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Jack Meyer liked Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc.
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Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Do you eat the pizza first? Just kidding!  Actually very creative. Who would have thought about using pizza boxes. I'll check into that. Thanks"
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Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Thanks David! No free shipping in the chocolate business...no matter which way you go, it's expensive. Thank for the link!"
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Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Thanks Landen...Your shipping test story was great! Thanks for the links!"
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Dirke Botsford replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"We ship with both small pizza boxes lined with bubble wrap or padded envelopes. We have yet to have any reports of melted or damaged products as shipping is usually over night to avoid it."
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Landen Zernickow replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jack, here's what we've found at Root Chocolate, from elsewhere…"
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David Menkes replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc. in the group Startup Central
"I'm assuming you're in the US? USPS Medium Flat Rate boxes are $12.35 and you can line bubble foil around the inside, an ice pack, and wrap your bars in plastic (I've received boxes where the ice pack burst and gel got everywhere).…"
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Any advice on packaging bars to send in the mail,ups etc.

I will be selling bars on a website (not yet developed) and I would like to know how best to package bars to protect them from damage and or melting. I would appreciate hearing from those of you that are doing this successfully.ThanksSee More
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Jack Meyer liked Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars?
Sep 9
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Hi Jim, Here's the link where I got the organic/deodorized Cacao butter. It's $11.95 a pound plus shipping.  www.ChocolateAlchemy.com I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks Again! Jack "
Sep 9
James Hull replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jack, I'd love to know how you get on with deodorized butter, as I have not been able to find any yet, but like you, I am starting to think the cocoa flavour from my Nicaraguan beans is conflicting with my Peruvian cocoa butter. But could it…"
Sep 9
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jim, I appreciate your advise and your formula. You certainly confirmed what I was concerned about. You also highlighted another one of my concerns about using butter that is not of the same origin. Now, for the first go-around I will use…"
Sep 9
James Hull replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Jack, ideally there is supposed to be about 30% cocoa butter of the overall mix, any less and I have found that between the sugar and the milk powder it gets really tacky, and basically clogs up the rollers in my machine and doesn't…"
Sep 9
Jack Meyer added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Must cocoa butter be used to make milk chocolate bars?

I just roasted some quality beans and would like to try making milk chocolate bars. Before I get too far into the process I thought I should ask for advise as to whether or not I must use cocoa butter as part of the recipe or can I simply use powdered whole milk, sugar and the liquor? See More
Sep 8
David Senk replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Problem with first batch and need advice. in the group Startup Central
"Good call - that really is a lot easier if seed is all you're after..."
Aug 19
Jack Meyer replied to Jack Meyer's discussion Problem with first batch and need advice. in the group Startup Central
"That seems fairly easy. I now have two ways to temper chocolate and when I get the IR Thermometer I shall try both. Thanks "
Aug 19

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Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Trying the Cafe Britt chocolate covered espresso beans.
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark bittersweet

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