CHOCOLATES FOR CHARITY IS NOW CLOSED. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED!!
- Donate $120 or more to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, at http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/
message-from-sjmqt-arts- design-sanjose/ . If you want more than one box, donate $120 per box and mention it in your email.
- Email me a copy of your donation receipt along with your address (DON’T FORGET TO DO THIS – I CAN’T SEND YOU CHOCOLATES IF YOU DON’T TELL ME YOU DONATED!) (You can email me via the contact form to the right of this post, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- I spend the latter half of November obsessively making fabulous gourmet chocolates.
- If you donated, your 1-pound box of chocolates (with 30-35 different kinds of bonbons) will go out Priority Mail on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. If you won’t be home that week, make sure that someone picks up the package and puts it in the fridge for you.
This offer is only good for U.S. folk, sorry! Express shipping to other countries is crazy expensive.
A few other tidbits:
The chocolates are perishable, as good chocolates are wont to be. Eat them within a week or else put them in the fridge. If you put them in the fridge, my advice is to let the chocolates come to room temperature before eating them; you’ll get better flavor that way. (of course, I have never been disciplined enough to follow this advice, but maybe you have more willpower than I do!)
You can see the chocolates (and flavor lists) for the last few years here:
A bit about my chocolatiering:
I’ve been chocolatiering for almost 30 years now, making about 90-120 pounds of bonbons every November for friends, family, and Chocolates for Charity donors. I spent one winter training with Richard Donnelly of Donnelly Chocolates (who frequently appears in Top 10 lists of American artisan chocolatiers – the most recent appearance was in National Geographic’s Top 10), so I’m pretty good at chocolatiering now. I’d put my work on par with some of the best artisan chocolatiers – though I don’t have the equipment to do some of the really fancy stuff, you won’t find better chocolates elsewhere. I also do a lot of exotic flavors that you won’t find elsewhere.
Last year, I offered 30 boxes and they were all claimed within 8 hours (!). I’m offering 40 boxes this year, but I expect them to go quickly, so if you want some, don’t wait!
Finally, this may be the last year for Chocolates for Charity – I may have to end it after this year due to health issues. I’m working on the issues in hopes of continuing the tradition, but there’s no guarantee that it will happen next year.
And, for those who skipped straight to the bottom: