February 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm , by Ron Kelly
Do recipes with names like Milk Chocolate Chai Mousse, Molten Cupcakes and Coconut Chocolate Granita (pictured) grab your attention? Have you drooled on your computer yet? If so, you’re my kind of people.
As someone who considers chocolate a major food group, I was intrigued by the concept of the Dove Chocolate Discoveries direct selling program, which enables women to become professional chocolatiers. They prepare, share and sell Dove chocolate treats, candy-making ingredients and kits, adult and family-friendly beverages, and more, all while gathering and entertaining with others who go cuckoo for all things cocoa. We at LHJ were even treated to a sample party last month, and I must come clean that I have just today kicked my Sea-Salted Caramel Collection habit that started that night. (Although I do have Dr. Drew on speed dial, just in case.)
What intrigued a lot of us here, though, was the lifestyle of a chocolatier. I mean, next to “rock star,” it’s possibly one of the coolest-sounding job titles around. So we followed up with one of our hostesses, Lisa Pagano, to get the inside scoop.
December 18, 2009 at 2:09 pm , by Ron Kelly
Here’s an intriguing … and incredibly delicious … way to potentially earn some extra cash. (Sure would help during the holidays, right?) Dove Chocolate Discoveries is a program that enables women to become professional chocolatiers and host their own chocolate tasting parties, teaching guests to create their own chocolate candies and desserts, like the mouthwatering Truffle Berry Brownie Trifle (right).
Feeling adventurous? Dive into exotic flavors, like Aztec spice and passion fruit, and explore the world of surprising “chocolate-infiltrated” savory options, such as chocolate soup, cheeses, and marinades. There’s even a cocoa rub you can create (complimented by peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) that’s great for pork, chicken, or beef. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of tasty adult beverages (like chocolate turtle martinis and coconut chocolate chip smoothies) you can whip up too.
So, if you’re looking for a direct selling idea to help out on the financial front, chocolate selling could be a tempting option. Of course, if you’re not up to the selling yourself, you can simply host a party by contacting Dove Chocolate Discoveries. They’ll hook you up with a professional chocolatier who’ll come to your home and run the event. Sweet, huh?