Cacoa nib production business based in California.  We are aware that we need to be complete the Process…

Started by Galen Berkowitz

1 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by Kaydee Kreitlow

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

20 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by Galen Berkowitz

Please help: Simple chocolate mold filling - I need a ball park: e.g. 2 employees working 8 hours each could make 1,000 pieces per day total, etc..

Hello! I am working on my business plan and need to draw on your expertise please. If you have a simple template spreadsheet that you wou…

Started by Jonathan Steiner

0 Nov 6, 2013

business structure

I am getting prepared to open my chocolate company legally. It will be a side gig to my full time job and I don't expect it to be huge anyt…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

25 Nov 3, 2013
Reply by Kaydee Kreitlow

RCI membership

I'm interested to know if this is worth it? As a start up it is $100 but the description of benefits seem a bit vague. Just wondering if th…

Started by Jennifer

1 Nov 2, 2013
Reply by Ryan

Venezuelan beans, cocoa butter, liquor, powder and cake in the US

Hello everyone. Casa Franceschi is a US representative of Cacao San Jose, a Franceschi family owned cocoa bean plantation and production co…

Started by Tatiana Larionova

3 Nov 1, 2013
Reply by Phillip Davis


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