Candy Notes
Ok I decided to try and start all over again. It's a long way to where I was when I stopped but this
where I will put down the plans and products and see where I get.
December 17, 2017 - the last couple of days I've given this a lot of thought and feel I'm gonna
take a stab at it. I got all the company info bookmarked and a bunch of new stuff I want to try
and make.

Goal is to get the garage cleaned out and the basement. Can start working on the basement
right away. Gonna have to find a woman to train.
Tried to figure out right away about what I need to purchase to re-start after Health Dept.
checks me out.
De-humidifying unit for basement  - go over to Chapel Rd and talk to that guy about where he
got his unit. Have already listed local Shrink Wrapper companies to check out. Also made a
list of label machine companies to find something local.

Will have to have the money for insurance....usually 1200.00 plus a few additional payments
of 200.00

Still gotta get boxes for an assorted box and also caramel nougats, those are the boxes that
got thrown away.

Start on Military line.
Start ordering in cases of chocolate to work on new recipes.

Styrofoam containers and ice packs for shipping.

Get stationary line right away and start collecting info from other candy makers.
Not starting with a web site....find customers first.
Make a list based on info from before>>>what worked & what didn't.
Start working on product lines
Caramels
caramel nougats
soft caramels
chocolate caramels
orange caramels
Truffles
Rhett & Scarlet gourmet mintTruffles
any kind of liquor flavors
Bacardi
bailys
champagne
chocolate
marble
creme de menthe
kahlua
any brandy
Patties
peanut, pecan, almond,macadamia
white, dark chocolate or milk
North Carolina Patties - the two tone patty
honey roasted peanut clusters in patty form
Buttercreams - Learn to make buttercreams and experiment to
get shelf lifes
Toffees
butter toffee in milk, white or dark chocolate or two tone
individual dip or open?
WHO IS SELLING?
WHAT WE ALREADY MAKE
NEW RECIPES
Caramels
Truffles
Whiskey Truffles
Eggnog
Patties
Toffees
Buttercreams
military candies
x-rated line
Misc. Product Lines
football
boxes
Order some cocoa butter in bulk piece and try rubbing it on the molds before
poring see what happens. Also order lecithin. Order potassium sorbate.

Will need a label to but on boxes about the peanut thing.

Start studying
Learn to work that scale.
Must get accurate shelf lifes and weights
How many will fit in lg. wholesale box or small
wholesale box for each item for bulk sales.
Holiday Items
Bon Bons
peanut butter
coconut cream
Candy Bars
Pretzel Products
stix
twist
INGREDIENTS
MILK
SUGAR
CREAM
BUTTER
CORN SYRUP
PEANUT BUTTER
NUTS
CHOCOLATE - WHITE, CHOCOLATE, DARK CHOCOLATE
OILS
FLAVORS
COLORS
Misc. Pieces

coconut logs
Product Line Work
Try to figure out what info I need on the candies that I did not have before. This
involves shelf life so that means learning about what is needed to preserve shelf
life.
Last night I worked on finding additional info and companies to bookmark. I
have pretty much located all my old vendors. Now working on trying to figure
out what kinds of chocolate I am going to use and where and who to buy it
from. Cost of cases of chocolate have increased by $20.00 to 40.00 dollars.
yikes!!
December 18, 2017
Most of the other food ingredients have stayed the same with butter fluctuating
and still need to check corn syrup and whether I'm gonna use invertiase.
Have to make some serious decisions on some different issues. Working first on
how to schedule R&D. Shelf life issues and how to set up the project.

Next...need to think about a game plan to approach candy shop in Salisbury, what
kind of story to tell him.
December 18, 2017
December 19, 2017
Worked on research
December 20, 2017
Pulled all candy books except the fudge book and added
notes to these pages
December 21, 2017
Spent the morning adding the Military line on a page with all
the notes from the product line. Its where I left off when I quit
making candy. Also some suggestions and questions to apply
on this round.
Did research into finding out if anyone is making a ml also
checked who has the molds and if anything new is available.
Read 63 pages of dummies bk.
Take care of right away...get into association retail confectioners in
retired mode, talk to mod pac, get stuff set up for attending Ashville
candy spring conference.