"i have followed some of this discussion and you all make valid points on this discussion. I can talk only from an Australian point of view. My family has been in wine starting with vineyards in the Barossa Valley around 1830, though i grewup in wine…"
"stocks are abit low but currently have
Madagascan 64 & 77% bean to bar
the others are tweaked Cruziel, Pralus, Weiss, Chocovic depends who has the best origin that we can't get beans from.
no-one in Aust has the machinery…"
"the good thing happening is that once people try dark chocolate they don't go back to milk. as with all things people are at different points in their flavour journey whether its wine, coffee or chocolate. not to many people start by drinking…"
"actually Haighs do 3 origins, Ecuador, Peru and Vanuatu. Availability of single origin is slowly getting better our current offer is
Madagascar organic (criollo from isle of perfume)
"we do delicate air freight only dry in LCL . If your moving chocolate perhaps consider air for smaller shipments. could try DHL their rates on 250-500kgs do work for us on tea. Though bear in mind we deal in rare teas in the $250- $500/kg + bracket.…"
"Mainfreight is one of the best we have found. Sorry can't help with suppliers if your NZ based also depends what you intend to manufacture bars, truffles, moulding etc etc. For example pointless using a high end chocolate if flavours…"
"Hi Howard, i'd also be interested in adding a Samoan to our other Pacific range. Prefer un-roasted beans or nibs.
Happy to look at roasted or liquor but would need to know the roasting profile used so we can benchmark. Also may have a market…"