Chocology’s Valentine Collection

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments


We can hardly believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And Chocology is prepared with some of the most exquisite and elegant chocolates for our special customers. The Chocology Valentines Collection is here, just in time to celebrate that special someone on February 14.

Chocology chocolates are not your ordinary run-of-the-mill Valentine’s chocolates. Made with the finest ingredients, we never use artificial flavorings or added preservatives. Ingredients are carefully selected to create indulgent taste and texture combinations. Each artisan heart shaped chocolate is a miniature work of art, sure to please even the most distinguished chocolate connoisseur.

Won’t your husband or wife be delighted to receive a box of chocolates prepared especially for them? How about that special grandmother, daughter or friend? Everyone feels special when they receive a box of Chocology Chocolates. Our handmade Fat-Ass fudge offers a wonderful alternative to truffles, for those that prefer a more old fashion twist to their chocolate.

What better way to bring a smile to your loved one's faces than with gourmet chocolates? Pair it with a bottle of their favorite wine (or hot chocolate for the kids) and you have a gift that delights! Visit our website or read on to learn how you can order your special gifts for this special day.



The 2016 Chocology Valentine Collection

Choose from our 4, 12 or 24 piece boxes of chocolate delights. Each chocolate is hand selected and hand packed to your specifications. We’ll even enclose a hand written note upon request.

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AMOUR E BACIO - Blended to perfection is this luscious passion fruit and amaretto combined inside a dark chocolate shell.





AgapiKaiFiliaAGAPI KAI FILIA - Rich harmonious blend of buttery caramel and cinnamon, in a milk chocolate shell.





AmouretBaiserAMOUR ET BAISER - Bubbly mix of white chocolate ganache, blended with raspberry and champagne wrapped in a dark chocolate shell.





Amor_y_BesosAMOR Y BESOS - Delectable blend of rum ganache, cinnamon, vanilla vodka and mascaponsa enrobed inside a milk chocolate shell.





Fudge TrioFat-Ass Fudge - Made with Belgian chocolate, goat's milk, goat's butter and love; also gluten free. Choose from flavors such as cappuccino or dark chocolate. Many other flavors available as well.



Order Schedule

All orders over $75 will receive free shipping to one destination. Order soon to ensure delivery before Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 3rd by noon EST (or until sold out); Shipped orders will be mailed USPS on Monday, February 8th.

Monday, February 8th by 2 pm EST (or until sold out); Last day for Express (UPS 2 Day) Shipping for delivery by Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 9th by 2 pm EST (or until sold out); Last day for Urgent (UPS 1 Day) Shipping for delivery by Valentine's Day.

Local Order Deadline - Wednesday, February 10 (or until sold out); available for pick up or delivery (within 10 miles of Port Jefferson) after Thursday February 11th.

If you’re in the Long Island area, be sure to join us for a pre-Valentine’s Day Romantic event at Lavender Fields. We’ll be pairing our Valentine’s collection with fine wines there on Friday February 5th from 4 - 6 p.m. as well as Friday, February 12 from 4- 6 p.m.

We look forward to serving you this Valentine season. Chocology wishes you and yours have a very special Valentines Day.

~ The Chocology Team







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With Enough Chocolate Anything is Possible

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Many of you know of the Chocology Cares campaign that we created earlier in the year. When you, our customer, buy Fat Ass Fudge, a portion of the proceeds goes towards helping one of our three chosen charities. Chocology is committed to giving back to the community and helping those in need. Caterina’s Club is one of those organizations.

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We are so pleased to announce that Chocology had the honor of presenting a $3,000 check to Chef Bruno of the Anaheim White House Restaurant in Anaheim, CA for Caterina's Club this past week. Chef Bruno’s “Welcome Home” program helps families climb out of poverty and into a proper home. Thanks to our loyal customers and one big donor, an Anaheim family will have a new and safe place to live!

The $3,000 is enough to help a family that has fallen on hard times pay the first and last month rent on an apartment. In many cases, these families have been living with their children in unsafe motel living conditions for quite some time.

