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Chocolate prices.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Ciordia Mar 31. 3 Replies

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

 

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It's Chocolate and David Menkes are now friends
Aug 5
David Menkes replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Carolina Cacao - soon closing. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Do you have any beans left that you can sell?"
Aug 4
It's Chocolate replied to Mack Ransom's discussion Spectra 11 wheels barely turning at the 8 hour mark...
"Mack, 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…"
Jul 28
Andy Ciordia replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Carolina Cacao - soon closing. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"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!"
May 24
It's Chocolate added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Carolina Cacao - soon closing.

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
May 24
It's Chocolate replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Belize beans in stock. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Sorry. We don't ship there. "
Apr 4
James Hull replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Belize beans in stock. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"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? many thanks, James"
Apr 4
It's Chocolate replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Belize beans in stock. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"No."
Apr 3
Tom Coleman replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Belize beans in stock. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Do you have whole pods.. more for educational purposes? Thanks Tom"
Apr 3
It's Chocolate added a discussion to the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
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Belize beans in stock.

Carolina Cacao now has beans from Belize in stock. Let me know what other origins you are interested in and we can try and get them. We thank you for your support and encouragement.RomSee More
Apr 3
Andy Ciordia replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Chocolate prices.
"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…"
Mar 31
Thomas Forbes replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Chocolate prices.
"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…"
Mar 28
Andy Ciordia replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Chocolate prices.
"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…"
Mar 28
Ravi Goojha replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Carolina Cacao - beans by the pound on sale. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"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…"
Mar 13
It's Chocolate replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Carolina Cacao - beans by the pound on sale. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Ravi, The beans are on sale for current list price minus 1.00 lb. Again I think you might have misinterpreted the post. Check out our website for bean origins. Thank you for your reply."
Mar 13
Ravi Goojha replied to It's Chocolate's discussion Carolina Cacao - beans by the pound on sale. in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"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…"
Mar 13

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