Yes, my dear readers… it’s Sweet Hope time again.? If you recall I mentioned this when I held our first Sweet Hope primary last month.? I spent an afternoon pouring over the comments and made a very “scientific” list of the answers.? Some of you are very creative.? I was impressed.? There were 21 different varieties suggested (22 if you count bacon).? We tallied the votes for each flavor and there was a 4 way tie for 6th place.? After a very long instant messenger conversation with the trusty husband we decided on 8 varieties for the final poll and 4 would be made.? I originally told you that you could vote on all 6 of the final flavors, but well… we lied.
Here was our dilemma.? Peppermint was #1 in the primary.? Fresh mint was #3.? Dark Chocolate didn’t make it into the finals.? We reviewed our past sales and it seems that there are some customers who like a plain truffle.? I don’t blame them.? Since it is the holiday season we automatically do Peppermint.? It has kind of become our signature flavor.? So Peppermint and Dark Chocolate are going to be two gimmes.? That leaves 4 spots open.
Lemon-Vanilla, Raspberry and Lemon-Raspberry were all in the group tied for 6th.? We decided on going with Lemon-Vanilla and Raspberry.? Sorry to those who voted for Lemon-Raspberry.
So the final breakdown of the flavors is as follows:
The Pomegranate/White Tea was my pick and well… it’s my activity so I get to chose one.
Voting opened at 4:00 a.m. Pacific Time Monday and will go through Friday the 7th, 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.? You can vote as many times as you like.? There may or may not be an electoral college application applied.
I have not figured out how to make all of these flavors yet so I can’t give you full descriptions of them.? I know I can do it though.? As an added note: all truffles will have Dark Chocolate coatings on them.? After making truffles for 4 years I have found one particular chocolate that melts the best and works best for coating.? I just so happens to be dark chocolate.
Truffles and caramels will be on sale from Monday, the 10th of November through the 28th of November.? We are not raising our prices.
1 Dozen mixed truffles are $15.00 (+ shipping)
1/2 Dozen single variety truffles are $8.50 (+ shipping)
2 Dozen caramels are $12.00 (+ shipping)
We also have a new website so make sure to check that out.? We are changing one thing this year.? In years past the money has gone to adopting families.? We were happy to assist families with the cost of their adoptions, but after much consideration we are changing that.? This year the proceeds will go to help children with special needs and older children in the orphanages in Khabarovsk.? This was an idea that Rhonda came up with months ago and it stuck in my head.? We have the support of the Slavyanka Women’s Society in Khabarovsk and hope they are able to assist us with distributing the money where it is needed.
Derek and I hope to make this a record breaking year for sales.? Take time to vote and when it comes time to order tell your family and friends.