C H O C O L A T E
Oh how we love Summer in Empire!
The shop is hopping with beach goers and campers, new and returning chocolate enthusiasts.
Chords and Chocolate has returned!
Come to our shop, enjoy some chocolate and give a listen to some amazing local music. Each performance begins at 7:00pm and weather permitting, will be held outside.
Thursday, 7/21: Freya- American/Swedish Folk Music
Thursday, 8/4: Emma Cook and Will Hendricks- The hoppin'est folk duo around
If you are looking for live music on Thursday 7/28 the Empire Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Empire Art Encounter, come into town and check it out!
Perhaps you recognize these little guys from last year's newsletter. They have been patiently waiting for fudgesicle season to return. This has been great weather for cold fudgesickles! In the shop we are always working to create new flavor combinations and we have a challenge for you! Below you will find one of our customers' favorite recipes, try it with your own flavor additions. Share your favorite creation on our Facebook page, we'll pick a winning combo and feature it in the shop...we'll even name it after you!
8oz of milk chocolate, chopped
3oz dark chocolate, chopped
7oz coconut milk
Bring the coconut milk to a boil and then add chocolate. Stir until melted; you may need to pop in the microwave at 40% power for one minute increments. Pour into a clean, dry ice cube tray and put into the freezer. After 10-15 minutes, insert popsicle sticks. After about 30 minutes, fudgesicles should be set.
So work from this recipe, mix and match, milk and dark, fruit juice or water and see what you can come up with. Good Luck!
Speaking of warm weather treats...these 90 degree temperatures mean we can't ship much. However there are a couple of items on our website that are delicious and they will not melt. Our Chocolate Sunbutter or Maple Nibs are both popular picks. If these aren't quite what you had in mind, give us a call at, 231-326-3030 and we can talk about other options.
Remember we have extended our hours for July and the first two weeks of August. Visit us Monday through Saturday 10 am to 9 pm or Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.