Forum Activity for @Krista2

Krista2
@Krista2
08/07/15 01:28:48AM
32 posts

HILLIARDS LITTLE DIPPER FOR SALE


Posted in: Classifieds

Ok I'm having a difficult time figuring how to private message you. Are you still unable to post pics?

Krista2
@Krista2
08/07/15 01:26:25AM
32 posts

HILLIARDS LITTLE DIPPER FOR SALE


Posted in: Classifieds

I would like to see pics I'll send my email

Krista2
@Krista2
08/01/14 12:11:27PM
32 posts

Salesperson


Posted in: Opinion

Thanks, I'm in oregon. I'm not a member but maybe ill try searching.
Krista2
@Krista2
07/18/14 06:59:21PM
32 posts

Salesperson


Posted in: Opinion

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Its helpful & appreciated
Krista2
@Krista2
07/18/14 01:55:18PM
32 posts

Salesperson


Posted in: Opinion

Thanks for responding. I was more just wondering if there was an industry average percentage that a rep would be expecting and if I could even come close to.
Krista2
@Krista2
07/15/14 02:17:20AM
32 posts

Salesperson


Posted in: Opinion

Hi, has anyone here ever hired an outside salesperson? I'm considering it on commission only. Any idea what the normal percentage is for this industry? I have no idea what is an acceptable percentage
updated by @Krista2: 04/09/15 05:03:12PM
Krista2
@Krista2
03/09/14 01:52:38PM
32 posts

Suppliers and pricing


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks sue! I'll have to check it out
Krista2
@Krista2
03/06/14 01:54:26PM
32 posts

Suppliers and pricing


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks for the info guys/gals :-)I too tried the icoa and while I actually liked the taste, it wasn't the flavor I was looking for for my truffles.
Krista2
@Krista2
03/04/14 02:51:59PM
32 posts

Suppliers and pricing


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi everyone! Are any of you willing to post which couverture a you use and approximate pricing you get? I'm currently going through chocosphere and am very happy with their service but am wondering if better pricing on some of the brands can be obtained (perhaps once I can purchase large quantities) and where. I'm wondering if it's competitive to what you are all paying. Also just curious which couvertures you picked to work with. Thanks
updated by @Krista2: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Krista2
@Krista2
02/12/14 07:21:28PM
32 posts

Marketing


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

Brad that's fantastic! May I ask, how did you go about getting the first few groups of customers? I'm assuming the word of mouth has continued to keep you booked but what did you do to get the word out the first few? Do they return to purchase retail also? Thanks so much for taking the time to respond
Krista2
@Krista2
02/11/14 02:18:34PM
32 posts

Marketing


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

Thanks for any help
Krista2
@Krista2
02/11/14 02:18:07PM
32 posts

Marketing


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

Hi, what have you tried as far as marketing that you've had success with? Especially retail, what things have really worked as far as getting new customers when you were a new biz?
updated by @Krista2: 04/10/15 03:05:30PM
Krista2
@Krista2
02/11/14 02:05:15PM
32 posts

Morello cherry ganache


Posted in: Recipes

Hi thank you for replying. I was using about 11oz + pure (reduced to a thick paste) per lb of white chocolate. No cream. I think I'm just kind of over it, it has so much cherry in it it's really dark but still not enough flavor. Oh well maybe a different cherry variety?
Krista2
@Krista2
01/31/14 11:46:58AM
32 posts

Morello cherry ganache


Posted in: Recipes

That's what I'm doing now, and adding quite a lot, not enough comes through for my tastes.
Krista2
@Krista2
01/30/14 10:28:12PM
32 posts

Morello cherry ganache


Posted in: Recipes

Ugh, so I'm having trouble getting the cherry flavor to come through in a morello cherry cheesecake truffle. I'm using quite a high percentage of reduced cherry puree but once it's in the very mild cheesecake ganache I get nothing ( okay VERY little)cherry flavor that comes through. It's driving me nuts! Any suggestions?
updated by @Krista2: 04/14/15 01:23:13PM
Krista2
@Krista2
02/11/14 02:24:36PM
32 posts

Best sellers


Posted in: Opinion

Hi, so you're mainly selling pre packaged gift boxes? Do you do bars as well? Thanks :-)
Krista2
@Krista2
01/30/14 12:19:29PM
32 posts

Best sellers


Posted in: Opinion

Hi :-)Hopefully I'm not being too forward asking this but I guess if it is, you guys just won't answer. Anyway, I'm curious how many pieces (truffles, Bon bons, etc) you sell per day and what items people are buying the most of, is it bars, truffles, covered fruits, etc you get the picture. Thanks for any info
updated by @Krista2: 04/11/15 01:14:52AM
Krista2
@Krista2
01/26/14 05:34:45PM
32 posts

Packaging source - clear plastic tubes


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks guys :-)
Krista2
@Krista2
01/23/14 02:03:48PM
32 posts

Packaging source - clear plastic tubes


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi guys/gals :-)
Do any of you know of the best place to get small clear cylinder packaging? I'm thinking something that could hold small panned items. Thanks


updated by @Krista2: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Krista2
@Krista2
01/22/14 08:39:08PM
32 posts

Belcolade opinions?


