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The Chocolate Chatter

Since opening its doors in 1976, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Dilettante has committed itself to more than its signature chocolates. The Dilettante Mocha Café cultivated expert coffeemakers for nearly forty years to deliver a rich coffee flavor to perfectly pair with chocolate.
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May 2nd marks National Chocolate Truffle Day, a time to celebrate the iconic chocolate confections. Chocolate truffles are made from a creamy ganache and crisp dipping chocolate for a complex and delicious chocolate truffle taste. Often coming in boxed assortments, each of these treats is made special by the hands of talented chocolatiers.
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Chocolate-Covered Cheetah Beans are as complex as they look. Natural, caffeinated espresso bean centers are coated in a blend of white, milk, and dark chocolate for a unique treat. The three chocolate blends give each chocolate espresso bean a tan striped pattern, similar to a cheetah’s fur.
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Mother’s Day is a unique time of year to show appreciation for mothers and their hard work. There are many ways to show kindness and courtesy, but sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Mother’s Day only comes once a year, and to make it as special as possible, preparation is essential.
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Easter is right around the corner, making now the best time to prepare for the fun and festive holiday. Often associated with eggs, bunnies, and spring, Easter is all about new beginnings. To help bring in the Easter season, Dilettante created unique chocolate gifts to treat friends and family.

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Quality pastries have been a staple of Dilettante since it first opened its doors in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Using the notebooks written by generations of confectioners, Dilettante has treated members of the Pacific Northwest for decades. Those curious to experience Dilettante’s pastry craft should begin with Dilettante’s signature cakes.
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Almost everyone has tried chocolate and fruit together on one occasion or another. Fondues, ice cream, and edible arrangements taste delicious but can be hard to prepare and find. Thankfully, those seeking ways to enjoy chocolate and fruit together have a convenient solution.
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Vote for Dilettante Chocolates in the Bartell Drugs Battle of the Local Brands event for a chance to win a $35 gift card. This bracket-style event runs from March 14th to March 30th and features some of the most popular food brands from Washington State.
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Marshmallows are a nostalgic treat, bringing back memories of sitting around a campfire with friends. These soft and sweet treats have a unique flavor as unique as their texture. For those curious to try making marshmallows of their own, the process starts with several easy-to-find ingredients.
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After many hours of meticulous work, Dilettante’s Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows are ready to be enjoyed and shared. These large, square marshmallows are a departure from traditional campfire marshmallows, taking on a more sophisticated appearance and taste.
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In the past decade, Himalayan Pink Salt has skyrocketed in popularity and made itself known as a pantry staple. As its name suggests, Himalayan Pink Salt differentiates itself with its translucent pink color. The popularity of this salt is undeniable, but some may wonder if pink salt is meaningfully different than traditional table salt.
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For over forty-five years, Dilettante Chocolates has shared its confections thanks to a team of dedicated people. The staff have a history of providing unforgettable experiences for its customers and look to continue this high standard. Dilettante would like to invite everyone interested in gourmet foods, chocolates, or coffee, to join our creative and passionate team.
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