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Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business

Started this discussion. Last reply by antonino allegra May 16, 2012. 15 Replies

 

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antonino allegra replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Great, best of luck with your new business! Will you produce bean to bar or become a chocolatier? If you are into chocolatier, you can contact us, we make organic chocolate here in SA. "
May 16, 2012
Onalenna Setilo replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi antonino, I will be setting up in Botswana.   regards Ona"
May 16, 2012
antonino allegra replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hello Landia, where are you going to open your chocolate business? We do chocolate in Cape Town, we offer support to all our customers that want to know about chocolate!"
May 16, 2012
Onalenna Setilo replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Landia, I am so excited i somehow went to this page, I am interested in chocolate making, small production for starters as well. I am based in Botswana and would like to attend a course somewhere nearer to Botswana. Johannesburg will be ideal,…"
May 15, 2012
Robert Rigo Kilonzo left a comment for Landia
"Hi Landia, I’m a newbie in the chocolate making business. I run a small popsicle manufacturing concern in Johannesburg (South Africa) and I would love to expand into the chocolate business. I came across the query you posted 2 years ago on the…"
Jul 4, 2011
John Doyle replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Make sure that you watch the humidity level as well. It can ruin a good days production if there is too much water in the air."
Aug 29, 2009
Julie Helzer replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"I would also take into account the weather in South Africa and find a space you can control the temperature year-round."
Aug 27, 2009
Ankur Bhargava replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hello Landia, I wish you all the best for your business prospects. I remember the initial days of my farther 10 years ago who started to make chocolates as a hobby. We have now expanded the idea 10 fold, and have become regular suppliers for a host…"
Aug 6, 2009
Landia replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Gerhard, This studio is said to be excellent: http://www.chocolatestudio.co.za/about-studio.php There is also a course in Jo'burg that's not as expensive. Shout if you need more info :) Landia"
Jul 17, 2009
Gerhard Beukes replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Landia, My name is Gerhard. I live in Pretoria and are interested to do a chocolate making course. Could you offer advice on who to contact. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Regards Gerhard"
Jul 16, 2009
Jeff Stern and Landia are now friends
Jun 2, 2009
Paul Mosca replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Landia, Best of luck with your chocolate project. My drum teacher always said,"less is more." I'm in my second year of my chocolate project and it is difficult to follow that advice. There are a lot of people willing to sell you…"
May 29, 2009
Jeff Stern replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"An immersion blender is like a blender, but on a stick. The motor and control is mounted on the top, you have a rod that extends down from the motor, and at the base are the blades. You immerse it in whatever you're blending. A good commercial…"
May 27, 2009
Landia replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Susie, I need to check up on that. We're in South Africa, so I'm hoping the restrictions will be less stringent. Thanks for the advice! Cheers, Landia"
May 27, 2009
Landia replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for your feedback. Very helpful indeed! What's an immersion blender and how much would one of those cost? Will we need air conditioners? Where are you based? Thanks for the help :) Landia"
May 27, 2009
Susie Norris replied to Landia's discussion Set up cost of starting a small chocolate business
"Hi. You should probably investigate the health department regulations in a area you plan to work. Some states in the US (like California) do not allow commercial food production in home kitchens. This can drive up your costs because you may have to…"
May 26, 2009

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
First shell shaped chocolates and mixed trays when I was growing up. Many more...
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark Lindt with praline center

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At 2:04pm on July 4, 2011, Robert Rigo Kilonzo said…

Hi Landia,
I’m a newbie in the chocolate making business. I run a small popsicle manufacturing concern in Johannesburg (South Africa) and I would love to expand into the chocolate business. I came across the query you posted 2 years ago on the chocolate life website and was amazed because I find myself in a similar predicament as you did at the time. I would like to request for assistance as pertains to training. I have run into a snag as concerns finding someone to train me on the production of a simple type of milk-chocolate covered caramel cube (the dipped variety) that I would like to produce.
Is there any chocolatier you could refer me to who has some time to train me on the production of this caramel /chocolate cube (similar to the one on the pic. below). Are you adept at creating this type of snack ?











 

 

 

 

I would really love to get a pointer in the right direction.

Any advice would be highly appreciated,

 

Namaste.

 

 
 
 

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