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The Chocolate Chatter

When creating chocolate, there are many avenues for expression. By slightly altering ingredients and recipes, confectioners can create their distinctive flavor profiles and styles. Chocolatiers have no strict rules to follow but still hold themselves to high standards regardless.

For more than forty-five years, Dilettante Chocolates has committed itself to its craft. Dilettante makes its most iconic confections with all-natural ingredients to give its supporters the best chocolate taste possible.

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The pale appearance and sweet taste of white chocolate make it one of the most distinct chocolate varieties.  White chocolate is less understood when compared to milk and dark chocolate, and some may wonder whether white chocolate should be considered chocolate at all.
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Summer is here, making now the perfect time to enjoy an iconic summertime favorite: Smores. The irresistible combination of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate began in the 1920s and is still enjoyed today. Dilettante made a delicious summer treat with its signature Ephemere sauce to celebrate the new summer season.
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This week, the Pacific Northwest reached record high temperatures in the hottest summer of its history. Dilettante recommends finding a cool place for chocolate until temperatures fall below seventy degrees. It is vital to prevent chocolate from melting, but some may not know how long their chocolate will last.
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Creating chocolate is an art form, and with any art form, there are many ways to distinguish one piece from another. A chocolatier must spend time choosing the ingredients, methods, and taste they want to achieve to make chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate is notable, giving the darkest and most decadent chocolate taste possible.
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In the world of gourmet chocolates, chocolate truffles are among the highest quality confections. These chocolates are often given as gifts for special occasions, requiring skilled chocolatiers, multiple chocolate blends, and tremendous time investment.

Over time, the world truffle has become a universal term for a style of chocolate. Traditional truffles also appear alongside other confections such as meltaway truffles and TruffleCremes. These terms are easily confused and can lead some to wonder what a chocolate truffle is.

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In a few short weeks, everyone will have an opportunity to thank the people closest to them. Whether someone is celebrating their dad, grandfather, stepfather, or father figure, Dilettante would like to help make this Father’s Day special.

Chocolates are timeless and classic gifts almost everyone appreciates. No matter the palette, Dilettante’s broad selection can appeal to nearly anyone. For those wondering where to get started, here are some of Dilettante’s best gift ideas for Father’s Day.

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As temperatures begin to rise in the spring and summer months, there are added challenges to sending chocolate to friends and family. When chocolate is shipped, it can sometimes take many days to reach its final destination. If left in their usual packaging long enough, chocolates can melt before they even arrive at the door.
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The new Dilettante Chocolates website is now live, and we are eager to hear from our supporters. The site may look different than before, but all the products, pages, and blog posts are still here, along with some notable improvements.
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Rheingold Toffee is one of Dilettante's most popular confections. First made back in 1981, this toffee has been enjoyed for multiple generations. Discover the history behind this toffee and finally find what makes this treat so unique.
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Today marks the beginning of March, an exciting time for those looking to enjoy warmer weather. In a few short weeks, the winter will end, and a new spring season will begin. To welcome the month of March, Dilettante would like to share a few considerations for storing and enjoying chocolates without them going bad.
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For 45 years, Dilettante has shared its gourmet chocolates. In this time, Dilettante has iterated with countless variations of tastes, experimenting with new ideas, flavors, and types of chocolate. Despite changing trends, some of these chocolates have been able to stand the test of time.
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