Monday, December 5, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Provence Truffle

A Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blanc Satin, adorned with a candied orange peel entrancing you to Giverny....
Ingredients: Blanc Satin, heavy cream,passion fruit liquor, lavender, honey, candied orange peel.

Place your order in fours, eights or sixteens! The Provence truffle may be enjoyed alone or with fruit and cheese or serve as a taste enhancer during a multi-course meal!
Thank you for your interest in #Shocolaate and have a sweet week!

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The Star Of India At-Home Cellulite Treatment

The Star Of India-An Intense Cellulite Treatment


Dark Chocolate

1 TSP Cinnamon Oil

1 TSP Cayenne Oil (Optional)

2 TSP Cinnamon Ground

2 TSP Cayenne Ground

1/8 Cup Butter or Margarine

Melt chocolate in a double-boiler until fully melted.  Pour into a glass or metal bowl and set for 5 minutes.  Add Cinnamon and optional cayenne oil to chocolate.  Mix well.  Add ground cinnamon and cayenne to chocolate mixture. 


Apply chocolate treatment to skin with a flat brush to target areas.  **IF YOU CHOOSE TO RUB mixture into skin, please wear a rubber glove.  This is a very powerful treatment.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO EYE, LIP AND NOSE AREAS.  Do not use if pregnant or lactating!

The Spirits Of Chocolate

While some of us are self-proclaimed gods and goddesses of something in this life, the ancients payed complete homage to their gods with a passion of servitude.  The most unique deities are of course are those who represent chocolate!  Chocolate played an important role in the ancient Mesoamerican cultures.  The Aztecs believed their chocolate god, Quetzalcoatl, brought the first chocolate tree from Paradise a moonbeam from the Morning Star.  Quetzalcoatl was said to have taught the people to utilize the cocao seed.  

In the Mayan culture, Ixcacao was goddess of fertility and chocolate.  Of course, her story is similar to that of the Aztec culture.  Ixcacao taught the Maya to plant seeds that would produce a bountiful cocao harvest.  


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The Provence and so much more!

 Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blanc Satin, adorned with a candied orange peel entrancing you to Giverny....
Ingredients: Blanc Satin, heavy cream,passion fruit liquor, lavender, honey, candied orange peel.

Place your order in fours, eights or sixteens! The Provence truffle may be enjoyed alone or with fruit and cheese or serve as a taste enhancer during a multi-course meal!
Thank you for your interest in #Shocolaate and have a sweet week!

Shocolaate: World of Beer And Shocolaate!

Shocolaate: World of Beer And Shocolaate!: DECEMBER 8 @ 6pm Beer and Truffle Pairing! World of Beer - Clem...

World of Beer And Shocolaate!

Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate

DECEMBER 8 @ 6pm

Beer and Truffle Pairing!

‎12/8/2011 join us at 6pm for The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate, an exclusive tasting event featuring 10 one of a kind truffles from Shocolaate and beer.

The price for this one of a kind event is only $25 and there is limited space so please RSVP to today to reserve your spot. You will also receive a Loyalty Card, a $15 value, free of charge along with some ...See More

Friday, December 2, 2011

How Old Is Chocolate?

Most of us enjoy it.  Others claim they cannot live without it.  Its sweet symphonies tend to leave permanent impressions on our taste buds.  This age-old culinary, olfactory and taste sensation has been enjoyed for ages by many cultures spanning the world!  We seem to quickly express our like and desire for the sweet hero and remember our favorite 'choco' recipes, but does anyone know the age of chocolate?

It has been debated the use of chocolate dates back anywhere between 2000-3100 years.  The Mesoamerican luxury was said to produce frothy beverages and other enjoyable eats.  The Aztec and Mayan cultures had the 'exclusive' use of chocolate until the Spanish conquered Mexico.  This introduction changed the history of chocolate as we know it.

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Chocolate Spirits

When is chocolate better than it's original form?  Some would say when it fuses with liqueurs.  There seems to be a synergy between chocolate and 'spirits.'  Over the years, savvy brands have broke from the norm by creating larger than life tastes with chocolate.  Taking taste beyond chocolate has been the mission for luxury liqueur brands for decades.  This marriage between spirit and chocolate satisfies the most fickle of tastes with rich decadence.

One of the most popular brands to anchor the union is Godiva®.  The Godiva® Original Liqueur has captured the interest of critics and consumers alike with it's velvety-chocolate, yet not overly sweet taste.  The Original is the cornerstone to a collection of five Godiva® spiritual experiences including Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur, Godiva® Mocha Liqueur, Godiva® Milk Chocolate Liqueur and Godiva® Caramel Milk Chocolate!   

