I've just happened to open your page and am not sure, if you are still interesd... there are at least some chocolat wrapers (or small boxes) in my cupboard and drawers and is going to be even more.... all European, maybe even still some Lithuanian... I do unterstand collectors :), so let see what can be done.
hi chocoflyer im very much interested to be a small artisan chocolate maker . i m experienced in roasting coffee for ten years i m aiming to began chocolate processing so i lake many experience in this area please if you like send something about your experience im living in agdir south of morocco nice and quiet city.in which i like to set the first chocolate maker
I am new to all of this, so I'm not sure how this works, but I just read your profile and I swear it was me. I also love chocolate and have been collecting books and anything that has to do with chocolate. I also eat M&Ms everyday. I have a small chocolate business in my home. I make truffles and am self taught. Still learning as I go. I also work as a server on off seasons. I need to get a real picture of me, working on that. Do you have posters to sell or ideas for a wall in my kitchen?
Great, I will find all of them that I have and send them your way. I don't know if you have been, but World Market has a FANTASTIC selection of chocolate bars from all over the US. I graduated from Ecole Chocolat and we had a tasting assignment where the winner (of 23 bars of dark chocolates were tasted, ugh!) was a chocolate made in Russia. Divine! I am happy to send you the ones I have from that as well, but there may be staple marks. Do you have a World Market close by?
Thank you for the kind words. I am a self-taught chocolatier. I took a 3 month program through Ecole Chocolat (www.ecolechocolat.com) and then read & practiced & read & practiced. I first started working with chocolate a little more than a year ago. I never expected chocolate to capture my passion but it has!
I think that the key to tempering is understanding the structure & behavior of chocolate. Not to mention much patience! I don't temper by hand in my shop anymore (the only step I let machines do for me) but knowing that I can temper by hand gives me great peace of mind.
I love your collection of ads and wrappers. My family makes fun of me for saving every chocolate box & wrapper I've had over the past year... it's good to know that I'm not the only one!
I just visited your chocolate candy blog--it is great! I too love M & Ms---well I did before I had to cut back---so it is neat to view all the different wrappers. Trader Joe's has got some great chocolate. How was the chocolate fountain? Did you go?