Tag Archives: Chocolate

Brace yourself: The price of chocolate is going up.

Last week the Hershey company announced it would be raising prices for their products by eight percent, and Mars followed suit, announcing a seven percent hike for their chocolates. Why is this happening? This is a econ 101 lesson playing … Continue reading

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The cupcake crumbles: The demise (and resurrection) of Crumbs Bakery

In terms of its impact on its industry, it would be as if Godiva closed all of its chocolate shops: a very big shock to chocolate vendors everywhere. Continue reading

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National Small Business Week: Let’s talk about women-owned and supported businesses

It is National Small Business Week, and while we celebrate the contributions that small businesses make in every community in every corner of the nation, today I want to focus on the female business owners and our particular needs and issues. Continue reading

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Lent, chocolate, and the meaning of sacrifice

What did you give up for Lent? “Being Pope,” was the number one intended Lenten sacrifice, as announced by Twitter last week, a hilarious riff on the Vatican announcement that Pope Benedict IV was stepping down. Further down on the … Continue reading

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Fundraising Frustration

Earlier this month we participated in a fundraising event that left us steaming and wondering why we bothered. In short, the emcee, a local radio DJ (in a paid appearance) publicly insulted The Chocolate Truffle by not having any idea … Continue reading

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Thank You!

With the beginning of the new year, it feels like a nice time to thank everyone in the community who has supported The Chocolate Truffle throughout 2012. As participants in the annual Shop the Block event and supporters of the … Continue reading

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A Girl in a Chocolate Shop: It’s Not Just a Fantasy

It was a calculated risk, taking a sales job at The Chocolate Truffle. I’m an ordinary woman, and the thought of spending my days surrounded by not just chocolate, but chocolates, as in Merlot-infused truffles, peanut butter-stuffed Oreos, salted caramels … Continue reading

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What is it with Bacon?

What is it with bacon? A few years back we heard some chefs were adding the salty meat to desserts and thought, “yeah we can do that” and we did. We created a bacon truffle, a bacon chocolate bar, BBQ … Continue reading

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BBC reports on Chocolate

http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8583000/8583499.stm

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Of Truth and Drugs

The other day I said hello to someone I hadn’t seen in a while and commented that “he looked good” thinking to myself he looked tan, so perhaps he just came back from a vacation, to which he responded “I’m … Continue reading

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