In North Carolina I've noticed a shift in chocolate prices from full retail to a more value oriented approach. This is not encouraging news for the small artisinal chocolatier. Obviously raw material…Continue
Not sure if this is the answer but sometimes chocolate seeps into the wheel cavity along the rod and hardens, thus slowing the wheels. You can unscrew the wheel cap and remove the wheel. If you find that the chocolate has hardened then simply…"
"Yea one job takes enough toll, two is like being drawn and quartered. Two retail stores and a second job I totally understand.
Are you going to liquidate your equipment?
Much luck in your continued journey!"
Just writing to let everybody know that we are going to close our Carolina Cacao website soon.I just don't have the time to take care of two businesses. I want to thank everybody that has supported our business. Sincerely,Rom StillSee More
"Hi, I am very interested in these beans. Are they Criollo, Trinitario or Forastero? are they organic, and/or fairtrade? and what is the price per kilo for them? also shipping to the UK?
"Be very careful comparing yourself to sub-par concepts. Trader Joes, industrial. General chocolate shops mostly use old industrial makers, callebaut--small costs, cheap products. TCHO is one of the first larger scale chocolate makers in the US…"
"I live in Bergen County, NJ, right over the George Washington Bridge. I find the chocolatiers in the area sell at around $20 a lb. for truffles and barks. It is not very good. The pharmacies sell the $3.50-$4 a bar, but that is…"
"How many chocolate (bean) vendors do we have in NC? Glad to know you're a regional player, someday we'd like to get into our own line but not for the foreseeable future.
Though we buy artisan bars from american producers solely and…"
"Sorry! My mistake!
I just want to make sure that beans for discerning chocolatiers looking to produce the best chocolate should have access to the best out there, duly certified and all!
Especilly since it is very difficult to verify…"
"Thanks for the reply.
Where are the beans from, I mean the ones you are selling at a $1/lb?
Are their origins certified?
Anybody can go to Ghana/Ivory Coast and buy tons of beans and flood the market with give-away prices driving away bona-fide…"