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Catherine2
@Catherine2
05/31/17 12:05:25PM
8 posts

High quality boxes for sale - great savings!


Posted in: Classifieds

The boxes are all sold.  Thank you!

Catherine2
@Catherine2
05/22/17 12:29:21PM
8 posts

High quality boxes for sale - great savings!


Posted in: Classifieds

Update as of May 22:  the 4-truffles boxes and 12-truffles boxes have all been sold.  The only cases that remain are 7 cases of 12 boxes of the 4-layer cube box (third on the list).  Thank you.

Catherine2
@Catherine2
05/20/17 09:04:47PM
8 posts

High quality boxes for sale - great savings!


Posted in: Classifieds

Jayne, that is correct.  Each little case is 12 boxes but I am selling them 24 at a time.  Can you email me at cbw@chocolatspassion.com to get in touch so we may discuss and I can give you a shipping quote?  Thanks!  Catherine

Catherine2
@Catherine2
05/01/17 09:11:08PM
8 posts

High quality boxes for sale - great savings!


Posted in: Classifieds

I am happy to add some inserts to the four layer boxes, there are several types, visible in the picture, I don't have inserts for the truffle boxes.  Please tell me what is of interest?  Thanks, Catherine

Catherine2
@Catherine2
04/22/17 10:55:44AM
8 posts

High quality boxes for sale - great savings!


Posted in: Classifieds

I have three kinds of high quality rigid boxes to sell, see links and images with their current prices at ASpecialty Box where I got them.  The more you buy, the more you save.  Actual shipping quote provided with your zip code. Trays are not provided with the boxes.  Shipped in their original cartons, all in perfect condition.

4 Piece Brown Truffle Box ($2.24 per box before shipping at ASpecialty)  This box can also be used for other large formats like barks and turtles. My boxes are a slightly different brown than what ASpecialty currently has, see the link for the twelve truffle box for an image of that color.

http://www.aspecialtybox.com/525

I have a total of 2 cases of 24 available. 

1 case of 24 is $30 ($1.25 per box)

2 cases of 24 is $45 (94 cents per box)

Actual Fedex shipping, send me your zip code for an exact quote.

12 Piece Brown Truffle Box ($2.97 before shipping at ASpecialty)  can also be used for other large formats like barks and turtles.  2 cases are the brown that ASpecialty shows, the other two cases are the Deco Bronze color of other rigid boxes.  Specify which you want.

I have a total of 4 cases of 24 boxes. 

http://www.aspecialtybox.com/532

1 case of 24 is $40 ($1.66 per box)

2 cases of 24 is $60 ($1.25 per box)

3 Cases of 24 is $75 (1.04 per box)

4 Cases of 24 for $90 (.94 per box)

Actual Fedex shipping, send me your zip code for an exact quote.

4 Tier luxury cube box,  deco bronze  ($6.10 before shipping at ASpecialty)

which can be used with many different trays ASpecialty sells.  About 1.5 lbs of chocolates fit in there, it is a spectacluar large format for gifts,  All my boxes are the Deco Bronze that ASpecialty currently has.

I have a total of  seven 12  box cases.

http://www.aspecialtybox.com/9118

1 case of 12  is $45 ($3.75 per box)

2 cases or 24 boxes  are $67.50 ($2.81 per box)

3 cases or 36 boxes are $90 ($2.50 per box)

Please get in touch if you are interested, and provide your exact address for the Fedex shipping quote.  Invoicing via Paypal, I will cover the fees, and provide a tracking number once the boxes are shipped.  If you are in the Boston area, you are welcome to pick up. Thank you!


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updated by @Catherine2: 05/31/17 12:05:39PM
Catherine2
@Catherine2
11/29/11 04:32:13PM
8 posts

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Omar, both ganaches are great tasting. The butter ganache is a little trickier to make, as I found out when making a third batch. The butter had cooled too much, and the ganache started to separate - but I was able to save it. I never have a problem when making a classic cream ganache. Best, Catherine

Catherine2
@Catherine2
11/28/11 09:33:25PM
8 posts

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Filling the molds is the easiest thing. I pipe the ganache with a disposable bag as soon as it is ready, it is in the mid 80s by then. I did a passion fruit honey ganache where one uses tempered melted milk chocolate. Because it crystallizes quickly you don't want to delay. I then use an offset spatula to ensure the ganache fills all the space.

I decided to try these molds as a substitute for hand cutting slabs into little squares, as an amateur I really don't want to spring for a guitar. I am happy with the results. The ganache is firm but very smooth and has great mouth feel.

I use a simple Foodsaver vacuum with its little plastic bags (bought it at Costco). I place the chocolates in small cardboard boxes on top of food safe pads. I use the Greweling technique of placing the vacuumed boxes first in the fridge for 24 hours, then in the freezer and same timing/steps on return trip, and opening the vacuum after 1/2 day at room temps, with no bloom problem.

Hope that helps! Best, Catherine

Catherine2
@Catherine2
11/28/11 05:55:25PM
8 posts

Cool Tool: Chocoflex Spherical Truffle Mold


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Omar, I realize this discussion is several months old, but I got the silicone molds (12g, 88 cavities) from Chef Rubber. After trying a regular ganache and having to freeze it to unmold properly, I decided to work with a butter ganache instead. It crystallizes fast (under 30 minutes) and there is no need to freeze the mold. It unmolds easily at room temperature. There is no need to spray anything to help the unmolding either, it detaches easily from the walls of the mold. Not having to freeze the mold is good because I like to dip the centers/add a transfer; and then vacuum pack them, refrigerate and then freeze till I need them. I am hesitant to freeze anything twice, so this works better for me.

I had never done a butter ganache before and found good recipes in the Greweling book, chapter six. Hope this helps! Catherine