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Andal Balu
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  • Roswell, GA
  • United States
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Andal Balu's Discussions

Mission small business program from chase bank and cocoatown

Started Jun 26, 2012 0 Replies

Dear Friends,I have a personal request to all of you. We have applied for Chase small business grant for our cocoatown business. Chase is giving $250,000 grants to selected businesses. This will help…Continue

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NY Chocolate Show - is any TCL member exhibiting?

Started Oct 26, 2011 0 Replies

HI all,Is anybody from TCL exhibiting at NY chocolate show? Thanks! Andal Balucocoatown.comContinue

Data on chocolate companies and the potential growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Peters Jul 20, 2010. 1 Reply

Hi all,Can any of you help me to get the data on how many companies are making bean to bar now. Is there any report that talks about the bean to bar in terms of market segment.Thanks!Andal…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Andal Balu replied to Jessica Osterday's discussion Cocoatown Melanger Chocolate tastes like burnt rubber
"We did a couple of batches of chocolate in the machine returned and we could not reproduce the rubber smell. We even tried using the machine in a closed room for 24 hours. We also talked to few of our customers and they do not recall having such a…"
Jul 13
Andal Balu posted a blog post

inexpensive chocolate molds

I saw an inquiry few months ago about inexpensive chocolate molds. I met Paul at FCIA in June 2013 and he was marketing Pour n' pack molds. When I replied the post in Jun / Jul I did not have his contact information. Now I got his contact information. You can contact him at paul@eco-friendlypackaging.com or at 401-369-9719. I hope this information is useful. I am not affiliated with his company nor I get any benefit by mentioning his company name. Since I could not find my original reply (I…See More
Nov 14, 2013
Andal Balu commented on Hilal ÇAKMAK's blog post Anyone wants to see the quality of hazelnuts or cocoa beans? any buyer of guillotine?
"Can you please send us a quote and more information on the cocoa bean guillotine? The link for your website is not working. Can you please send us the correct link?"
Oct 27, 2013
Andal Balu replied to PHLChocolate's discussion Mold Suggestions... in the group Startup Central
"Hi Tia, I met somebody selling pack and mold - plastic disposable mold that you can sell with the bar because it was inexpensive at FCIA summer meeting. I thought I had his business card but could not find it right now. If I find it later I…"
Oct 3, 2013
Andal Balu is now friends with Mickey McDowell - CocoaVana, Amaleah Brigitte Black-Smiley, rizqo and Tom Neuhaus more
Sep 16, 2013
Andal Balu replied to Brian Begun's discussion BUBBLES! Need some help dealing with bubbles in the group Startup Central
"Good summary of solutions. Does the humidity in the room while tempering have any effect on viscosity or bubble formation? Thanks. Balu"
Sep 16, 2013
Andal Balu commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"I have a slide presentation that we typically use when we give seminars on bean-to-bar that I can share with you.  Please email me your contact information to andal@cocoatown.com. Andal Balu"
Sep 15, 2013
Andal Balu replied to Pixie's discussion Stone Grinder for Raw Chocolate
"Hi, Our CocoaTown equipment like ECGC-12SL melangers and ECGC-65A Grindeurs have been used by chocolatiers around the world to grind almonds, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts, walnuts etc. (except peanut butter) into nut butters, and to…"
Aug 2, 2013
Andal Balu replied to TheChocolateMan's discussion List of Equipment Required for Small Scale Chocolate Business
"Do you want to start from couverture or from beans? "
Jun 2, 2013
Andal Balu commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Hi all, This is Andal Balu from CocoaTown. We are presenting a seminar :To Bean or Not To Bean - is Bean to Bar right business for you? at FCIA in June. I am trying to find out what is the concern that normally people have when they decide to start…"
Jun 2, 2013
Andal Balu joined Clay Gordon's group
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Jun 2, 2013
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Hawaii Cacao

Information on cacao and chocolate in Hawaii and about the Hawaii State-wide -Cacao Variety Trial in 2010. Co-moderated by ChocolateLife member Skip Bittenbender of the University of Hawaii.Group badge photo by ChocolateLife member Koa Kahili.See More
Jun 27, 2012
Andal Balu posted a discussion

Mission small business program from chase bank and cocoatown

Dear Friends,I have a personal request to all of you. We have applied for Chase small business grant for our cocoatown business. Chase is giving $250,000 grants to selected businesses. This will help us grow our business and help more customers to grow their business in turn.For qualifying for the grant, we need to get 250 votes by June 30th, 2012. Please vote for cocoatown and encourage your friends to vote too. Log in at…See More
Jun 26, 2012
Andal Balu replied to Sebastian Schoellhammer's discussion ordering from cocoatown to NZ in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Sebastian, We have heard from some of our customers that some countries have low duties, if you declare it as chocolate equipment. So please find out from your customs department what is the duty for this melanger. We have shipped a few melangers…"
May 28, 2012
Andal Balu joined Clay Gordon's group
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Chocolate Down Under

This group is for ChocolateLife members living and working in Australasia (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, etc).See More
May 28, 2012
Andal Balu commented on Tom Neuhaus's blog post Fundraiser for Project Hope and Fairness
"Hi Tom, The website is not working. Can you please send more information on the fundraiser event? Thanks! Andal Balu"
Dec 10, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Growing up in a small town in India in 1960s, chocolate was a rare treat. When I was in high school, my sister became a teacher and everymonth on salary day, she would buy a Five Star Chocolate bar to be shared by all 6 of us. We used to wait for her on her salary day, so we can get our chocolate.
My favorite chocolate is:
Heath bar

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inexpensive chocolate molds

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

I saw an inquiry few months ago about inexpensive chocolate molds. I met Paul at FCIA in June 2013 and he was marketing Pour n' pack molds. When I replied the post in Jun / Jul I did not have his contact information. Now I got his contact information. You can contact him at paul@eco-friendlypackaging.com or at 401-369-9719. I hope this information is useful. I am not affiliated with his company nor I get any benefit by mentioning his company name. Since I could not find my original reply (I…

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