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Anjali Gupta
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  • Singapore
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Anjali Gupta's Discussions

Irinox Nice vs Friulinox

Started Oct 15 0 Replies

Hi All,I know there have been countless discussions on this topic, but I am in the process of finalising my list of equipment, and am now in a dilemma re my chocolate holding cabinet, and could…Continue

Robot Coupe with Vacuum attachment to increase shelf life

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Apr 13. 1 Reply

Hi,I am finalising my list of equipment for my new chocolate shop, and am looking at investing in a robot coupe with a vacuum attachment. I would be interested to know if anyone has any experience…Continue

Contract Manufacturing Agreements

Started Mar 11 0 Replies

Hi,I am looking to get some of my chocolates co packed. I am not sure what my agreements can cover for recipe protection, direct sale of the same product to other customers etc. If anyone has…Continue

Champagne Truffles

Started Oct 23, 2013 0 Replies

Hello from Singapore,I am still in the start-up phase of my business and trying to build awareness for my brand, which I am marketing as a luxury, hand-made chocolate business. I am going to be…Continue

 

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Anjali Gupta replied to Dale Anderson's discussion Chocovision Tempering Question in the group Startup Central
"Hi Dale, I have had a similar problem with my chocovision. I think that happens when the chocolate cannot flow easily. I have resolved it by (1) melting all the chocolate before putting it into the machine, or (2) starting with a small amount of…"
12 hours ago
Anjali Gupta replied to mariano garcia's discussion temper environments 30 C? in the group Startup Central
"Dear Mariano, I would look at putting in air-conditioning. It will increase your productivity, reduce your rejects. You have to build in these costs into your selling price.  For chocolate bars, you definitely want a good temper. Good…"
Monday
Anjali Gupta replied to mariano garcia's discussion temper environments 30 C? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Mariano, A Chocovision machine would help, but even the machine presumes a certain temperature in the room. I think using cold chocolate is a good idea. Also, keep your room as cool as you can. When I said what kind of chocolate products I meant…"
Sunday
Anjali Gupta replied to mariano garcia's discussion temper environments 30 C? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Mariano, I live in Singapore, where the temperature is 30 C as well. I find that there is a difference in the quality of temper when the ambient temperature is high. Your chocolate will not be as shiny, and will not have the same snap. So, it…"
Sunday
Anjali Gupta posted a discussion

Irinox Nice vs Friulinox

Hi All,I know there have been countless discussions on this topic, but I am in the process of finalising my list of equipment, and am now in a dilemma re my chocolate holding cabinet, and could really do with some advice.I am setting up a small chocolate production facility in Singapore. The size of my kitchen is appx 350sf. The room will be air-conditioned, and I will try and maintain a temperature of 22 degrees centigrade. Humidity is a real issue here, and I have quite a high rate of…See More
Oct 15
Sebastian replied to Anjali Gupta's discussion Robot Coupe with Vacuum attachment to increase shelf life
"On it's own - no.  It has the potential to, but only if your formulation is appropriate, and just as importantly, if you're materials handling procedures are appropriate.  it's meant to  minimize the amount of ambient…"
Apr 13
Anjali Gupta posted a discussion

Robot Coupe with Vacuum attachment to increase shelf life

Hi,I am finalising my list of equipment for my new chocolate shop, and am looking at investing in a robot coupe with a vacuum attachment. I would be interested to know if anyone has any experience working with it and if it does in fact, increase the shelf life of cream filled bonbons?AnjaliSee More
Apr 13
Anjali Gupta replied to Kaydee Kreitlow's discussion Farmer's Market customer interaction question in the group Startup Central
"Hi Kaydee, The problem with chocolate is that there are too many people who just want to sample your goods. The conversion, in my opinion, does not justify the cost of giving away. I think you did the right thing by not cutting up your bar. You have…"
Apr 13
Anjali Gupta replied to matt black's discussion Callebaut Chocolate Academy
"I attended their French Ganache Course in Banbury, UK. I really enjoyed the course, and it gave me lots of useful tips on working with chocolate, flavour pairing etc. I would recommend it. Anjali"
Apr 10
Anjali Gupta replied to Pooja Seth's discussion Moving From Home To Store in the group Startup Central
"Hi Pooja, I am in a similar situation. I would recommend you do the Business Plan module at Ecole Chocolat. It is a one month online course, which provides you with all the resources that you need to get going. Good Luck, Anjali"
Apr 10
Anjali Gupta commented on KREBS Chocolate sprayer's photo
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Krebs LM25 food spray gun in action

"Hi, I am interested in the Krebs spray gun. What is the container capacity? Will it work with coloured cocoa butter? Does the cocoa butter have to be tempered before putting it in the gun? Do you have a distributor in Singapore?  Anjali"
Apr 10
Anjali Gupta and Giuseppe are now friends
Apr 3
Anjali Gupta replied to ALEX's discussion New working place plan in the group Startup Central
"Hi Giuseppe, Do you know if FBM will be one of the exhibitors at the Food and Hotel Asia 2014 trade show in Singapore next week?  I am looking at all my equipment requirements and am hoping to be able to see some of the equipment before I…"
Apr 2
Anjali Gupta replied to Arainna Forth's discussion Norman Love class, thoughts?
"Hi Arainna, I would definitely consider the class if it taught advanced decorating techniques. If it is basic moulding, I would not go. Anjali"
Apr 2
Anjali Gupta replied to Shanta Reddy's discussion starting a chocolate workshop
"Hi Shanta, Your equipment will depend on what you plan to make. Think of it like this - which task would you like to automate most? You have to be able to save time and increase your productivity. Regards, Anjali"
Apr 2
Anjali Gupta replied to ALEX's discussion New working place plan in the group Startup Central
"Hi Alex, I am in a similar situation. I am looking to rent a small space - appx 300square feet, which will be my production workshop cum retail space. I will be planning my layout soon, and will share it with you. What kind of products do you plan…"
Mar 30

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
My first attempt at tempering chocolate
My favorite chocolate is:
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