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Fantasizing about Spring.....

March 15 is the official start date of Chocolats Passion's Spring season:  we are likely to still be encased in deep snow, but here is to hoping for green grass and budding trees!  Nothing lifts my spirit like hand painting Passion Frogs and cute butterflies, it makes me dream of tulips, honey bees and the sun on my face...  The Spring Critters start with the Baby Frogs, or 3 grams each of pure milk chocolate deliciousness:  you can let them melt one at a time on your tongue, or pop-pop-pop them into your mouth, pick your style.  The butterflies are...

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Valentines flying out!

My first Valentine season is proving to be a blast!  As you can see from the picture above, the choices are highly varied:  the Love Flower is a perennial hit, many are seeking out Love Bites, the Twin Hearts have lots of fans, and the Petite Valentine box is a total winner.  These went out yesterday.  More boxes are being assembled and shipped today and tomorrow, and more pick up orders into Saturday...  no rest for the (happy) chocolatier!

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Thank you, Belmont Citizen Herald!

I am most grateful to Joanna Tzouvelis, Editor of the Belmont Citizen Herald, for a wonderful article published this past week about my little venture.  Lucia Arno-Bernsen did a remarkable job parsing through my not very cohesive comments during her lengthy interview.  Ann Ringwood took great action pictures while I was assembling a corporate order of Mini Passion 16 Bites. Here is the link should you be interested: http://belmont.wickedlocal.com/article/20150112/NEWS/150119266 I cannot think of a nicer introduction to Belmont for Chocolats Passion!  Thank you, thank you!

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Will you be my Valentine?

A chocolatier's life is controlled by the rhythm of Chocolate High Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter and Mothers' Day.  So while we just finished celebrating the end of 2014, in proper chocolate style of course, Valentine's day is just around the corner and will shortly dominate the schedule of every chocolatier.  Valentine's Day is totally defined by the gift of chocolate, flowers, and romantic meals by candlelight, but how did this come to be? According to Wikipedia, and I quote, " the day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Chaucer in the late...

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SoWa, Wow!

No wonder artisans of all stripes try to get selected for the SoWa Holiday Market!  This 2014 event was my first as a vendor, and I was left stunned by the throngs of eager buyers and the overall warm, wonderful spirit of the two days.  As a result, we now have hundreds of new customers!  They bought everything from our Love Flowers ($10) to our Grande Passion ($86) gift boxes.  I had made 2400 samples to hand out over the two days ( and 600 more to give out in little gold ballotins with larger purchases) and we ran out...

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