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Newbie on the boards!

Started Dec 24, 2012 0 Replies

Greetings! I am a long-time lurker, who has just joined.  :) I am changing careers, and will be opening a retail candy/chocolate shop.  This is completely new territory for me, as I have been in…Continue

Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Jan 1, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello, everyone!  I am a long-time lurker, and have always been impressed with the expertise of the members, so I am finally posting.  :) After many years in corporate management, I am undergoing a…Continue

 

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Larry replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Thanks for the response Brad. As a lurker with similar questions to the OP, I appreciate your insight about customers selecting chocolate flavors out of habit and comfort.  "
Jan 1, 2013
Meg Randall replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Thanks, Brad!  Appreciate your input.   The shop will only have about 25% chocolate - the rest will be in candy, so I'm not too concerned about the business model being the wrong fit.   I fully agree that opening a chocolate…"
Dec 28, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Meg;   You asked for advice....  Ok.  Here's my weigh-in:\   What market research have you done to ensure you aren't wasting money?  Have you conducted any surveys?   You are banking the success of your…"
Dec 28, 2012
Meg Randall replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Clay - since I am going to be doing a full build-out of any space I rent, and I will also be stocking candy and gum lines, do you think I'm better off trying to fashion some type of mock walk-in to keep the chocolate and candy cool?   Many…"
Dec 27, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Meg: You can go to Sears or some other appliance store and get a chest freezer. These are way cheaper than commercial freezers for the capacity. You can find a ~15cu. ft. chest freezer for under $500. Then use a temperature controller to raise the…"
Dec 27, 2012
Meg Randall replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"I'm pretty sure I know the resort you were at.  It's always feels steamy in there to me.  lol   But, an excellent point.  I guess I can have that checked in the space before I move in just to make sure I get it…"
Dec 26, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Meg: It can be lower than 55% - that's ideal - but not too much lower. I was in Phoenix (Scottsdale, actually) a couple of years ago for a competition and we had the reverse problem. The humidity was so high it was affecting the sugar work. The…"
Dec 26, 2012
Meg Randall replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Thank you, Clay!  :)   I will do just that - inquire with the chocolatier about their recommendations.  I know a reputable chocolate maker will be very committed to ensuring their product isn't sold beyond its ideal…"
Dec 26, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Meg Randall's discussion Opening a new candy shop, and could use advice
"Meg: Welcome to Your ChocolateLife!  The shelf life of individual chocolates (bonbons) can vary widely. Some might last 2-3 weeks from the date of manufacture, some 3-6 weeks, some 3-6 months, and some longer. It depends on the recipe and they…"
Dec 26, 2012
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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Being a little girl, and my Dad bringing home a 5 lb. Hershey bar from a business trip.
My favorite chocolate is:
Anything that makes me coo.

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