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I try Mr. Beast's New Chocolate

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2024/06/23
17:57 UTC

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Silicone molds white film

I make chocolate once a month. Make a big batch using various silicone molds. Afterwards I rinse on quick cycle in the dishwasher, dry thoroughly and store in a plastic bin in a closet.

I always find them with a white film. I know this is natural for solving silicone but is there a way to reduce or stop it.

Re washing and drying is a pain.

Any suggestions?

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2024/06/23
16:17 UTC

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Bulk buying mixed snacking chocolate?

Anyone have good places to buy snacking chocolates (not candy bars) in bulk? I like to have a little piece of chocolate after my meals so I'm just hoping to stock up and get a good deal out of it.

For example, Costco sells decent sized bags of 145 Hershey's nuggets for around $12-20 depending on where you are. Meanwhile, both Ghirardelli and Lindt have big "pick and mix" boxes, which is awesome and what I'm looking for. I just want to know if there are other options out there before I make a purchase? Does anyone have a favorite brand or flavor?

2 Comments
2024/06/23
15:43 UTC

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Mixing colors

My wife has just started air brushing with cocoa butter, and is naturally looking at mixing her own colors.

Working with oil soluble colors, does anyone have any guidelines on how to map from any standard color space to a formula for component colors? Or does everyone just do it by eye?

I understand there's unlikely to be a perfect formula, but if someone has worked out some rules of thumb to get in the ballpark for a particular brand of color, I'd be interested in hearing it.

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2024/06/23
14:29 UTC

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Thoughts on Cocoa Barry Couverture chocolates?

Hello, I was recently up researching couverture chocolates to try and came across the brand Cocoa Barry. Would anyone with experience with this brand and other well known couvertures mind sharing their opinions/ratings of them compared to other brands?

I would appreciate it. Also, is there a recommended site to purchase “sample” bags and will offer weather protection while shipping?

Thank you in advance! God bless y’all!

7 Comments
2024/06/23
04:06 UTC

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Horizontally splitting bar

When I was younger, probably about 25 years ago, my father gave me a square from a chocolate bar he got somewhere in Europe. He asked me to be aware of something unusual when I bit into it.

To my surprise it split horizontally when I bit into it. To my recollection it was really good chocolate, but the horizontal split made it a special experience.

My father remembers the bar fondly but he doesn’t remember the name of it. Does anyone know the bar I’m talking about? I would love to get him one as a gift.

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2024/06/22
22:23 UTC

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IKEA Dumle chocolate bars in Canada taste super gross. Why? We used to get the Daim ones and loved them. We are returning the Dumle ones we bought in excitement. I have never tasted a chocolate bar that gross. Looking at the ingredients, we couldn’t figure out why it tasted so bad though.

IKEA Dumle chocolate bars in Canada taste super gross. Why? We used to get the Daim ones and loved them. We are returning the Dumle ones we bought in excitement. I have never tasted a chocolate bar that gross. Looking at the ingredients, we couldn’t figure out why it tasted so bad though. Any one have any clues or find the same thing, or was it a one off? We live in Alberta, Canada and bought it here.

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2024/06/22
03:22 UTC

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Looking for a UK-based cocoa nib supplier

Currently struggling to find a wholesale cocoa nib supplier that is based in the UK, any recommendations would be great!

1 Comment
2024/06/22
01:35 UTC

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started hoarding!t

so wanting to limit my risk, I took the dive and brought up on chocolate. Went to Amazon got a pack of Chaco love 77%, and a pack of equal exchange very dark I think 72%. I think these two have the most versatility. I don’t care for chocolate that has more of a fruity acidic finish, kind of limits what I can do. If anybody has suggestions do something that’s a goodbye on right now. Give me a heads up in so many different things. I really don’t want to be without.

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2024/06/22
00:37 UTC

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Anyone made the Dubai pistachio?

Has anyone made the thick Dubai pistachio chocolate bar?

