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Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Donner Sep 22, 2009. 12 Replies

There is a new chocolate shop in Buffalo that advertises that they are the only "true chocolatier" in town. A few blocks away, there is a fabulous chocolatier (I would consider him a master…Continue

 

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Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"You're absolutely right Dallas Chocolate. We are very cordial. I wish only good things for their shop. They have a very different approach. I just wanted to know if there was such a thing as a "True Chocolatier". It just sounded ever…"
Sep 22, 2009
Dallas Chocolate / Sander Wolf replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"You should call them up and ask them what they mean. No point in guessing though I agree that it's offensive and demonstrably false. I'm sure your town can support more than one great chocolate shop. No reason you can't at least…"
Sep 22, 2009
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Sep 21, 2009
Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"They aren't bean to bar anywhere on their website. My thinking is they would trumpet that to be "other". Anyway, this discussion has been really validating and I appreciate all the comments. Visit www.chocologo.com and see what WE do.…"
Sep 18, 2009
Andre Costa replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"I believe my point was that if they have done a local research and found out that no one else was a "bean-to-bar" establishment and they were, then they thought they could call themselves "true chocolatier" - there is a whole…"
Sep 18, 2009
Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"Thanks, SU. Maybe I am taking this too personally? I don't know. Maybe they are positioning themselves as different from Fowler's, Niagara Chocolates and the like. Choco-Logo is certainly not in that category. We have a Madagascar 62% that…"
Sep 18, 2009
SU replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"It sounds like they are trying to differentiate themselves from "traditional" upstate NY chocolate -- we call it "fountain" chocolate in our family -- which seems to be comprised mostly of sugar. It's super sweet goodness…"
Sep 18, 2009
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Sep 17, 2009
Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"Well said!"
Sep 17, 2009
Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"Andre, Thanks for weighing in. I would like to know why they call themselves true chocolatiers, myself. I'm not trying to start a turf war, by any means. I just think it's a strange turn of phrase. Apparently it has no real definition in…"
Sep 17, 2009
Diana replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"I always find slurs on the competition (however veiled) off-putting and unprofessional. I'm sure I'm not alone, and the public will soon show their thinking."
Sep 17, 2009
Andre Costa replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"How do they back up their "true chocolatier" approach? What do they do that makes them a true one? Are they a bean-to-bar company? Despite how offensive the language is (and I agree it is), I would like to know why they call themselves…"
Sep 17, 2009
Liz Donner replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"I thought it was disrespectful, too! Thanks for weighing in. To be honest, I am affiliated with the chocolate shop I am defending, Choco-Logo Confectionery Design. I was just taken aback by the language in all this other shop's marketing…"
Sep 17, 2009
Duffy Sheardown replied to Liz Donner's discussion Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?
"Who gets to decide? It can only be the public. Sounds pretty offensive though and disrespectful. Vote with your wallet."
Sep 17, 2009
Liz Donner posted a discussion

Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?

There is a new chocolate shop in Buffalo that advertises that they are the only "true chocolatier" in town. A few blocks away, there is a fabulous chocolatier (I would consider him a master chocolatier) who has been in business for over 20 years. This bothers me. Is there any such thing as a "true chocolatier"?
Sep 16, 2009
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Sep 16, 2009

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