Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's the holiday season

Looking for stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers, well we will be at Winterfest on Fayetteville St, downtown Raleigh this Saturday Dec 6, selling Brew Chews, Christmas Trees, Chocolate bars and crack bars.  We will have limited supplies of each and once they are gone……!!!

Bundle up and see you there.

Dan and Ger


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Season

Just because the Farmers' markets are over for the season, doesn't mean you can't get our chocolates.  There is a special Holiday Farmers Market at North Hills on Nov 22 from 10 to noon.  We will have our chocolate Turkeys there and bars of chocolate.  We will not have our usual selection of Truffles so if you want a box, please email us and we will make them for you and you can pick them up at the market.

Stay tuned for other venues where we will be selling our chocolate and truffles etc.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market

We will have a few chocolate turkeys for display, this coming Wednesday which also is the last day of DRFM.  It has been a fun year  and thanks to all who visited us.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last Market day of the season

Well all things must come to an end and this Saturday is the last Market of the regular season at Midtown Farmers Market
 We will be there this Saturday.  Just because the market is over, doesn't mean you can't get GerDan Chocolates - our Brew Chews are available in several stores now.   It is coming up to Thanksgiving and that means Chocolate turkeys.  Here is a photo from last year.
Chocolate Turkeys
We do offer them in 3 different sizes.  There will be a special holiday market on November 22 and you can order  beforehand and pickup your Turkeys at that Market as we will be there.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2nd Anniversary

This coming Saturday Oct 25 is Bottlemixx's 2nd Anniversary and we will be there to celebrate the occasion.  There are raffles and takings going on all day and we will be there form 2 - 5pm selling and sampling our chocolates and candy.

Yes indeed we'll have Crack Bars and our Chocolate Bars and of course Brew Chews which Bottlemixx is now carrying.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cooke Street Carnival



Here are some of the goodies we have for sale today at Cooke Street Carnival

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Only a few days away…..

Yes it is nearly here.  What I am referring to,  Cooke Street Carnival of course.  Looks like the weather will be co-operating too, so there'll be  lots of fun for all the family.

We'll be there with our Brigadeiros and truffles, chocolate bars and brew chews and of course Crack Bars.  Drop by our tent and see what other treats we'll have.  See you Saturday.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Catching our breath

Phew,  all our scheduled markets for September are over for now.  Our next appearance will be at Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market on Wednesday October 1 and then  North Hills - Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, October 4.

We are thrilled to be part of Cooke Street Carnival again this year.  Save the date - October 18, it is going to be a lot of fun.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall favorites

It is not Fall yet but we will have some Fall flavors tomorrow like Pumpkin Ale Brew Chews and Crack Bars.

Our chocolate flavors will include:- Mint meltways (they really do melt in your mouth leaving a cool mint with a hint of salt flavor.  Lemon truffle; Rum raisin - made with NC Rum; Honey truffle using local honey and of course Bourbon Pecan made with local Pecans.

Our Brigadeiro flavors this week are:  Cashew with cashew butter rolled in chopped cashews, Noir made with 90% dark chocolate and Pistachio Brigadeiro.
I forgot……… we will have dark chocolate Fleur de Sel caramels, now how could I forgot those delicious treats?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

September 6

Our next market day is Saturday September 6.  The weather is cooling down a bit and so we will be able to make our Crack Bars again. I'll post early next week with the flavors we will have at the Market next Saturday.  Until then………. Keep on Trufflin'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brew Chews

Chocolates and Brew Chews…… we had them both and these tasty bites were made with Wicked Weed beers

For those who like things a little hotter, we made a brew chew with Freak of Nature and added JalapeƱos.  Nothing like a hoppy hot confection.


Great day

Great day yesterday at BottleMixx for the Wicked Weed tap takeover.  A few of our chocolates had the same ingredients as two of their beers and so were a big hit among both chocolate and beer lovers.

 This chocolate had dates and fresh blackberries and wine added to the ganache.



While our other truffle had tamarind and orange ganache.  


Both chocolates went remarkably well with the beers…….  a very enjoyable pairing.


