With Valentine's Day landing on a Monday this year, there may not be enough time to hit up everything on your dessert to-do list. Instead, save the chocolate fondue for the weekend and pick up a fun-filled chocolate assortment. Here are a few of our favorites for this romantic holiday.
Phew, hard to believe that Wintery January is already behind us! We don't know about you, but we're excited for February. With the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, and the Oscars, there are plenty of reasons to cook good food and celebrate with loved ones. At the start of each month, we like to highlight the products we are currently obsessed with. Here are our must haves for the next 28 days.
Molly was recently in Paris for a whirlwind 48 hours, but in that short amount of time she managed to pick up a box of gourmet cheese chocolates from Jean-Paul Hévin. The insides of these unique truffles are different types of creamy cheese, like thick and tangy goat cheese, while the outside is a classic dark chocolate shell. The flavor was unlike anything I'd ever tasted, but it totally worked and begged for a glass of red wine! Have you tried a cheese-filled chocolate before? What did you think?
For me, the arrival of September is always bittersweet. Bitter because it's the end of my favorite season; sweet because it's my birthday month and I like to treat myself to multiple celebrations! Since students return to school, September is also a time of getting back to the basics. The weather turns cooler and as we welcome Fall, the grill is retired in favor of more slow-cooked methods. To make the transition more tolerable, we've rounded up the items we can't live with out: here are our must haves.
On the first Sunday in April, FabSugar and I are hosting a beddazzling party. Although the shindig takes place after lunch, we'll provide our guests a small assortment of nibbles. Everything on the sparkling menu, both sweet and savory, will be prepared and plated before hand.
For dessert we'll offer chocolate champagne truffles dipped in sparkling sugar and fleur de sel caramels. Both treats are bite-sized and delicious. These candies would also be delightful wrapped in a pretty package and presented as a hostess gift. For the recipes, read more
With its festive parties and unlimited opportunities to bake and cook, December is one of my favorite months. Here, I've rounded up my must haves for the holidays. Enjoy!
Make Ecoween extra decadent with some delicious fair trade treats. Endangered Species Chocolate offers kid-friendly ethically traded candy. Their organic chocolate bars ($2) feature pictures of endangered animals on their recycled wrappers and list conservation tips. For Halloween, the company that donates 10 percent of their net profits to support species, habitat and humanity has festive fun packs ($7) that contain 24 individually wrapped candies. And, there's a discount when you buy three bags.
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If the thought of someone sending you a box of chocolates and telling you to host a party sounds like a fun plan, then you might want to check out Hershey's new scheme. To promote their new line of Bliss chocolates, Hershey's is selecting 10 thousand folks to host Hershey's Bliss Chocolate Parties. If you're chosen to be a hostess, Hershey's will send you a party pack full of dark, milk and meltaway chocolates, as well as various host gifts. If you're interested, all you have to do is apply. The parties will be held on April 25, 26 and 27.
The new chocolate line launches this month, and while I haven't tasted it, Hershey's is calling it satisfying and sophisticated. The shape and size make me think of Dove chocolates, but I guess I'll have to go to one of these parties to find out.
So tell me, are you interested in hosting a chocolate Bliss party? If not, then are you interested in trying the chocolate? Or do you think it's going to be the same old same old Hershey's?
When I was a kid, I really enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs and convincing my siblings they should swap their chocolate for my jelly beans. These days I don't bother with the swapping and prefer to skip straight to the chocolate.
To get ready for Easter I've rounded up the top 10 Easter chocolate treats. There are some adorably irresistible pieces in this bunch. To check them out, just click the "Start Slideshow" button below.