Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

Happy Christmas from Dan and Ger.  We are closed for the remainder of the year.  See you in 2014.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Single Brew Chews

We dropped off single Brew Chews to both Crafty Beer at Five Points and Sam's Quik Shop the last two days.  These are the only two stores carrying our single Brew Chews.  If you have ordered bags of "Taste of Raleigh" Brew Chews, we will be delivering them this week.

Happy Holidays.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Sold all of our "A Taste of Raleigh"bags of Brew Chews today at BottleMixx today.  The chocolate Santas also disappeared too.

Thanks to all who came out today in this rainy weather and purchased GerDan Chocolates.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Our box of Chocolates this Christmas

Here are our boxes of chocolate that we will be selling this Saturday at BottleMixx - 9 handmade Truffles for $18.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Where to buy "A Taste of Raleigh"

We will be at BottleMixx from 2 -5 pm this Saturday December 14, selling bags of our Taste of Raleigh Brew Chews.

Last day for picking up GerDan Chocolates will be Wednesday December 18.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

"A Taste of Raleigh"

This Holiday Season, we are offering "A Taste of Raleigh" Brew Chews which consists of 4 different flavors of Brew Chews made with four different Beers from Breweries here in the Raleigh area.  
Four of each flavor - 
IPA from Trophy Brewing
Stout from White Street Brewing
Lamb's Wool - a beverage from the Middle Ages made from Ale, apples and spices.  We used Big Boss' Brown Ale and apple cider.
Winter Warmer beer from Raleigh Brewing.

16 Brew Chews in total for $13.

Christmas Selection of chocolates and truffles

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Selling our chocolates on December 14

We will be at BottleMixx on December 14 selling our Christmas boxes of chocolates and bags of Brew Chews for the holiday season.

Check back as we will have list, photos and prices of what you can order and pickup  that day.

See you soon.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Where to find us this weekend.

This Saturday, we will be at Midtown Farmers' Market from 10:00am until noon and then after that we will be at Bottlemixx at Brennan Station at the corner of Creedmoor and Strickland.
We will have some chocolate Turkeys and will have our holiday flavored Brigadeiros - Gingerbread rolled in Pecans and Pumpkin rolled in Hazelnuts.

As for our Brew Chews, we will be introducing a new seasonal flavor - Lambs Wool.  Yes, you read that right……. Lambs Wool.  A beverage, popular in the Middle Ages  made with apples, ale and spices.
See you Saturday.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's Turkey time

Order your Turkeys now and pick them up this weekend at either Midtown Farmer's Market in North Hills or at Bottlemixx.

The green coffee mug is in the photo so you can see the height.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ready to eat Turkeys

Turkeys ready to eat available at Midtown Farmers' Market on Saturday November 23 from 10:00am until noon.  that's right, they are having a special Thanksgiving Farmers' Market.  Order a GerDan Chocolate turkey and pick it up at the Market on Saturday.

Stay tuned, we will have more photos of the different sizes and prices available.
We will have Truffles, Brigadeiros, Brew Chews  and of course Crack Bars available too.  Order some for the holidays.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Off Season Pick up

You can  order your  GerDan Chocolates and arrange pick-up on Saturdays mornings at the off season   Market pickup.  Just give us plenty of notice and email us at ger_dan@ymail.com.

Friday, November 1, 2013

A rafter

Did you know that a group of Turkeys is called a Rafter?
Well we will be preparing our "rafter" soon and will post photos, after all it is getting close to Turkey time.  Yes we will bring back our chocolate Turkeys this year.  Stay posted for photos and prices.

Here is a photo from last year.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hallowe'en TShirts

Some people asked were our Halloween Rocky Horror Tshirts for sale.  Well sadly no, we just made them for the fun of it to get into the Hallowe'en spirit.

But we do like the tag line of "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure" as we feel it fits right in with GerDan Chocolates.  So go on, enjoy one.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure

Midtown Farmers Market may be over for the season tomorrow but you can still order GerDan Chocolates and arrange pickup at the Farmers market.  Stop by  and ask for details.

Get into the Halloween mood and join in the fun tomorrow with plenty of demos and samples.
We will be having a sale on our items so don't miss out.

