Belgian Chocolate

Belgian chocolate is considered to be the standard when it comes to gourmet chocolates and is the basis of which other chocolate is measured. The unique ingredients used in the making of Belgian chocolate is what sets it apart from other everyday candy bars. Most Belgian chocolate is still made by hand in small shops…

What are Chocolate Meltaways?

A meltaway refers to the various types of cakes, cookies, and confections that to seem to melt in the mouth.  Meltaways, in a confectionary term, are a eutectic candy.  A eutectic refers to a combination of fats that melt at a lower temperature than a singular fat by itself.  This is what creates the creamy…

Types of Chocolate

Types of Chocolate The term “chocolate” encompasses a range of products that are derived from cocoa and mixed with other ingredients. The types of chocolate are determined by the amount of cocoa used in each product. These product names can be subject to government regulations depending on the country. The following information is for the…

Review from Eat Shop StayLive

Nothing is more flattering than our customers coming in to purchase the chocolate I am passionate about creating.  Except when they write us great reviews too. “First the owner of the shop isn’t the absentee kind. He’s a mad genius behind the counter creating dare I say it sinfully delectable chocolate creations that befuddle the…

Happy 2014!

The new year is upon us and many people make resolutions to have healthier diets in the new year.  Did you know there are health benefits associated with eating chocolate.  We’ve highlighted our 5 favorite below. Heart Health: Keep your heart going strong with chocolate! Regular dark chocolate consumers are benefiting their hearts by helping…

Sweet Holiday Treats

Thanksgiving has come and gone and you have probably noticed the holiday decorations in stores and around your neighborhood. It’s the time of year again, and the holiday season is upon us. Lucky for us, the holidays are full of sweet, and sinful, things. Ginger Bread Houses are not just for the kids. Pick up…

Popular Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving is national holiday celebrate mainly in the United States and Canada.  It is celebrated as a day to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.  In the U.S. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November.  It is often a day spent with one’s family while enjoying…

Trick-or-Treat!

Halloween is fast approaching and Pittsburgh has been named one of the top places in the country to trick or treat.  The official hours for Pittsburgh’s treat-or-treating is 5:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday, October 31st.  We’ve got a list of the best candies to give out.  Does your favorite make the list? 1. Snickers –…

Sweet Fall Flavors

When the seasons change, our taste buds tend to the same.  With the cooler fall air there are some different edible options available to sample compared to summer flavors.  Below are a few of our favorites. Pumpkin Pumpkin might be the most obvious fall flavor.  As soon as the temperatures start to change the market…

Chocolate: The Myths vs. The Facts

There is a lot of talk out there about the benefits and downsides of eating chocolate.  Not only do we want to create outstanding chocolate that you enjoy, but we want to help educate you about it too! Test your knowledge with these myths and facts. Myth: Chocolate Causes Acne Moms and dads everywhere are…