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Benoît's Discussions

Benoît Nihant Chocolatier goes "Bean to Bar"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bhuvan Aug 5, 2011. 8 Replies

It is the certainly one of the most exciting steps in my chocolate life: I am now producing my own chocolate from fantastic beans! Only Giants like Callebaut and Marcolini ( aka Nestle) do it in…Continue

Where to find cocoa pulp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberto Pombar Apr 4, 2012. 4 Replies

HelloI am trying to find a reliable source of cocoa pulp. Who can help me?BenoîtContinue

Chocolate machinery

Started Jan 19, 2011 0 Replies

Dear Chocolate lovers! I am a chocolatier from Belgium. I am considering buying second hand equipment and would like to get your advises and recommendations on the models I found. First precision, I…Continue

 

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Benoît replied to Daniel Haran's discussion Wanted: Pre-grinder in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"it is a grinder/conch as you know... "
yesterday
Benoît replied to Daniel Haran's discussion Wanted: Pre-grinder in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi I am selling a Universal Conch 100L capacity. If interested, you can get in touch with me. Cheers  Ben"
yesterday
Benoît added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Chocolate tanks 100L and 300L For sale

For sale:Chocolate tanks 100L (3 pcs) and 300L (3PCS)Stainless steelWith agitator!Double jacket.PerfectQuestion? send me an email at benoit.nihant@me.comSee More
Thursday
Benoît and Dave Elliott are now friends
Dec 9
Mike and Benoît are now friends
Dec 8
Benoît replied to Benoît's discussion Universal Grinder/Conch for sale (NEW) in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Send me an email at benoit.nihant@me.com I am in Europe"
Dec 8
Benoît replied to Benoît's discussion Universal Grinder/Conch for sale (NEW) in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Please send me A private message for details. Thank you Benoit"
Dec 8
Jim Greenberg replied to Benoît's discussion Universal Grinder/Conch for sale (NEW) in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi, Benoit. I would be glad to purchase this machine. Please call me Monday at 203.913.9656 mobile. Thanks, Jim Greenberg, President Union Confectionery Machinery Company"
Dec 7
Mike replied to Benoît's discussion Universal Grinder/Conch for sale (NEW) in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"What is the price for this machine? "
Dec 7
Benoît added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Universal Grinder/Conch for sale (NEW)

Universal Grinder/Conch for sale.Completely new.It was installed and cleaned with oil, cocoa butter and then chocolate but never used in production. We are not going to use it because we decided to buy a bigger machine.It is still on the pallet.Batch size is 100kgParticle size 20-25 micronAxis speed: 48t/minCycle time 16-22hMain engine power 5500WHeating power: 2500WWeight 1050kgDimensions: 1200X1150X1050mmSee More
Dec 7
Benoît added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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ROASTER VERCELINO FOR SALE ((12-15kg batch))

Available in BelgiumMinor repairs needed.8000EURSee More
Jan 31, 2013
Roberto Pombar replied to Benoît's discussion Where to find cocoa pulp?
"hello benoit my name is Roberto from Ecuador , i am a reliable source of cocoa pulp , i can export my product and have excellent quality, i have heard this is used in chocolate industry as an improver. if you are likely i can give you more details…"
Apr 4, 2012
Benoît replied to ChocoFiles's discussion Belgian Chocolate Makers
"For your information: Belcolade doesn't produce from the bean but from the mass Callebaut is a belgo-swiss company...and produces massive volumes of industrial quality chocolate Benoît Nihant Chocolatier was founded 5 years ago and…"
Mar 11, 2012
Duffy Sheardown left a comment for Benoît
"Hi Benoit,  Thanks for the bars you gave us at "Unwrapped" - we tried the Madagascar one at the weekend and really enjoyed it. We will get through all of them eventually!  Can I ask you a question? How do you clean your bar…"
Nov 2, 2011
Benoît and Carla Martin are now friends
Oct 13, 2011
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Oct 2, 2011

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At 9:07am on November 2, 2011, Duffy Sheardown said…

Hi Benoit,

 Thanks for the bars you gave us at "Unwrapped" - we tried the Madagascar one at the weekend and really enjoyed it. We will get through all of them eventually!

 Can I ask you a question? How do you clean your bar moulds?

Thanks,

Duffy

At 10:58am on January 23, 2011, Vera Hofman said…
Hi Benoît, Thank you for your message. Congratulations with your shop! Good news from the South! I hope to visit Maastricht soon. Chocolove, Vera
 
 
 

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