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Julie Ehrentraut
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  • Locke, NY
  • United States
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Julie Ehrentraut replied to PHLChocolate's discussion Sourcing in the group Startup Central
"Premium Chocolatiers, Can I get the contact information for someone I can speak to in your company regarding possible R&D for a new ingredient I am creating? Julie Ehrentraut ehrentrauts@verizon.net"
Jan 18
Daniel Domingo and Julie Ehrentraut are now friends
Jan 2
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Ben's discussion Selling candy bars? in the group Startup Central
"Yes figure on profit margin not markup."
Dec 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Ben's discussion Selling candy bars? in the group Startup Central
"Michael is right.  You can start out selling direct to the smaller stores (gourmet, specialty).  You can leave in the dist. % if you think you will eventually be going that route.  In the meantime you will have some leeway to put your…"
Dec 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Ben's discussion Selling candy bars? in the group Startup Central
"If you wholesale you have to consider not just store mark up but distributor as well.  I know for natural food the standard mark up is 30% for distributor and 40% for retail and 40% minimum for yourself.  So figure yours from cost then…"
Dec 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Cesar Guzman's discussion Where do you buy your chocolate?. What kind of chocolate do you buy?. in the group Startup Central
"Does anyone here know where I can get a soy-free, dairy-free and nut-free dark chocolate?  I have checked with Callebaut and they do not have a dark chocolate just a semi-sweet which I already have.  Do any of you have any ideas on where…"
Nov 27, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Thanks Andrea for all the tips, it is greatly appreciated. Can I friend you in case I have any more questions?  It is nice to talk to someone that is using the same chocolate as I am."
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Thanks Andrea!  I did have better luck using your method of heating, dropping temp and reheating but it still had bloom, just not as bad.  I tried this method to see if there would be a major difference and there definitely was.  The…"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut commented on Giuseppe's photo
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FBM Aura

"Thank you Clay for explaining the difference between the 2 machines for me.  I am also having some problems learning how to temper my chocolate without a machine.  I would like to learn how to manually temper in the event I need to in the…"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"Andy, Thank you for your reply.  I am new to this and have been reading as much as possible but the temperatures vary for dark/semi-sweet chocolate from site to site so I have been trying to stay within the range I have been reading.  I…"
May 13, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Maggie Prittie's discussion losing temper w/tempering
"I am with you Maggie!  I have been trying to temper dark chocolate as well and am having all kinds of problems.  I bring my chocolate up to 115 then I add 25% seed chocolate and bring it down to 90 to work with it.  I am wondering if…"
May 12, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut commented on Giuseppe's photo
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FBM Aura

"I am looking at getting my first tempering machine and have been trying to narrow down my options.  I have been thinking of this Aura machine by FBM, the Pomati T5 or the Chocolab.  I know the Chocolab is a more advanced machine compared…"
May 10, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut left a comment for Clay Gordon
"I am interested in finding out prices on 2 of FBM's machines - the Aura and the Chocolab.  Do you have current pricing on these yet?"
May 9, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut and Tatiana Larionova are now friends
May 2, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut replied to Tatiana Larionova's discussion Venezuelan beans, cocoa butter, liquor, powder and cake in the US in the group Startup Central
"I left a message for you on your member wall. Please call me at your earliest convenience."
May 2, 2013
Julie Ehrentraut left a comment for Tatiana Larionova
"Please call me regarding your chocolate 607-229-4500 Julie"
May 2, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making my first Chocolate truffle.
My favorite chocolate is:
Barry Callebaut

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