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Dallas Chocolate Festival is September 13th

IMG_20140821_181000Rain McDermott, Founder and President of Dallas Caramel Company

by Andrew Chalk

This year is the 5th anniversary of The Dallas Chocolate Festival and it is bigger and better than ever. There will be over 30 craft chocolate makers at the event September 13th at the Addison Conference centre. Attendees can walk around sampling the products of chocolate makers and chocolatiers and take instructive classes throughout the day. Confirmed exhibitors include Barry Callebaut USA; Amano Artisan Chocolate; Valrhona; Tejas Chocolate; Taza Chocolate; Pacari Chocolate; Chocolates El Rey; Potomac Chocolate; Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company; Sublime Chocolate; Chocolate Secrets; Wiseman House Chocolates; CocoAndré Chocolatier; Dr. Sue’s Chocolate; Nib Chocolates; Toffee Treats; Bark Chocolate; Dude, Sweet Chocolate; Goodies Texas; Kate Weiser Chocolate; Haute Sweets Patisserie; Dallas Caramel Company; Steel City Pops; Tarrant County College; Elegantly Chocolate; Spoon Bar and Kitchen/Knife; The Mansion; JK Chocolate, Kiskadee Chocolate; Srsly Chocolate and ChocoSutra. If you are serious about chocolate, the local producers in the list above are a who’s who of the best.

There is a special room rate at the within-walking-distance Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas for out of town visitors.    Continue reading

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Kate Weiser Opening Her Chocolate Shop August 19th

DSC03535by Steven Doyle

Your wait for something terrifically sweet is nearly over. What has been almost two years in the making is about to come to fruition in Trinity Groves. When chocolatier Kate Weiser opens her doors August 19th it will have much the same wonderment of Wonkaland when Gene Wilder waved his cane as the flowing colors of sweets sparkled in the eyes of the children who stood in glee.

We were able to slow Kate down just for a moment this week to chat a bit about her grand opening. That in itself is a feat of magic since she is highhandedly orchestrating the operations with her tiny band of pastry chefs. Kate is a human dynamo, packed with energy with on setting: full steam. Read on for our chat with Kate.   Continue reading

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Take the Candy Bar Quiz

by Steven Doyle

On the confectionary scale of life, the lowly chocolate bar that is available at grocers, gas stations and convenience stores everywhere scores fairly low on the grand scale of treats. In Dallas we have some fine chocolate makers including Dude, Sweet Chocolate, CocoAndre Chocolatier and opening August 19th, Kate Weiser whose shop will be located in Trinity Groves. But the actual largest seller worldwide still stands the mighty Nestle’s, regardless of the quality.

As an impulse buy for someone needing a pick-me-up in the afternoon, or a chocolate hoarding fiend that doesn’t require much on taste or quality will find the average  bar satisfying.   Continue reading

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Dallas Caramel Company Takes A Prize At International Chocolate Salon

caramelby Steven Doyle

Fantastic news this week from a player in the Dallas chocolate scene, and if you haven’t tasted the turtles from the Dallas Caramel Company you are certainly missing out. The big news is that Rain McDermott, owner and chef at the local caramel company, won the bronze medal in the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco for her Chai Caramel.   Continue reading

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Meet Chocolatier Kate Weiser Today and Tomorrow

kateby Steven Doyle

For all the fans of Kate Weiser an her beautifully special brand of chocolates, you can actually meet Kate today and tomorrow (that’s Feb 13-14) at Eatzi’s on Oak Lawn in Dallas from 10am to 10pm both days. Kate creates a wide assortment of flavors in her signature hand-painted shells, and at this special pop-up you may mix and match your sweethearts very favorite flavors.   Continue reading

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5 Of Our Favorite Chocolate Souffles In Dallas

souffle2by Steven Doyle

Dallas has so many wonderful hot spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolate with three locations in the DFW area, CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Wiser who will be making an appearance at Eatzi’s both February 13th and 14th for all your sweet shopping needs. Don’t forget Katy Priore’s bark Chocolate that she sells at Carbone’s and other Dallas locations such a Bolsa Mercado.

We do love our chocolate. We also also love it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special, especially this time of year when hearts go fluttering at the mere mention of the sweet dish.     Continue reading

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Kate Weiser To Host Pop Up Chocolate Shop At Anatole Starting Today

kate2by Steven Doyle

You remember Kate Weiser who will soon be opening up shop in Trinity Groves. She is the extremely talented chocolatier who’s eponymous shop will spring into action after the first of the year when more restaurants open up on the north side of the Trinity Groves strip, facing the event venue 3015.

However Kate will be busy this holiday season knocking down some chocolate at various pop up locations. Kate designed a special pop up that will be a virtual movable feast. You can find her, and her special brand of chocolates, for sale at the Hilton Anatole this weekend.   Continue reading

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