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March 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Starting slowly - Picked up a free granite slab this morning!

I am interested in starting my own chocolate company. While I am getting the finances together and researching business requirements etc. I am teaching myself how to make chocolates more precisely (and more important, to get excellent results every time!)

I was looking online at marble slabs and I found one for about $50 with no guarantees for the piece arriving whole to my doorstep. Then I checked my local Home Depot and Lowe's and i couldn't buy a single tile 18" x 18" but I…

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Added by Kaydee Kreitlow on March 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Chocolate Easter Egg Art

As a new member and in the spirit of the Easter Bunny, since I cant share real chocolate with you, I did the next best thing, and created a series of 3D Model Eggs and applied real chocolate textures to them . I also created 3D individual gold egg holders to place them in and then created a realistic rendering of the models into this picture…

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Added by redman on March 28, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Academy of Chocolate Awards: An Opinion

I just read the results of this years competition of the academy ,and when I saw your article, I was pleased that a few people ,realised that this competition is what it is , a platform to congratulate its own members and pat them on their back.many clubs organisations  and professions have annual manly internal competitions which have not much significance outside their own circles and therefore not much notice is given to themIn the outside world. This is the same here,as we are…

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Added by ernst bachmann on March 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rev Delta seeding

What do users of this machine do when the chocolate they use is in button form and they want the convenience of seeding with a block of chocolate so that the block can be easily removed? Do they use a different chocolate to seed?

Added by Jim Braunagel on March 20, 2013 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Ecuador's Nacional Heritage

Over the past two centuries chocolate has become an integral part of western civilization’s identity; so common in our eating habits that few know it as a product that’s origin, in the cocoa tree, is alien to our soils. Since the first voyages of Columbus and the subsequent arrival of the Conquistadores, cocoa has become ever more intertwined with European customs. From its cradle in South America, it has expanded as a major cash crop throughout the world and now, with the advent of the 21st…

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Added by Francesco Bassetti on March 11, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

looking for info on Panning ,and products on putting on the shine ,and were to buy them .!

hola I bought a new panning machine , but I don't know very much , all new to me . does anyone know were to buy , the shinning product, ect ,,, any help would be great ,steve

Added by steve on March 10, 2013 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

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