Here's a formula for sensational skin: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and . . . chocolate?
I know this sounds a little weird, ok, a lot weird, but these are some awesome brownies. And anyway, it's not like I'm pouring PBR into my brownie mix. The trick is in using a dark, malty beer you like that already has some desserty characteristics. Toasty, bready, toffee, coffee, chocolate flavors come to mind, and you can go a little crazy with the possibilities (could you imagine coffee porter brownies??). I chose to use the Bruery's Rugbrod, a toasty, spicy, Christmas-y Danish Rye ale that gave the brownies a lightness belied by their fudginess. It sounds contradictory, fudgy yet light, but the bubbles appear to be working their magic. To put an exclamation point on the spiciness I added a pinch of cayenne and cinnamon, just for a hint lingering in the background, and lightly sprinkled halved walnuts on top for their toasty, nutty goodness. I love how rustic the scattered walnuts look on top of the brownies, plus they add a lovely crunch. Enjoy! PS - Compartes makes seasonal beer chocolate truffles too!
We all know how much energy children have, but wait till you bring them to Compartes Chocolatier to dip their own chocolate! Yes, that’s right, last weekend at Compartes Chocolatier, more than twenty children came to dip their own chocolates… it was not as messy as it sounds!
Entering in little groups they first each gave their name which was written down and attached to their own tray. They then received a guided tour of the factory containing some of the original Compartes equipment from 1950…
… and then came the fun! Into the Magic Room, laid out on plates were marshmallows, Oreo cookies, Graham Crackers and Pretzels...
Choosing five pieces each, the children dipped their selections into the kettles of milk and dark chocolate, laid each piece out on their tray, then with a bit of effort (waiting for chocolate to dry is as exciting as it is difficult, at any age!) tried their patience outside with fun and games.
Twenty minutes later and finally dry, they collected their very own hand-dipped confections and sat down to enjoy the deliciousness and satisfaction. We were left with some very happy children!!
Does this sound like something you are interested in doing for your children? Please drop in to our store, call or email us for more information on planning your own chocolate-covered party!
Kyosuke Himuro sold out Gig at Tokyo Dome benefiting Japan Tsunami Relief raises over $1Million in funds and features Compartes Love Nuts being sold with 100% going to help disaster victims in Japan, over 120,000 people attend this massive event in Japan ----
Compartes Chocolatier was proud to donate over 3500 boxes of our "Love Nuts" chocolate to benefit Japan Relief this weekend at a huge concert held at Tokyo Dome Stadium in Tokyo Japan. Kyosuke Himuro, a fan of Compartes who has purchased our handcrafted organic chocolate treats in years past for his fan club members held a benefit concert where 100% of the proceeds will go those affected by the Japan tsunami disaster! Compartes was the only outside partner chosen to attend the event and we donated all of the proceeds 100% to the Japan tsunami Relief victims. The event took place at Tokyo Dome June 11 and June 12 and over 120,000 people attended this massive sold out event. Himuro is one of the most famous musicians in all of Japan! We are proud to have been able to support this event and donate to this very important cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Between Kyosuke Himuro and Faith Evans, famous and talented musicians and Compartes have come together to raise tons of money and donations for the Japan tsunami relief efforts in the country. Some pictures of the event follow, for more information please visit http://himuro.com as well.
People waiting to buy Compartes Chocolatier Love Nuts at Kosuke Himuro Gig at Tokyo Dome benefiting Japan Relief.
A video message from Faith Evans and Compartes Chocolatier regarding Japan tsunami Relief Love Nuts:
Check out the latest issue of Brides Magazine (April/May 2011) for two beautiful photos of our organic handmade chocolates featured in the wedding magazine! The editors of Brides placed Compartes chocolates in the "buzz" column noting our celebrity chocolate fans and beautiful custom printed chocolates! Check out the article below:
Give a taste of Hollywood with organic chocolates from Compartes Chocolatier - Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Lauren Conrad are fans; $5 for a two-piece box, www.compartes.com. -- For more info on our favor boxes in 2 piece or 4 piece please ring us at 310.826.3380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last weekend twenty children came on a very chocolatey outing to dip their own confections in the Compartes kitchen!
In groups of five to ten, while the others enjoyed games and crafts outdoors on the patio, began the factory tour by Compartes Owner Jonathan Grahm. As he showed them how the chocolates are made and stored, he even let the children into the gigantic fridge on their way through! In turn their names were then written on stickers and placed onto plates where they would let their chocolate creations dry! And so on they journeyed into the dipping room, the fresh chocolate churning delectably in the chocolate kettles! Neatly aside set out ready for dipping were fresh strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, Oreo Cookies and Vanilla Wafers… mmm!
Then came the fun! After a short demonstration, mouths left watering, the children excitedly sprang into action! Taking it in turns (patience was short with the scent of fresh chocolate as it whisked before them!) they each chose five confections to dip in one of the two kettles: milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
Content with their accomplishments, their chocolate was moved into the refrigerator to cool.
Ten minutes later, chocolates ready, children jumping with excited impatience, what could have been more rewarding than biting into their very own handmade chocolates!?
Does this sound like something for your children, a school, or a group of children you know? Please contact us for more information!
Compartes Chocolatier is proud to announce a special brand new LIMITED EDITION collaboration with famed artist Beatrice Wood and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Exclusively sold in the gift shop of the Santa Monica Museum of Art (at Bergamot Station in Los Angeles) we've created chocolates adorned with the signature "Blind Man" design of Beatrice Wood. The collection has already sold out and we are creating more for the museum as we type, should be back in stock at the end of this week and will be available through February. Check out these cool pics from the opening gala of the Beatrice Wood exhibition and our chocolates! :) - Team Compartes
Compartes chocolates can be customized to fit any occasion (we do corporate gifts, events, exhibits, logos, etc). We specialize in custom chocolates that are not only beautiful but taste amazing too, check out our "flavor" guide above to see all of our organic chocolate truffle flavors that can be customized with any designs you can think of. Compartes chocolates are art. Check out our custom chocolates by visiting - http://www.compartes.com/pages/custom-chocolates-for-corporate-gifts