Free Shipping on Hedonist Chocolates

Back in April, I wrote a rave review about Hedonist Artisan Chocolates in Rochester. If I did my job right, it made you want to try them out. Well, here’s something that may help – until the end of the month, the coupon code FRSAU09 will getcha free shipping on online orders over $30. Their…

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

I was in Rochester, NY last week and came across a delightful little chocolate shop called Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. While there I struck up a nice conversation with one their chocolate makers (perhaps the proprietor?) and partook of their generous free samples of just-made rolled champagne truffles and some bits of chocolate bark. The great…

Spicy hot chocolate recipe

I spent a good chunk of last week snowed in with cabin fever. It was a perfect time for hot chocolate! Here’s a recipe to spice up your hot chocolate for those last few winter days. It’s reminiscent of Hedonist’s cinnamon chipotle drinking chocolate.

Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates – Caramel

I’ve never been a big fan of candy companies that refer to candy as a guilty pleasure. Why can’t it just be a pleasure, without all these extra hangups? As long as you’re not eating as much candy as I do, you’re probably fine. Skinny Cow, with its ridiculous svelte cow logo, clearly markets itself…

Dark Chocolate Camembert Truffles

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates made a goat cheese collection that I really enjoyed. The tangy creaminess of goat cheese worked really well mixed with chocolate in truffles. The funky stank of camembert, on the other hand, does not sound like a natural fit for pairing with chocolate. But The Creative Pot thought they’d be a good…

Chocolate for the New Year

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I don’t bother because I’m already perfect… That’s a total lie. I don’t bother because I’m lazy. Whatever your stance on New Year’s Resolution, Serious Eats has a nice round-up of appropriate chocolates for the determined/delusional and for the lazy/indulgent. Dagoba’s Superfruit bar is on the resolution makers’ list….

Meiji Meltykiss – Coffee and Black Sesame

These Meiji Meltykiss were picked up on my trip to China. They came in lots of different flavors, but I only picked up two varieties because they were pretty expensive for China (~$5-6 box). I went with coffee and black sesame because they sounded the most delicious and intriguing. The Meltykisses came in impressive packaging….

Haggis Chocolate – Just a Deceptive Headline

Via the Facebook page of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates comes a story of a Scottish chocolatier who is making haggis chocolates. Alas, the gross-out isn’t as gross as story’s headline would lead you to believe: “Ellingham does not use actual haggis in the chocolate truffles, but instead blends spices including nutmeg, mace and black pepper, as…

Chocri Creations – Part I

Ever buy a chocolate bar and think, “This would be so much better with X instead of Y”, or “if only they added Z to this bar”? Well, soon you’ll be able to, once Chocri launches their US website (it’s currently still in preview mode). From their blog: “chocri is a German startup, founded a…