Probably the most "legit" of drugstore heart-shaped choco boxes is the Seattle Chocolates Pink Bubbly box I found at Bartell, which comes with extremely Seattle words worked into the paisley front design: "Woman Owned," "Non GMO," "Hand Packed with Love," "Kosher," "All Natural," and "Gluten Free." Inside, each oblong "dark chocolate truffle with raspberry and bubbles" sna
Every October, we brace ourselves for the barrage of pink. Don't get us wrong, we love the idea of supporting our favorite breast cancer charities by purchasing awesome products, but it's hard to know whether those pink goodies really make an impact. Well no sweat—this year we've done the legwork for you. We've vetted each of these products to find out who they benefit and how much of your purchase actually goes to the charity named.
Seattle Chocolates – Chocolate Truffle Bar – Perfect Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter – one of the things in life that you can’t (or at least I can’t) live without. It is something that pairs well with almost anything imaginable – from chicken to potatoes to the best pairing of all….chocolate. What not better to do then is to pair it with some of the most decadent and rich chocolate truffle bar imaginable and wrap it up in individual packages of joy? This is exactly what Seattle Chocolates did with this next gal.
Chocoholics, rejoice. Consider this fresh, citrusy bar white chocolate for people who shun the stuff. There's even a bonus in the form of the gentle pop of chili powder that comes at the end of each bite. Veracruz Orange in White Chocolate.
Chocolate isn’t typically thought of as refreshing, but this new Lemon Ice bar from Seattle Chocolates really is—candy makers infuse the white chocolate truffle bar with pieces of old-fashioned lemon candy from Chicago. If white chocolate isn’t your thing, the Seattle chocolatiers also make a seasonal Campers’ S’mores bar, the perfect thing to drop in the kids’ summer camp bags. $3 for 2.5 ounces.
It might not be Christmas time, but Seattle Chocolate's Hot Buttered Rum Milk Chocolate Truffle bar is certainly getting me into the season. I love hot buttered rum (the best I have had is available seasonally at The Duke of Perth in Chicago) and this creamy, rich candy bar brings to mind the cold afternoons in front of the Duke's warm fire.
Flavor HD’s Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal came upon Seattle Chocolates at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. Drawn in by the gorgeous marketing - and after staying to try the chocolate – were so blown away - we grabbed the company’s President for an interview, right then & there. Hear the story of the unconventional path that led Seattle Chocolates to be among the best things we’ve ever tasted!
"Flavor HD’s Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal came upon Seattle Chocolates at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. Drawn in by the gorgeous marketing - and after staying to try the chocolate – were so blown away - we grabbed the company’s President for an interview, right then & there. Hear the story of the unconventional path that led Seattle Chocolates to be among the best things we’ve ever tasted!"
Just as thousands of artists have used the same paints to achieve wildly varying results, chocolatiers can use the same ingredients to create completely different products. This occurred to me as I tucked into a bag of assorted truffles from Seattle Chocolates. I had recently written about their truffle bars and erroneously assumed these would be very similar, but smaller. I underestimated their vision. They may use the same fillings and couverture, but the results are very different.