Do you crave a hint of vanilla with your chocolate spirits?  Grappi Chocolate Liqueur has just what you crave.    This rich and creamy offers a solid chocolate base with just a hint of vanilla.

Hiram Walker®, famous for world famous brandies, schnapps and other bar essentials has made their contribution to the world of chocolate liqueurs.  Creme de Cacao is popular for its rich dark chocolate taste and made from the finest Venezuelan and Brasillian cacao.

There are other decadent combinations of chocolate and spirits with coffee and other worldly flavors. Finding such wonders can be fun and well worth the investment!  The next time you enjoy anything chocolate, consider a spiritual enhancement.  It could make a world of difference in taste!

Have a sweet week!


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shocolaate: The Provence and so much more!

Shocolaate: The Provence and so much more!: " Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blan..."

The French Kiss At-Home Spa Treatment

FRENCH KISS  This treatment was inspired by and fashioned after The French Kiss truffle! 


White Chocolate (One bag chips or two large bars) 

Fresh Grated Orange Peel

Crushed Pommegranite Berries

2 TSP Orange Oil

1/8 Cup Butter

Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler.  Pour into glass or metal bowl and set for 5 minutes.  Add orange oil to chocolate mixture and mix well.  Add orange peel to mixture.  Set mixture aside. 


Apply crushed pomegranate berries to the face with a flat brush.  May be applied to the neck and decollete.  Allow to set for 15 minutes.  Apply chocolate mixture over crushed pomegranate berries with a flat brush.  Allow to set for 15 minutes.

This delicious skin treatment may be removed by steamed towels, basin rinse or shower rinse.  Always remember to blot-dry with a clean towel!   

**DO NOT use this treatment if you are pregnant or lactating. 

Shocolaate: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Sh...

Shocolaate: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Sh...: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shocolaate: The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment

Shocolaate: The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment: "The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment Ingredients Milk Chocolate Bar 1/4 Cup Fresh Grou..."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Festival of Chocolate: True Sho-manship

The Festival of Chocolate: True Sho-manship: Have you every just walked into a place and been like, “Wow.” Where the mere essence of the atmosphere seemed to overpower your senses to th...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1 WORD: CHOCOLATE! | Palm Beach Happening

1 WORD: CHOCOLATE! | Palm Beach Happening
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1 WORD: CHOCOLATE! | Palm Beach Happening

1 WORD: CHOCOLATE! | Palm Beach Happening


Nothing’s quite as sweet as the taste of Chocolate and who better to bring it to us? None other than our locally own brilliant chocolatier –SHOCOLAATE!

Get a glimpse of what to expect from them in the article written below and be sure to check out our Palm Beach Happening TV to see what the Festival of Chocolate is all about! You won’t want to miss this sssuuhh-WEEET event!

THE EVENT: The Festival of Chocolate

THE CHOCOLATIER: Local Palm Beach Gardens Chocolatier, Shocolaate, to participate in Top Ten Chocolate Festival in USA – Nov. 19th-20th


Shocolaate, Palm Beach Gardens’ small business chocolatier will be blowing you away with a flavor buffet of their custom hand-made truffles at The Festival of Chocolate November 19th and 20th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.


You may have already seen a glimpse of Shocolaate during David Tutera’s show My Fair Wedding, but what you may
not know is that Shocolaate is a mother/daughter business.Shocolaate is owned and operated by daughter, Cristina, who has a passion of all things chocolate and mom Diana who has expertise in design and presentation.

This amazing duo is competing for Best Truffle in Palm Beach at The Festival of Chocolate.

Cristina, who has created confections for Donald Trump, is known to be somewhat of a mad (and beautiful) scientist in the kitchen, kicking out incredible flavor profiles that certainly live up to the saying that “the best things come in small packages.” Keep an eye out for their French Toast Truffle and their Chocolate Covered Kettle Chips. This is a company on the move — be sure not to miss them OR their amazing creations.

In additional to Chocolate and Confection Companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate, the Festival of
Chocolate is host to interactive demonstrations by Award Winning Chefs.

A live chocolate showpiece competition gives breathtaking artistic sculptures a tasty twist. Guests can indulge in chocolate and wine tasting, whip up a batch of chocolate lip balm, take a chocolate class, walk through a Chocolate Museum, see how chocolate is made and play Brownie Bingo.
Tickets to The Festival of Chocolate are $12 for Adults and $8 for Children. All Adult Advance Purchase Tickets receive 2
complimentary Chocolate Chip Coins for Chocolate Purchases and a chance to sit on the Chocolate Judges’ Table.
Come support Palm Beach Gardens’ Shocolaate during the Sweetest Weekend in Palm Beach.
For More Information:

The Ultimate All-Chocolate Shopping, Educational and Interactive Experience for the entire family.

