Weddings by Chocology...Introducing Terri Palmer

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments


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Weddings have become a specialty at Chocology. We take pride in incorporating fine chocolates into your special day. From passed fudge and truffle platters at your reception to personalized gifts for the wedding party and favors, our top priority is making our clients and their guests feel special

We love weddings so much that we are excited to announce a new addition to the Chocology Wedding Team. Terri Palmer of Plano, Texas will be joining us in the capacity of wedding consultant for the southern region of the U.S.. Terri will be standing by to help you select the perfect wedding favors, chocolate platters, pairings for your cocktail hour and more.

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We have worked with Terri for many years and know that you are in good hands with her. Her attention to detail, her love of event planning and her ability to personalize and make things special are why we are proud to welcome her to the wedding planning team. We love her and we know you will too!

Terri will be happy to help you coordinate luxury truffles to compliment your wedding colors or choose decadent chocolates that will pair well with the wine you will be serving. Even better, allow Terri to help you select one of our mouth watering Fat Ass Fudge choices for your wedding favors. Your guests will appreciate the unique and personalized detail that Chocology Chocolates add to your special day.

What's more, with each order of Fat Ass Fudge you will have the opportunity to choose a 501 C3 charity of your choice. Chocology will donate a portion of the proceeds from your order to honor the charity that touches your heart. Or allow Terri to help you choose one of the Chocology Cares organizations. Either way, adding Fat Ass Fudge to the festivities gives back in a big way, adding no additional costs to you. Your guest's will be touched that your gift is far reaching and helping others in the community.

“Whether a wedding in your backyard or at venue like ‘Big Red’ Courthouse or the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas, I have been beside the bride/bride’s family and created a beautiful,  memorable wedding.  And an exclusively-wrapped Chocology box took center stage on the table-setting – a gift within a gift!   I would love to make a memory with you and remove the stressful aspects of planning a wedding.”  Terri

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Is your special day around the corner? We know that planning your wedding day is important, down to the last detail. Let Chocology take care of the details so that you can enjoy your time with family, friends and loved ones.

Posted in Big Red Courthouse, bridal, chocology, chocology cares, Dallas Weddings, fatassfudge, finechocolate, texas weddings, wedding favors, weddings

#ChocologyCares on Independence Day

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

“Love heals, love does; especially when it’s got a wet nose, 4 paws and a wagging tail.”  ~Mary Cortanni —Founder Operation Freedom Paws

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This Independence Day we are giving back to an organization who helps veterans become more independent! Operation Freedom Paws is one of the Chocology Cares organizations and we are very proud to partner with them to match homeless dogs with veterans and others who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, complex PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other physical, neurological, psychological and mobility needs.

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Operation Freedom Paws is an organization that saves lives. From the shelter dog given a second chance, to the disabled client given an opportunity to regain their independence, to the client’s family who is able to re-connect with their loved ones. OFP is committed to helping veterans regain their independence and live full and happy lives.

From other organizations, the cost for a service dog can range from $10,000 - $60,000. At Operation Freedom Paws, there is no cost to the Veteran, OFP provides everything.

Operation Freedom Paws carefully matches clients with their specially chosen four- legged companions. The partners then begin a 48-week program which trains the clients to train their own dogs. At the end of the program, they’re certified together as service dog team. ”Four paws, two feet, one team.” —The slogan of Operation Freedom Paws

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We were very excited to write them a check this week for $257. This money was raised through the sale of our Fat Ass Fudge at both the Farmer’s Markets and the website.

“The most amazing thing,” says Mary, “is to see the person and the animal transform into this amazing working team where they just help each other navigate life and they create a new normal. My life is blessed. I may not be worth a lot of money, but I am very rich.”

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Every time you order Fat Ass Fudge, choose your charity and Chocology will donate a portion of the proceeds to the charity of your choice.

Thank a veteran this Independence Day by donating directly to Operation Freedom Paws. You’ll not only save a shelter dog, help a veteran to regain autonomy and a new friend.

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Happy Independence Day from Chocology! #ChocologyCares

Posted in Chocology Cares, Giving Back, Operation Freedom Paws

Chocology Rocks the Weekend!

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 4.29.44 PMOur little company was a rocking chocolate machine this past weekend. With all hands on deck we managed to be in several places – all at the same time.

With three farmers markets plus a four-day weekend music festival, Chocology wielded chocolate like the pros! What fun we had making connections with people and introducing the art of tasting chocolate.

Our weekend actually started the week before in our commercial kitchen, producing three hundred pounds of our Fat Ass Fudge. Madeline and Grandma worked tirelessly around the clock assembling boxes for the fudge, while Linda performed her magic with sweets. By Wednesday, twelve hundred boxes of fudge were ready to go along with boxes of our decadent truffles.

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With six workers in tow, our weekend started Thursday at the Whole Foods Lake Grove Farmers Market where we reunited with old customers and met some new ones. David took off from his corporate job to assist his family in the business of chocolate for the long weekend.

