Corporate Holiday Gifts

Posted By on November 22, 2013

Holiday Corporate Gifts for the Holidays

Our 10 oz. Holiday Assortment makes wonderful corporate gifts

We love to make endless boxes of chocolates for so many people during the holidays. We work long hours to create many sweet smiling faces. Our Holiday assortments will have our always delicious confections as well as especially seasonal samples. Please give us a call today to discuss your needs and place an order. Owner and chocolatier, Sandra Freeman can be reached at 207-363-1300 or by email at sandra@divinechocolate.net

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Posted By on July 23, 2013

We began making fudge last summer. It has become a staple of our product line. Each batch is made by hand with Belgian Chocolate. If  you like fudge this is a must try. We have chocolate and chocolate walnut mostly, though on occasion we make a batch of chocolate marshmallow.

 

 

Divine Chocolate Fudge

Our fudge is fresh and always made in small batches.

Rum Tasting and Chocolate Pairing at Museums of Old York

Posted By on May 4, 2013

We had the good fortune of being invited to bring our chocolates to a rum tasting! Last night we joined a happy crowd at the Museums of Old York for authentic cooking, spirits and chocolate.

Museums of Old York rum tasting event

The cooks at the Museum do a wonderful job cooking over an open flame!

The rum tasting was held in an old tavern which had been moved many years ago from Wells, Maine. It is now located on the premises with The Virginia Weare Parsons Education Center at the Museums of Old York. The tavern was built by Captain Samuel Jefferds and today is called Jefferd’s Tavern

There were four rums being served, each was selected for it geographic origins, taste and unique quality

There were four rums served. Screech from Newfoundland, Pyrat from the Caribbean, and Pusser’s from the Virgin Islands. The rum that caught our attention was Sea Hagg from Hampton, NH. The distiller, Ron Vars, who attended the event with his partner Heather Hughes, was happy to share many of the secrets involved in creating artisan spirits! The rum was very flavorful, proud and lacked no legs. The tannins rose to the spirit and left no sulfides lingering. We especially recommend this rum.

Guests were serenaded by a duo singing tavern songs and songs of the British Isles

Guests were serenaded by a duo singing tavern songs and songs of the British Isles

Throughout the evening evening guests were serenaded by Steve Carrigan and Mike Blair of Great Bay Sailor who perform shanties and maritime music. The singers traveled from room to room serenading guests with songs of  heartache and occasionally good fortune. Enjoying the heart felt verses and luxurious harmonies, guests tasted and enjoyed the many rums, punch, grog, grilled chicken, vegetables and of course chocolate.

Chocolatier, Sandra Freeman serves chocolates created especially for the rum pairing

Chocolatier, Sandra Freeman, serves chocolates for rum pairing

Sandra created a selection of chocolates to compliment the rum offerings. Among them was a fresh lemon lime truffle enrobed in 70% cacao and topped with crystallized ginger. Quite popular was our chili powder and cayenne tasters. Cherry and almond tasters, blueberry tasters and cinnamon, ginger and clove tasters were also in the selection. The most complimented confection was our Maine sea salt tasters. They were all made with milk, 54% and 70% Belgian chocolate.

Open hearth kabobs cooked to perfection!

Open hearth kabobs cooked to perfection!

The fireplace in Jefferds Tavern gives us an indication of what it was like before the conveniences we now cannot live without. It is hard to imagine not being able to walk into our modern kitchens and begin cooking. Yet this kitchen is evidence, that at one time, the fire had to be prepared for cooking. The enormity of firewood used is bewildering. In a book on Tatnic Hill, I recently read by Joseph Hardy, we are told families would burn up to 30 cords a year.

Jefferds Tavern stool

Shadows cast through the window at sunset

In an historical setting like Jefferds Tavern it is difficult not to imagine what York must have been like 100 or even 200 years ago. The rough beams, colored with time into a rich golden brown tell a story all their own. As the rum and chocolate mingle, sweetening the senses, there is a calm satisfaction among the robust crowd.

Serving an original rum punch from the recipe of Mary Washington

Serving an original rum punch from the recipe of Martha Washington

Navy Grog, Pirate’s Bumbo, and Martha Washington’s Rum Punch were in much demand throughout the night. It was impossible to pick a favorite among the old recipes. The Navy Grog was a watered down rum with a splash of beer. It was the brainchild of a captain who saw the sailors a bit to wobbly with their regular half pint a day rations. Mind you, the sailors would save their rations and only indulge when there was plenty for a roaring good time!

Friends, Laughter, Libations in the friendly atmosphere of  the Museums of Old York

Friends, laughter, libations in the friendly atmosphere of the Museums of Old York

Period dress and good cheer!

Authentic culinary expert and volunteer Megan Segalla in period dress and good cheer!

Happy Holidays!

Posted By on December 19, 2012

We have some wonderful items for Christmas this year! Please take a look at our website Divine Chocolate to make your orders online. We are happy to ship anyplace in the US.

If you would like an extra sweet gift which includes gift wrap please consider our Holiday Assortments…

Gift wrapped box of Belgian Chocolate

1 ¼ pound of Divine Chocolate with gift wrap

Also we suggest our crushed peppermint bark. It is made with 54.5 % Belgian chocolate and freshly crushed peppermint candy. It evokes the holidays in a most refreshing way!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Fresh Crushed Peppermint Bark with Dark Chocolate

Over the seven years of being in business we have created lots of chocolates. We are not certain but we think that our turtles may be the product we have created the most of. They are made with Belgian chocolate, chewy caramel and freshly roasted pecans or almonds. For the holiday season we offer them in a gift box.

Pecan and Cashew Chocolate Turtles

Pecan and Cashew Soft and Chewy Belgian Chocolate Turtles with Giftwrap

Chocolate for the Holidays

Posted By on November 5, 2012

Will you be making your own confections for the Holidays! We certainly know that chocolate is perfectly suited for Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukah. We make lots and lots of chocolates this time of year. If you do decide to try chocolate making consider our chocolate. It is very good Belgian chocolate. It is made in Belgium and contains natural vanilla (compare grocery store brands). This chocolate will make superb confections for you Holiday gatherings and gifts. Please order early to insure satisfactory delivery.

You can purchase this chocolate on our website. We have white, milk and dark chocolate. If you would like to buy a bar of 70% please email kevin@divinechocolate.net

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