Aileen Mand, Producer:
(p) 407-497-1588

Palm Beach Happening

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Entertain In A Flash: The Shocolaate Quick-Save Guide

Remember when in-home entertaining involved six of your favorite plush friends adorned in large rimmed hats and giant brooches?  No one talked at once, everyone enjoyed the same flavor of tea and the only choice involved one lump or two!  Little girls were young ladies of stature as were Bearsey, Rabbit and other quad of silent, yet furry guests!  Things have changed since then and the standard in service is challenged beyond sugar cubes and fresh air tea.

Flash forward.  Do you remember the tightest spot you have ever been in when entertaining?  We're not talking about being out of one of five types of flavored sugar to sweeten tea.  We're talking about someone or a group of someones showing up to be entertained at no moments notice.  What could possibly be worse than this?  Not having the right teas and eats to entertain.

Entertain To A 'Tea'
Having a variety of tea is paramount for any successful kitchen.  The only challenge is deciding which teas to keep.  Always keep a selection of fruity, spicy, herbal and traditional blends.  Various ways to sweeten tea is also a wise investment.  Not only will your guests enjoy selecting which tea and sweetener will take them through their visit, chatting about the variety of flavors and their personal selection will also incite enjoyable interaction.  Three stars for YOU!  Everyone seems happy!

What To Serve?!?!
Oh no, what eats to serve?!?!  It is best advised to keep a selection of crispy eats that can be stored for at least 30 days.  Some may call it their emergency 'stash' while others keep it aside for the occasional 'crash' entertainment situation.  These eats range from crispy to rich and creamy in texture!

Be Prepared!
We're not suggesting you register for the draft, but we would like to encourage you to always be prepared for the entertaining unknown.  If you want to take your crash entertainment to the next level and become wildly popular with uninvited guests, keep a wide selection of Shocolaates on hand for such occasions!  Hand created, one-of-a-kind artisan pretzels, OREOS and truffles store easily in the freezer or refrigerator.  All Shocolaate eats easily transition from cool climate to sunny arrangement in a flash.  Textures and flavors remain freshly in tact for all to enjoy!

 Hostess With The Mostest
Want to be the hostess with the mostest?  As much as it seems crazy to put back the decadence of some of the richest chocolate fused with exotic spices, we recommend you keep between 4-5 boxes of eight truffles stored in the freezer for flash entertainment moments such as this.  Serving a flat or multi-tiered tray of crispy flavored cookies, Shocolaate truffles, short breads and our artisan pretzels and OREOS is entertaining in itself.  Seeing smiles across the room of those who have crashed your home when met with such a glorious selection could be as satisfying as a first kiss...really!  One of the ultimate fetes in home entertaining has been achieved with great success!

Other Things To Consider When Flash Entertaining
*Keep conversation to a premium by keeping its content to a minimum!
*Always serve with a smile!
*Always make personalized suggestions to your guests.  A savvy hostess is a cherished hostess! 
*Always guide through engagement! 

We hope you have enjoyed reading our flash entertainment guide as much as we have enjoyed creating and sharing it.  Have a sweet week!


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment

The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment


Milk Chocolate Bar

1/4 Cup Fresh Ground Coffee

1/4 Cup Salt

1/8 Cup Butter or Margarine

Melt milk chocolate and butter/margarine.  Pour into a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.  Add coffee and salt, mix well.  Now the fun part!  Apply to target areas
by hand in a circular motion.  Let set on skin for 15 minutes.  Rinse off in shower with warm water.  

Why the Columbian cellulite treatment?  Inspired by The Columbian Truffle
This treatment has powerful anti-oxidant, detox and moisture properties.  It can be used daily in the shower.  **NOTE:  Do not use this treatment if you are pregnant or lactating!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Palm Tree Press Visits Shocolaate as Social Sparklers!

As promised in our last post about the fabulous Palm Beach-based, mother-daughter ownedShocolaate, here’s video coverage from our visit a few weeks ago featuring a delicious sampling of unique chocolate truffles, a makeover from Dandy Bu Cosmetics, a tour of Social Sparklers and an interview with the dynamic duo, Diana and Cristina. Enjoy!

check out our amazing time we had during our interview with Daria and Beverly
at Social Sparklers!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment

The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment

The Colombian-A Mild Cellulite Treatment


Milk Chocolate Bar

1/4 Cup Fresh Ground Coffee

1/4 Cup Salt

1/8 Cup Butter or Margarine

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conversation Starters: A Shocolaate Guide To 'Breaking The Ice'

Who knew Shocolaate would invoke such interesting conversations!  Cristy creates each truffle pretzel and OREO to stand alone in both taste and visibility.  If you're a person who has a challenging time pulling together the courage to start any type of conversation, this guide is for YOU!  Whatever your station in life, 'breaking the ice' can be nerve racking, leaving one to later kick themselves with thoughts of "What if" running through the mind.

