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Van Glass
@Van Glass
06/15/16 03:46:19PM
4 posts

F/S - Clear Vinyl Lid Chocolate Boxes - Oregon


Posted in: Classifieds


We have recently changed our packaging and I have several cases (approximately 10 of each type) of packaging that I am looking to sell.  These boxes were used for packaging truffles and are available in 1/8lb, 1/4lb and 1/2lb configurations.  Attached please find photos.  Note, these do not include the plastic trays, only the box and lid.  For more information on these boxes and the price I am offering please see below.

1/8lb - http://sweetpackaging.com/Candy-Boxes/Vinyl-Lid-Candy-Boxes/V204-2057 - 100 per case - $32/case
1/4lb - http://sweetpackaging.com/Candy-Boxes/Vinyl-Lid-Candy-Boxes/V208-2057 - 100 per case - $40/case
1/2lb - http://sweetpackaging.com/Candy-Boxes/Vinyl-Lid-Candy-Boxes/V215-2057 - 50 per case - $25/case


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updated by @Van Glass: 06/15/16 03:46:21PM
Van Glass
@Van Glass
05/02/16 06:00:22PM
4 posts

Anyone used or using the Santha 65/Santha 100? That has any views or thoughts on them


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

Hi James,

I've been using the small Santha 11 for a little over a year now, just for development purposes.  We recently upgraded to the Santha 100 as we prepare to launch our line of craft chocolates.

While I have not used it excessively to provide an in-depth review, I have found that the quality and performance of the Santha 100 has been good.  As Sandy mentioned, these are typically drop shipped from India so you will need to change out the plug yourself or have a qualified electrician do it for you.  This was something that was disclosed to me prior to purchase so was not a surprise.  I bought my unit from John Nanci at Chocolate Alchemy who was very helpful with support and setup.

Aside from size and power, there a couple major differences between the Santha 11 and Santha 100.

1.  The Santha 11 is belt driven whereas the Santha 100 model is chain driven.  This is a big plus as I had my belt shred on the 11 model.

2.  Speed controller.  The Santha 100 comes with a speed controller which can be very useful.  At very high speeds you may find some of the chocolate splashing out of the bowl.  The speed controller can help you to dial it down or up as needed.

3.  Tilting mechanism.  This is a must for the Santha 100.  Not only does it help with getting the chocolate out (I couldn't imagine picking the bowl up by hand) but it also helps with the cleaning process, making it very simple.

Van Glass
@Van Glass
04/01/16 02:04:02PM
4 posts

machinery liquor chocolate!


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

Hi Mariano,

Depends largely on the quantity of chocolate you are wanting to make.  For small scale batches (development) I've been using the Santha Spectra 11 melanger which works quite well.  When moving into production we are using the Santha 100.  I've heard that the Olde Tyme Nut Grinder can work well but I've never tried this before and I'm not sure this would give you the level of refinement you are looking for.   

Van Glass
@Van Glass
03/23/16 02:05:27PM
4 posts

For Sale in Los Angeles area


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Elizabeth,

Interested in the melter.  Could you contact me when you get a chance.  541-556-4141

Thanks,

Van