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Incredible Chocolate News

March 13th, 2018

Written By: Joanne Kryszek, Chocosphere Co-Founder and Chocolate Goddess

Preface Featured Product
Incr‘Edible’ Chocolate Deals… Customer Service
What’s New? Newsletter


Easter Day is just around the corner, on April 1!  Are you ready?

Easter comes early this year and our Easter chocolate is moving fast.   Get your chocolate eggs from Valrhona and Cafe Tasse, and bunnies, eggs, carrots and cute animals from Alma. 

Incr‘Edible’ Chocolate Deals

Here is the amazing Easter deal we are offering now through April 1, 2018. We have Easter baskets on special; $150.00 value for $99.95, or  $60.00 for $49.95. Every basket has a nice assortment of chocolate Easter eggs.  Click on the links for more details.

The 48-piece Michel Cluizel Plantation Ganaches Box is now on our Bargain Basement page because it has a "best by" date of March 2nd but the chocolate is still delicious! It's half price but not suitable for gift giving because of the "best-by" date unless you are shipping it to yourself and can explain that even with the "best by" date the chocolate is still absolutely wonderful. 

Featured Products

Amedei 'Armonie Toscane' Truffles

We bought way too much so we're offering a great deal on this product.  Normally $19.00, you get it for only $15.20.  Twelve small delicious chocolate truffles, in an attractive red box perfect for the season that opens with the grace of a flower. The box contains truffles of three different types: filled with Gianduja chocolate milk, dark chocolate filled with almonds, and white chocolate with hazelnut. 12 pieces, net weight: 110g/3.88 oz.

What's New?


You (and your bunny!) will love Alma's beautiful orange meltaway carrot, two halves back to back in a clear bag tied with a ribbon.  Also, we now have Alma's whole gilded dark (74%!) chocolate peanut butter filled eggs, two half eggs back to back in a ribbon tied clear bag.

Mexican Vanilla Beans

Whole Mexican vanilla beans from the same company that provides the water processed La Vencedora vanilla we've offered for many years. A sealed package of five beans is only $24.95!


So much new from Valrhona all at at the same time!  They must be eating chocolate for strength and creativity.   Goodness knows, they make some of the best!

* Inspiration Passion and Inspiration Amande.  Valrhona's amazing Inspiration offerings are made of simple natural ingredients: cacao butter, sugar, powdered passion fruit juice (for "Passion") or finely ground almonds (for "Amande") and just a hint of soy lecithin.  Though Valrhona Inspiration has no cacao solids, being made of cacao butter it has all the other good properties of chocolate.  With strong flavors, Inspiration melts and tempers like chocolate so it can be used just like chocolate to bring new flavors to your favorite recipe.

* Ariaga Blanche is a new white chocolate offering from Valrhona, offering Valrhona's excellence at a more affordable price.  Ariaga comes as a typical "wafer" rather than the "feve" format of Ivoire, Waina and Opalys, has 30% cacao butter, no other fats, and though it contains lecithin there is no soy in the ingredients list.  Valrhona's factory package is larger at 5 Kg / 11 lbs, but Chocosphere makes this white chocolate reachable for the home chef by re-packing in re-sealable 1Kg bags just as we do for so many home chef chocolate products.


We now have a limited supply (one 5Kg bag each) of Domori's single-orign roasted cacao nibs in two types: Apurimac (Peruvian) and Sur del Lago (Venezuelan).  If we get positive feedback, we'll look into offering more varieties and more stock of these delicious and unique Domori roasted cacao nibs.

Domori Kashaya Criollo Fave di Cacao is a box of whole roasted Criollo cacao, the most flavorful type.  Try this elusive Criollo cacao in its primitive form -- just the roasted bean with no other processing. These Limited Edition whole cacao beans have been roasted and shelled by hand for your enjoyment. 100g for $39.95.


Customer Service

Of course we are happy to help over the phone, but we do appreciate it when you place your order on line. It helps us to give the most prompt and accurate service. And when you need help, we are here for you. There is generally someone answering the phones between 8:30am. and 4:30pm. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, with the exception of commonly observed holidays.

There are five of us answering phones at Chocosphere, where we speak fluent Chocospherian. We try hard to answer all calls personally during normal business hours, but occasionally one slips over to voice mail. If you call and end up in voice mail, please leave a message. We will do our very best to call back promptly. If by chance you don't hear back from us in a reasonable time, please call again during our normal business hours.

We each have varying levels of experience. It is our goal to happily serve you the very best chocolate!!

If you're ordering for holiday delivery, please take note of ordering deadlines so we can get the chocolate to the right place at the right time. You can also find a link to our holiday shipping deadline page inside an information bloc shown at the top of the Chocosphere home page and the top of the checkout page.

Finally, and very importantly, our web site lists our service commitments as to when we ship an order based on when the order is placed. However, we certainly understand there are circumstances where you may want us to process an order faster, when you need your chocolate “now”! If you need your order shipped faster than our listed service commitment, please place your order online letting us know of your need in the “Comments” section, and then call us (503-692-3323 x 0 for Customer Service) to let us know. We can't guarantee early shipping, but we always try hard to provide chocolate happiness to our valued customers.


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