Wednesday, January 13, 2021

What is Cacao?

The Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao Almost everyone enjoys chocolate, but few understand the subtle intricacies that give different kinds of chocolate their flavor. Terms such as cacao and cocoa can be easy to mix up and hard to understand for those unfamiliar. Those who have visited Dilettante’s Mocha Cafés will recognize the chocolate scale. This scale presents five different kinds of chocolate with numbers relating to associated to a "cacao percentage". A cocoa bean is...
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Introducing Chocolate Turbinado Almonds

Real Turbinado Cane Sugar & Semisweet Chocolate To kick off the year 2021, Dilettante Chocolates has reintroduced an old favorite: Chocolate Covered Turbinado Almonds. Those who already enjoy Dilettante’s chocolate-covered nut selection are in for a sweet surprise. These candied almonds bring together a variety of flavors from semisweet dark chocolate, California almonds, natural sea salt, and of course, turbinado cane sugar. Sometimes referred to as raw sugar, turbinado sugar provides a more...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Our Plans for 2021

Happy New Year's from Dilettante Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, a time often associated with fireworks, confetti, and new beginnings is a time to look forward to the next upcoming year. As we wave goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, Dilettante Chocolates would like to thank the people who have supported us. The year 2020 presented unique challenges for everyone. During this time, it would be easy for people to grow apart. Instead, we saw the opposite. Over the last several months, all of us at...
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all throughout the land; Something magical was happening, something hard to understand; While the night was quiet, not a person in sight, The people sleeping knew that everything would be alright; After a long holiday season, with festivities and cheer; Each rested peacefully, thinking St. Nick would soon be here; Instead of sugar plums dancing in their dreams, Those fond of chocolates imagined boxes of TruffleCremes; There...

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