In order for a family to qualify for the “Welcome Home” program, one guardian must be employed for at least six months and there must be at least two children living in the household. These requirements ensure that children are lifted out of unsafe living conditions and that the family will be able to maintain rent payments each month. One by one, Chef Bruno is literally giving families a new lease on life!

Having a home means that children have a kitchen, clean bathrooms, a bedroom and a safe outdoor environment to play in ~ something many of us take for granted. You can be a part of this wonderful movement simply by eating chocolate! With the holidays right around the corner, we at Chocology hope to sell enough fudge to help another family in Anaheim! Your order of Fat Ass Fudge truly makes a positive impact on the world!

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We truly thank YOU for helping Chocology make a difference in the world! Together, we can continue to change the lives of others for the better. . .

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~ The Chocology Team

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Savoring France

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Chocology is proud to present another article by Meaghan Sugrue. She is now in France working on her studies in food science. We are proud to have Meaghan on our team. Thank you Meaghan for keeping us up to date on all you are learning in France!

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Hello all, hope you liked my first article on Chocology Today.

Reflecting on my semester abroad through food has been one of my favorite experiences of all time and I cannot tell you how happy all the positive feedback on my first post made me.  Thank you so much for reading and please keep in touch.

Anyways, it has been three weeks now since I arrived in Lille.  I am at the point where I’m officially settled in, accustomed to my classes with a group of new friends from all over the world, and finally feel ready to assess France via one of the country’s proudest commodities- chocolate.  I chose to sample some truffles from Chocolaterie de Beussent Lachelle, as recommended by a French friend.  Choosing this past weekend to sample them with a friend from Cornell on a pre-planned trip to Nice in search of warmth, the entire experience struck me as rich.  I mean how many people enjoy chocolate as the sun sets over the French Rivera alongside good company.  Interestingly enough, these truffles, though distinctly French, shaped like snails and fleur de lis’, reminded me much of the Chocology Unlimited stock, both in taste and in philosophy.  They were high quality, made with top-notch ingredients and sold in a tiny shop, which comfortably fit me and the chocolatier.  They were simple treats, decadent milk and dark chocolates flavored with classic compliments such as hazelnut and almond, with strong lingering aftertastes.  In particular I found one truffle with distinct buttery characteristics the chardonnay of the chocolate world.

As I caught up with my friend over the chocolates I thought about how closely these treats paralleled the French lifestyle, or at least what I’ve observed so far.  France seems to be a country steeped in subtleties.  A place where I pass buildings several hundred years old lined with gargoyles on each walk to school.  A place where people wear effortlessly well fitting clothes and shoes without sporting flashy brand names.  It is a much slower culture.  People walk most everywhere and a car looks large if it has four doors.  Not to say I have completely traded it for my American ways.  Just the other day a friend in one of my classes requested I watch a movie because I was frustrated with a group project.  However Lille has made me realize a conversation over tea can be just as important as achieving a high profile internship.  With the notion that less is more and that life is not a race, I hope to discover more about Europe, chocolate and myself as my travels continue.

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Farmer's Market Chitchat- Part 3 of 3 ..Don't Chew Don't Swallow

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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 Don’t Chew…Don’t Swallow! It’s the perfect motto when tasting chocolate, especially new flavors.

At our Farmer’s Markets we love educating our customers on the art of tasting and really experiencing the foods we eat ~ especially chocolate! Eating our foods mindfully and consciously enables us to ignite our taste buds and engage all of our senses. Through your senses of smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight, you will experience food (and chocolate) at it’s fullest potential. The art of tasting is a much different (and rewarding) experience than simply popping something into your mouth quickly and moving on to the next thing. We generally don’t “taste” our foods, so learning to eat mindfully develops our sense of taste and allows us to slow down and enjoy life more.

taste budsDid you know that the human tongue has over ten thousand taste buds and that they are replaced every two weeks? And further, children have a higher sensitivity to tastes than adults do? Over a lifetime, our taste buds tend to slow down reproduction, making adults a little bit less sensitive to certain tastes like sweet or bitter. It’s why children delight in sweets and tend to shun the more bitter tastes like coffee and beer. Watch a child’s taste buds kick in after a bite of fudge and you’ll see their eyes light up and a big smile naturally spread across their face. All the more reason for adults to slow down and mindfully taste their chocolate!

choc4_1There are over six hundred chemical compounds in cacao beans that produce the chocolate flavor. Now that’s something to slow down for! The type of tree, terroir, fermentation and ingredients all contribute to the taste and flavors that you will experience in the finished product. Since there are so many chocolates from so many different beans, it’s worth pausing when tasting to see if you can detect the complexity and flavors of each unique chocolate.

