SHELF-LIFE, STORAGE, CONSUMPTION
How long will my chocolates stay fresh?
Our handcrafted chocolates are made by hand with premium, fresh, all-natural ingredients and arrive at your door in optimum freshness. We do not use preservatives, so if you choose to savor and enjoy them slowly, here are some guidelines to follow:
- Strawberries: 24 to 48 hours
- Truffles and Nut Barks: 2 to 3 weeks
- Pretzels, Oreos, Chips, and Marshmallows: 3 to 4 weeks
- Toffee: 4 to 6 weeks
- Caramels and Orange Peels: 6 to 8 weeks
- Specialty Bars and Tasting Squares: 2 to 3 months
- Solid Bars and Molded Shapes: 6 to 8 months
How should I store my chocolates? Should I refrigerate them?
We suggest the following storage guidelines for optimizing your experience:
- Store in a cool dry place.
- Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Keep away from heat (below 72°), humidity (below 58%), and direct sunlight.
- The temperature should be consistent between 60° and 72°. If it is store where the temperature exceeds 72°, the chocolate may become soft and alter the visual appeal and flavor of the product.
- Store your chocolates away from other items that have strong odors, as chocolate will absorb them and negatively impact the flavor.
ALLERGEN AND KOSHER INFORMATION
How should I consume my chocolates?
Our chocolates are best consumed at room temperature, which brings out the unique flavor profile of each confection.
Do your chocolates contain nuts, gluten, milk, malt, soy?
This varies by product, however since our chocolates are handmade on shared equipment, it is possible that trace amounts of nuts, milk, wheat, malt, and soy may be present in all of our chocolates. Additionally, soy lecithin (an all-natural emulsifier that keeps cocoa and cocoa butter from separating) is present in all of the chocolate we receive from our bulk manufacturer.
Do your chocolates contain peanuts?
We take every precaution to ensure that peanuts are not cross contaminated with our other chocolate confections, however we currently make the following confections that include peanuts: Peanut Butter Cups, P2C2 Bark and Tiger Butter Bark. While peanuts are never dipped into the chocolate machines, we do not have a designated area for peanuts, so there may be cross contamination on some surfaces.
Do you offer dairy-free products?
As well, all of our bulk dark chocolate is dairy-free; however it may have been processed on the same machines as milk chocolate at the manufacturer’s facility, thus classifying it as dairy equipment, which is sufficient for most lactose-intolerant individuals.
What sweetener do you use for your sugar-free chocolates?
The sweetener used is Maltitol, a corn-based sugar replacement, which is widely accepted as one of the best sugar substitutes for gourmet chocolates. As with any sugar-free product, diabetics should consult their physician before consuming.
Are your chocolates Kosher?
We are a Kosher-dairy facility, certified by the Atlanta Kashruth Commission. We are able to make Pareve chocolates, however a setup fee of $250, minimum order of $500, and four week notice is required.
Do you use fair-trade chocolate?
Yes, our chocolate supplier is certified fair-trade.
Do you use organic chocolate?
No, we do not have organic chocolates.
Do you have vegan chocolate?
Yes, only dark chocolates are vegan. A majority of our barks and all of our dipped fruit (except Georgia Peach Turtles) are vegan. None of the truffles or caramels are vegan.
Are all of your chocolates made by hand?
All of our products are hand-dipped, fork-dipped, or poured-and-scored in small batches. As well, unlike other chocolate companies that claim to be handcrafted, we do not use conveyor belts or cooling tunnels for any of the confections we make. We take special care and pride to provide you with the finest, freshest, premium handcrafted confections around. We know you will be able to taste the difference.
VOLUME DISCOUNTS AND CUSTOM OPTIONS
Do you offer volume discounts?
We offer the following discount structure for orders:
|Chocolate Order Total*||Discount|
|$500 – $999||5 %|
|$1,000 – $3,000||10%|
*NOTE: Discounts are based per order, on total chocolate purchased (not including tax, shipping and handling charges). Setup fees, custom boxes, custom ribbon, delivery are excluded from discounts or price-points. Sale items do not apply to order total. Discount cannot be combined with any other specials or promotional offers.
Do you offer custom packaging and/or custom ribbon?
Custom boxes and/or ribbon can be ordered with your name, logo, and/or custom message embossed on them. The 2-piece and 4-piece favor boxes require an additional $1.50 per box, and larger boxes require an additional $2.50 per box. Custom boxes and ribbon require a 4 week lead-time (longer if needed for December) and a $75 setup fee. Box minimum is 50, and ribbon minimum is 2 rolls. For additional details and options available, please call us at 770-730-9770.
Do you offer gift wrapping?
You may elect to have our 12-piece, 24-piece, and/or 48-piece boxes gift wrapped in our gold and ivory luxury gift wrap paper with accompanying hand-tie bow for $5 per box.