See you dark and early in the morning.

Ger, Dan and Kevin

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Boos and Beers

It's the last day of the North Hills Farmers Market  next Saturday and to end the season they are having a Boos and Beer day.  There'll be lots of fun activities and samples of beer too.  We will be there with our Brew Chews and other Beer confection.  So drop by and hopefully we'll see you next Saturday

Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturday October 19

Well the wait is nearly over..... it's Cooke Street Carnival tomorrow.  Weather they say will be warm but cloudy.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Save the date....... Saturday September 19

Yes, it is only two weeks away until Cooke Street Carnival.  If you've never been before, check it out -  it's a lot of fun for all the family.  This year they are having a Pickle Eating Contest.  GerDan Chocolates will be there with our Crack Bars and much more.  See you on  .. October 19

Brew Chews - (Caramels made with Beer)


Brigadeiros - (A Brazilian confection)

If you don't know where exactly Cooke Street is, here's a map

Saturday, September 28, 2013


A lot of cute puppies at the market today

A lot of tasty dishes too, after all it was the Iron Chef Challenge today

Next week, Thursday October 3 we will be at Big Boss Brewery for the Casktoberfest celebration.
So if you are around  1249 A Wicker Drive, Raleigh.... see you there.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

NHFRMC Farmers Market

Kevin our latest recruit, selling our chocolates and candy at the Farmers Market in Louisburg on Thursday.
Way to go Kevin.......... keep on trufflin'

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Holiday weekend

It is the 3 day weekend coming up next weekend.  GerDan will not be at Midtown Farmers Market on August 31.
Our next market will be on Thursday Sept 5 at Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg.  We will have a few truffles and brigadeiros but since our Rice Krispie and peanut butter bars are so popular there with the staff, we will probably have them for sale together with our Crack Bars.  So if you are in Louisburg on Thursday Morning of Sept 5, see you there.  There are other produce and meat vendors there too.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sam's and Midtown

This coming weekend, I'll be at Midtown Farmers Market, and then I'll join Dan at Sam's Quik Shop in Durham.  Sam's is having a "Founders" beer takeover so we'll be there with our Brew Chews and Truffles.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hot as .....

Dan just made a ganache with fresh Ghost Chillies.  I'm surprised the spoon didn't melt.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Where we'll be this weekend - August 10

We will be at the artisan market at Williams-Sonoma at Streets of Southpoint, Durham.  If you are in the area, drop by to say hello.  The market runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Our figs are starting to ripen on the trees.  Let's hope I can get some before the squirrels and deer.  Perhaps we'll try filling these with a ganache or marscapone or just dry them!  Either way... delicious.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Magazine article

In June we got this email asking would we be interested in being included in a story for a magazine on the burgeoning chocolate scene in Raleigh.  Since we never heard of the magazine, we looked it up and quickly jumped at the opportunity.  

Next email we got was from a photographer from the magazine, asking what days we would be available for a group photo. We met downtown in the Raleigh Depot area at 8:30am.  Luckily there was plenty of coffee on hand thanks to Videri.  We were brought down an alleyway to a location they chose and were instructed where to sit and stand etc.   More photos were taken against a different  terracotta brick wall but they didn't make the cut.    At the end of the session, we exchanged and tried each others chocolates.   

Next contact was to set up a time for the "interview".  The time was set for some evening afterwork down at our warehouse/production area.  Scott, the author of the article dropped by and we sat and chatted for about half an hour and then showed him around where we make our chocolates and candy.
The three of us talked, and laughed, sampled some chocolates and explained our process.    About 2 hours later the interview was over.  

Let's hope this is the first of many articles about GerDan Chocolates.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back into the swing of things

Our mini break is over and we are back producing chocolates and candy.  This Saturday we will be at Bottle mixx from 2 - 5pm.  Railhouse Brewery will be there sampling some of their beers.  We will have some Brew Chews made with their beers - Vanilla Porter and FCA IPA.  Of course we will have our Brigadeiros - a Lemon and a Pistachio so far.  So if you are in the area on Saturday, drop by and say hello.  Until then....... Keep on Trufflin'

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sorry....... July 6

GerDan won't be at Midtown Farmers Market tomorrow.  Taking a break from the heat!
Stay tuned........ we'll be back soon

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 4th

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July.