We always tell folks at our farmer’s market ~ don’t chew…don’t swallow. Place the chocolate at the tip of your tongue and allow it to melt into the roof of your mouth. The sweet taste buds on the tip of your tongue will be ignited. The olfactory receptors in your nose will take in the smell of the sweet and send a delightful message to your brain! The taste buds working with the olfactory receptors tell the brain that you are on the right track with this food. Give it a try and see if you can detect all of the flavors in the chocolate you are eating. Slow down and allow your taste buds to take you on a relaxing journey rather than a hurried jaunt.

One of the biggest things we’ve learned through all of the tastings we’ve offered is that everyone’s palate and tastes are different. Learn more about your own palate by tasting, appreciating and learning. Seduce your taste buds and let chocolate surprise and delight you. Revel in the experience and you can’t go wrong. You’ll probably even learn more about your palate, taste buds and senses than you ever knew before.

One of our favorite things about building community around chocolate tasting is to find out what chocolate our customers love best. Do you have a favorite? Please share your preferences with us in the comments section, on Facebook or on Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to tasting chocolate ~ Mindfully. . .

 

~ The Chocology Team

Links about Taste Buds:

Links for you: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tasty.html

http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/curriculum-blogs/biology-blogs/biology_week_2013_tongues

Link for the kids: http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/taste_buds.html

 

 

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What the Fudge?

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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We were so busy this week we almost forgot to post our blog and say Happy National Fudge Day!  Since it was National Fudge Day (what a perfect day to celebrate!) and since we have so many new follower’s we’ve decided to repost our popular blog The Origins of Fudge.  

Have you ever wondered where fudge came from? Is it American or French or Canadian? What exactly is it that sets fudge apart from other candies?  And why do we love it so much?

We at Chocology like to know everything there is to know about the products we offer. Since Chocology acquired Fat-Ass Fudge in early November, we thought it might be fitting to do a bit of research about the history of fudge. While we know all about the makings of fudge, since we make it in the Chocology kitchen, we weren’t quite sure about the origins of this sweet delight. So, we set out to do research and of course, when we learn something new, we like to pass it on to you.

Every story about the beginning of fudge differs a bit but it seems that it may have started in the late 1800’s in a women’s dorm room in the United States. Here’s the picture we envision:

Several women hover around a stockpot simmering on a hot plate in a dorm room. One of the women, currently enrolled in a taffy making class, stirs the pot as the others take in the aroma. The taffy student is working diligently to perfect her caramel for class the next day. Another woman stands by the door as a look out, lest they get caught cooking in their room. She whispers, “They’re coming!” The women quickly put out the fire and hide the pot behind the rocking chair.

When the coast is clear again, the taffy student stirs and stirs but realizes the caramel is a flop. They have failed to get the temperature hot enough!

Dismayed that the ingredients were now wasted, they dipped their fingers in to see what the concoction tasted like. To their delight, it was delicious! They called their new discovery “fudge”, to identify it as a mistake. The taffy student takes her fudge to class the next day and a new product is born.

We will probably never know exactly what happen that night in the dorm room. But we do know that the first fudge was sold at a Baltimore grocery store in 1886 for forty cents a pound. In 1888, Emelyn Hartridge obtained the recipe for fudge. After selling it at an auction at a Vassar College, fudge became the newest popular confection. The desire for fudge spread to other women’s colleges where new and improved recipes were developed.

The ladies in the dorm room were only two degrees away from their caramel. Lucky for us, the pot got turned off too quickly resulting in the fudge recipes we enjoy today.

Fudge is generally made by mixing milk, sugar and butter and then heating it to 240 degrees. The mixture is then blended with chocolate and beat while it cools to obtain a creamy, smooth consistency.

