Forum Activity for @Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 04:58:18PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks. I live an hour from any size town...2 hrs from Raleigh....

so maybe there.

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 04:43:53PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

Just called Peters and they do have a 70% bittersweet.

I'll go back to their brochures before I order Monday.

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 04:35:38PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

I have tried the Guittard samples before. No my customers are not sophicated enough to know the difference & $8/lb would not fly I am sure. So I guess Guittard it will be...

if I have difficulties obtaining trial amount, I'll let you know. Thanks so much!

I have always used Peters, but need a higher cocoa content product for a few clients.

Do want to test before I go crazy ordering. Maybe they can help me with this.

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 04:15:19PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

In your opinion, would you start with Valrhona?

To test for solid molds..... 70%

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 04:05:16PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

I usually purchase about 1000 lbs at the time & have it delivered by truck.

I wanted to try out a dark chocolate before buying in bulk. 100 lbs would probably

do my customers for Christmas. Could not remember the different brands, so you have really helped me. Thanks!

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
12/07/12 02:20:32PM
15 posts

70% cocoa


Posted in: Classifieds

I have a client that wants solid chocolate in a very high cocoa content (he is an ironman participant) for Christmas Gifts. Where could I order not a huge volumeof really good dark dark chocolate? Like 100 lbs to start...


updated by @Jackie Jones: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/06/11 10:41:31AM
15 posts

Bacon


Posted in: News & New Product Press

I have had many people asking for bacon & chocolate. What is the life span of bacon dipped in chocolate if kept cool (64 degrees air temp) ( I usually make it just before serving at parties).

Is it possibly that coating the bacon in chocolate helps to preserve it? I use dark chocolate.

Have a job of 100 boxes of truffles and wanted to put "1" truffle with bacon in the box.


updated by @Jackie Jones: 04/04/16 01:22:01AM
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
08/25/11 02:13:48PM
15 posts

Chocolate Artist Software/Printer


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

I purchased the software and tried the transfer sheets. Today I am using the EPSON STYLUS C88 as a regular printer - if that tells you anything. No information comes with the software, ink is very expensive, and it totally did not work for me. Wasted money.
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
05/31/11 10:35:07AM
15 posts

Chocolate Artist Software/Printer


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

Tomric should tell people that unless you apply a white background, the software & sheets don't work well.

I just orderedthe sheets preprinted with my customer's logo & they worked much better. Wasted much money.

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/06/11 10:37:51AM
15 posts

Chocolate Artist Software/Printer


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

I agree the software needs work. Tomric didn't tell me that the design has to be done on white - & I don't have airbrush equipment yet. On my list! So I can improve!!
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/07/11 09:05:16AM
15 posts

Bacon in chocolate


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

In NC you have to purchase precooked bacon or go to a restaurant facility to cook the bacon.
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/06/11 01:31:59PM
15 posts

Bacon in chocolate


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

If the bacon is cooked & dipped within 24 hrs of delivery, I would think I would be safe. However, there is the question of how quick the folks that receive the gift would eat the bacon truffle. So maybe I need to shy away unless it is for a party and prepared just before the event.
Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/06/11 01:26:35PM
15 posts

Bacon in chocolate


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

I have always cooked the bacon crisp and prepared within 24 hrs of taking to an event.

Now someone wants in their boxes of Easter Truffles. It would be eaten within a week.

Safe?

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
04/06/11 10:35:38AM
15 posts

Colored Cocoa Butters from ChefRubber


Posted in: Opinion

Chef Rubberdid a custom design for me and I was not happy with the results. They should have told me the design should have been enlarged for a larger truffle so you could tell what it was.Their stock designs are wonderful! Great resource for lots of items.

Jackie Jones
@Jackie Jones
05/19/10 05:10:14PM
15 posts

Selling at farmer's markets... in the heat of summer?


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

I am new in the business and ready to start selling, but need chocolate cabinets to place in retail areas. Could I obtain specs to give to my electrical engineering son? I need 2 cabinets now! For retail locations - one a zoo, and another a large gallery/antique mall. email directly: jackiejjjj@aol.com