Chocolates with Patriotic sprinkles

Friday, June 28, 2013

Weekend -

GerDan Chocolates will NOT be at Midtown Farmers Market tomorrow June 29.  We are taking a well deserved rest and hopefully enjoy the weather!

Nothing like listening to thunder as you type!  Stay safe.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Market

Well Dan is off to the Market with a Pistachio Brigadeiros, bourbon pecan, crack bars and a few jars of caramel sauce.  Go Dan Go.

Me.... I'll be at Williams-Sonoma with our caramel sauces and a few brew chews.   Now it is summer, we'll be eating more ice cream and what goes great with it..... caramel sauces.  Yum.

If you make your own ice cream, cut up some of our Brigadeiros and add them to the ice cream.  Dee-lish!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Another day over

Thanks to Bruce and Ellen and the staff of Bottle Mixx for supporting GerDan Chocolates, we always enjoy our time at your store.

Our "Olde hickory" beer marshmallows were a hit today so I suspect there will be plenty of Happy Dads tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saturday afternoon

We will not be at Midtown Farmers' Market this weekend coming but we will be at Bottlemixx on Creedmoor from 2:00 - 5:00pm, selling Brew Chews.  The store is having an Olde Hickory tasting with a few of their brews on tap.

We have made Brew Chews with two of their beer - The Imperial Stout and Death by Hops.
Hopefully we will have some Beer Marshmallows too.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Midtown Market

Great day at the Market yesterday.  The rain staid away for the most part, just a little sprinkle and that was all.   Dan made a gluten free bar with macadamia nuts and coconut which proved a winner with our gluten free friends.  Our Bourbon Pecan truffle, using pecans from NC always sells out as did our Almond Brigadeiro, (which doesn't contain any chocolate).   It is really rich, made with almond butter rolled in slivered almonds.

With the weather being so hot and humid, it is a challenge for us to display our chocolates and candy. We use ceramic tiles to display a sample of our  chocolates and it works for the most part with just an occasional casualty.  The rest of our chocolates...... they are kept cool in our cooler.

This humid weather prevents us from making beer brittle which is a shame,  as it is a big hit whenever we do make it.

Some people were buying their "Father's Day" gifts yesterday and bought our Brew Chews.  Don't worry if you missed out, we will be at BottleMixx next Saturday selling our Brew Chews.  Bottlemixx will be having an "Olde Hickory" tasting at the same time, so drop by for a taste and buy Dad some Brew Chews!

If we don't see you then, see you at the Midtown Farmers' Market in two weeks


Friday, June 7, 2013

Tomorrow's Market

We will be at the Market tomorrow with Brigadeiros, Truffles,  Brew Chews and Crack Bars.  This week are Brew Chew flavors are: - Ballast Point Double IPA with Pretzels and Great Divide Chocolate Yeti Stout some with some without Pretzels.
Hope to see you at the Market.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hot and spicy

That appeared to be the theme for today.  Our Crack Bars and our Hot Beer Brittle were very popular at both Markets.  It you wanted the "pucker" of passionfruit caramel or the crispness of the beer brittle, we had something for you.  This week we made the beer brittle with Pepitas and an IPA - Maharaja by Avery

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Where we're at this Saturday - May 25

This weekend, GerDan Chocolates will be at Midtown Farmers' Market until 11:00am and then from Noon to 4:00pm we will be at the Artisan Market , Williams-Sonoma at Crabtree.

If you fancy a Brigadeiro or a Brew Chew for the Holiday weekend, come see us.
We'll have a Stout and an IPA Brew Chew and  Hot Pepita Beer Brittle.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Something for Mom

Pistachio Brigadeiros are some of the offerings we will have this weekend for your Mother'd Day box of chocolates.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Two places

Saturday May 11, (day before Mother's Day) Dan will be at Midtown Farmers' Market  selling our boxes of chocolates for Mother's Day.
Later that same day, we will both be at Bottlemixx (Creedmoor and Strickland Rd) selling our chocolates.