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Over one hundred years have passed since the invention of fudge. The recipes have developed over the years and now we have access to thousands of interpretations of that first mishap. Experimentation with ingredients has yielded us the many varieties of fudge that we enjoy today.

Our Fat-Ass Fudge is made with goats milk,  goats butter, sugar and the finest Belgian chocolate available. We then mix it with other quality ingredients to bring out the most decadent taste imaginable. A lot of care goes into our recipes; attention to detail, temperatures and fine ingredients are strictly followed. We think this makes our fudge one of the best on the market.

We hope you will give our Fat Ass Fudge a try. With prices starting at $10 you can’t go wrong! Choose from Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with nuts, Dark & White, Peanut Butter fudge, White chocolate and White chocolate with nuts and our latest creation… Cappuccino. There’s something to please everyone’s palette! And keep checking back. We are in the process of developing new flavors to add to our fudge line in the months to come.

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Plus we are proud to announce a collaboration with the following non-profit organizations who pull on our heartstrings:  Back on My Feet, PAOperation Freedom Paws, Caterina's ClubPathways to PeaceMaritime Explorium.  To sweeten the pot even further, you can help. . . simply by eating our Fat Ass Fudge!  Chocology will donate $1.00 from every fudge order ($2.00 for orders over $50.00) to one of the above charitable organizations using their code at checkout..

We would love to hear from you when you try our fudge. Be sure to comment here or visit us on Facebook and let us know if you think this is the best fudge ever!

Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received so far about Fat Ass Fudge:

Linda, My fudge arrived today.  I am more excited than a dog with two tails.  I have eaten a lot of fudge in my day, but nothing like yours; it’s DIVINE!

I hoarded it for Thanksgiving but will buy more for Christmas to share with family members.

I can't get over how GOOD your chocolate tastes - every other chocolate maker's chocolate I have tried over the past ten years has been just awful - lots of sugar, no chocolate. 

So glad you have taken over this company and are experimenting with additional varieties, also.  However, your dark chocolate with nuts is TOPS with us.

The white fudge was incredible. Appearance and fragrance much better quality than other companies and it melted so deliciously "white" on my tongue.

Hi Linda - Owner and Maker of Fat Ass Fudge that I could easily become addicted to ...Your fantabulous fudge arrived on Thanksgiving morning by carrier messenger ... And it has totally changed my desire for chocolate!  I had almost forgotten how delicious - truly fresh and rich chocolate can be - I LOVE IT!!!  I LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATE!!!

Wishing you our loyal followers a happy belated National Fudge Day.  Enjoy!

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Celebrate Dad on June 21st

Posted on June 08, 2015 by Brian yang | 0 Comments

Chocology Fathers Day

Our Dad’s deserve a special day. They do so much for us and often it goes unnoticed. Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show Dad just how much you appreciate him and all that he does to make your family special.

Father’s Day is June 21st this year. Will you barbeque in the backyard? Or perhaps you’ll shoot a few rounds of golf. Whatever you have planned, don’t forget the chocolate!

Dad’s are notorious for urging us not to buy them gifts. He probably doesn’t need another tie or dress shirt. But who can turn down a box of exquisite Chocology chocolates or creamy mouth-watering Belgian Fudge made with organic goat’s milk and butter? Those are gifts that everyone enjoys receiving . . .even Dad!

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Did you know that Chocology gives back to charities around the United States with every fudge order we receive? Perhaps your dad would love the idea of nibbling on fudge that has helped to secure a home for a family in need, empower Veterans to restore their own empowerment or assist the homeless in getting back on their feet. Knowing that your gift has helped someone else might be just the thing that puts a sparkle in his eye.

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Maybe your dad is a true blue chocoholic. If so, why not have a box of our artisan chocolates sent to his office every month? The Chocolate Lover’s Club by Chocology is a great choice for the chocolate fans in your life. Imagine a fresh box of chocolates landing on his desk for the next 3, 6 or 9 months with a note from you. At Chocology, we aim to make each and every delivery special and unique. With this gift, Dad feels your appreciation the whole year through. You can’t go wrong with a gift from Chocology.


However you choose to give to Dad this Father’s Day we at Chocology wish you a wonderful day celebrating the special men in your life.

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