"I second what John says about Vintage Plantations, love the heck out of that chocolate. Also, Jerry at chocosphere is a good resource and informed me he ships to Canada. www.chocosphere.com (he also carries Vintage Plantations)."
"The simpler way to fix this would be to add a fan w/heater to blow into the Santha/Ultra. A device with a thermostat and variable fan speed would be very easy to make and use and not require moving chocolate back and forth between two devices."
"Good point. What I was thinking was as a supplement to the Santha/Ultra which do a degree of the conching. I put a particularly acidic chocolate into the Thermomix at 150F for approx. 1 and half hours - and what a…"
Back in the 80's a boy friend came over to visit and popped a piece of Lindt dark chocolate in my mouth. It was the first time I had had reasonably "Good" dark chocolate. The passion for that man waned but not my love for dark chocolate!
My favorite chocolate is:
subject to change! Among them: Domori's porcelana, Devries Costa Rican 80%, Bonnat Chuao, but who can pick just one?
Hi, Sarah. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try and make contact with another chocolatier in Oregon. I have tried, no just here (I'm in Southern Oregon), but even online, and I got nowhere. Your work is beautiful and so unique -- and I love your shop's name!!!! You have become one of my inspirations and I can't wait until my next trip to Portland to stop by and taste your chocolate! Any way, if you're okay with someone asking you questions, could you drop me a line and let me know it's okay? I am starting as a chocolatier and would love to get some insight from people like you...(no luck so far. One person was actually VERY rude and snobbish about networking...oh, well.) Thanks!
Thanks for the Alma Chocolate info. When I get requests from my customers to ship chocolate to different states, I often refer them to the local artisan chocolatiers, so that the person receiving the gift can buy the chocolate again locally. Very altruistic I know, but that's how I was raised :)
Hello Sister Sarah, Glad you had a good time down here. Sorry to have missed you as well. I ended up working really long hours that week (and the next). The only work I've had for a couple of months... The situation is better (yea!) although not finished. Hopefully next month I will be getting a new website. Still have yet to find a suitable place where I may make chocolate...
Sarah, I'd have to check with the Cotton Tree Lodge as the trip is wait-listed. The first step would be to register on our site www.ChocolateLoversTravelClub.com - it's free. After you do that, I'll check on availability and get back with you. All the best, Holly