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Packaging Hot Chocolate Options

Hi!  Looking for options to package my gourmet hot chocolate mix.  I am  considering 1/2 lb coffee bags or a tin for something a little more elegant.  If I do go with the tin - do I also need it to be in a heat sealed bag within the tin?  Thanks!  

Kalibri

Added by Kalibri Anne on September 24, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Cacao Pod Purchase

Good morning All Chocolat Lovers. Can someone(s) assist me in sharing where I might find cacao pods to purchase. Im looking for 5 to use when I teach.

Thank you

Added by Journey Shannon on September 17, 2013 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Minimally processed Mayan Crunch & Mayan Meringues

Check out www.kickstarter.com  =  Minimally processed cacao project -http://www.kickstarter.com   Lorie's start-up has kickstarter project that will introduce minimally processed cacao (nibs & whole-roasted) as well as Mayan Meringues and Mayan Crunch to retail stores in the upper midwest.  Lorie has been reasearching, tasting and testing cacao from throughout Latin America to find the…

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Added by Jeff Schneider on September 14, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Mokaya home chocolate maker - soon on Indiegogo

Mokaya - automatic home tempering machine for small amounts of chocolate

Soon on Indiegogo:

Mokaya home chocolate tempering machine:

- Affordable, household equipment

- Capable to process 100 gr -900 gr of chocolate

- Easy to use, fully automatic device

- Easy to clean, removable pan

- High-quality stainless steel body and pans

- Portable, low-voltage operation

- Long-life semiconductor heating element

Please…

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Added by Gabor Borjan on September 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

My fantastic business concept.

I have, what I think, is a fantastic idea for a chocolate to market to the poker playing world and am seeking help from members here. I want to form a team. Please email me if interested in learning more. Thanks, Bill

Added by Bill Verostek on September 7, 2013 at 11:17pm — 3 Comments

Kickstarter Project

We are in our last days of a Kickstarter Project in hopes of getting funded.  We have such a passion for what we are doing and a grand vision of education, fun and support of our local economy and creating amazing confections with honey as a sweetener.

For those of you who are not familiar with Kickstarter it is a crowd funding site...if you don't meet your goal you get nothing..all…

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Added by Linda Crawford on August 26, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Tempering Method

Hello friends,

I am in search of  buying a continuous tempering machine. I short listed  Selmi & FBM machines. Both the machines uses a different technologies to temper the chocolate.  

What is the finest  method of  temper the chocolate

 1. Tempering the chocolate  with a gas system  

2. Tempering the chocolate with  water cooled jacketed system…

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Added by Boby John on August 6, 2013 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

First Philippine Origin Chocolate

For pinoychocophiles the highlight of the WOFEX 2013 is the exhibit and booth of Malagos Chocolate! Philippines' first dark chocolate with an origin from Malagos, Davao City, Philippines. That's from tree-to-bar (grown and processed in the country),…

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Added by Pinoy Chocophile on August 3, 2013 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

Why Personalised Chocolates are the Ideal Gift

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The average chocolate consumption per person in the UK every year is 11 kilograms, which actually makes the country the joint highest chocolate lover with the Swiss. In fact, 90% of all adults in the UK admit to eating chocolate regularly, but why? Chocolate offers one of the most luxury indulgences for a price that everybody can afford. As this is the case, sales…

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Added by Peter Barker on August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

color mist

Can Wilton Color Mist be used successfully on tempered chocolate confections?

Added by Esther L. Greenberger on July 30, 2013 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

FBM Tempering Machine, Compatta In India

Hello,

I am looking for  FBM Compatta tempering machine   in India. Please anyone help me out to locate a distributor in India. 

thanks in advance 

John Boby

Added by Boby John on July 30, 2013 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

Amazing, one of a kind silicone molds

I've been a chocoholic all my life, and for the last 10 years I've had a business in the jewelry making industry. Suddenly, some time ago, I realized that the food safe silicone molds we've been creating for many kinds of clays can be used for chocolates as well! I invite everyone to take a look at our "Flexi-mold" line on www.artclayworld.com. Instead of the $15.00 per unit price, anyone a member of The Chocolate Life can get molds at a cost of…

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Added by Jackie Truty on July 23, 2013 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

chocolate batch 6

Just finished batch 6 a bean from Beliez  i made a 70% dark it turned out great it is a pure chocolate not many undertones smooth and no after taste

Added by Milford Dennison on July 18, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Making Chocolate (small scale) at home

Hi Everybody,

I am interested in making chocolate at home from scratch, from roasting the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. I live in the United Kingdom. UK, but making chocolate here is not so well supported as in USA.

I think, I have found a source of cocoa beans on

e-bay(cocoaman)UK, and also ‘giant juicer’, I think can be purchased via e-bay as well. There seems to be many models, but most are available in the USA, are

there any cheaper alternatives to the…

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Added by ROBERT ORFORD on July 8, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Competition and Prize for Best Commercial Recipe for Spanish Churros

Competition entries taken and contacted

Added by Neville on July 4, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments

issues making chocolate bar

hi i have just started my chocolate business and i am producing 500g slabs using high quality ingredients. i am facing lot of problems with the colour of the slab.My colour of the chocolate slab is brown but the dealers want dark brown colour towards the black.Can you advise what permitted black colour is available in the market and also give the name of the company.

Added by Rohit Dua on June 20, 2013 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Science Fiction Movie

I am never a big fan of science fiction movies; many of them are full of fancy and conjecture. I would prefer to watch something that was based more on scientific fact.

But I have changed my point of view lately. With the help of great…

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Added by Emay Wang on June 8, 2013 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Food & Wine's Best Chocolate in the U.S.

Food & Wine's Best Chocolate in the U.S.

What a spotty list!  It's good that they have Askinosie, French Broad, Dandelion, and Woodblock on their list.  But other top quality b2b makers like Rogue, Fresco, Manoa, Ritual, and Dick Taylor are conspicuously absent while Lindt makes the list!  Makes one question the experience and the judgment of the editors.

For me it is just another…

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Added by ChocoFiles on May 23, 2013 at 12:48am — No Comments

Thank you for trying to keep us spam free

Hi Clay:

Thank you so much for your recent email and all your efforts to try and keep us spam free.  This is much appreciated.

SGL

Added by sammygayle on May 20, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

addicted to chocolate song

 Hello Guys. I just wanted to let everybody know about a new song called "Addicted to Chocolate" by a London girl band. I think its exactly how us chocolate lovers feel. At least that how I feel.  enjoy.  ( cut and paste youtube link)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unQF4Ri_zKc

Added by teddy on May 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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