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Katherine Reed and Erin are now friends
Dec 6
Erin and Kim Wilson are now friends
Dec 3
Erin added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

Wanted a Hot Chocolate Dispenser

Hi, I'm looking to buy (or rent, since I only need it for one day) a hot chocolate dispenser like one of these: you please let me know what you are asking for the machine and how soon you could get it shipped out to Seattle?Thank you! See More
Nov 21
Erin replied to Tony Walter's discussion Hilliard Cooling Cabinet in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I'll take it!  Please send me a message and/or accept my friend request so we can work out the details. "
Nov 1
Erin is attending Clay Gordon's event

Salon del Cacao y Chocolate & La Ruta del Cacao at Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center

July 3, 2014 to July 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL SPONSORED REGISTRATION IS CLOSEDThe 2014 Salon del Cacao y Chocolate will take place in Lima from July 3rd through the 6th.The Ruta del Cacao trip departs from Lima on July 7th and returns to Lima on the 9th.  The event represents over 40,000 cocoa growers from all regions across Peru. This is an sponsored invitation for international buyers and other trade and media professionals in the cocoa industry.The organizing committee will sponsor those qualifying guests with the…See More
May 29
Erin and Tim Williams are now friends
Apr 24
Erin and Christian Berke are now friends
Feb 27
Erin replied to Wayback When's discussion Cacao Cucina-Cocoa Bean Roaster for sale in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I just sent you a message about this."
Jan 13

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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Chocolate week at Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize. Picking the pods, fermenting the fruit and all the steps to create my own chocolate bar.
My favorite chocolate is:
Cotton Tree Chocolate

Erin's Blog

Bear attempts to steal chocolate factory

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 10:56am 2 Comments

I arrived home from a road trip in the wee hours on the 4th of July and was too tired to unload the car. In addition to all the equipment for my new chocolate factory I'll be opening in the fall, I had 400 lbs of cocoa butter and over 150 lbs of beans in the back of the car. I was convinced that I had the best smelling car (especially at the end of a two week road trip).

The next morning I had confirmation of just how good it smelled. When going to open the back of the car, I noticed… Continue

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At 2:40pm on December 3, 2013, Ronn Hatchel said…
Erin, if you will give me your email I will send photos of the granite table
Ronn Hatchel
At 3:06pm on March 21, 2012, Melanie Boudar said…

yes call me when you are here. 808-557-5358. My store is in Wailea, I can meet you there.

At 2:16pm on October 18, 2011, Dan Corson said…

Hi Erin.


Hey, I thought we should introduce ourselves since we are almost neighbors. We live mostly in Seattle, but have a cacao farm on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  Our trees have just started to produce and I heard we had a harvest of 150 pods yesterday.  


I assume you will be at the PNW Chocolate Festival next wkend?  Perhaps we can meet there?  We will be joined by another couple that have some land north of us who are planning on planting cacao over the holidays.  I love this Hawaii/PNW connection.


If you want to contact me, use my other email address:  I don't make it here all that often.




Dan and Berndt


At 12:34pm on July 19, 2011, Wilhelm Wanders said…


The white chocolate bar molds have 3 cavities each and each bar measures 6" x 2-7/8". There are six bar molds available.



At 11:43am on May 3, 2011, Stacy Narrow said…

Hi Erin,


I am interested in purchasing 3 of those magnetic molds, one of each type.  I am new to all this.  How do I purchase from you?  Thanks for your help.



At 3:45pm on February 28, 2011, MRA said…
Could we be any further away from each other. I think shipping is about a thousand for standard freight. I will keep you posted if we are unable to sell it.
At 11:13am on February 24, 2011, MRA said…
It's in New Hampshire. I'm looking for $7,000... but will consider all offers. Let me know.
At 9:00pm on May 8, 2010, Danielle said…
Hi Erin...Haven't had a chance to use the's been too hot here and my place doesn't have air conditioning. But I am thinking of getting up at 4 to try it out tomorrow morning.

As for the marshmallows, air is best, but you can do a gelatin base or egg base. I am trying to figure out once I get my new mixer, what I want to do. Egg based marshmallows don't last as long, but gelatin ones are denser. I will have to wait and see. My new mixer should be here this week.
At 12:55am on April 30, 2010, Danielle said…
Hi the temperer I just need to set it up to use it...haven't had much chance to open all the boxes...just got the chocolate stored in a cool place...

Thanks again for your help.

At 1:36am on April 29, 2010, Danielle said…

Just the mixer went out. I need something that can puff my marshmallows up a there goes another $400. Oh's just money...can't take it with you...

Other than that all is well.

Take care.


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