Our next venue will be at Midtown Farmers Market on Sept 6.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tomorrow - August 13

Wow what weather we are having tonight.  Yeh it is not the best weather for candy making.  We'll be at Raleigh Downtown Farmers market tomorrow and this coming Saturday we will be at BottleMixx selling our Brew Chews made with Wicked Weed beer.

After that our next Farmers Market will be in September at Midtown on September 6


Here are some flavors from previous markets.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ready, set, go……….

We're ready for the Farmer's market tomorrow.  We have brought back an old favorite that we haven't had for some time - Fleur de Sel caramels dipped in both dark and milk chocolate.

Our Seasonal Brew Chew tomorrow is Watermelon Wheat and we added fresh watermelon juice ourselves to enhance the flavor.

We will of course have our crowd favorites - Bourbon Pecan Chocolate and Pistachio Brigadeiro.  Come see us at Midtown Farmers Market in the morning.  Weather is meant to be nice.

Dan and Ger

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Glad to be out of the heat

Another Market day over and boy was it a hot one.  It was down right hot, sweltering at the market today.  Unfortunately with those high temperatures we cannot put any chocolates out on display which is a bummer but on  the good side, we did have a lot of sales.

Anyway just to let you know that out next appearance will be at Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday June 12.



Just to keep your mouth watering until the next market.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

July already?

Can't believe that next week is July.   Good news is,we'll be at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers' Market just in time for you to buy some delicious treats for your 4th of July celebrations.

We'll have brew chews of course and some fun summer flavored truffles and brigadieros.  So stay  posted.  See you next Wednesday.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

When and where will we be next

As we are only doing Farmers Markets once a month this year, our next Market will be the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market on July 2.  That is a Wednesday market and it runs from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Fayetteville Street downtown Raleigh.

Our next appearance at Midtown Farmers Market will be on Saturday July12.

Sadly Kevin our nephew will no longer be with us at the Markets as he has decided to return to Utah.
You can see him one last time at the RAW artist.  He will be one of the artists on exhibit at the Lincoln Theatre, downtown Raleigh on June 26.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Only 4 weeks away

Yes indeed, Father's Day is only 4 weeks away.  Is there any particular flavors that you would like us to make?  We will be at Midtown Farmers' Market on Saturday June 15 in the morning and at BottleMixx in the evening.

this time of year, we are finding our Brigadeiro's are popular so if there is a particular flavor you want, drop us an email and we will of course have Brew Chews and Beer Marshmallows!,


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Opening Day at DRFM

What a difference a week makes!  Weather looking fabulous for tomorrows opening day at the Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market.  This will be our first stint at this market as a guest vendor.  For opening day they are having a Pig Pickin' with the Pit supplying barbeque lunches.

We're joining in the fun and will have a few of these little guys (4 to be exact) for sale.  It is our way of joining in the fun… oink, oink

The sitting pig is approx 4 inches tall  x 3 inches long.
The standing pig is about 4.5 inches long by about 2.25 inches tall and are hallow so 
they weight about 3 to 4 ozs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Where we'll be this Saturday

This Saturday, May 3 we'll be at Midtown Farmers' Market.  Weather is looking good. so come on out and visit us.  We'll have a selection of Brigadeiro's, Truffles and Beer caramels.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's only a week away.





We're excited…. next weekend is Brewgaloo!  If you haven't a clue what it is…. it is a Beer Festival in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville St, featuring all NC beers.  Fun way to end Beer month.  There will be different breweries and food trucks and vendors and of course GerDan Chocolates.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

And the fun starts this Saturday...

It is that time of year again for us…….. the start of the Farmers' Market season.  And this Saturday we will be at Midtown Farmers' Market for their opening day.

We will have truffles, brigadeiros, Crack Bars and of course Brew Chews.  Since it is the day before Easter we will have limited quantities of our Easter Bunnies.  If you can't make it to the Farmers' Market, you can always catch us later that day at BottleMixx on Strickland and Creedmoor Rd.

