Hello, I'm new to The Chocolate Life, and am a new chocolatier in West Michigan. I am sure some of you will be going to the trade show in Chicago next week. I wanted to know what you are anticipating…Continue
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What kind of sea salt are you using?
I make a carmel that I dip in chocolate then sprinkle salt on top. I've had to experiment with different salts. When I used a coarse Pink Himalayan Sea salt the chocolate…"
Hello, I'm new to The Chocolate Life, and am a new chocolatier in West Michigan. I am sure some of you will be going to the trade show in Chicago next week. I wanted to know what you are anticipating to see/learn? I am especially excited to find creative packaging. I am also hoping to find a supplier who carries direct trade couverture.I'll be taking a few seminars on Monday and Tuesday, thought it would be fun to get to know some of you if you will be there as well?I was also wondering if…See More
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