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inhouse
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September 29, 2004 - 7:26 pm
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Introduction from In House Chocolates

We are a fairly new company with our first year under our belt. We are currently manufacturing hand made chocolates in Scotland and we recently won 2 Gold awards for our chocolates at the recent Speciality Fine Food Fair.
We are currently taking over a deli and extending our chocolate workshop so that the customers can see how our chocolates are made. We want to have an area which gives a history of chocolate and how it is produced and I am desperately trying to source raw chocolate ingredients to show this as part of the exhibit. I understand I cannot get the pods because of shipping regs. but even things like nibs etc would be of help. can anyone put any light on this for me. Look forward to hearing from you[;)]

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http://www.seventypercent.com/.....PIC_ID=245

Have a look ... Attending the London Chocolate Week?

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domori sells beans (kashaya). bet you could get nibs and beans all over the place...
sorry, for being so imprecise. i think i've seen different websites that sell nibs. chocosphere is one.
but you could go straight to the producers i guess.

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I have been trying for several months to find a supplier that will ship to the UK. Unfortunately this is not so easy! Unfortunately I cannot come to London this time as i was down a couple of weeks ago and I am too busy to attend. Chocospere site is not up yet to purchase online.

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September 30, 2004 - 11:57 am
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The shop here (seventypercent.com) has Domori, but I am not sure if they have Kashaya. I guess In't Veld ship to UK, and they have Kashaya - http://www.intveld.de

Otherwise you could contact the shops in London directly. What about asking chocolatero directly - a forum member from L'artisan du Chocolat? I think it is best to wait until the London Chocolate Week is over though.

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Nibs are widely available e.g. from Valrhona
Beans are harder to get, try to convince your couverture manufacturer
to give you a bag
Pods are ever harder but we have some that we are selling for the chocolate week, Can reserve one but can not send by post so you would have to pick up
http://www.artisanduchocolat.com
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Chocolatero, how much is a pod?

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Scharffen Bergen and El Rey also sell cocoa nibs. I believe Scharffen Berger has both chocolate covered and uncovered nibs.

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We sell pods during the chocolate week only at GBP 7
It is in fact not the pods that are expensive but shipment
of these things fresh from plantations that is really expensive and
sort of painful (temp controlled and import rules)
We have 140 -all lying on the big table in our production- what a sight!!!! half of these already reserved so I suspect we will run out!
Funny we had a TV crew coming to do some filming just as they arrived; they were amazed. Most people have never seen these fresh.
SOOOOOO EXCITING!
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Thanks, Chocolatero - as I said, I would like to reserve one. Price is ok, too. But is it possible to keep it forever - simply let it dry?

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The price looks like a bargain. As I told you before I would like to reserve one. I will keep the pod and let it dry gently which you suggested as a possibility in another topic.

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SO I am right in reserving 2 pods?
Who/when are they being picked up?
All the pods are in our window display...
Let me know cause they'll go very fast!
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I'm attending your "Mini Chocolate tasting" tuesday afternoon. That would be a good opportunity to take the pod with me.

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thank you for your reply I would be delighted to reserve a pod if possible. i would have to arrange to have this picked up by somebody else but this is not a problem.what info do you require from me. And when are they available for picking up?

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Nibs are widely available e.g. from Valrhona
Beans are harder to get, try to convince your couverture manufacturer
to give you a bag
Pods are ever harder but we have some that we are selling for the chocolate week, Can reserve one but can not send by post so you would have to pick up
http://www.artisanduchocolat.com
regards


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I am planning to attend the tasting too. I wrote you an e-mail as I guess it is better to reserve the pod in my real name.

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Nice idea.

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It may sound strange, but I hope to purchase a large number of dry pods, of various colors. I want to split them length-wise and use them for decoration. They may have to be preserved with a clear resin epoxy, laquer, bar varnish, or some such thing.
I believe pods are green at first, and then change to various hues of yellow, orange, red, and finally brown (after picking?). I would love to get samples of all of these!
If you could put me in touch with your pod connection, that would be great. I would only need the shells / husks, I think.

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Oh, by the way,
what can be made from the pulp of the fresh pods? I hear it is a bit sweet. Smoothies? Lassis? Sorbets? Juice? If pods could be processed into another enjoyable food on site, they would be much easier to preserve or keep fresh... Even pulp could be flash-frozen and sealed, then shipped.
just a thought
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