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Freezing beans as a storage option

Hi I am having difficulties finding adequate storage for 1500kg of beans. I just found some moth in the beans so they are getting treated,…

Started by Freddo

3 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Kane Dijkman

Buying Gianduja On Line

My local wholesaler can't get Callebut Gianduja.  There's a bunch of places online that claim to carry it but they're always out.  Can anyo…

Started by Greg Gould

1 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by cheebs

Accurate Thermometers

Forgive me, I already posted this--but it appears I listed it as a "comment" and not a "discussion." Does anyone have a thermometer that t…

Started by Dale Anderson

7 Dec 16, 2013
Reply by John Duxbury

Posting legal issues and disclaimers

Hello All.  I'm about 2 weeks from opening and I'd like to know what type of notices and disclaimers folks use to post required "legal-type…

Started by John Duxbury

0 Dec 16, 2013

Selling candy bars?

I've been selling boxes of hand filled molded truffles this season, but am starting to think about a line of "luxury candy bar" for next fa…

Started by Ben

6 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Julie Ehrentraut

Where do you buy your chocolate?. What kind of chocolate do you buy?.

Hi! I will start a small chocolate confectionery business. Right now, I can't make chocolate (process the cacao beans), because I don't hav…

Started by Cesar Guzman

24 Dec 7, 2013
Reply by Cesar Guzman

How to store/transport/wrap finished chocolates

The kitchen I will be using tends to be kept pretty cool, AC on high because they bake. I plan to turn it down when I'm working but my thin…

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow

8 Dec 4, 2013
Reply by PHLChocolate

Recommended equipment for chocolate cup filling as in peanut butter and other viscous fillings

I am interested in learning about equipment that would be suitable for chocolate cup manufacturing., ie for mid size volume of confections…

Started by Chocolate Lover

2 Dec 4, 2013
Reply by PHLChocolate

Business plans

I'm starting to put together a business plan and I'm wondering what is key to include if I am NOT looking for funding. I've seen a lot of e…

Started by Jennifer

33 Dec 3, 2013
Reply by Jessica Osterday

Chocovision machine tempering question

I recently purchased a Chocovision Revolution Delta (I've been working with a Chocovision X3210 for over a year now) and have used it twice…

Started by Geetha Panchapakesan

10 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Dave W


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