<![CDATA[Blog]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:21:29 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Southern Candymakers on the News]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/jillblueschocolatenews/ What a great spot !

Go, Jill Blues! 


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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:53:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Halloween Silliness! ]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/halloween2012/ Halloween OreosWe're having so much fun this Halloween! 

As always, the candymakers have had a ball in the kitchen coming up with fantastic new spooky creations, getting everyone into the mood. 

Case in point: these adorable hand-decorated Halloween Oreos. From the custom blood-dripped white chocolate, to the milk chocolate Ghost-eos, to the Halloween marbled dark chocolate, to the delightful spiders and bats and jack'o'lanterns, our chocolate artists really went above and beyond. 

The rest of our Halloween line is just as amazing. 

 Check it out on the Halloween page before they all dissappear until next year...

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:50:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Happy Valentine's Day! ]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/vday/ Once again for the 10th year in a row, we participated in WYES Chocolate Sunday at Harrah's casino. It's a fun, Valentine's themed day for all and it's for a great cause, to support the quality local telivision prgramming on  our local public broadcasting station, WYES. Check them out here. They're a great station with programs you really can't see anywhere else, and they're really nice, good people to boot.  


Our table at Chocolate Sunday

Here are some pictures of our lovely table at the event. We brought chocolate pralines, assorted chocolate caramel tortues and various solid chocolate novelties. 

Hand-decorated Chocolate Novelties

Our chocolate kitchen got really creative this year, so we had hand-decorated  chocolate frogs, cherubs, Mardi Gras masks...

Hand-painted chocolate heart box

...jewel boxes, unicorns, peanut butter filled and solid chocolate hearts, chocolate Southern Candymakers logo doubloons, amongst other beautiful custom chocolates.

The feature candies that we created especially for the event were extraordinary, such as our Root Beer Float Fudge Shots, with a Root Beer creme flavored fudge to which we added some root beer schnapps to soften it, then squeezed it into tiny handmade chocolate serving cups. Definitely a treat. 

Cherry Bombs

We made something we called "Cherry Bombs" by soaking jumbo Queen Anne Maraschino cherries in rum for a few weeks, then serving  them in a chocolate cup with their own delicious rummy juice. These were a huge hit and the first thing to run out. 


Thai Salted Caramel Bark

We also had a Thai-Salted Caramel Bark with white and dark chocolate. It was amazing. You could really taste the difference in quality fo the finely-flaked Thai sea salt. It just made all of the other flavors pop.  We decorated the bark with tiny little red hearts, as appropriate for the love and Valentine's Day theme, and chopped into tiny multi-layered squares. Beautiful and delicious! 

All in all it was a great event, as we had a lot of fun. We've done this event every year since its inaugural year, and it's one of the things we look forward to the most through out the year. We already can't wait until next time. Here's Kaitlin behind our table. You can tell she's having a fun time, right? 

Hee Hee. 

WYES Table with Kaitlin having fun


Thanks so much for reading!

See you soon!

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:37:55 +0000
<![CDATA[In the spirit of Halloween...]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/brains/


That picture is actually one of our fudge brains, a custom and limited-edition offering just for the spookiest month.

Feel free to pick that item of course--we're thrilled to make it for you and people tend to love them--but we were being a bit more figurative. 

We'd like to invite you to pick our brains a little bit as far as our blog. Do you have something in particular you'd like to hear about? We want to know. We're new members of the blogosphere and we'd love for you to be a part of our growth and direction. After all, this is for you. 

Feel free to comment here or to send an email to info@southerncandymakers.com 

Thanks again, and check back soon!

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 06:55:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Welcome to the Candy Blog]]> http://www.southerncandymakers.com/news/welcome/

We're starting something new in the candy store, just in time for our busy fall and winter seasons.   Yes, you will now be able to more readily peer inside the collective mind of Southern Candymakers, though our blog. We hope you love us! 

Our goal in starting a blog is that through this medium, you'll be able to see a little bit more of who we are and to get a feel for our personality as a small business in the French Quarter.  We hope to enlighten you on the processes we use to come up with new candies, to showcase some of our incredible (and entertaining) staff members, to show you how we participate in our local community, and to tempt you with delicious pictures from the candy kitchen like this one, of Sue covering tortues:


We're coming up on our 20th anniversary this Leap Day 2012, and we're bound to have a lot of exciting things going on.  So check back soon, and feel free to let us know what you'd like to see more of. We'd love to hear from you--our friends, readers and customers--who have been  the heart of candy family for the past twenty years. 

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0000