Made our Pistachio Brigaderio's with really dark chocolate.  The chocolate has no sugar, so the sweetness in the candy comes from the Pistachio liquor.  They turned out really good but be warned, they are not very sweet.  On the other hand, if it is something sweet that you crave, then our Apple Pie truffle will definitely be something you should try made with organic ceylon cinnamon which is naturally sweet and pure apple juice.  One of my favorites is our Lemon Brigadeiro, it reminds me of a slice of Lemon Meringue pie…… yum.  If it is something hot and sour that you want, the I'd recommend our Crack Bars.  They have a groupie following all of their own and rightly so,  they are that addictive, made with passionfruit caramel, cayenne, chipotle and rice krispies.

Well I hope we've wet your appetite.  Come see us Saturday and Happy Easter.


Ger

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April happenings

It's that time of year again… Spring.  For GerDan it is the start of the Farmers' Market and Raleigh Beer month… yahoo!  Good news, we will be at two Farmers' markets this year as guest vendors - Midtown Farmers' Market once a month and the Downtown Raleigh Farmers's Market on various dates throughout their season.

MFM starts on Saturday April 19 and we will be there on their  opening day and the 1st Saturday thereafter.   That just happens to be the day before Easter so if you can't make it to Midtown to pick up your chocolate bunny, you can always catch us at BottleMixx the same day from 2 until 5.

On Saturday April 26  we are so happy to be part of Brewgaloo again.  Craving Brew Chews made with NC Beers?  Well then, stop by our booth and get one.

Finally to the end of April on the last day Wednesday 30th, Downtown Raleigh Farmers' Market are having a Pig Pickin' to kick of the start of their season and we will be there on that day.

Hoping to see you at one of these days in April.

Ger

Monday, February 17, 2014

So then, what is a Brigadeiro?

We get asked this a lot, "What is a Brigadeiro ?"  It is a Brazilian truffle made with condensed milk, chocolate and butter.  Sounds simple, yes?  But is it oh soooooo good.

Our most popular flavor is Pistachio.  The Brigadeiro is soft and creamy and silky on the inside and then you have the crunch from the chopped up pistachios on the outside…. delicious.
How can something so simple be so good?  I don't know but they are.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

For your honey this Valentines Day

We are offering boxes of 5 chocolates for $10 for Valentines Day.  here are the flavors : Bourbon Pecan, Cherry Chai, Passionfruit, Pink Peppercorn & Anise and Pistachio Brigadeiro.





You can buy them this Saturday at BottleMixx.  See you Saturday.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Back in production again and just delivered to…….

Since our Brew Chews gained a lot of attention at the end of last year, needless to say folks are asking for them now in the New Year.

Here is our selection of Brew Chews this week:-

Delivered this afternoon to Sam's Quik Shop and soon to Wine101.
#1
As this is a Seasonal beer we made a batch while we could.

Ingredients: Pure cane sugar, heavy cream, butter (heavy cream),  rice syrup, Corsendonk, salt.

Nice buttery flavored  caramel with a subtle taste of Corsendonk.



#2

One of the beers we brought back with us from our trip to San Diego.

Ingredients: Pure cane sugar, heavy cream, butter (heavy cream), cane syrup, malt syrup, beer, chocolate, salt.

Nice deep malty caramel with a chocolate finish.

#3

Another beer from the West coast, these brew chews have the subtle taste of maple with a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients: Pure cane sugar, heavy cream, butter (heavy cream) cane syrup, maple syrup, beer, salt

Each Brew Chew is approx 3/8 ounce to half an ounce approximately.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year and here is to a great 2014

We had a great time visiting family and friends over the holidays.  Enjoyed a lot of west coast beers and  made some Brew Chews for the family to enjoy.


Drank Rum that some breweries are now distilling.  Got a private tour of AleSmith Brewery which was a lot of fun and enjoyed sampling their beers in their tasting room.  It was a great holiday.
Now we're back in NC……. have to get back into the swing of things and start thinking about the next holiday coming up which is Valentines Day.  Oh well, no rest for the wicked.