What if you had something sweet to step in and help navigate the situation?  That's where we come in, well, our truffles, pretzels and OREOS!  How?  We have explored the many opportunities to start conversations and have created sweet solutions on how to get over the humps of starting some of the toughest first words...

Two Guests And A Wedding

You see her from across the room.  She is sitting alone at a large table.  The first thought to go through your mind, "Oh she's safe and no one seems to be interested," may be your last about her if you don't act FAST!  The worse part about this situation is that she noticed you noticing her sitting alone!  How do you start a conversation with this pretty lady without loosing face?  Enter Shocolaate!  Walk over to the candy bar, collect the most unique pieces of Shocolaate and return to where she is sitting (hopefully alone).  Nothing complements beauty better than something artistic and sweet!  Remember to offer wine and if you REALLY want to impress her, share with her your knowledge of the unique spices fused into each truffle!  Two points and kuddos to you for getting her to smile...

  Career Booster Or Bummer? 

Going to the bosses house for dinner or an event?  Bringing a gift is always good etiquette, but bringing the right gift will keep you fresh in their mind as well as find good favor with the spouse!  Allow us to whisper sweet nothings into their ears after the party is over!  Start with a box of eight truffles neatly wrapped to perfection!  If you really want to take it over the top, two boxes of eight truffles would make the ultimate impression.  One box for the host and hostess and one to be served with dinner is a lovely way to bring everyone together and show another classy dimension of your super self!  #Winning.  #Class.  #Shocolaate.


Trophy Date Or Tragedy?  Shocolaate As Your Wing Man!   

Ok, the hard part is over, or so you thought it was.  You landed a date with HER.  She's the trophy girl your friends told you that you would never be able to speak to much less go on a date with.  Don't fret.  Give us a quick call and place an order for an eight box of assorted truffles!  When she sees you thought enough to bring a gift, she'll be delighted.  When she takes her first bite, she'll be taken.  After the date, she'll have seven different wonderful ways to remember you by!  ....oh and it was HER idea to go on that second date?     

Charity CASE

Have you just joined a charity or community group and need a good ice breaker?  A box of eight beautifully wrapped Shocolaates will initiate great beginnings!  If you REALLY want to make an impression, gift a box of four truffles to all the leadership members and a colorful assortment of artisan pretzels and OREOS gifted to all other members will create kind words for a very long time!

Family Affair

Nervous about meeting his family...the entire family?  Are your nerves completely shot because you are cooking for everyone as well?  A box of beautifully wrapped four truffles placed in each place setting will 'wow' everyone attending!  The first time they see the gorgeous detailing, eyes will light up and the conversations will start.  If you like their expressions and comments, just wait until the ribbon is removed! 
If they like that...just wait unit you serve a collection of eight truffles on a crisp white, narrow tray at the top of each place setting to enhance the dinner experience!

We believe these Shocolaate solutions will break the ice and start sweet symphonies of conversation.  Of course, you will have to find out for yourself!  We think you'll enjoy the process!  

Have a sweet week!


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shocolaate Supports Japan Relief Tonight

We are excited to be a part of a very important relief effort in conjunction with the American Red Cross of Palm Beach.  Tonight, we are participating at an event taking place at Club 251 Palm Beach.  Our contribution?  Delicious #Shocolaate!!!

There will be a $20.00 suggested donation at the door covering one drink and a raffle ticket to gifts from some of the hottest luxury brands in Palm Beach including Tory Burch and Shocolaate!  Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the night.  Club 251 will match all donations collected at the door.  All proceeds from the event will support the American Red Cross efforts in Japan.

Special thanks to The American Red Cross of Palm Beach and to Club 251 in Palm Beach for having us be a part of such a wonderful event!

Have a sweet weekend!   


Friday, April 1, 2011

Shocolaate Production Team II-Photographic Wonder

In order to capture the right images that portray a company's essence, one needs to partner with the right photographer!  Perception is everything when creating a vision that sells sensational tastes.  Fortunately, we were able to make that connection with a very talented photographer. 

It's amazing what creativity can be inspired from a single truffle!  Each of our truffles have a cultural inspiration in both taste in appearance.  Snap Jones has captured the essence of each and amplified the story behind every one.  Artisan pretzels and Oreos of the Bridal Collection, come to life with unique positioning and enhancement!

We thank you Snap Jones Photography from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful job you have done commanding comments, conversation and making mouths water with a single glance!  For your uber enhanced photo experience, contact Snap Jones Photography!  

Have a sweet week!