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Margins: how much does it cost to produce 1 chocolate bar?

Started Jun 1, 2011 0 Replies

Having trouble finding any industry research on profit margins.In a nutshell: I want to know what it costs to make a bar of chocolate and put a wrapper on it. Yes, there are 100 variables. But if…Continue

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Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?

Started May 23, 2011 0 Replies

Hello, fellow chocolate lovers?May I ask a favor?Do you know a contract chocolate manufacturer in either the US or Colombia who can produce 85 % plus cocoa, gluten-free and allergen-free batches…Continue

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Clay Gordon commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"I understand your concern here. It's a lot easier to say "made in a facility that does not process nuts, dairy, and soy" and also "gluten-free." These could be verified by lab testing. I just want to be clear that…"
Sep 29, 2011
James Swanwick commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"Clay, thanks for responding. I am still looking for a truly "allergen-free" certificate. So far, my research has found companies who still process milk and nuts in the factory. So a statement on the ingredients lists would say:…"
Sep 29, 2011
James Swanwick commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"Pierrick, thank you for your suggestion. Who is the best contact at Luker Cacao? And what are your contact details?"
Sep 29, 2011
Clay Gordon commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"James: In re-reading this, I am curious to know if there is a generic "allergen-free" certificate. Apart from tree nuts (peanuts and ...? ) and gluten, what other potential allergens do you need to ensure are not in the…"
Sep 29, 2011
Pierrick Dubreil commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"James, I was reading older post, and came across yours. We stared importing couverture chocolate from Colombia, Luker Cacao. They are based in Bogota and work with Colombia beans. They manufacture 85% origin chocolate, you can visit our…"
Sep 29, 2011
John M Rossini commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"Hi James,  We can do organic certified and fair-trade certified chocolate products.   As for allergen and gluten free, we don't have the certification.   Let me know if we can help. …"
Jul 1, 2011
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Margins: how much does it cost to produce 1 chocolate bar?

Having trouble finding any industry research on profit margins.In a nutshell: I want to know what it costs to make a bar of chocolate and put a wrapper on it. Yes, there are 100 variables. But if anyone has any case studies on profit margins, would appreciate the info. Thanks!  See More
Jun 1, 2011
James Swanwick commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"Thank you, Harry!"
May 31, 2011
Harry Way commented on James Swanwick's blog post Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?
"Please check with Nguyen Lopez at The Healthy Chocolate Company in Sarasota FL. www.4noguilt.com   They are Kosher  "
May 25, 2011
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Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?

Hello, fellow chocolate lovers and all those reading The Chocolate Life!I am relatively new to the world of chocolate and would appreciate any advice you were willing to give me.May I please ask a favor?I am looking for a contract chocolate manufacturer in either the US or Colombia who can produce 85 % plus cocoa, gluten-free and allergen-free batches (certified).Can anyone suggest someone?Thank you!Regards,James Swanwickjames at jamesswanwick.com See More
May 23, 2011
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Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?

Hello, fellow chocolate lovers?May I ask a favor?Do you know a contract chocolate manufacturer in either the US or Colombia who can produce 85 % plus cocoa, gluten-free and allergen-free batches (certified).Can anyone suggest someone?Thank you!Regards,James Swanwickjames at jamesswanwick.com   See More
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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Tasting an 85 % cocoa chocolate bar in a little Medellin chocolate store in Colombia.
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Hand-made chocolate from Me Late Chocolate in Medellin, Colombia

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Help needed: Contract chocolate manufacturers in the US and Colombia?

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 5:28pm 8 Comments

Hello, fellow chocolate lovers and all those reading The Chocolate Life!

I am relatively new to the world of chocolate and would appreciate any advice you were willing to give me.

May I please ask a favor?

I am looking for a contract chocolate manufacturer in either the US or Colombia who can produce 85 % plus cocoa, gluten-free and allergen-free batches (certified).

Can anyone suggest someone?

Thank you!

Regards,

James Swanwick

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