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Flavor Test Results Are In !
Milestones    Product    Production   

Flavor Test Results Are In !

Results are in.... aaaand we have a winner! To recap, we compared 3 new flavors (strawberry, peanut butter and salted caramel) vs the original, in anonymous "self serve" written poll. Not exactly a fair test as the original is production quality (better finish and texture) vs much rougher prototypes, but still accurate way to compare the 3 flavors. Anyway enough small talk... ....the winner is... SALTED CARAMEL ! 😍 Even being a prototype it slightly beat out the production original, with strawberry coming in next then peanut butter. Have to admit it was a huge relief, had been worried that we...

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Beginning with Bulk
Learning    Product    Production   

Beginning with Bulk

In this coming batch, we're planning to include our first bulk stock for balls and bloks, so we can supply to food service and bulk shops...Today I took a look at the first test from the copacker for our bloks. Originally there were only going to be 4 bloks per bulk pack, but that didn't seem to make much sense in terms of reducing packaging...Asked why so low and the copacker was worried about the chocolate rubbing / marking in transit but we agreed that we would try out a larger 1kg amount with a lot more bloks and multiple...

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New Flavor Prototypes!
Product    Production   

New Flavor Prototypes!

Yesterday the new flavoured prototypes of our choc balls arrived for testing!We have a strawberry, peanut butter and salted caramel flavor to get "blind" feedback on, which I'm trying to get done by the weekend. This has come together really quickly triggered by a series of events...- our first batch of balls are running out- so we need to lock in next production asap (long leadtimes)- so it's the only window to introduce new flavors (as we do large runs to keep costs down, we can't do small batches)- but first we need to test themAm as excited as I...

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Stockist Planning

Stockist Planning

4 months and 69 retail locations later, it's clear we need more structure to help us manage our stockists...

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Ep 10 - On The Dotted Line
Podcast    Product    Production   

Ep 10 - On The Dotted Line

Final prototype of our choc balls and bloks are ready for our first in-store taste test...

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Ep 8 - All The Things
Podcast    Production   

Ep 8 - All The Things

This project is starting to get real, and fast!   With only a couple of weeks left before returning to Melbourne, there’s tons to learn and handle...

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Ep 7 - Meet And Greet
Podcast    Production   

Ep 7 - Meet And Greet

You know the nerves before a first date?  It was kind of like that before the first meeting with our potential co-packer...

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Carton Chaos Conquered
Branding    Challenges    Production   

Carton Chaos Conquered

It's just a simple box design, how hard could it be?

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Ep 4 - Finding a Factory
Podcast    Production   

Ep 4 - Finding a Factory

Time to seek out a unicorn.  A unicorn in the form of the perfect chocolate co-packer to manufacture our product.  This'll be interesting...

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