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Lollipop packaging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rochelle Apr 24, 2013. 1 Reply

HiWe produce thousands of chocolate lollipop's a year and now with a new agreement I will probably double the amount I produce in a year, which is good news, but I have a problem..All my lollipop's…Continue

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Chocolate centers that last longer

Started Feb 1, 2013 0 Replies

Hii do not usually deal in cream centered chocolates but I want to do a special series of products for a an upcoming show in February.The problem I am having is that I cannot make these with ordinary…Continue

Production planning

Started this discussion. Last reply by RebeccaC Dec 2, 2012. 2 Replies

HiI own a small business, I only cater to retail stores and with the holidays and a recent trade show I signed up some new clients, which is always good news, but with 2013 just around the corner I…Continue

Bar packaging supplier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Neubauer Aug 16, 2012. 5 Replies

HiI am looking for a supplier for bar packaging.. I found chocolat-chocolat in montreal but they do not have what I need.. ideally I would like to find a pillow box with a window that would allow me…Continue

 

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Stephane Laviolette replied to Peter Ng's discussion Chocolate Bar (solid) production - compound
"interesting..  I use compound chocolate quite a bit for a particular product line I sell, I buy merckens but would not mind getting into making my own, i've been looking for a recipe for a long time but i was unable to find anything, i…"
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Dec 11, 2013
Rochelle replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Lollipop packaging
Apr 24, 2013
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Lollipop packaging

HiWe produce thousands of chocolate lollipop's a year and now with a new agreement I will probably double the amount I produce in a year, which is good news, but I have a problem..All my lollipop's are packaged in a clear polypro bag and tied down with curling ribbon, they look great and I feel it adds to the the "handmade" part of my business. the problem I have is the cost of labor of doing this, which I estimate being in the 20 cent per item, not including the ribbon.I have a bag sealing…See More
Apr 24, 2013
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Chocolate centers that last longer

Hii do not usually deal in cream centered chocolates but I want to do a special series of products for a an upcoming show in February.The problem I am having is that I cannot make these with ordinary ganache, I cannot afford to make these chocolates a few days before and since I do not have a retail location i'm stuck with unsold products.What I would like are ideas for centers that could last for a while, like 2 months. I was thinking about caramel but I would like to have at least 6…See More
Feb 1, 2013
RebeccaC replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Production planning
"I use Quickbooks Online. I enter my orders as they come in, using the ship/delivery date as the invoice date, then before I start production I run a report of what products are scheduled to ship or be delivered that week. (I now have these reports…"
Dec 2, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Production planning
"Hi stephane, I use excel to manage my orders but like you I always wonder wether there is something more efficient. What I do is I put all the orders together and add the number of every type of chocolate. for example let's say you have 5…"
Dec 2, 2012
Clay Gordon liked Stephane Laviolette's discussion Production planning
Nov 30, 2012
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Production planning

HiI own a small business, I only cater to retail stores and with the holidays and a recent trade show I signed up some new clients, which is always good news, but with 2013 just around the corner I want to start the new year better prepared.I want to establish some sort of system for my production, I have been around on the net and didn't really find anything remotely close to what I would like to have, so I am wondering what you guys do.I currently carry about 20 different products, all…See More
Nov 29, 2012
Josh Neubauer replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Bar packaging supplier
Aug 16, 2012
Chocotoymaker replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Bar packaging supplier
"I use this guy Jerry HartjeNational Sales ManagerArtistic Carton Co.1975 Big Timber RoadElgin, IL 60123(c) 847-409-4138 "
Aug 15, 2012
Stacy Hankinson replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Bar packaging supplier
"Go to http://www.aspecialtybox.com/...they also have some wonderful options.  Little more pricey than Nashville and Modpac, but looks it too. Good Luck!"
Aug 13, 2012
Stephane Laviolette replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Bar packaging supplier
"Hi I had visited Nashville Wraps and did not find what I want, I just emailed Modpac, thanks for the tip ! Stephane"
Aug 13, 2012
Stacy Hankinson replied to Stephane Laviolette's discussion Bar packaging supplier
"Have you tried Nashville Wraps or Modpac?"
Aug 13, 2012
Stephane Laviolette posted a discussion

Bar packaging supplier

HiI am looking for a supplier for bar packaging.. I found chocolat-chocolat in montreal but they do not have what I need.. ideally I would like to find a pillow box with a window that would allow me to insert a 100g bar with some toppings on it, all that I found allowed no room, the fit was too tight.any ideas ? I would not want to go all the way to china, i do not need too many right now.thank you !StephaneSee More
Aug 9, 2012

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Easter when I was a kid !
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