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Cost of couverture in Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Foley Sep 4, 2011. 2 Replies

HiWe operate a medium sized chocolate business in a tourist town in the very south of Western Australia. We have been trading for nearly two years and have enjoyed the challenge. Despite good…Continue

 

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peter mengler replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"we do delicate air freight only dry in LCL . If your moving chocolate perhaps consider air for smaller shipments. could try DHL their rates on 250-500kgs do work for us on tea. Though bear in mind we deal in rare teas in the $250- $500/kg + bracket.…"
May 2, 2012
Anissa Talbi replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Thanks Peter. Unfortunately Mainfreight told me they dont do Less than Container Load in Reefer (refrigerated)... Was it possible for you?"
May 1, 2012
peter mengler replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Mainfreight is one of the best we have found. Sorry can't help with suppliers if your NZ based also depends what you intend to manufacture bars, truffles, moulding etc etc. For example pointless using a high end chocolate if flavours…"
Apr 28, 2012
antonino allegra replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Richard, i just come up to this discussion, i live in South Africa and shipping is also an issue.  Just by reading your post i noticed something i'm also interested to have some information: the alchool made by the cocoa juice. Could…"
Apr 27, 2012
Anissa Talbi replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Speaking of shipping costs.. Anyone recommends a shipping company that does LCL Reefer from France to New Zealand? How do you guys do it? Where do you buy your hcocolate from? I am new and just in the process of starting my own business... So much…"
Apr 26, 2012
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Mar 19, 2012
peter mengler replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"its a sad fact but the best product is expensive, we import rare teas from China and Taiwan . And like chocolate if its cheap that's how it tastes. We also make origin bars from cacao beans and for the time, cost of beans and cost of machinery,…"
Jan 19, 2012
Howard & Hanna Frederick replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi all:  We run a high-end Chocolates and High Tea Szalon in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.  High Tea business is very good, chocolate business makes up about 30 % of turnover.  You can see our website at…"
Jan 18, 2012
richard david replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Tom, what you said samples and chocolate makes a lot of sense to me. I'll upload some photos of the farms we are currently working with. The boys in the photos work for me. I spoke to my supervisor this morning in Samoa and he assured me the…"
Jan 3, 2012
Tom replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"That woud be great Richard, I will also send you back samples of the chocolate too so you can taste for yourself as well as read my comments, they make a whole lot more sense that way. Maybe we can knock Hersheys off the top of your favourite…"
Jan 3, 2012
richard david replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Tom, I saw her in here somewhere. Will make time to chat with her. Thank you,"
Jan 3, 2012
richard david replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Tom, Nice to hear from you. Back home we drink hot cocoa everyday. When you drive from my village to town about 30 mins, you see people selling both cocoa beans and the solid form already processed. I know people are bringing in Samoan cocoa…"
Jan 3, 2012
richard david replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Peter, I will arrange for a 1kg bag to be sent to you soon as I get it. People back home are currently making alcohol from the fermented cocoa juice. They say it's good stuff so will look into it. Richard"
Jan 3, 2012
Tom replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Oh, Richard you should talk to Florina who is on here too, she is attempting to do something similar with her families Samoan plantation."
Jan 3, 2012
peter mengler replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Richard as with most things there's only one way to do things if you want to stay in business. To start with a 1kg sample is plenty. Years ago i tasted the flesh of the pod and it was very nice this was Sth American, i've always though…"
Jan 3, 2012
Tom replied to Chris Grain's discussion Cost of couverture in Australia in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi Richard, I have been working with Samoan cacao from a couple of different sources, making chocolate from the beans and giving feedback on how the beans translate to fine chocolate. This has been mainly to improve fermentation practices, I also…"
Jan 3, 2012

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