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February 20, 2006 - 7:45 pm
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After 5 months of experiments, several questions to this forum, and many messy kitchens, my girls have opened a chocolate company. Thanks to all those who helped.

http://www.yummy-dummy.com
YummyDummy Chocolate Company

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Very nice 😎 How did it get started? Was it a school driven project? The girls decided they wanted to do this?

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February 21, 2006 - 12:26 am
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looks great! Do the girls make the chocolate from scratch?

Bala :)
http://www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk

Bala :) www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk
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The seven girls are close friends, 9-11 years old. They started making chocolate bars for gifts. Their dream is to buy an old farm (yes, with horses), convert it to a Chocolate Factory for children, which will make dark chocolate from the bean. Currently they temper dark chocolate, and have come up with their own 65% blend. They hope to be selling at our local Farmer's Market this Spring. It's really for fun and the education.

Cheers.

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Really cool to see that kids can have fun and learn the important stuff of chocolate and business at the same time![:)]

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My name is Polarbear and I am a chocoholic...

*** My name is Polarbear and I am a chocoholic...
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I think I know what they'll be doing as adults. Or at least, I hope [;)]

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They made it to 1000 bars!
http://www.yummy-dummy.com/pr_.....ousand.htm

And donated profits to Haiti children:
http://www.yummy-dummy.com/haiti.htm

Girls rock.

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rozzi
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Hi gerrypez,
We, our household here in southern Australia, are completely blown away by Yummy-Dummy! What a concept, what an achievement, what a website, what sheer brilliance!!!
I love it!! Go girls!!!!
Rozzi

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Ditto to Rozzi's message!!! I can't believe what you've accomplished!!

Keep it Sweet!

Keep it Sweet!
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Great!!! Do you have the intention to export overseas (I'm not kidding)?

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Domenico,

Thanks for the nice question. But no, the goal this year is for the girl's to sell at the local farmer's market in Davis, California. They did have one box travel to Australia (an aunt), which was a thrill. But the company will stay small and hand crafted, because it is first-and-foremost about educating the 7 girls and giving them confidence.

Cheers,

GP

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Gerrypez,

Thanks for the reply, I understand the point. Sometimes I even think that globality should not necessarily mean that all local specialities be available everywhere (a bit 'unnatural' like eating a fruit or vegetable that is locally out of season).
However on the other hand I regret it, as I would have tried YummyDummy chocolates in one of our chocolate shops we supply in Budapest. Just for fun, in a small scale. If you drop me a mail I might also ask some additional info about the Company for a short journal article.

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Here is an update on Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company (4 minute video)..

http://www.californiaheartland.....colate.htm

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this made me smile. i especially like the 'DIY' machinery - very inventive! :)

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Great stuff by the girls - it really is good to see on so many levels

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Found great free chocolate recipe e book ... has 600 recipes in it
that are great to do with kids..
web address is
http://www.budget-gourmet.info ...tell me what you think..

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sounds great. The kids love chocolate for sure! :)

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