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February 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Shipping chocolates in Spring weather

I'm currently working on my Easter production, mainly chocolate bunnies in different sizes. There will be small chocolates in boxes as well. In the past, I only produced for friends and neighbors who picked up their orders at my chocolate studio, but this year I would like to ship some orders. Some will go to the East Coast, others will be shipped just within the Bay Area, where I live. I have good packaging, but am worried about temperature. Any advise on how to prevent disaster and…


Added by Caroline White on February 27, 2013 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

partnership in bean to bar/ cocoapaowder production

Hello Friends, am Stephen Sembuya. am from Kampala, Uganda. am looking for a partner in small scale bean to bar cocoa powder processing.  i have 1 square mile cocoa plantation one of the biggest single owned in Africa. my country exports cocoa worth 50 m Usd last year, we have no value additional currently. i will provide my farm , land and factory premises.

you can contact me on: or

Added by stephen sembuya on February 25, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Decorating White Chocolate Cakes

Having fun in the kitchen. Getting cakes decorated to meet the courier deadline just before Christmas- not stressful at all!


Added by Sharon Grimshaw on February 25, 2013 at 3:19am — No Comments

Couverture Chocolate in Turkey

Can anyone suggest the best place that I can source and buy 'Couverture' chocolate in Turkey? I have used Callebaut in the past and would welcome other suggestions subject to availability. Thank you.

Added by Robbie Medford on February 22, 2013 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

chocolate class in Oaxaca Mexico

hello out there, I am going to Oaxaca Mexico in March and want to take a Chocolate making class while there. Any suggestions???

Added by nena creasy on February 21, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

tempering machines in Canada

Has anyone out there had any luck finding a decent sized tempering machine that is CSA approved?

We are currently in the process of having our Selmi inspected and it looks like it may be challenging.

Added by Shelley Bolton on February 6, 2013 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

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