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Matthew W.
  • 38, Male
  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Matthew W. replied to Katie Perry's discussion Help! Pricing questions
"I would offer the same advice, try to limit the number of flavors and always try to hold your price, work off of your typical batch sizes, account for some extras and if you have a hard time reconciling the price, toss in some of the extras."
Aug 23, 2012
Matthew W. commented on Mark Lewis's blog post Any experience using Chocoley Couveture for molded bon bons?
"I've also had very good success using most for molding, including the white chocolate. I also suspect it's from another supplier and I have a hunch but can't say for certain. The small quantities you can order is a definite plus, you…"
Sep 15, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Alright, throw out the heat thing, I also realized nuts are often roasted, duh. "
Aug 23, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"I won't challenge the possibility of contamination in a manner in which you describe but this is prior to roasting/cracking/winnowing and even pressing or further down the line to refining/conching, right? Sacks of cacao likely post…"
Aug 23, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Belcolade offers peanut/nut free chocolate and has a statement to that effect. I believe Guittard also offers peanut/nut free but that you would need to check.  If you are looking for smaller quantities, a company called Chocoley sells peanut/…"
Aug 23, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Questions regarding tempering & molding
"I find when tempering by seeding that it is not necessary to go down to 80, try testing for temper at 86, you may be happily surprised. The mark of 80 degrees, in my experience, refers to tabliering where you are creating the stable crystals vs.…"
Jun 23, 2011
Matthew W. joined Clay Gordon's group
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Mar 11, 2011
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Kitchen Confectionery

Sponsored by Chocovision.This group is for everyone who made, makes, or is interested in working with chocolate in the home kitchen.See More
Mar 11, 2011
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Mar 11, 2011
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HomeBrew Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members making, or who are interested in making, chocolate from the bean."Home Brew" means you haven't gone out and spent millions-you're mixing and matching (and making) what it takes to make it work.See More
Dec 19, 2010
Matthew W. replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion How to find Rental Kitchens?
"Hello, I see you are in NY, I am also interested in possibly renting space/time. Would you be able to share more info?"
Aug 23, 2010
Matthew W. is now a member of The Chocolate Life
May 5, 2010

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
After many years of enjoying and chasing delicious chocolate from Barcelona to Amsterdam and throughout NYC, learning that I too can devise and create beautiful and delicious confections and with enough hard work and practice, maybe people will talk about me the way I discuss my favorite chocolatiers.
My favorite chocolate is:
Favorite commercial bar, green and blacks, chocolatier, Andrew Shotts

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