Summer is right around the corner and everyone is looking forward to more time outdoors in the sun. Along with the warm weather, comes shorts and bikini season. A main concern of many is their appearance and being healthy. One fact that is often forgotten when making these healthier decisions is the benefits of eating chocolate.
Dark Chocolate is a good source of fiber, which helps you feel longer. If you are a regular chocolate eater this is one tip that can help you from snacking on...
Summer is almost here and it’s time to start planning what events you are going to be taking part in. Pittsburgh is great city to visit for cultural, art, concerts, food and many other events. Below are few of things that we think are worth checking out if you are in Pittsburgh this summer.
Three Rivers Arts Festival
This 10 day festival of the arts brings you live music, arts, crafts, and good food. It’s held in Point State Park in downtown. This years festivals starts this weekend...
A chocolate truffle is a candy that is traditionally made with chocolate ganache coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder or chopped nuts. It is usually spherical in shape and it’s name comes from the Latin word tuber which means “swelling” or “lump”. In addition to the traditional filling there are many other options that may replace the ganache. Some of the more common fillings are: cream, caramel, nuts, berries, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, and liqueurs.
It is believed that...
As the days are heating up, there is nothing like taking a bite of your favorite chocolate candy, tasting the sweet flavors, and slipping into a summer daydream. Eat slowly, taste the chocolate melting in your mouth and enjoy!
Biting into a sweet, ripe fruit is a common summer pastime. We’re are giving you the best of both worlds with our fruit creams. Our lemon creams, might not bring a pucker to your face like a cool glass of lemonade would, yet it’s still a mouth pleaser. We also...
” Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
With Mother’s Day this weekend, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you to keep the this special lady in your thoughts. For those of you who are late shoppers we put together a quick gift giving guide to help you celebrate and honor your mom.
For the Sporty Mom
If your mom is always at the golf course or on the tennis court mother’s day is a great opportunity to get her the...
The quality of chocolate can vary greatly and the primary factor in the taste of the finished product. One main factor that influences the the quality is the price factor. Though you do not need to buy the most expensive candies to experience a good chocolate, you should beware that higher quality chocolates contain larger amounts of cocoa butter and cocoa solids.
The best way to choose chocolates with your 5 senses. Look at your chocolate before tasting it. The surface of the candy...
Sweet shops have been long time favorites among consumers. From the young to the old, the sweet stores have brought smiles and fond memories to many who have visited them. Candies can be chewy and soft or brittle and hard but all candy is made by dissolving sugar in milk or water to create syrup that is then boiled. Ingredients and boiling time determine the type of candy created and the concentration of sugar determines the texture. Consumers enjoy caramels, fudge, toffee, lollipops,...
Spring has finally arrived, and with the onset of April showers we are also seeing the start of the bridal and baby shower season! From creative to classic, we can create a custom, handmade chocolate,candies, and more to match your style and theme.
Brides and mother’s to be are in planning mode and we are here to be your sweet source for shower favors. Weddings have traditionally included sweets for many centuries. Whether you choose to give favor boxes to your guest,...
We recently held our first fan contest asking for your ideas on a candy creation that would be featured in our downtown Pittsburgh store. We received lots of great entries and it was hard to pick just one winner!
Ultimately we choose Brian Ator’s submission of Butter Creams rolled in Roasted Peanuts. We loved this idea of a simple twist on a classic chocolate favorite. Butter Creams are a blend of ganache infused with different flavor combinations. We use only the highest quality...
Easter traditions give families a way to celebrate one of the oldest holidays. Below is a list of five common traditions celebrated by families. Like any good tradition, these are activities that can be passed down and enjoyed for many years to come.
1. Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts are fun for children of all ages, and is probably something you enjoyed while growing up. Easter eggs can be hidden around the house or outdoors. The eggs you use can colorful plastic replicas or the eggs...