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Malena Lopez-Maggi
  • 32, Female
  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
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Malena Lopez-Maggi's Discussions

Tips for clearing a chocolate-clogged drain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malena Lopez-Maggi Jun 9, 2010. 5 Replies

Summer shipping tips & tricks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Begun Oct 25, 2013. 39 Replies

Getting customers in the door

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Churchill Jun 15, 2009. 8 Replies

 

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Brian Begun replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"I'd like to add a little something to the hot weather shipping conversation.  I'm not quite at the stage to do shipping (especially hot weather), and this thread is extremely valuable for it's tips and tricks (thanks…"
Oct 25, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Justin - This is a very good idea and one I never thought of before. It's a way to give customers a reason to remember you by giving them something they can reuse. Prices are a little high for many items until you get into the thousands of…"
Jun 28, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"I'm not the jack wagon using medical industry trash to package my customer orders, and I LOVE donuts, but please don't send me any."
Jun 12, 2013
Scott Moore Jr replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"i especially like the containers that shipped hearts for transplants.  fits right in with our valentines gift theme. maybe you'd like to have a heart, i'll bump you up on the priority list. these are little coolers that were used to…"
Jun 12, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Does anybody else find this post incredibly disturbing??? My little inside voice is screaming "A guy has to be a real special kind of stupid to take styrofoam coolers used to transport biologically hazardous products to an from a medical…"
Jun 12, 2013
Colin Green replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"These look really good. They may have other issues though depending on where you live. I am in Australia and Australia Post is incredibly expensive AND they weigh pretty much everything. Hence I have to watch every gram (ounce?). A 500gm (about a…"
Jun 11, 2013
Justin Schaffer replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Another Idea for an insulated bag are these little lunch coolers... https://www.halo.com/custom-personalized-bags/personalized-lunch-bags.aspx As a bonus you can put your logo on them for further marketing. Simple pack the cooler in peanuts and…"
Jun 11, 2013
Scott Moore Jr replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Did a little longevity comparison on two one pound gel packs.  The one that is thicker with a smaller width and length footprint remained cooler.  Less surface area for hot air to radiate inward makes a difference.  It might be worth…"
Jun 7, 2013
Scott Moore Jr replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Does anyone have experience with Thermo Pod?  http://www.thermopod.net/  Their insulating material is reclaimed cotton fiber.  It's bound by a polymer that is solid outside and perforated inside so the cotton can wick any…"
Jun 7, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Colin: Thanks for the link. Helpful tips many people can learn from and use."
Feb 6, 2013
Colin Green replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Here in Sydney we have had some really hot weather of late (some really cold days with a lot of rain too - pretty weird really). Of course I want to be able to mail chocolate out and don't want people put off buying! So with this thread in mind…"
Feb 4, 2013
Ryan replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Old newspaper print or heavy Kraft paper is an excellent and cheap way to provide extra insulation inside of the mailing carton. Freezing the product prior to putting it in the shipping carton also helps. And if there is time prior to pick-up time…"
Sep 5, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Clear == clarify? When I was working with the US distributor for Cluizel, everything was kept in a cold storage facility at about 34F (1C). The packing was done in the same room the chocolate was stored in. Once the box was taped and foam peanuts…"
Jun 27, 2012
Sam replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Is styrofoam box a good option instead of insulator bubble wrap or inserting thermocols on sides / tops / bottom serves the purpose?"
Jun 22, 2012
Sam replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Hi! Clay! Can you please clear this "
Jun 22, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"That will be great Clay! I can wait - my email id is devika.kandhari@gmail.com. Or you could just post it here so that everyone can benefit. "
Jun 20, 2012

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
The first time I saw a cacao tree growing by the side of the road in Bali. I shrieked and jumped out of the car immediately to get a better look.
My favorite chocolate is:
Valrhona 2002 Chuao, and a new Balinese single origin in the works...

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At 12:50am on June 27, 2010, Wendy Buckner said…
Hey Malena....Sorry I missed you! We were busy with the wedding and parties that the only time I could have come would have been when you were closed...Wish we could have met! I love your town! Amazing weather and beautiful!!! Went to Bakesale Betty's and Chocolatier Blue...Amoeba, the Berkeley Bowl...had a great time!
At 4:12pm on June 17, 2010, Wendy Buckner said…
Hi Malena! I will be in your town this weekend! I will try to stop by! I got your hours and address from your website! Hope to meet you! ~Wendy
 
 
 

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