Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Is Halloween Cancelled?

Never! While Sandy came in for a hard landing, we still had many candy related activities to attend to. First, was to bring in Mr. Bones. Prior to the Hurricane, Bones was gracing our exterior window. As you can see, Bones is covered in silver glitter and elegantly scary. My neighbor wondered if Bones might actually be the remains of his friend Sid Silverman. It seems there is a slight resemblance but at 3' he thought maybe Bones was slightly taller then his elegantly scary friend Sid.

Next, our pumpkin was carved in a classic style as we were scared enough by Bones new location and the impending hurricane. 

Lastly, while we munched on roasted pumpkin seeds, goodie bags were made and lots of them. Each one is filled to the brim with Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, caramels, Mega Smarties, and Tootsie Rolls of varying sizes and flavors. Tomorrow, please trick-or-treat and forget Sandy...the candy show must go on!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chocolate Academy in Chicago

I have been slightly remiss about chronicling my sweet exploits. Back in August I attended the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Chicago.

Working on some serious product development, my cohorts and myself enjoyed the stunning kitchen and endless ingredients and made some smashing chocolate products that are coming soon to a retailer near you.

We were assisted by Laurent Besin and Sirisha Muppidi who were wonderful! Thank you Barry Callebaut!