We’ve been making chocolate in Charlotte for over 3 years now. We began with just an orange chocolate truffle and a simply pure chocolate truffle at what was then the Tailgate Market. Look at how far we’ve come with a family that bound together and a work ethic that just doesn’t quit. Now it’s time for us to really have some fun; all starting with our grand opening.
How was the Grand Opening?
She asked: “So how was the Grand Opening?”
We said: “A blur of chocolate, people, smiles, laughs, and more chocolate.”
What did we sample for our adoring public?
- Four sheet cakes; pound cake, cream cheese cake (a white cake), and 2 chocolate cakes,
- 30 lbs of chocolate mousse
- 4 full chocolate almond pate logs with caramel sauce
- over 300 chocolate truffles
Yea, it was that kind of party.
It took us at least four days of kitchen prep time, a day of cleaning, and a day of myself running all over Charlotte gathering an assortment of odds & ends to make the party just right.
The Romantic Grand Opening
The idea of a grand opening to me conjured thoughts of a paced journey of restocking products, talking with friends and new faces, getting pictures with our supporters, and taking a few orders.
What it really turned out to be was wave after wave of supporter or newcomer that devoured chocolate and made a line to purchase our products that zigzagged back and forth the storefront and sometimes out the door.
It was a sight, and sadly, as a photographer I wasn’t able to catch any of it. 400-500 people over 4 hours of time was an amazing, blurry, rock and roll moment for us and we are so thankful for those that came out to celebrate with us.
Giveaways & Great Neighbors
We love door prizes and held bits of trivia and drawings. We are thankful for some of our neighbors donating prizes to our fans.
- 5 Evil / Good T-Shirts
- 4 $20 Gift Certificates
- $200 off our Truffle Centerpiece
- Grand Opening Gift Box
- Private Group Lesson of 8 with Wine & Hor d’oeuvres
- Gift Certificate for Personalization of any Products
- a Beautiful Sunshine Serving Dish
- Gift Certificate for Amazing Clothing
If you weren’t able to make it we’re running weekly specials throughout July. Otherwise check-in with location services like FourSquare, Yelp, Google Places, or Facebook for great walk-in offers (please no combinations.) We’re excited to expand our lineup that the farmers markets just couldn’t handle like our full on cakes, mousse, pate, and so much more to come.