GIFT: Burdick Artisan Chocolates With Winter Flavors

[1] A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors. [3] A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   Great chocolate flavors are made even…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Wine-Infused Chocolates

Delicious wine-infused chocolates. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Virginia-based Gearharts chocolates Fine chocolates has some irresistible treats for stocking stuffers, party favors or anytime indulgence. For wine lovers, an excellent stocking stuffer is Pod and Vine, a box of four bonbons. The pod refers to the cacao; the vine is the wine…
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PRODUCT: “Creamsicle” White Chocolate With Blood Orange Ganache

In the days before air conditioning, it wasn’t easy to sell fine chocolates in the summer. Cocoa butter, one of the major components of chocolate (the one that provides the creamy, luscious mouthfeel), melts at 93.4°F to 98°F. Hot weather can make a mess of a chocolatier’s hard work. To beat the heat, many chocolatiers…
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