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Gearing up for Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving 2011 is behind us, we can start thinking about Christmas at Kakao!

Truthfully, we’ve been thinking about it for awhile now, getting staffed up to make and serve our chocolates, buying our holiday packaging and preparing our new products. And now we’re ready to start showing them off.

One of the special things about Kakao is that we only sell things that we make, or the ingredients we use to make them, like the Traveling Tea we use in some of our truffles. We’re adding a few new things to that list starting today.

First off are the all-natural candy canes and lollies made by Hammonds in Denver. We’ve been using their candy cane pieces for our bark for a couple of years now, and we’re excited to now offer hard candies in holiday shapes and flavors that include mint, cinnamon, butterscotch, nutmeg, pomegranate and strawberry. And all-natural, of course.

Next we have some great savory sea salts from Bella Cucina in Atlanta. We’ve been using the Citrus and Fennel to top our Anise Caramels, and we’re also selling Peperoncini & Pimenton, Tuscan Rose & Peppercorn, and Rosemary and Lavender. These salts are great as a garnish on salads or foccacia breadm or with olive oil for dipping.

And one more — one that’s so special it’s not something we use in the shop. This is panforte, a rich cake made with figs, walnuts, honey and spices — all natural, of course — that we’ve imported from Italy. It’s really spectacular, which is why we’re offering it to you!

Of course we’ve got our gift baskets, truffle boxes, and lots of other confections that will make you the favorite gift-giver. And everything is available at both Kakao Maplewood and Kakao on Jefferson.

But please note — since we don’t use any artificial preservatives, some of our confections have a limited shelf  life. Which means that if you’re going to buy truffles, caramels or marshmallow pies for Christmas, it would be best to wait until after the first of December to buy them.

See you soon!