See here: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTNLdydr5/

Is it as good as it looks (not just that one above but all of them look amazing to me)

Debating on ordering stuff to make it…

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2024/06/21
23:38 UTC

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Cheaper chocolates like the ones from Nestle and Hershey's make my throat burn but more expensive, higher quality chocolates don't cause any burning sensation whatsoever. Does anyone know which ingredient in the chocolate could be causing this?

16 Comments
2024/06/21
22:42 UTC

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Nestlé Warns of Looming Chocolate Crunch as Cocoa Costs Skyrocket

SOURCE: https://thedeepdive.ca/nestle-warns-of-looming-chocolate-crunch-as-cocoa-costs-skyrocket/

It might be a good time to hoard candy bars, as Nestlé (SWX: NESN) warns of an impending “cocoaflation.”

The cocoa market is experiencing unprecedented turmoil, with futures prices more than doubling this year due to a significant global shortage. This surge in cocoa prices is expected to have a ripple effect on the chocolate industry and consumer behavior, according to a Bloomberg report that cited Mark Davies, managing director at Nestlé Confectionery UK & Ireland.

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Via Bloomberg

The price spike, which saw cocoa futures reach a record high of over $11,000 per ton in New York this April, is primarily attributed to poor harvests in West Africa. While consumers have been somewhat insulated from these increases due to manufacturers’ advance purchasing and hedging strategies, Davies warns that price hikes are inevitable as companies begin to absorb the higher costs.

Industry experts anticipate a decline in chocolate consumption as prices increase. The International Cocoa Organization has revised its forecast for the global cocoa shortfall, noting that it will be larger than initially predicted. However, some analysts suggest that the price rally may have already reached its peak.

1 Comment
2024/06/21
20:31 UTC

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Any “famous” chocolate makers in Montreal?

Looking for really high quality chocolate bars in Montreal! Thanks in advance if anyone knows :)

5 Comments
2024/06/21
20:15 UTC

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Help!!

Does anyone remember curious George banana flavored chocolate bars!??? I remember in the 90’s my mom used to buy them for me I believe they were mini sized. Iv tried finding them and looking them up but it’s like they never existed!! Smh I also remember tiny circle tin mints that were mint chocolate I believe Spencer’s sold them and I can’t fine them either! I remember both so well!

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2024/06/21
07:30 UTC

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Coffee Flavored Chocolate

I'm not a chocolate or coffee connoisseur, but my friend loves chocolate infused coffee. So I'm trying to get her something luxurious and tasty in the US. Please give me recommendations on where to get these from and what should I be looking for. Thanks in advance folks

9 Comments
2024/06/21
03:16 UTC

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Looking for Feedback on a passion project

I'm putting together a database of high end chocolate bars and wondering if anyone else out there has the same passion for rating and reviewing chocolates. I'm looking for feedback on the direction I'm taking with this project and any possible improvements that would make it more useful for others.

Planned features: -Advanced search based on type, cocoa content, tags, and other traits -user generated collections (lists) -reviews and metrics per bar

Thanks in advance for your help!

Link: https://cocoacritics.com/

10 Comments
2024/06/21
01:05 UTC

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Honey Sweetened Chocolate!

https://preview.redd.it/gprekrvbbt7d1.jpg?width=1920&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=dae000945cb1607433106cbb816f253221168aa8

Hi everyone!

I am a chocolatier based in Jersey City and am trying to bring my chocolates online. I make a chocolate that is only sweetened with honey and is made with all natural, organic, and minimal ingredients.

I plan on launching a Kickstarter on August 1st to help with renting a commercial kitchen to make this possible.

If this is something that seems pretty cool to you or want to give a try, check out my Kickstarter or come visit me locally in Jersey City!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryouga/hachimitsu-raw-honey-sweetened-chocolates

https://preview.redd.it/jniwzno4ct7d1.jpg?width=2958&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=26afcc92a8e11a63900c7e1fa6e68fad3655bee6

2 Comments
2024/06/20
23:42 UTC

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