Shame. I hang my head in SHAME, people!
I've not had a hot minute to sit down and say hello since....
Oh hell, last year.
So so so much to report, Turtle Faithful! First, let's go back to LAST YEAR's last post, which talked about our new location in Salem MA. 318 Derby St, people! It's the prettiest shop we've had in Salem to date. Just lovely. The neighborhood has been so warm and supportive, and Amy, Brandy and Kathleen have been loving the new space. A complete lemons-to-lemonade story, as far as I'm concerned. Huzzah!
We had a great holiday season in both shops, then a great Valentine's Day
, as well. One of the reasons Valentine's Day was so fab (despite its being on a Tuesday) was that the Phantom Gourmet filmed an excellent piece on us. Couldn't have been nicer to work with, and the timing of the release was beyond perfect. Watch it here:
In that same week (more great timing, and lovely people to work with), our caramel apples got the spotlight on InsiderFood, here:
SO: we had a crazy amount of really wonderful publicity, and have gotten to see a ton of new faces as a result, not to mention all of our loyal customers who have made us what we are today. We are lucky dogs!
In chocolate news, we've stretched our truffle wings a little this winter, and added a couple of new flavors:
One of our turtle worker bees, Natalia, (and her husband) love to travel. She often brings me back treats. Last summer she brought me back a most divine pink grapefruit truffle, which haunted me for months. I had to figure it out, as I didn't expect to be heading that way with the holidays approaching, and I wanted more. I couldn't be more pleased with the final product (if I do say myself): a true balancing act of tart, sweet, deep, dark, delicious. Feeling pretty proud of that baby.
We also made a beautiful milk chocolate wild fruit ganache truffle. I'm not always a milk chocolate-with-fruit type of gal, but I have to say, it's damn good.
Of course, March is here, so the Stout Truffle
is here too. Grab them while the grabbin's good, people.
See? I've been a busy bee. Too busy to write until just this moment. And actually, it was great to get back to the ole keyboard. It's really something to put it all down and see how much has actually gone on in the past few months!
Next up? Easter! Stay tuned for bunny updates! xxx