What is toffee?

Toffee is a candy made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter.  Flour is occasionally used in the process as well.   The mixture is heated to approximately 300-310 degree Fahrenheit where it reaches the “hard crack” state.  During the preparation of making homemade toffee, nuts or raisins are from time to time added.   Once…

What are the differences between German, Dutch and Swiss Chocolate?

Chocolate can come from many places and can be made using different processes.  When eating German, Dutch, or Swiss chocolates you will find subtle differences in the brands and national origin of the candy you are consuming. German chocolate is not actually called “German” because of its relation to the country.  German chocolate was given…

How To Pair Chocolate with Beer

Love chocolate? How about beer?  Combine the two for a delicious pairing!  Beer and chocolate are able to be paired together so well because there are many similarities between the two.  Both are fermented and were created before recorded history. Beer can be paired with a chocolate or brewed directly into the beverage.   Both items…

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit the Steel City

Before the summer comes to end, you might find yourself with time for one more road trip. Consider jumping in the car and heading to Pittsburgh, PA.  Below are just five of the many reasons to visit this city. Sports Whether or not you are sports fan it’s easy to get excited about a city…

Top Chocolate Industry Trends

The chocolate industry is not only a tasty industry to be part of, but also a resilient industry.   Chocolate businesses are part of a sector that can provide services for gift giving, bulk candy sales, premium or custom confections, on-site baking, and ethical and environmental products.  With such a widely popular industry you must keep…

Catering Your Special Event

By now you know you love Sinful Sweets Chocolates, but did you know that in addition to our Lawrenceville store we offer catering services?  Put a special touch on your big, or little, event with catering customized to your needs with a special order from our store. Our catering options are priced and packaged to…

The Skinny on Eating Chocolate

How often do you find yourself indulging your sweet tooth with chocolate?  A recent study state that those who eat chocolate in moderate amounts on a regular basis and slimmer than those who eat chocolate less often. Recently a study was done on over 1,000 health men and women that regularly exercise and ate a…

Indicators of Quality Chocolate

Not all chocolate is created equal, but can you tell the difference between quality chocolate and your everyday run of the mill chocolate? In order to tell if what you are eating is quality chocolate follow these tips. 1. Look – Before you eat your chocolate, look at it. Pretty simple, right? Your chocolate should…

Cream Cheese Truffles

Our confections celebrate creativity and the artistic, intimate nature of our company. We aim to make each confection a small masterpiece, true to the integrity of its fresh and imaginative ingredients. We source locally whenever possible. All of our confections are handmade in our chocolate kitchen in small batches and are designed to delight and…

Sinful Sweets: A new chocolate shop makes Lawrenceville even sweeter

City Paper: On The Side February 01, 2012 Christopher Weck wasn’t always a chocolatier; in fact, until just last year, he was working in the education industry. That’s what brought the New York native — who’s also lived in Chicago — to Pittsburgh in the mid-’00s. But a longtime love of food led Weck to…