Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Well here goes, here is our selection for tomorrow Saturday Sept 1.
Ice Cream:  Stout Ice Cream made with Coconut cream and agave nectar.  We used Ten Fidy and Black chocolate stout and I have to say, it is really good.

Raleigh's own Larry's Bean coffee.We brewed a cold press carafe of coffee and added it to ice cream then added bits of coffee brigadeiros.

Fresh pineapple, coconut milk and agave nectar makes our last offering - Pineapple sorbet.

As for truffles we have Sea Salt caramels, Tiramisu truffle (marscapone cheese with Marsala on top with a coffee brigadeiro on the bottom) encased in a dark chocolate shell. Due to popular demand we made more Fig and Honey truffles (can't beat fresh figs), Mango chutney (Mango, apricots and ginger in a chocolate ganache) Bourbon Pecan, Rum Raisin and Rain Forest.

We have brigadeiros - coffee rolled in chocolate, plain rolled in pistachio and plain rolled in slivered almonds. I see a Coffee theme going on here!

See ya in the morning, if not, have a great Labor Day weekend!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Truffles

Our fig and honey truffle proved very popular yesterday at Midtown Farmers Market, it sold out!  Not surprised as we used fresh figs from a friends garden and honey from one of the local vendors at the market.  Thought I might have one or two left so I could take a photo but alas, no.  That is a good thing.



Now with the cooler mornings, we will be able to show our truffles off at the market, instead of putting the little display case in and out of the cooler all morning.

Well it is Raleigh's Beer Week so here is to making some beer flavored candy or truffles or ice cream next week....... keep you in suspense until Friday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Curry Ice Cream

For those who were curious what out Curry Ice Cream with Mango Chutney looked like...... take a peek.
Unfortunately that batch is all gone and it was delicious!

Friday, August 17, 2012

We're Green

We are proud to say that most of GerDan's Chocolates packaging is green!   Much as we loved those push-up containers for our ice cream, they were made of plastic.  We were pleased to hear that some of our customers were reusing them themselves which is great.  Now GerDan has found an alternative..... a throw back of sorts..... bagasse cups.  We will now be packaging our ice cream in these 4oz  cups and lids which are made from sugar cane extract, a renewable resource and compostable.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Aloha

Keeping in line with our "tropical temperatures" here, GerDan will be bringing some Hawaiian flavors to Midtown Farmers Market tomorrow Saturday August 8.

We will have Mango Sorbet, Lava Flow Ice Cream (pineapple, coconut ice cream with Strawberry puree throughout) and lastly Cantaloupe Ice Cream, made from cantaloupes from one of our fellow vendors.

Our featured Brew Chew this week will be made from Koko Brown beer from Kona Brewery.  We will also have some Honu's (Turtles made with Macadamia nuts) and a few tropical inspired truffles and brigadeiro's.

Come visit Hawaii tomorrow at GerDan's Chocolates booth at North Hills.

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