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F Schenstead
@F Schenstead
12/04/12 05:37:59PM
3 posts

What Do YOU pay for chocolate?


Posted in: Opinion

I purchase several thousand pounds of chocolate a year, located in central Canada, we find that our premium bar selection has increased sales over the past several years. People seem to be willing to pay more for a premium bar. Our minimum purchase of chocolate for production is a 100 kg. of a type. Lowest price 6.00 per pound shipping in and highest price 11.00 per pound shipping in. Mostly felchlin product. We are also considering qzina product high end at 26.00 bucks a kg.
F Schenstead
@F Schenstead
08/15/10 05:42:51PM
3 posts

compressed air?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

What I have been using are hand pump plastic containers, that you fill with oil (olive oil) pump several times and used to replace commercial cans of pam or the likes in my muffin baking, ect. These pump plastic cans work well pumped several times with nothing in them for chocolate work, no running out, no compressors, nothing except the same air in your surroundings, easy to control temps that way as well.
F Schenstead
@F Schenstead
06/19/10 09:22:34PM
3 posts

Custom Boxes


Posted in: Classifieds

I like to change up my packaging for seasonal runs, and could not afford money or space wise to have so many different boxes printed up in large enough quantities to be cost effective. I went to ebay purchased a second hand (actually two of them) hot foil printers. I now run what ever boxes, bags, gift cards, and my own ribbon all to match in whatever size run I like. It has become quite profitable, since I can now do custom runs for special clubs, private business's ect. I can run about 50 yards of ribbon and 50 boxes in less than an hour, this includes setting the type. These machines are old (early 1960's,) I have had no problems with either one and paid complete less than 100 bucks. Hot foil is cheap and easily available at most print shops in every color under the rainbow. I also use some high end leather covered boxes and some wooden jewellery boxes for my chocolates as well and this hot foil device works just as well on these items.