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Gotta love it.....

Sorry for the delay folks. Left ya froze up like my pipes. What a tale to tell my friends.... When last you heard from me I was frozen. 3 days with no water...well that didn’t end well. The freeze lasted, at least on our pipes, until December 21st. That was the first time water began to [...]

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Holidays??

Too cold for this..... yes indeed, here we are....the Holidays are upon us. I suppose they have been for awhile but the full onset of Thanksgiving into Christmas is in full tilt last minute frenzy. Ever since our "purple Friday sale" we have been going gangbusters. Thank you all for your support. Many across the country have [...]

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Chocomares

November 15th, 2013.... Tis the season. The season of chocomares. What is that you ask? Well children, gather 'round, grab a cup of drinking chocolate and let the chocolatier explain.          Let me start by saying we love what we do. Truly. We get to get up everyday and go to work (like most people lucky enough [...]

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Teaching Chocolate Classes....

November 10th, 2013- So I taught a "Chocolate Ganache & Molding "class at the Ashland Culinary Festival yesterday. Bottom line? It was fun. I don’t get out and do many demos anymore. The reasons for this are numerous and arbitrary but they are valid for me none the less. This one was different though. First [...]

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International Chocolate Awards Pt. II

10/21/2013--- So I knew they were going to announce the winners of the chocolate awards in London on Saturday. It took me awhile on Sunday to find out the results. Not because they were slow in putting the list of winners on their website--they are. But because it is not a very recognizable competition outside of [...]

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Chocolate Perfection

The endless pursuit of perfection is my life. Some say I have it down but I can assure you I do not. For 4 years I have strived to create really good chocolate from scratch. It has not been easy. I have burned beans, undecooked beans, perfectly roasted beans only to mess them up elsewhere [...]

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International Chocolate Awards

Dateline October 2nd.... The International Chocolate Awards--a little known but seemingly important series of awards that coincide with London's  famous "Chocolate Week" have announced their America's Round Finalists. There are a bunch of catagories and many chocolate people entered a boat load of products accross mutiple places. We, of course, are cheap skates and only enter [...]

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Lets Blog this bad boy....

I have been hounded and cajoled and twisted to create a blog about my chocolate experiences. Well, here we go. I intend to write how I feel and what I see and what I have acomplished and ruined and made famous throughout my 11 years in this decadent and depraved chocolate industry. Hold onto your [...]

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