Smitten Artisan Truffles Kalamansi + Crème Honey September 11th, 2014

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Combine crème honey and Filipino lime and you have Smitten’s Artisan Kalamansi + Crème Honey Truffles. Varieties come in a four-piece, nine-piece or 16-piece box.

Vanessa Holden launched Smitten Artisan Truffles in 2012. A wine lover, she began researching and developing chocolate truffles that paired well with different wines in the valley. She took a few batches to test market at English estate Winery in Vancouver, Wash. and the rest is history.

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Fannie May Artisan Criolait September 5th, 2014

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Criolait is an artisan chocolate made from cocoa beans harvested from the finest growing regions in the world.

Each chocolate by Fannie May is made with cream,  honey and caramel. Criolait comes in a flight of three bars that includes Concha and Madagascar varieties.

The first Fannie May store was opened by H. Teller Archibald in 1920 in Chicago, Ill. By 1935 the company had grown to 48 retail stores in the area. After the purchase of Fannie May by Alpine Confections, production moved to North Canton, Ohio. Today Fannie May has more than 100 retail locations in six states and Canada.

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The Velvet Chocolatier Honey Truffles August 26th, 2014

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The entire line of chocolate truffles by The Velvet Chocolatier is made with honey.

All of the dark chocolate used is 64% cacao, and the ganache in each truffle is hand rolled, dipped and sprinkled with a hint of flavored ganache. Honey varieties include cinnamon, dark chocolate ganache, dark chocolate caramel, hazelnut, honey milk chocolate and vanilla.

Ruthie Carliner’s adventure into chocolate began when her husband and kids encouraged her to do something fun after the sale of her dad’s business. She enrolled in culinary school, discovered chocolate and found The Velvet Chocolatier. Endorsed by Oprah in 2011, Ruthie’s chocolates now are shipped all over the world.

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