From Pittsburgh to Paris: Partnership’s grants hopes to revitalize Downtown

The Pittsburgh Press : January 9, 2013 It was a new look for Cardamone’s Hair Salon. Before, the 35-year-old salon was a small corner store at Forbes Avenue and Wood Street, Downtown. After a 2011 renovation, the store stretched into the space once occupied by a jewelry repair store, with a uniform facade extending down…

A New Year and A New Location!

2012 was a great year for Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company and we are looking forward to more success in the coming year.  To start the new year off we have moved to a new location in downtown Pittsburgh!  You can now find your favorite chocolates, ice cream treats and other confections at 901 Penn Avenue….

Chocolate, Perfectly Wrapped

Crisp, shiny paper and a perfectly tied bow are just two of the possible ingredients that can make your gift not only look special but give it that little something extra.  For a young child the gift inside the wrapping paper, box, or bag is sure to bring excitement. However as adult, the complete package…

The Meaning Behind Your Chocolate Gift

Chocolate has been given as a gift for many centuries and for many different occasions. The tradition dates back to ancient times when the Aztecs presented cups of a chocolate drink to their royalty, warriors, and explorers.  They believed that the cacao beans that are used to make chocolate were a gift from their gods….

Holiday Gift Giving

With the holidays quickly approaching gift giving is on everyone’s mind. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But there is one item you can put on your list that is sure to please everyone. From chocolate candies to truffles and creams to lolli cakes we have something that is…

Something New is Coming to Sinful Sweets

We are all familiar with chocolate flavored liquors and liqueurs, but here at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company we are ready to turn the tables and infuse our chocolates with rum, bourbon, and whiskey. Look for the new items below  to be coming soon to our chocolate store. Rum Balls are similar to truffles and are…

Oh my Ganache!

What is Ganache? The French term “ganache” refers to a smooth mixture of chocolate and heavy cream.  Ganache was invented around the year 1850, however the origin of the product is under some debate.  Some say that it was invented in Switzerland as a base for truffles, whereas others say it came from the word…

Pittsburgh Sweet Pittsburgh: Steel City Chocolates

The Duquesne Duke: October 11, 2012 A 6-foot-3, 260 pound tattooed chocolatier is an unusual sight, but Christopher George, owner and founder of Lawrenceville’s Sinful Sweets candy shop, is not the only unusual feature of the store. Since Sinful Sweets’ 2011 opening, George has developed several new candies, including mixes of chocolate and pop rocks,…

Halloween Customs and Traditions

Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, is one of the world’s oldest holidays.  It is celebrated with various customs around the globe due to its good, harmless fun for the young and old.  Traditionally its celebrations include trick-or-treating, costume parties, pumpkin carving, bonfires, bobbing for apples, haunted attractions, and scary stories or films. Ireland – Ireland…

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Co. Offers Hand-Dipped Delicacies

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: October 3, 2012 Chris Weck’s friends call him Wonka. And, for good reason. He’s always had a sweet tooth. “Nobody can be in a bad mood when they go into a candy shop,” says Weck, 32, owner of Sinful Sweets Chocolate Co. in Lawrenceville.  Read More