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UL-approved equipment

It seems that none of the common machines, such as melangers, are UL-approved. How are people dealing with city/count regulations, OSHA, fi…

Started by Toby Gadd

0 Jan 22


Hi all, Trying to source the following...any suggestions are appreciated: -Valrhona Drinking Chocolate in Bulk -Dairy Free/Pareve Caramel…

Started by PHLChocolate

15 Jan 18
Reply by Julie Ehrentraut

Glue/Sealant for Cocoatown Large Grinders

Hello. I have a used ICGC-C-40 wet grinder that now leaks from the stainless bowl to granite bottom seal.  Any recommendations on a sealant…

Started by Paul Picton

2 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Paul Picton

Nut Free

I would like to add a certified nut free wrapped product to my retail product line.   I know of Vermont Nut Free, but I am sure that there…

Started by Diane A Holland

0 Dec 26, 2013

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


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