The Chocolate Life

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Michael J Bacci
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  • Sacramento, CA
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Jul 18
Michael J Bacci left a comment for Paulie
"Hey Paulie. Sorry for the slow response. - I've been on the road. Whats up?"
Jul 18
Paulie left a comment for Michael J Bacci
"Michael--- zap me an email. I may have something interesting on the commercial side that may interest your ideas. Paulie"
Jul 14
Michael J Bacci replied to Ben's discussion Selling candy bars? in the group Startup Central
"You can sell directly to local stores to start out.  Get market data and refine your operations.  In California you need to register with the state to sell wholesale.   (DFR Application) When your business is ready to scale,…"
Dec 13, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to Ben's discussion Selling candy bars? in the group Startup Central
"Hey Ben,Depends where you want to sell your bar.  Pulling from my last Fancy Foods Show, specialty food shops typically run on 40%-50% margin  (which is quite high because they don't have the volume to support lower margins).…"
Dec 13, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to Kaydee Kreitlow's discussion business structure in the group Startup Central
"Just to add onto what Corey said.  When I first went to file for an LLC, I checked out legalzoom.com, and WOW it's a ripoff.  They up-charge and overcharge at every part of the process, so I'd recommend taking the time to do it…"
Oct 28, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to matt black's discussion Ganache in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Hey Matt, Ganache should really sit out at room temperate for at leastttt an hour to crystallize.  Some books even recommend overnight.  At that point, it shouldn't be at a temperature that will throw the molds out of temper.…"
Oct 28, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to Jennifer's discussion Custom packaging in the group Startup Central
"Hey Jennifer, Try checking out www.gogopak.com.  They sell small boxes, plastic inserts, and offer custom printed labels.  I bought 2oz plastic inserts from them and was really happy with their customer service.  As for pricing, I…"
Oct 23, 2013
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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
Oct 10, 2013
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The Science of Chocolate

Are you interested in all the nitty gritty details of cacao and chocolate - genetics, geopolitics, agronomy, taxonomy, and the like? Then this is the group to join to take a deep dive into chocolate.
Oct 10, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"David and Leslie - Thx for sharing your journey!  With regards to insurance, I too was quoted around $700 for product liability insurance (which includes general)... so if you have the time, you might want to shop around a bit more."
Oct 5, 2013
Michael J Bacci replied to Kaydee Kreitlow's discussion Where to buy Fair Trade chocolate online in the group Startup Central
"Second Mama Ganache.  Been using their milk and dark chocolate for over a year now."
Oct 5, 2013
Michael J Bacci updated their profile
Sep 12, 2013
Michael J Bacci commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Hello from Sacramento, I'm super excited to have found this group!  I think I'll spend the rest of the day reading everything I can in this forum. :)Two years ago I would have never guessed I would be diving into the chocolatiering…"
Sep 12, 2013
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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
Sep 12, 2013
Michael J Bacci liked Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
Sep 12, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Discovering the science.
My favorite chocolate is:
Mama Ganache

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At 12:38pm on July 14, 2014, Paulie said…
Michael--- zap me an email. I may have something interesting on the commercial side that may interest your ideas. Paulie
 
 
 

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