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Shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy Buckner May 4, 2010. 2 Replies

If I can only afford to go to one industry show a year which one is a can't miss? I want to see packaging, machines, molds, and talk with chocolate vendors.  Is there a show that covers it all?

Bar Packaging

Started Feb 26, 2010 0 Replies

I wholesale truffles, bon bons, and other confections.  I have recently received requests for specialty bars.  I am not sure where to start with the packaging for bars.  I have seen the machines at…Continue

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Prefamac Molding Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payton Feb 26, 2010. 2 Replies

I recently bought used 60lb molding machine made by Prefamac. Everything seems to work except the most important part.  It doesn't hold temperature.  I have emailed back and for with Prefamac and it…Continue

Nutrition Information

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Ciordia Nov 18, 2009. 5 Replies

I have opened a chocolate truffles business and have sold wholesale for a while. I am looking in to starting selling retail as well. I need to figure out the nutritional information on the product I…Continue

 

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Brad Payton replied to Andy Ciordia's discussion Low Sugar Chocolate? in the group Startup Central
"Have you thought of creating product from liquor/100% cacao  that way you would have control of how you sweeten the product."
Jun 7, 2011
Dianne Trinque left a comment for Brad Payton
"Hi Brad,   We're almost up and running.  Don't think we'll make Valentine's Day, but should have a good Easter."
Feb 5, 2011
Dianne Trinque and Brad Payton are now friends
Feb 5, 2011
Brad Payton replied to Andy Ciordia's discussion Custom Chocolate Molds in the group Startup Central
"CKproducts.com also does custom molds. They are cheaper than Tomric and the sight is in English."
Aug 30, 2010
Brad Payton replied to cheebs's discussion Help needed finding cake cutter wire in bulk!
"The Cake cutter I use has a serrated blade that is very similar to what is on a band saw. You might want to check and see if a band saw blade will work for what you are looking for."
Aug 30, 2010
Brad Payton and Brian Donaghy are now friends
Aug 16, 2010
Brad Payton replied to Lindsay Truffler's discussion Air bubbles!
"For the higher detail mold I always heat my molds to the working temp of the chocolate. That way the chocolate is not cooling right when it hits the mold. It gives the vibrating table a better chance of getting the bubbles out."
Jul 19, 2010
Brad Payton replied to Alan Crofut's discussion Recent retail scams I've had...
"I got the same Tulsa request. I guess that one is going around. I asked for money for the samples and if she did order the cost would be applied as a credit. She stopped emailing me."
May 5, 2010
Brad Payton replied to George Trejo's discussion Chocolate Storage Boxes in the group Startup Central
"You can get the same brown boxes at www.linneasinc.com"
May 4, 2010
Wendy Buckner replied to Brad Payton's discussion Shows
"HA HA! That is great! I went to the Philadelphia Candy Show a few years ago before we opened our shop. It was ok. I did see a lot, and learn a lot... We saw tons of packaging and other manufacturers. I remember seeing Hilliard's Chocolate…"
May 4, 2010
Brad Payton and Celeste Hill are now friends
Apr 29, 2010
Clay Gordon replied to Brad Payton's discussion Shows
"I think it's fair to say that the two chocolate industry-specific shows that best meet your description are The annual Retail Confectioners International convention (this year in Lexington, KY in late June) and The Philadelphia Candy Show…"
Apr 27, 2010
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Shows

If I can only afford to go to one industry show a year which one is a can't miss? I want to see packaging, machines, molds, and talk with chocolate vendors.  Is there a show that covers it all?
Apr 27, 2010
Brad Payton replied to Rowan Parkhouse's discussion Drip feeding during tempering in the group Startup Central
"If you replace with cooler chocolate it brings the over temperature down. If you replace with warmer chocolate the temperature will go up. This gives you a lot of flexibility so say your chocolate has been spinning in the machine for a while. It to…"
Apr 21, 2010
Brad Payton 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
Mar 25, 2010
Brad Payton replied to Christina Durta's discussion Chocolate Silk Screen Supplies
"Thanks for your help. My family owns a screen printing shop. I own a chocolate shop. After reading your adventure it has inspired me to play around with it myself. Where can I buy proper sheets?"
Mar 12, 2010

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At 2:21am on February 5, 2011, Dianne Trinque said…

Hi Brad,

  We're almost up and running.  Don't think we'll make Valentine's Day, but should have a good Easter.

 
 
 

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