Post by betterworldchocolate on Dec 26, 2020 11:14:12 GMT -5
First of all Merry Christmas to everyone😊, my name is Don Bonnema, founder of Better World Chocolate, and I am running a Kickstarter atm. I am looking for people who could give me some advice/tips for the current situation and for the future.
I am outsourcing the 1st batch of chocolate bars to a chocolate company in the Philippines. They will handle the entire process from bean to wrapped bar, this however gives me a lot less room for quality adjustments. So the plan is to start a small chocolate company in Davao after the 1st- 3rd batch of chocolate bars are sold. I don't even know if my crowdfunding this time will be a success or not, but I really want to plan ahead just in case it does.
I have done a lot of research already, but there is just so much different equipment available right now that it's hard to see what the best option would be. The budget will be between $50-$100k and that is for the equipment. I have a different budget set aside for the factory itself. I know this question is really broad, but I am stuck atm and looking for some fresh eyes.
The link below is for those interested in the current situation, all feedback and advice is highly appreciated.
Hi Don. Is your question basically what is the best equipment to buy? If so, there's no right answer. It all depends on a lot of variables including how much chocolate you want to make, the recipe of the chocolate, and many more. I would suggest that you enlist the help of a consultant who can walk you through the various options.
That all being said, if I had that much money, I'd definitely be investing in a fair amount of Packint equipment.