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Volume and weight of chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Nov 27, 2012. 1 Reply

Is there a way to work out mold size from weight?Essentially I am looking to have mold made for 75 grams and require a certain thickness. I realised I don't actually know the weight/volume ratio of…Continue

 

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cheebs replied to Simon G's discussion Volume and weight of chocolate
"1cc=~1.27 grams.  This is at least for my dark 60% couverture.  "
Nov 27, 2012
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Volume and weight of chocolate

Is there a way to work out mold size from weight?Essentially I am looking to have mold made for 75 grams and require a certain thickness. I realised I don't actually know the weight/volume ratio of chocolate so can't work out the exact dimensions of the mold. Does anyone have a formula for this or at least know the volume of 100g of chocolate so I can work it out from there? Another one of those little questions that leaves me scratching my head when planning my start up.See More
Nov 27, 2012
Brian Donaghy replied to Simon G's discussion Getting ready for first batch in the group Startup Central
"A thicker gauge polycarbonate vacuum formed might be an alternative.  They tend to hold up well and give good results (similar to injection moulds) depending on the design. brian"
Oct 18, 2012
Duffy Sheardown replied to Simon G's discussion Getting ready for first batch in the group Startup Central
"SImon, I think vacuum moulds will scratch and not give a satisfactory result pretty quickly. Maybe get a couple to trial things and then look at upgrading? Duffy, Red Star"
Oct 17, 2012
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Getting ready for first batch

Starting out on a new venture after a successful experiment in the hotel I work as a chef, and lots of happy guests! I am moving towards selling my chocolates to other retailers and so far most things are going well.Now I'm in the tricky stage of trying to get the first batch made. Ive been experimenting and making a few recipes based on the different couvertures we had at the hotel but I would love to find a place (in the uk) that has samples they could send in smaller quantities than the…See More
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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
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