Please note that our chocolates are handmade using
the finest ingredients, with no preservatives. When
they leave our shop they are in perfect condition, but
chocolates are sensitive to high temperatures, and
therefore we will not ship to warm states in the
summer without special arrangements and
packaging, and only overnight orders will be accepted
to hot locations. View our policies.
Please enjoy these fine chocolates within two weeks
of delivery for best results.
Port Orchard, WA 98366
A young chocolatier with panache,
Matt Carter makes dreamy ganache~
The folk of Port Orchard
Woud rather be tortured
Than forego his goodies ~ so posh.
I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.
"...The mingled scents of chocolate, vanilla, heated copper and cinnamon are intoxicating,
powerfully suggestive; the raw earthy tang of the Americas, the hot and resinous perfume of
the rain forest. This is how I travel now, as the Aztecs did in their sacred rituals: Mexico,
Venezuela, Columbia. The court of Montezuma. Cortez and Columbus. The Food of the Gods,
bubbling and frothing in ceremonial goblets. The bitter elixir of life.
Perhaps that is what Renaud senses in my little shop: a throwback to times when the world
was a wider, wilder place. Before Christ - before Adonis was born in Bethlehem or Osiris
sacrificed at Easter - the Cocoa bean was revered. Magical properties were attributed to it.
Its brew was sipped on the steps of sacrificial temples; it's ecstacies were fierce and terrible."
- Joanne Harris, chocolat
Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first,
but keeps you warm for a long time.
"The divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious
drink permits man to walk for a whole day without food." - Hernando Cortés (1519)
"Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar,
the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine." - Geronimo Piperni, quoted by
Antonio Lavedán, Spanish army surgeon, (1796)
"If one swallows a cup of chocolate only three hours after a copious lunch, everything will
be perfectly digested and there will still be room for dinner" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin,
"The Spanish ladies of the New World are madly addicted to chocolate, to such a point
that, not content to drink it several times each day, they even have it served to them in
church." - Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste (1825)
"The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same
preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain." - Thomas Jefferson
"It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a
food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is above all helpful
to people who must do a great deal of mental work." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
"Never mind about 1066 William the Conqueror, 1087 William the Second. Such things are
not going to affect one's life ... but 1932 the Mars Bar and 1936 Maltesers and 1937 the Kit
Kat - these dates are milestones in history and should be seared into the memory of
every child in the country." - Roald Dahl
"What an abominable life a lady's maid leads! From morning til night, sweating, toiling,
laboring, and then after doing all this, we get nothing out of it ourselves. I've been
beating the chocolate for half an hour, now it's ready, and it is my lot to stand and smell it
with a dry mouth? Isn't my mouth just like yours? Oh gracious mistress, why should you
get the real thing and I only smell of it? By Bacchus, I'm going to taste it....
Oh, it's good!"
- Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte
"There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE." -
"Chocolate is my favorite breakfast dish, and all the more so when it was made by a
"Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put "eat chocolate."
Now, you'll get at least one thing done today." - Gina Hayes
"What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate."
- Katherine Hepburn
Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment.
Chocolate is an antidepressant, which is especially useful as you start to gain weight.
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing. Milton Snavely Hershey
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you
can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month
whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. Sandra Boynton
Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.
I don’t drown my sorrows; I suffocate them with chocolate.
God gave the angels wings, and he gave humans chocolate.
"I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of
chocolate. Give it to me now." Veruca Salt
"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate.
Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." Miranda Ingram
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. " Willy Wonka
FBI Agent: Mrs. Curtis, did you hear me? It's your husband's life or your case of Wonka
Mrs. Curtis: How long will they give me to think it over?
"There's no chocolate in Hell. That's why it's Hell." -- Roseanne
Flowers and champagne may set the stage, but its Chocolate that steals the show.
"MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, chocolate!" Homer Simpson
After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women
want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
Twill make Old Women Young and Fresh
Create New Motions of the Flesh
And Cause them Long for You Know What
If they but Taste of Chocolate
- James Wadsworth
"We already know that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables results in an
increase of antioxidants in our blood. We believe chocolate consumption may have the
same effect. We forget that chocolate is derived from cocoa beans - the fruit of the cacao
tree - a fruit that is a rich source of the potential beneficial substances." Penny Kris-
Etherton, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Sate University
"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in
the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the
two but can't remember what they are." - Matt Lauer
I'd give up chocolate, but I'm not a quitter.
Coffee makes it possible to get up in the morning. Chocolate makes it worthwhile.
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.
"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go." - Truman Capote
What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead." - George Bernard
After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies,
entice lovers." - Emily Luchetti
Chocolate is the greatest gift to women ever created, next to the likes of Paul Newman
and Gene Kelly. It's something that should be had on a daily basis.
If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have
no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?
--Marquise de Sévigné
I probably have some sort of chocolate five times a week. There's definitely a change it
does to the chemistry of the body. It's my favorite feeling. I live for it.
"A true chocolate lover finds ways to accommodate his passion and make it work with his
lifestyle. One key, not just to keeping weight down and staying guilt-free, but also to
keeping taste buds sharp (essential for the professionals who evaluate new products as
well as judge recipes), is being discriminating."
- Julie Davis of the Los Angeles Times, 10/30/85
"...the taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as
sex.... For myself, I can enjoy the wicked pleasure of chocolate...entirely by myself.
Furtiveness makes it better."
- Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Mary: Chocolate solves nothing.
Rhoda: Wrong. Cottage Cheese solves nothing. ~ Chocolate can do it all!
What about Love?
Over-rated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
~ John Milton (Al Pacino in Devil's Advocate)
"All I really need is Love... but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt"
~ Lucy Van Pelt
Chocolate in the morning is what makes moms get through their day!