Local chocolatier Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company will donate the proceeds from its new line of chocolates, Dreams, to Shriners Hospitals for Children® – St. Louis through October 31, 2010.
The chocolates are made with fresh fruit puree, which is then enrobed in pure milk or dark chocolate. Dubbed “Dreams,” these nuggets of goodness were created to replace “creams” – the oozy, fruity, oft-ignored chocolates that are frequently the lonely pieces left in the box. Using a century-old candy making process known as starch casting, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company’s chocolatiers have perfected a recipe that results in a delicious fruit and chocolate blend unlike anything on the market.
To celebrate the launch of Dreams, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company will be helping make some very special children’s dreams come true. Through the month of October, the company will donate 20% of all Dreams sales to the St. Louis branch of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Initially, Dreams will be available in approximately 12 flavors, including strawberry, key lime, orange, blackberry, pomegranate and lemon, as well as a mint version. (Each flavor has a signature swirl on top, applied by hand, to identify it.) The Dreams Collection – available by the pound, half pound and in an “8 Dream Sequence” assorted box – is available now at all local Dierbergs locations, all eight Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company stores and online at www.chocolatechocolate.com.
The company announced this new line of chocolates, and its fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children®, during a special event at the hospital on October 8. During the event, local celebrities paired up with hospital patient ambassadors in a “chocolate-making contest.” The company donated $100 to the hospital in honor of each celebrity participant, and $500 in honor of the winning team, Christine Buck of KPLR and her partner, patient Morgan Swanner, 10, of Edwardsville, IL.
Many thanks to Jennifer Blome, KSDK; John Carney, KMOX; John Pertzborn, Fox 2; Jen Myers, Y98; Trish Muyco-Tobin, Ladue News; and Cristy Miller, Alive Magazine for their participation in this event.