Wednesday, September 28, 2011

VIP Gum/Dessert Tasting at the Standard Hotel

The Standard Hotel here in NY is the sort of hotel where, on any given day, a million things are happening. As we walked up last week after lunch at the SOHO House we were offered an ice cream tasting from a cart outside the hotel while pondering the large-gloved, KAWS sculpture. As soon as we took in the outdoor cafe we were ushered into The Wine Room, poured a glass of prosecco and greeted by Jean-Georges pastry chef and Top Chef Just Desserts judge, Johnny Iuzzini. We there for an exclusive tasting of Extra Dessert Delights gum along with the desserts that inspired them.

Fresh out of the R&D lab we tasted Bananas Foster, Lemon Square and Root Beer Float gums.

I was joined by Ben Mims of Saveur Magazine and Niko Triantafillou of, among others. I will tell you that all three new exciting flavors had merit but it was Root Beer Float that I cast my vote for! Now it's your turn to vote!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Candy Is For Counting

Do check out this cute little book from Chronicle Books. 

Colorful candy pieces are turned into a sweet numerical display. 

Count from one to twenty in the most delightful way. 

CANDY 1 to 20

-Beth Kimmerle

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How Chocolate Products Are Made

I am working with some amazing chocolate archives for a new project. This chart about HOW CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS ARE MADE is glued inside the lid of a 1940s era blue box. In interior of the small box contains cacao in various forms is displayed in small translucent packages. The packages contain: No. 1 Cacao Beans, No. 2 Cacao Nibs, No. 3 Chocolate Liquor, No. 4 Cocoa Butter, No. 5 Cocoa Powder, No. 6 Semi-Sweet Chocolate. See above for descriptions.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lucky Magazine FABB Event featuring

Here we are at the Lucky FABB event showing off the Fannie May Artisan Chocolates. They have received much attention from the fashion industry and food bloggers. This new line of chocolates launches in October. Stay tuned!