Don’t call it a tea party*

*Now with inspirational photo

mixedfar-300x253I love it when the Sweet Hope Primary coincides with the actual political primaries. ?It was designed that way to begin with. ?People are already in a voting mood so why not write in your candidate for 2010 Sweet Hope truffle flavors.

Here is the run down:

You leave a comment suggesting a flavor you would like to see as a 2010 Sweet Hope Truffle. ?If you like a suggestions already given you can second (or third or fourth etc) the motion. ?You have all week to check back and see what the list of suggestions is. ?You may nominate a flavor we’ve already done, something that we’ve tested, but not sold, a totally new flavor (we love those)… whatever.

The only two stipulations:

All bacon or meat product derivatives or any coconut flavor (with the exception of the use of coconut milk) will be denied.

Voting begins today and will finish Friday evening when I get around to closing the comments.

As a recap, here is what we’ve done in the past:

Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Orange-Ginger
Candy Cane
Hazelnut
Grand Marnier
White Russian (these involved white chocolate and I will not do them again)
Mocha
Irish Cream
Chili
Pistachio
Raspberry
Pumpkin Spice
Pomegranate-White Tea
Key Lime
Cherry-Vanilla

There has been some discussion about Candy Cane. Historically it is our best seller. I love the flavor of it, but I want to know if customers are getting tired of it. In your vote would you like to see Candy Cane again or should we skip it this year and let you vote for 5 flavors instead of 4 in November?

Ready… Set… GO!

Also, if you would like to be a Sweet Hope sales person please email me. ?There are certain perks of being part of the team. ?Things like maybe free candy or iTunes gift cards. ?We send you a sales kit and you drum up business for us.

29 Comment

  1. Wendy says:

    Love love love the candy cane truffles. They are a holiday fave around these parts. My other faves have been the orange-ginger, mocha and chili. How about something with dark chocolate and say spiced rum? Or maybe an eggnog flavored truffle?

  2. I love the minty flavor of candy cane…I’m less a fan of the pieces of actual crunchy cane but it isn’t a deal breaker for me. The minty chocolate combo seems like a holiday tradition.

    Chai (probably rather like pumpkin spice though), peanut butter, sea salt, and curry come to mind to try but I’m not a chocolatier.

  3. Elle says:

    I want everyone to really think outside of the box this year. Here are the home-team suggestions:
    Balsamic (with pecan)
    Fennel
    Mint Mocha
    Mango Green Tea
    Lemon Basil
    Madras Curry
    Tamarind
    Lemon Grass Mint
    Chipotle

    I’m also considering changing up the sea-salt caramel truffle and making it in a different way and adding a bit of shortbread… what do you think?

  4. Elle says:

    The Gardensphere boys have suggested:
    Maple
    Nutmeg
    Cream Cheese (not sure if I could make that one)

  5. mom says:

    I can attest to the fact that they are all delicious… 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    I love the Candy Cane and the Sea-Salt. Don’t change them! But you could add a pineapple. 🙂

  7. Jessica McGilvray says:

    I love candy cane, please keep it! I’d also like to vote for pumpkin and maybe a plain orange with out the ginger?

  8. Rachel says:

    The chipotle sounds interesting as does the sea salt caramel truffle. What about a mocha caramel truffle?

    Last year we enjoyed the candy cane and definitely think you should keep it going. Maple sounds good as well as something pecanish – pecan pie perhaps?

  9. Margaret says:

    The sea salt caramel truffle was wonderful last year as is, but the addition of shortbread sounds yummy. There was a curry flavor in last year’s taste testing that didn’t make the final cut. I was so bummed because that was my clear favorite.

  10. I love Candy Cane truffles…I guess there’s not much getting tired of something that comes around an average of once/year! Sea Salt is actually my favorite of all of them.

    I don’t think outside the box, when it comes to chocolate. If you give me something way out of the box, I’ll try it, but I am pretty sure I’m incapable of thinking too far beyond normal things.

    So, in honor of my un-originality, I would like to nominate cherry and almond. 🙂

  11. Lena says:

    For some reason carrot-maple pops into my head.

    I love the Candy Cane truffles too.

  12. Elle says:

    One more from the Gardensphere boys… rum-rasin

  13. Elle says:

    More home team suggestions.
    Spicy Jamaican (rum, nutmeg, vanilla, honey and chili)
    Roobios
    Honey
    Lemon Thyme
    Chipotle Lime
    Sesame

  14. Elle says:

    one more… port

  15. joel413 says:

    Guinness

  16. Alexandra says:

    Hey lady!!! Your sea salt caramel was divine as is! Though I am intrigued with the textural add in of shortbread. Hazelnut is my #1 favorite and #2 would be raspberry. Im curious of a lemon basil truffle, oooh sounds sexy! Perhaps a new flvor to try apricot sage?

  17. K says:

    vanilla lavender would be nice. Or pomegranite (w/dk.choc. think antioxidants: selling point!

  18. Rai says:

    dark
    milk
    mocha
    nutmeg
    chai
    lavender
    candy cane
    sea salt caramel

  19. Rai says:

    irish cream/Bailey’s

  20. Heather says:

    Milk, Dark, candy cane, pumpkin, raspberry, irish cream. Sorry I don’t mess with tradition 😉 Let me know if you need help!

  21. Jennifer says:

    I loved the candy cane! Please keep it! Also loved the Caramel sea salt as it was…no change needed! I haven’t ever had the pumpkin spice, but it sounds delish. I noticed someone else suggested a cream cheese flavor. I was going to suggest that as well, so that’s my vote for a new flavor.

  22. Mandy says:

    How about a lavender one? Ginger and wasabi? Brandy and dries cherries? Curry with coconut milk? I like the idea of a caramel pecan one. My favorites from the past are the mocha and candy cane.

  23. Jenni says:

    I like the idea of a spiced rum flavor – the Spicy Jamaican sounds interesting.

    Other votes are for: Candy Cane, Irish Cream, Pumpkin Spice or Chai, Chili, and Cinnamon (I actually had a cinnamon/raisin peanut butter that was really good – maybe something like that?).

  24. Mary says:

    Since you have a bee in the sidebar, how about a honey flavor? It would be best to use local honey! I’m thinking with a dark chocolate.

  25. Ruth Young says:

    I think you should have raspberry and pomegranate-white tea, they both sound good. And the mint was good from last year, along with the classic milk chocolate.
    Whatever you choose I’ll be there to help. 🙂

  26. Michele says:

    Italian Plum
    Persimmon
    Bread Pudding
    Blueberry
    Cranberry Orange

  27. Jenny M says:

    Chili

  28. Jake says:

    Mint
    Ginger (the orange is optional)
    Lavender
    Caramel (no salt, though)
    Lemongrass mint

    Any chance for some caramels to be made without the salt on top? I’m not a fan of salty caramel at all.

  29. Elle says:

    Jake, I always do caramels without salt.

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