Hope to see you at either event on Saturday.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The day after

Wow.... what a day we - (GerDan Chocolates) had yesterday at Brewgaloo.  It was fun explaining what a Brew Chew is while gaining new fans and followers.

Our Beer Marshmallows  got quite a bit of attention.  And rightly so, they were light fluffy marshmallows made with beer and topped with a beer carmel then dipped in chocolate.  Can't go wrong with that.

Some like it hot....

What's better to offer at a Beer Festival then spicy beer brittle.  You need a beer to cool you mouth down and that is exactly what we had at Brewgaloo yesterday.  We had Spicy Beer Brittle made with Big Boss Bad Penny and Aviator's Hot Rod Red Ale.  Both sold out and were clear winners.

Our Crack bars
Now let me explain the name.  They have Rice Krispies in them (you know Snap, CRACKle and Pop) and are highly addictive.  If you like the pucker of Passion Fruit followed by the heat from Cayenne pepper, well your hooked.

Last but not least, our Hop Pops,  lollipops made with real Hops.  They contain no alcohol but taste like an IPA.   Should you crave one, visit Ridgewood Wine and Beer Company on Ridge Road.  They carry them and you will see the display by their checkout register.

Here is a photo of Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh before Brewgaloo began.

Here we are setting up our tent before the event.

So if you are craving a Brew Chew, check us out at Midtown Farmer's Market, North Hills, Raleigh.  But check out Facebook page first to see where we are at.

Thanks to everyone......

Dan and Geraldine

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Today at Brewgaloo

Looks like our table/tent will be the opposite end away from the Stage.  
Beautiful day today, hope to see you downtown Raleigh.  Enjoy yourself and see you there.

Dan & Geraldine

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday April 27

We won't be at North Hills  - Midtown Farmers' Market this Saturday as GerDan Chocolates will be downtown Raleigh at Brewgaloo selling our Brew Chews and Beer Marshmallows.  For those of you who are asking, "What is a Brew Chew?" It is a caramel, made with beer.  So you can have your beer and eat it too!  Don't know exactly where our table will be, but we'll post it here as soon as we find out.

Hope to see you there Saturday.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


We will not be at Midtown Farmers Market this Saturday April 20.

On April 27 GerDan Chocolates will be downtown Raleigh at Brewgaloo.  More to come the next few days but we hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Opening day

Weather is supposed to be nice this Saturday and we certainly hope so as it is the opening day of  Midtown Farmers Market, North Hills.
GerDan Chocolates will be there this week with some new goodies for sale.  Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.  Take care and see you Saturday.

Dan & Ger

Friday, March 29, 2013

Not long now

Midtown Farmers Market starts back up in two weeks time.  Hope you will come and visit us and the other vendors at North Hills.  Looking forward to another season,  meeting new people and some old faces.  See you soon

Dan & Ger

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday at the Artisan Market, Crabtree

Bunnies everywhere, that is what it felt like.  We had Milk, Dark and White Chocolate Lopsided eared bunnies for sale.  They're  so cute, if I say so myself. Today was the first of Williams-Sonoma's Artisan Markets at Crabtree and we were thrilled to get an invitation.

What made it more fun was meeting fellow artisans like Bill from Oak City Roasters, Lynne -Olifant+Castelo, Berry - Bee Pleasant Pure Honey and Ron from Carolina Grits.  Will meet some of you again at Midtown Farmers Market, North Hills next month when the market resumes in April.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is going on in March for GerDan Chocolates

Plenty happenin' in March for us.  First Dan will be at Sams Quik shop in Durham, Friday March 15, for their Green Flash takeover.  He will have some Green Flash Brew Chews to sample and sell.  If your in the area, drop by for a sample.

Easter is at the end of March and GerDan Chocolates will be Williams Sonoma at Crabtree Mall on Saturday March 23.  We will be selling our chocolates just in time for Easter.  We will have our Bunnies again this year.  These guys were so popular last year and they're cute looking too!

Then of course there is St Patrick's Day (La Feile Padraig)...... well what can I say, I'll be wearing my bunch of Shamrock.  Of course we will have Hop Pops for those of you who want the taste of beer without the alcohol.  Ridgewood Wine and Beer carry our Hop Pops if your feelin' the urge to have one.