What a month! A great shout out in Philadelphia Magazine and a wonderful MUCHOMAS Happy Hour at the Bainbridge Club kicked it off. In big news- we called all our best chocolatier and pastry chef friends to get some advice. Advice on how to make MUCHOMAS Whiskey Truffles! We used young-aged whiskey from Manatawny Still Works and of course, MUCHOMAS 80% Dark Chocolate. The truffles debuted at the Bainbridge Club and were an epic success thanks to the great guidance we got.
Even more fun for Team MUCHOMAS, we were presenters at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association semi-annual event in New York City. Our presentation, "Using Technology to Reach and Understand Your Customers" was a hit. We were even lucky enough to taste chocolate made with several new heirloom designations. For those who don't know, the Heirloom Cacao Project is fighting against deforestation, disease, and the invasive species that threaten fine cacao. The HCP is hard at work identifying highly flavorful cacao and connecting it to genetics. We tasted some fantastic Heirloom cacao at the FCIA event, thanks to HCP!
Our trip was filled with more tastings at Fancy Food. For those who haven't been, it's an industry only event held twice yearly to bring specialty foods from around the world to buyers in the U.S. The conference is filled with thousands of specialty food producers and purveyors like MUCHOMAS! It's an amazing place to meet great people, eat great chocolate, and of course taste mucho mas other goodies! Hehehe.
Getting back to technology, Team MUCHOMAS met with our Tech Intern in NYC to get a full breakdown on the progress of our latest venture. Things are moving quickly so be ready for a roll out of some great new tools for chocolate lovers worldwide!
For chocolate lovers in Philadelphia, join us this Thursday at Lo Spiedo from 5-8PM! We are teaming up with Summer of Brosé and the wonderful pastry chefs at the Vetri Group to throw a party with Rosé and Chocolate. The pastry chefs will be making some fantastic chocolate creations using our couverture and proceeds from all sales will go to the Vetri Community Partnership. Come out and enjoy some chocolate for charity!