Posted in: Opinion

Hi!What's your opinion on Belcolade couvertures? Especially the noir superieur or other darks? Opinions on any of their product line appreciated :-)
updated by @Krista2: 04/10/15 10:49:06AM
Krista2
@Krista2
01/22/14 08:44:40PM
32 posts

Best purees?


Posted in: Opinion

Thank you for the advice! I'll have to look into that
Krista2
@Krista2
01/20/14 11:32:27PM
32 posts

Best purees?


Posted in: Opinion

The only brand I've used so far is boiron and I really liked the flavor of the passion fruit but the morello cherry has too much sugar added. It's excessively sweet to my taste. The passion fruit was extremely runny like juice so I had to reduce it a lot. Just wondering how it rates compared to others since this is all I've tried as far as premade. Passion fruit would be pretty hard to come by here fresh, and when I can get it it's pretty spendy. I'm curious what brands are considered best/worst quality.
Krista2
@Krista2
01/20/14 01:04:11PM
32 posts

Best purees?


Posted in: Opinion

Hi! I'm wanting to get advice on the best brands of fruit purees and best places to order them. Any advice greatly appreciated
updated by @Krista2: 04/09/15 10:30:41PM
Krista2
@Krista2
05/29/13 01:15:22AM
32 posts

Please help Glassine cups


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks! I don't see any pricing, do you happen to know about what they run on average for standard cups?
Krista2
@Krista2
05/28/13 02:43:05PM
32 posts

Please help Glassine cups


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi,Where do you all purchase glassine cups? I have been getting some from papermart but lately the quality has been awful. I would like to find some that are heavier dark brown tightly pleated.
updated by @Krista2: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Krista2
@Krista2
03/22/12 03:20:01PM
32 posts

Aargh cracking shell


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

They are not refrigerated and the room temperate is 71 degrees
Krista2
@Krista2
03/22/12 03:18:23PM
32 posts

Aargh cracking shell


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

So every so often a batch of truffles will crack after dipping and hardeningI do a very thin coat by hand before dipping. Most pf my truffles are pretty thick in consistency(low moisture)What could be going wrong? So frustrated!
updated by @Krista2: 04/21/15 06:36:37AM
Krista2
@Krista2
01/15/12 02:16:54AM
32 posts

How many per day?


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

Hi, how many truffles do you average (completely dipping by han) per day? I'm trying to figure out how many I should be able to do in an 8 hour shift.
updated by @Krista2: 05/04/15 05:34:35AM
Krista2
@Krista2
07/20/11 12:28:18AM
32 posts

Packaging


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

Hi everyone,

do you all know of any good resources for packaging? Who do you use for your chocolate boxes? Thanks much


updated by @Krista2: 04/21/15 06:43:49AM
Krista2
@Krista2
07/16/11 07:08:53PM
32 posts

Insurance


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

Hi everyone!

I am new here, but I just wanted to ask those of you with small businesses where to get liability insurance? I did an internet search and so far havent turned up much info on this. Is there an insurance company that specializes in confectionary manufacturing? Thanks so much for any information you can give.


updated by @Krista2: 04/17/15 06:43:35AM
Krista2
@Krista2
12/01/12 08:32:56PM
32 posts

chocolate tempering machines


Posted in: Opinion

Thanks.

Krista2
@Krista2
11/09/12 12:55:14AM
32 posts

chocolate tempering machines


Posted in: Opinion

I have tried 3, yes 3 of the chocovision rev1 machines and so far they have caused me more headache then I care to relive. I contacted chocovision and after troubleshooting they sent me new baffles which seemed to work mediocrely for about 3-4 batches each. Contacted chocovision again, they sent out more baffles but if I want the machines looked overand serviced I have to pay to send the junk back and pay to have them fixed! They were possibly the worst kitchen appliance investment I've ever made!
Needless to say I am not interested in any chocovision models but would love advice on an inexpensive (1500 or less) tempering unit. Doesn't need to be fancy just get the job done. Thanks