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What I appreciate about my Dad….

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He not only says he loves me, he shows it with his actions.  He loves my kids.  He is sincere.  He is kind.  He is generous.  He genuinely cares about people.  He is a great thinker.  He can fix anything, even chocolate making equipment that wasn’t engineered properly by the…

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Customer Spotlight: Jean

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Something that makes Stella Leona a special place to be is our customers.  We really have some of the most interesting people frequent our shop, and we thought you might enjoy hearing about them.   This is the first customer spotlight of many which will appear in this blog periodically. So………….meet…

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Send Your Love…..

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  Like me, you may have a son or daughter that you just sent off to college for the first time or sent back to school for another year of enlightenment.  I remember that those early days and weeks can seem a little……well, overwhelming.  Whether you have a homesick freshman…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 2nd Nibble

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If you have been in our shop or visited our web site, you already know that I love to use color on the chocolates I create.  The problem with airbrushing cocoa butter is that, like chocolate itself, it is very finicky.  Cocoa butter is that fat that comes from the…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 1st Nibble

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I want to let you know about an exciting opportunity I had recently that will ultimately result in new chocolate designs and tastes to tempt your taste buds. I recently traveled to Bowen Island, just off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia to attend a class at Cocoa West, a…

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2010 Holiday Open House

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It’s almost here!  You may not be getting ready for the holidays yet, but we most certainly are!   We’ve been working like crazy to get ready to share gift ideas and new chocolates we created just for this holiday season. Tomorrow kicks off our three day Holiday Open House.  We…

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Get your ribs while they last!

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This is our friend Sam McIntosh and his super duper amazing smoker rib cooker wagon.  (He did not ok this wording, but we hope he won’t mind our description.) The combination of Sam, all the great Pettisville Meats staff and the shiny, incredible BBQ apparatus equals one thing—slobber all over…

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Milk Chocolate Bacon Bark

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It’s here!!!  Our much anticipated Milk Chocolate Bacon Bark has arrived!  Our retail shop is located right next to the famous Pettisville Meats store.  We love those guys and their savory meat creations!  Our Bacon Bark was born out of a marriage of our rich milk chocolate and their mouth…

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