Forum Activity for @Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
08/29/11 10:17:03AM
7 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

products: bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder

amount: 200-400lbs chocoalte and 100lbs pwdr at a time

timeline: tbd

delivery: to my plan in PA and net 30

Anything else let me know

Thanks

Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
08/23/11 10:19:25AM
7 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

I appreciate the assistance. What info would you need from me?
Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
08/18/11 09:10:26AM
7 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks for all the info. I would definitely be interested in exploring your connections Brian. That being said I'm only interested if it is good, high quality chocolate. We are a premium brand so while FT is important I would not chose it at the expense of lower quality. Let me know what you think.
Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
08/12/11 09:22:51AM
7 posts

Buying Fair Trade Chocolate in Bulk


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi,

I'm looking to find a chocolate company where I can purchase both bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. I want it to be certified by a third party organization such as transfair, Rainforest Alliance, etc, or if not know that the company sources it's chocolate in an ethical and socially responsible manner. That being said I do not want to sacrifice quality to achieve the above. I'm also somewhat price sensitive as I'm using the chocolate and cocoa as a raw ingredient in my company's product(brownies) that we sell to retail stores, but hopefully my volume will allow for possible lower pricing. I'm open to any and all possible solutions so that I can get high quality, FT chocolate & cocoa powder into my product. We are a socially responsible and have been searching high and low for a product that fits our needs and budget. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Todd


updated by @Todd Kelly: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
09/02/09 09:11:30AM
7 posts

Chopping Chocolate


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

I have a small business where I manufacture and sell a line of brownies. I've been using blocks of chocolate, shaving them and then melt with butter for my brownies. The problem is when I was doing low volume the chopping was not a big deal, but now it is. It is a complete time killer. My current supplier does not offer chips and I don't want to switch. Does anyone know of a machine that can chop large chunks of chocolate and if so where can I get one?
updated by @Todd Kelly: 04/20/15 11:51:48AM
Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
05/30/09 02:34:27PM
7 posts

Making a hard Chocolate topping for brownies


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

I make a chocolate topping for my brownies my melting chocolate chips and then spreading it over the brownies. I then stick the brownies in the freezer so it hardens. Once the brownies come to room temperature the topping is not as hard as I would like and is very susceptible to melting. Is there anything I can do to make it harder and more heat resistance. I want something more like a candy bar topping and not icing. When answering keep in mind I'm not a professional pastry chef or chocoaltier. I run a small business but have no professional knowledge.
updated by @Todd Kelly: 04/21/15 12:15:35PM
Todd Kelly
@Todd Kelly
10/08/08 10:51:12AM
7 posts

Fair Trade Chocolate


Posted in: Opinion

I'm a small business owner that currently sells brownies made with fair trade chocolate online and to various retail outlets. I currently use Divine chocolate in my brownies but was wondering what other fair trade chocolates out there might be better in quality or is Divine pretty high up there. I'm by no means a chocolate expert so I would love some feedback. I just wanted to make sure that I'm using the highest quality chocolate in my product. Since I'm selling brownies I can't afford chocolate that is over $6/lb because it would make the price of the brownie way to high. If anyone has any recommendations as to other brands I should consider that would be great. I'm not caught up on the where or not it is "certified fair trade" as long as the company can ensure me that they are working directly with the farmers and they pay them fair prices.
updated by @Todd Kelly: 04/10/15 09:09:44PM