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Where to buy chocolate?


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#1 SweetSide

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:46 AM

Hi, I'm just starting out at home (trying to anyway) in the pastry business and I'm looking for a place to buy good chocolate for reasonable prices. $16 / pound retail just ain't going to cut it for me.

Does anyone have any good sources. Not looking for vast quantities, but good prices from reputable sources (online?) for 11 lb blocks or boxes of pistoles.
Cheryl, The Sweet Side

#2 dianalane

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:52 AM

I like surfasonline.com for my 11 lb bars and cocoa powder.
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#3 schnitzel

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:17 PM

Another good source: Gourmail

#4 dexygus

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

i like chocolateman.net. he doesn't carry a huge selection, but his prices are very reasonable.

#5 nightscotsman

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 02:51 AM

Chocosphere.com also has good prices and a wide selection. They also seem to be willing to break cases to sell smaller amounts.

#6 SweetSide

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:38 AM

Thanks everyone -- some of these I knew of, some are new. But, I haven't used any of them as of yet and now feel I am at least going in the right direction. :biggrin:
Cheryl, The Sweet Side

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