Gourmet Chocolate Blog

A Chocolate and Beer Pairing for a Romantic Night In

Craft Beer Week is about celebrating unique beers as well as the special moments of which beer is a part.  We at Sulpice Chocolat want to show that beer can have many complex faces through the exploration of an unexpectedly sweet and rich beer and a way it pairs perfectly with romance and our specialty, gourmet chocolate. 
 

Chocolate Wedding Favors

Weddings are joyous occasions for two people to profess their love for each other.  They’re also perfect moments for couples to share their love of chocolate with their loved ones and guests. Traditionally, wedding guests receive a small gift from the couple as a sign of appreciation. These wedding favors come in different forms such as personalized figurines, candles, or for the chocolate lover, chocolate!

 

Memorial Day Remembrance: Chocolate Rations and WWII

Memorial Day is right around the corner and that gets us at Sulpice Chocolat thinking a lot about veterans and how much they have done for us.  However, did you know chocolate was a major part of World War II? Yes, that sweet delectable treat is an oft-forgotten member in the most well-known event in recent world history.  It served our country on the front lines boosting troop moral and providing quick energy.  It was in the works as becoming a powerful weapon (seriously). 

Beyond the Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Summer

Chocolate covered strawberries are a staple in any chocolate recipe collection. But with summer coming up, more fruits are going to be in season and more fruits can be covered with dark chocolate for a refreshing and healthy dessert. Here at Sulpice Chocolat, we encourage you to mix the flavors of our dark chocolates with the best summer fruits for summer backyard parties or just an evening with the family.

Chocolate Spa Facial at Home For Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day one of the best gifts to a mom is a day of relaxation and pampering. What speaks pampering more than a luscious dark chocolate facial! Dark chocolate facials provide great benefits chocolate give the skin. Here at Sulpice Chocolat, we invite you to treat your mom (or yourself!) to a luxurious dark chocolate facial.

Make Your Own Molded Easter Chocolates

Easter is a time for celebration with friends and loved ones, ushering in spring, and of course allowing the sweet tooth to indulge in its favorite treats, especially chocolate!  Many people just pick up their Easter candy from the grocery store.  This candy comes in fun shapes for the season and who doesn’t love Easter egg, bunny, or flower shaped chocolates?  But as appealing as these chocolates look, they are often quite expensive or, if they are less expensive, made from low quality and unhealthy ingredients.  Instead, we at Sulpice Chocolat, will show how to make your own fun shaped chocolate with better quality, better tasting chocolates for less.

 

Fun Easter Activities for Kids

April is one of the months that everyone looks forward to.  It brings hopes of warm weather and springtime fun outside. With April also comes Easter, a holiday filled with egg designing, treasure hunts, and outside festivities for the children. While many are struggling to think of new creative ways to celebrate the holiday, you have no need to worry. We, at Sulpice Chocolat, wanted to give you more to think about than what flavors of delicious chocolate bars to gift to your family and friends. So, we have scoured the Net to help make your spring holiday, easier and funnier with some creative, fresh ideas to celebrate the holiday. Below you find activities and crafts that are appropriate for all age groups. So reload your printer with paper and get ready to amaze your children with a fun-filled Easter.

 

Recipe for Prince William's Favorite Chocolate Cake to be Served at Royal Wedding

For the Royal Wedding, Prince William has asked McVitie's to create one of his favorite sweet treats: an unbaked chocolate biscuit cake, to be served along with the official wedding cake by Fiona Cairns at his upcoming wedding on April 29, 2011.

The confectionery delight is based on the following recipe McVite's received from Buckingham Palace kitchen chefs.  However, as palace chef Paul Courtney confesses, "[the original recipe] has a couple of secret ingredients we can't tell you about but it will have dark chocolate, to give it a really nice flavour, and use rich tea biscuits that will be broken up. ...When Prince William was a young boy he would have it for tea and really enjoyed it."

Mr Courtney, who has worked for McVitie's for 12 years, said: "It will be decorated with chocolate display work which will be contemporary, modern and elegant."  We at Sulpice Chocolat found the recipe and want to share it with you below. 

Macaron Day NYC 2011

In celebration of Macaron Day, participating New York City locations are handing out complimentary samples of these tasty treats with a portion of their macaron sales going to benefit City Harvest (www.cityharvest.org).

March Madness Snacks

Once the calendars turned over from February, many sports fans instantly turned their attention to college basketball and its annual March Madness. From the conference tournaments all the way through the Final Four, the attention of the nation's sports fan is attracted to the courts. What this also means is that March is a great snack month, in particular some good dark chocolate bars. Here at Sulpice Chocolat, we want you to enjoy your weekend afternoons with some of these delicious treats. So, why not try to wow your friends by whipping up a batch of some great March Madness inspired recipes.

 

Make Your Own Shamrock Shake

I remember how excited I used to get each year waiting for St. Patrick’s Day to come around again so that I could get my hands on one of the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. They were the perfect combination of cooling peppermint and vanilla ice cream. Now that I am older, I still get those cravings for the deliciousness of yesterday. However, I often want to try to make my own version of the classic favorites. This time I’ve decided to use the recipe that I posted a few months ago for mint chocolate ice cream and turn it into my own version of this festive St. Patrick’s Day necessity. Everyone at Sulpice Chocolat really enjoys it! 

Chocolate Orange Souffle Recipe

Valentine's Day is all about doing something a little special for the one you love. So, if you have decided to create an amazing dinner then you really need to have a delicious dessert to end the meal on a high note. The following recipe is an adaptation from a Cooks Illustrated version that I found from the San Francisco Chronicle. What makes this recipe so special is that it simplifies the entire process by making it the day before and freezing it. This way you have extra time to spend with the one you love and less time preparing the meal. We at Sulpice Chocolat hope you really enjoy this decadent treat!