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At 7:30pm on April 10, 2008, Amber said…
Thanks for the add : ) and the comment.

I really wish I could go to the WPF. that would be so exciting and there would be soo much to learn. But it isn't possible this year.

Thats impressive you are leading a tasting. How fun!

I have a really sensitive palate, and a sensitive nose for that matter. SO I'd fit right in.

you'd like this -

My instructor was/is into chocolate to the point He has a tattoo of a cocoa pod on his forearm !
At 11:30pm on April 8, 2008, Nancy Wilberg Ricks said…
Clay:

Thanks for the comment. I prefer Maralumi Noir, but will try the Lait. Thanks!

-Nancy
At 2:32pm on April 8, 2008, Mandy Floyd said…
Of course! I would be honored. Let me know when you would be available.

Mandy
At 1:15pm on April 7, 2008, Valerie Confections said…
Hi Clay,

We'll definitely be getting more photos and info up this week. Glad to be a part of the community here.

Best,

Stan
At 10:19am on April 7, 2008, JSiebers said…
Thanks for the welcome. Sorry not to have replied until now.
Do you know of the existence of a museum of taste in the U.S.? Or of chocolate, or food, or related subjects? Would be of interest to many. Thaks again.
At 10:14pm on April 6, 2008, Darlynne Overbaugh said…
Hi there! Sorry I've been busy with the shop - I've posted something at my page but you can also visit www.LifesSoSweet.com for more info. Thanks!
At 11:51am on April 5, 2008, Terje anderson said…
Hi Clay

Thanks for the welcome

I think my wording in my profile may have mislead you -- when I was talking about learning to temper, I didn't mean to imply it involved making my own chocolate from cacao ... I just work with couverature. (Although I've been reading some fascinating accounts on-line on how to manufacture chocolate from cacao-- definitely interested in exploring it sometime - but something for future contemplation).
At 6:05pm on April 3, 2008, Oregon Chocolate said…
Hello Clay,
Thank you for considering bringing a group to the 2009 Oregon Chocolate Festival. Please email me at work
Karolina@AshlandSpringsHotel.com
so that we can discuss what group you have in mind.
The festival next year begins on Friday, March 6th.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Take care, Karolina
At 3:43pm on April 3, 2008, Rodd Heino said…
Hey Clay

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you.

I sent this to you via the messaging on the site, not sure if you got it. If not, here it is again:

So, as I said I'd love to get some feedback on our couverture, among other things.
We have a number of great chocolatiers here in Canada making some pretty fabulous treats with it.

The only issue is that the product line is only available in Canada. I assume you have some Canadian members?

I'd love to have you try some of our bars too. We have a single origin Panama bar that we're particularly proud of.

Where can I mail some samples to?

Warmly

Rodd

Food Service Manager/Worker Owner
La Siembra Co-operative
210-4 Florence
Ottawa K2P 0W7
t-1-613-235-6122 #330
1-866-902-6267#330
f-1-613-235-6877
www.cocoacamino.com
www.lasiembra.com
At 1:29am on April 3, 2008, Betina said…
Hello Clay. Yes, I live quite near Zurich and not too far from the lake. Lucerne is a very nice place as well - unfortunately I don't know any restaurants there but on Saturday I'm meeting a "Lucerner" and will try to find out :-)
At 12:11pm on March 31, 2008, Nina said…
Sorry, Clay. I can't remember the Italian Chocolate brand name but I attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. I am pretty sure my friend bought the chocolate in the little smoke shop across the street. A few of us forgot about our assignment and went rushing across the street before class started. They sold all sorts of exotic candies as well as tobacco.
At 8:03pm on March 27, 2008, Erica said…
This is such a cool site...still trying to figure out how to navigate it...Thanks for the nice welcome.
At 2:41pm on March 27, 2008, Linda Grishman said…
Hi Clay: Thanks for your warm welcome to The Chocolate Life. I look forward eagerly to meeting you in August when you visit Burlington again.
Warmly,
Linda
At 6:51pm on March 26, 2008, Conrad Miller said…
And I remember the day you introduced me to that Felchlin bar at Michel Cluizel when you came to the bar and so generously dropped one off for us. I've been telling everyone ever since.
At 3:55pm on March 25, 2008, Megan Hardgrave said…
When I was in collage I travelled for two weeks with a group from my school that went to for 2 weeks to trace the rise and fall of Bonaparte's Empire in the summer and I experiences the chocolates with various textures and flavors such as lavendar ,praliene, italian milk chocolate as we came into each country.


I look forward to posting more soon, glad to meet you Clay.
Megan Hardgrave
At 3:13pm on March 24, 2008, Gabriela Borges said…
I love it!
nice to meet you Clay, it is really nice what you are doing...
At 12:02am on March 24, 2008, JamesH said…
I am a friend of Sean Askinosie's brother Jason. However, it was my first real introduction to serious artisan chocolate making in a location built with great care. Secondly, just listening to this former high power lawyer who chucked it all for chocolate and I understood the meaning of passion. He glowed with it.
At 3:14pm on March 21, 2008, Jeff Chadwell said…
Yes, all of my children know the joys of chocolate.
At 5:07pm on March 19, 2008, Mandy Floyd said…
You have a great memory! I enjoyed meeting you as well.

I love your site and I am excited to use it to the fullest.

Thanks again!
Mandy
At 11:55am on March 19, 2008, Jim Sanders said…
Hi Clay,
Thanks for the positive comments. I'm planning on taking Brownie Shotz all the way across the country as soon as I can so I might take you up on that offer. I just hired a new sales rep who has clients all across the US. I'm aiming for a million in revenue for my first year to beat out a friend who started a potato chip company and did a half million. Chocolate's better that potato chips, right???

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