Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For the love of chocolate!


 LOVE this stuff!!!
Right around Valentine's Day, I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of the proprietress of a chocolate 'boutique' in Florida.  We became fast friends, as we both loved doing what we do.....buying/selling fabulous chocolates!
She told me about this wonderful company up in Kansas (can you believe it?!?!), and I was able to get a big box of samples for our Chocolate Advisory Board meeting this afternoon.  Unanimous thumbs up!

Their name says it all....Cocoa Dolce'!  Indeed!  Hopefully they'll be in stock by mid-March.
In the meantime, if your sweet tooth is acting up, y'all know where to shop!  We got in fresh batches of Sweet Shop and Cocopotamus last week, and today our Godiva came in, so our chocolate cases are now fully stocked. 
C'mon deserve a treat today!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spring is coming!

    The weather was so dreary today, it was easy to feel down and dreary.  But something clever came in the mail to the shop today, and now I'm dreaming of spring in a big way.

Feast your eyes on these adorable edibles!
Are they not the cutest cupcakes you've ever seen?!?!  They're regular cupcakes decorated with Jelly Bellies and other candies from the company to look like spring flowers!
The Jelly Belly company sent us a cute little cupcake flyer, and besides Christmas trees and Halloween pumpkins, this picture stopped me in my tracks!  
The artists used bunny corn (candy corn in spring colors) and various pastel Jelly Bellies to create these precious cupcakes.  
It's too bad my little grandson lives so far away.....this is enough to make me want to borrow somebody's grandkids and get creative in the kitchen!
Our spring/Easter candy will be arriving next Tuesday, and we're anxious to get it all out and displayed on our shelves.  
Spring has always been my favorite season at the shop.  By now, I'm so ready for bright colors and pretty's such a refreshing change!  Besides, candy just looks like spring to me....and I hope to be able to make some candy look like spring cupcakes like the ones above!
Happy, creative spring is just around the corner!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CAB-Chocolate Advisory Board

Not a joke!  We take our chocolate offerings very seriously!  We've now had two sessions with our appropriately named CAB.

It's Fat Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate the day than with taste-testing some incredible French chocolates!  Our CAB met this morning and reactions from all staff and CAB members were favorable, indeed!

   As you can see, Joe enjoyed his and Kay was letting a piece melt in her mouth while perusing their catalogue.

 The 60 year old French company is called "Michel Cluizel", and we are getting ready to place our first order, based primarily on what we sampled today and how our CAB members reacted to certain flavors!

We'll make sure to let you know as soon as it hits the states and gets on our shelves! 

One fat, sassy Mamma....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweets for your Sweetie(s)

It's that time of year again - time for LOVE!!
 If you're wondering what to get your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, here's what I suggest.....

 Yea, baby....that oughtta do the trick!
We bring in SO much candy and chocolate for what I affectionately refer to as "The Big VD", and it finally starts to sell about one week before the big day.  That means it sits there and stares at us for weeks until the message is satisfactorily delivered!  
The message here is, size DOES matter!!! Yea, sure, it's the thought that counts, but the BIGGER the thought, the more it counts!!!!!!
We have all sizes to offer, and for the non-chocolate lovers (yes, you know who you are), we have about 50-100 kinds of candies just for the special day.
I know anyone reading this blog is an intelligent, thoughtful person, so I KNOW you get the message!
See ya soon!