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The Chocolate Chatter

Since its introduction in 1981, Rheingold Toffee established itself as a beloved favorite. These English-styled toffee pieces feature a higher percentage of butter, providing a soft and pleasant taste. For those looking for a sweet and subtle flavor, White Chocolate Rheingold Toffee is now available in a bulk 25-piece box.
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Father’s Day is an important and memorable holiday celebrating fathers and father figures. This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, June 19th, only two days before the first day of summer. Even if those people want to make Father’s Day special for those they care about, it can be challenging to know where to start.
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Traditionally made chocolate is a unique treat made using unconventional methods. Chocolate is altered from its original cocoa bean form, like ice cream or cake. Chocolate is undoubtedly a sweet treat, but if its roots are traced back, some may wonder if chocolate could be considered a fruit.
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Temperatures in the United States are rising, and Dilettante’s Warm Weather Shipping Policy is now in effect. Chocolates shipped in warm weather risk melting before they arrive at the door. To combat warm weather problems, Dilettante takes special precautions to send chocolates during the spring and summer seasons.
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A chocolatier needs to know more than techniques and recipes. Knowing which ingredients compliment the others is the only way to create unique and novel flavors. This is why chocolate-makers often emphasize the chocolate liquor in each of their specialty chocolates.
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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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