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready for Festival

Immediately following the Farmer’s Market, we headed out to our tent for the opening of the Great South Bay Music Festival. We were surrounded by three stages while people young and old flocked out to hear emerging artists and their favorite bands. This was Madeline’s first outdoor concert and while setting up she got to hear Colbie Caillat and Rachael Platten soundcheck before their concerts—tough job but someone’s got to do it!

 

 

Our Set Up at FestivalOur Fat Ass Fudge signs made people smile (and even laugh out loud) and our “Don’t Chew, Don’t Swallow” banners peeked their interest. Lines of people crowded around for our Art of Tasting presentations. Pairing our chocolates with wine, many of the Blue Point Brewery’s award winning creations and even CIGARS made our offerings interesting and unique, and helped us to sell out of all of our wares throughout the weekend!

 

 

 

Port JeffersonMeanwhile on Friday, David tended to our customers at the East Setauket Farmers Market before closing up and joining Linda and team at the festival. Saturday, Linda, David and team worked the festival together. On Sunday, David served the customers at our Port Jefferson Farmers Market and then joined Linda for the close of the festival.

 

 

 

Chocology CaresTo sweeten the pot even further, we were honored to raise money for charities in our Chocology Cares campaign. We look forward to continuing to give back to these organizations with each fudge sale we complete.

 

 

 

 

We learned so much about running an event of this magnitude and plan to implement what we’ve learned at future events. For instance, instead of giving all of the fudge choices at once, we learned to have people choose dark, white or cappuccino. Then we would offer the varieties in those categories, making it easier for our lines to move fluidly and providing an overall easier experience for our customers. It’s all about education and while we are educating the public we are also educating ourselves

It was an exhilarating weekend for us all. Starting our days at 5 a.m. throughout the weekend was a challenge and manning our various events felt like a whirlwind, but in the end we felt that we had fulfilled our mission ~ to educate and share our love of chocolate with the world. What fun it was to be in an atmosphere of celebration for four straight days. By Sunday evening we were all tired but so proud to have been a part of sharing a weekend with so many beautiful people, wonderful music and of course chocolate.

If you were at any of our events this weekend, we would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. Here’s to people, fun, chocolate and long weekends!

Posted in Blue Point Brewery, campaign, Chocology, Chocology Cares, Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat, facebook, FAFCARES, Farmer's Market, Fat Ass Fudge, friends, Great South Bay Music Festival, James Faith, Lake Grove, Port Jefferson, Setauket, Soundswell, twitter, Whole Foods Market

HOME SWEET HOME

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Home Sweet Home

After a month of cross-country travel, Madeline and I arrived home Friday May 15, having driven a total of 8,001 miles since our departure on April 17th. We had so much fun driving through so many states and witnessing the beauty of this amazing country of ours. Reconnecting with friends and family and making new friends along the way was such a joy! Although we discovered that we feel at “home” wherever we are, it was nice to pull into Port Jefferson and relinquish the car keys for a while. It's really is nice to be home.

Just because we’re home doesn’t mean our busy schedule ends though. We’re moving onward and forward on our chocolate mission and of course we want you to come along with us!

With treats in hand, Chocology made it’s debut at the Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market on Sunday offering our Fat-Ass fudge to market goers. We shared time and space with lots of local Long Island vendors and met so many wonderful people, families and even pets!

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In addition, today we’re into our test kitchen and off to our Commercial Kitchen on Thursday trying out a variety of new fudge flavors. We got so many suggestions on the road and couldn’t wait to get back and test them out. We’ve discovered that taste varies, depending on what part of the country you live in. Here’s a smattering of possibilities:

Maple Bacon
Garlic
Raspberry Chocolate
Cabernet
Spicy Mexican

And finally, we will be adding another fundraiser to our Chocology Gives Back lineup.

Maritime Explorium:

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How is this organization changing the world?

Families exploring the fun and interactive hands-on exhibits at the Maritime Explorium at Port Jeff Harbor will enjoy the excitement of scientific discovery, develop a broadened cultural awareness and experience a sense of artistry while learning about Long Island’s rich and varied maritime heritage.  

From now until December 20th every Fat Ass Fudge order that you place using the code EXPLORIUM, Chocology will donate $1.00 ($2 for every order of $50 or more) to help this organization empower and enrich the lives of our youth.

We’re excited to be home safely and ready to jump right in to more chocolate adventures! Won’t you help us spread the chocolate love? Share this post on Facebook and Twitter with friends and family so that they too can be a part of the Chocology family!

Cheer's to being Home Sweet Home. . .

~The Chocology Team

Posted in Chocolate, chocolate blog, Chocology, Chocology Cares, cross-country travel, Farmer's Market, Fat Ass Fudge, Fundraiser, Home Sweet Home, Maritime Explorium, Port Jefferson