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Unread 12-08-2008, 12:11 AM   #25
KuyasKitchen
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Raise prices. Period.

Here, I sell cookies. I charge P10 each (that's about US$0.20 right now). For the rural Philippines, that's a lot. And yet, I have people who keep coming back to me. Why? Because I use real butter, because I don't use preservatives, because there's 10 grams of chocolate in every 3-inch chocolate chip cookie, because I use artificial vanilla (hah! it tastes better in baked goods), because I care about the final product and my customers.

There have been times I could not make an item due to availability of good quality ingredients (welcome to the island of Leyte) ... I simply refused the order. I told them that I'd contact them when I was able to obtain the necessary ingredients.

Margarine is NOT a viable substitute for butter.
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