Pittsburgh Top Places to Visit

Top 5 Destinations to Visit in Downtown Pittsburgh

When you’re in Pittsburgh there are certain must do’s if you want to fully experience the “Steel City”. From our sandwiches to our sports there are a lot of things this city is known for. Take your time to visit each of these iconic destinations to get the best Pittsburgh experience.   The Point –…

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Top Tips on Storing Chocolate

So you bought your chocolate, now what? If you aren’t eating it all, there are several ways to store your gourmet chocolate to help keep it fresh and delicious for your next indulgence.  Your chocolatier should be able to give you guidance on how to do.  Below are some general tips for next big purchase….

3 Reasons Chocolate is Addictive

You are a self-proclaimed chocoholic. You crave chocolate. Ever wonder why? There are three main components to addition: intense craving, loss of control over the object that you craved and continued to engage in eating it despite the outcome. At least your desire for chocolate can be easily satisfied with a visit to Sinful Sweets…

Steps to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

As we are heading into Spring the days are getting warmer, but the early mornings and evenings are still the perfect time for a cup of homemade hot chocolate. Hot chocolate, also known as cocoa, is typically made from shaved chocolate, milk and sugar. The hot chocolate you purchase in the packets at the store…

The History of Saint Valentine

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the 14th day of February.  It is marked with the exchange of cards, chocolates, and other tokens of affection.  This holiday, like many others, began as a religious celebration of a Saint.  There are at least three different Saints associated with this particular holiday, the most popular is of…

Happy New Year!

The holidays have come and gone.  It’s a new year, 2015.  All around the globe people have celebrated the coming of another year. There are many traditions that are celebrated each year around the world.  In many countries, celebrations begin on New Year’s Eve (December 31st) and continue into the early hours of New Year’s…

Autumn Food Trends

Summer is has ended, school is back in session and it’s officially Autumn. Food trends tend to follow to the seasons and pumpkin is huge this time of year! From Starbuck’s Pumpkin Lattes to pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, or pumpkin cookies is safe to say that we’ve arrived in “Pumpkin Season”. During this time of…

Common Chocolate Questions

As the owner of a chocolate shop in Pittsburgh I tend come across people asking the same questions pretty often.  I’m here to tackle those questions! If you have other chocolate questions, leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to address them.  Chocolate is loved worldwide, with something so favored why not learn a…

The Evolution of Ice Cream

It’s officially summer; longer days, warmer temperatures and endless days of relaxing are here.  What better way to enjoy the carefree days than with ice cream?  Ice Cream was brought to the Americas in colonial times with British settlers. This treat was so popular it was often found on the tables of our Founding Fathers….

Trends in Chocolate

When you think of sweets or chocolate in particular, a lot of our thoughts tend to head in the direction of women liking this confection.  However a UK study by Mintel showed that 87% of men admit to eating chocolate (compared to 91% of women).  As the chocolate industry expand there are lot more options…