The light is changing. The sun feels kinda warm sometimes in the afternoon. There's an unspecified optimism emanating from our customers, despite the chill.
Spring. So close!
It's crazy how much these little things mean by the time March rolls around. This year, Easter is early, so March has a little more oomph to it here at the ole chocolate factory. But Easter isn't just it: St. Patrick's Day, too, is right around the corner -- this means only one thing to our fans:
No really, folks --
They ARE all that. And more. So much more. Super silky, deep and dark, the stout is right in front, nothing subtle about these babies.
Just how we like it. We make them for the month, and then we make then a little longer, if folks ask.
We've been making these for about a decade or so. One of my first forays into breaking out of the tried and true truffle combos. It took just a couple of batches before they were perfect. I'm really proud of these -- and tooting my own horn is a rare thing. These guys are close to my heart, and that's saying something (my Scottish grandmother is positively rolling in her grave reading this).
Back to Easter!
I love this holiday because the most imaginative, fun, and whimsical molds are made in it's honor. We've got some great ones this year, and the astronaut bunny is among my favorites. That's not to leave out the boater bunnies, peep baskets, edible eggs and baskets, the Dapper Bunny, the Jelly Belly bunny, and the ever popular Bunny Boxes. Our last little bunny is hands down the crowd pleaser of the season.
Happy Spring, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Easter, and everything in between!
Me? I'm celebrating the light. The crocuses emerging from the ground. The fact that I get to be surrounded by this sweetness every day. I'll take unspecified optimism, any day, from any source. Winter? Can't say I'm sorry to see you leave. Onward ho!