From everyone at Dilettante Chocolates, we would like to thank our supporters who have enjoyed our chocolates over the years. What began as a simple chocolate and coffee company has become much more. Each person who visits a Mocha Café or orders chocolates for the holidays helps allow the Dilettante team to continue pursuing our passion for quality chocolate.
Last winter, Dilettante had the opportunity to introduce novel and new flavors. As the summer weather begins to cool and the fall season begins, Dilettante Chocolates would like to reintroduce one of its most unique treats of the past year, Peppermint Pretzels.
Dilettante’s chocolate TruffleCremes share the same decadent flavor as a traditional truffle made in a smoother, lighter form. These iconic treats come wrapped in vibrant foils and are a beloved Pacific Northwest treat.
Found in certain beans and nuts, caffeine is a stimulant almost everyone is familiar with. Caffeine is coffee’s key ingredient, and its unique properties can provide energy throughout the day. However, frequent chocolate-enjoyers may experience similar side effects, leading some to wonder if chocolate also includes caffeine.
Leveraging its expertise in both chocolate and roasted coffee, Dilettante’s Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans provides an unforgettable flavor. These candies feature real espresso beans encased in couverture chocolate blends. Those who have never tasted this Pacific Northwest favorite are in for a gourmet treat.
This summer has been one of the hottest in the Pacific Northwest. Consecutive days of ninety-degree weather can be uncomfortable and leave people exhausted by the end of the long summer days. Thankfully, there are many ways for people to protect themselves against the sun, including enjoying a handful of Dilettante's chocolate-covered fruit.
Beloved by many, salted caramels are treats that balance sweet and savory flavors. However, when making these chewy candies, confectioners must practice patience since making caramels can be a difficult process.
A big part of what makes chocolate so delicious is its texture. The rich, woodsy flavor of cocoa beans works in tandem with its luscious and melty consistency. Chocolate’s unique qualities may lead some to wonder how it can melt in their mouth but remain solid in their hand.
Warm summer nights make for great opportunities to treat others to high-quality chocolate fondue. The process of dipping and sampling different chocolate flavors makes chocolate fondue a social dessert, offering time to enjoy each other’s company.
Local to the Seattle area, the Dilettante Mocha Café is the perfect place to stop by during the warm summer months. These cafés leverage Dilettante’s culinary and confectionery expertise for an unforgettable dining experience.
Caramels unite sweet and savory flavor profiles to achieve a perfectly balanced confection. There are many caramel-making recipes and methods, but Dilettante crafts its caramels by hand, using all-natural ingredients and non-GMO chocolate.
As summer gets closer and closer, more and more coffee lovers are making the change from hot to iced coffee. Although the two may taste similar, preparing coffee hot or cold can make large changes to its flavor profile. For those looking to enjoy the most refreshing and delicious coffee possible during the summertime, make cold brewed coffee.