I am ready to get this chocolate factory on the road. ?I am still floating from last year’s high and figure that with all of this energy I can put it into making Sweet Hope bigger and better than before.
If you didn’t?know we’ve created a Facebook page for Sweet Hope. ?Become a fan if you haven’t already. ?You can also volunteer to be a chocolate “sales person“. ?Email me for more information or to volunteer.
I got to thinking about the timing for a few things. ?Currently I have the flavor suggestion week scheduled for October 28th. ?I realized there was going to be a problem with that. ?Often times people suggest flavors that I’ve never made before. ?It takes me a little time and research to figure out if I can actually make a flavor or not. ?If I have everyone suggest flavors that only gives me 3 days to figure out if I can make them or not. ?That isn’t enough time. ?Therefore I’m moving the primary up to TODAY.
Here’s how this works. ? Leave a comment to cast a ballot for a flavor you would like to see as a Sweet Hope Truffle.? Unlike normal elections you will have the opportunity to vote more than once.? Leave a separate comment for each flavor and you may vote for a flavor that another person has proposed.? The top 8 flavors will make it into the final ballot and from there the top 6 will be made*.
As a recap here is the list of flavors we’ve done in the past:
Candy Cane (we always do Candy Cane so don’t vote for that one)
White Russian (these involved white chocolate and I will not do them again)
Also, please note that we automatically do Candy Cane and one plain chocolate variety. ?It will either be Milk or Dark Chocolate. ?We will do a separate poll in November to determine milk or dark.
*Although this may appear to be a democratic process please keep in mind that I will have to make the truffles and therefore will actually become a dictatorship if any chocolate involving meat or meat-like produce is proclaimed a winner.? You can try, but don?t think for a moment that I would willingly touch raw bacon.
dark chocolate, irish cream, chili
(yes, it is good. yes, I have to try).
Raspberry was my absolute favorite the year I got an assorted box. I think mocha and pistachio sound divine too.
How about coconut?
vote #1 from the home team:
Vote #2 from the home team:
Margarita (lime and tequila)
Vote #3 from the home team:
What about key lime? It’s my favorite at Godiva.
I would do them differently that you guys did them last year. I didn’t care for those. And I would have charge more to pay for my therapy bills for having to touch bacon.
curry with mint!
I would love to see a mint julep flavored one.
Chili – loved them last year.
How about cherry vanilla?
I had a caramel and sea salt truffle once that was absolute heaven.
I love lemon! But to tell you the truth I love the caramels you make the most!!! Good luck!
would love a cherry…whole or flavored
Oh – someone mentioned coconut – I second that! Yum!
And someone else said caramel and sea salt – another second there!
Or even just sea salt…my new favorite chocolate bar from world market is dark chocolate with sea salt in it – it is divine!
What about Chai?
I vote for:
How about Amaretto?
We loved the pumpkin spice last year. White Russian with milk or dark chocolate sounds good. Irish creme also sounds wonderful.
(And as a side note: I volunteer to help make them again)
I am all about the caramels. And I would pay DOUBLE for a sea-salt version of those caramels. I am totally serious.
Milk chocolate with dark chocolate center
coconut does sound good
Voting again…lol…dark chocolate! But I think cherry sounds DELISH, and sea salt sounds awesome, too.
A black tea — maybe Earl Grey?
orange dark chocolate
Are cherry cordials too difficult to make? If so, I would be game for cherry flavored. I’m also on board for Chai and a repeat of pumpkin spice.
Also on board to help if needed.
Joel, they may be easier than I originally thought. I’ll add them to the list. However, they may be cost prohibitive.
Ooh, I like the suggestion for a black tea one, sounds yummy!
And, I did like the chili…I ddn’t think that I would.
Coconut sounds good I think chocolate with peanut butter would be awesome and raspberry doesn’t sound bad either.
How about fig?
Irish Cream, Pumpkin Spice and a chocolate/peanut butter. I am also intrigues by the Chai and Earl Grey suggestions.
Sea Salt sounds awesome too!!!
mint julep sounds fun too
And I would like to help too, just don’t know how much I can with three ankle-biters
What if I cook the bacon for you?
And re: bacon truffles I wasn’t a big fan of the ones we made either … too much peanut butter … or perhaps it’s because I use Adams and not sugary peanut butter. I’d love to see what you came up with …
And again: I’d cook the bacon …
I also vote for lavendar vanilla.
Mmmm … sea salt caramels .. dipped in chocolate …
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