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I just received an offer, as I'm sure many others did, for "beta testing" of a new chocolate from a particular company.  Cool.  Get to sample 3 different types, provide feedback, yada, yada.  Then I saw the price.  For 3 "shipments", each containing two 25-gm samples (total of 150 gm, or about 5 oz.)  it was about $50.  That figures to be about $160 on a pound-for-pound basis.  To me, that's really pushing it, especially given that the stuff is totally untested.  For a "beta test" the price should be way less, since the whole point of a beta test is to get the kinks out of a developing product. 


For this price, I can do far better, and for proven quality.

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Comment by Keith Ayoob on February 15, 2012 at 10:50am

It was TCHO.  I can respect their wanting to do a beta test.  No problem with that at all and it makes sense -- but at that price?  Seems a lot to charge for what is essentially R & D.  Just my thought. 

Comment by Clay Gordon on February 15, 2012 at 12:04am

Care to share who's doing the beta test? The process was very successful for Tcho when they started out, back in late 2007, early 2008.

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