A Chocolate-Year In Review

“Time is measured not by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

The flipping of a calendar page seems just as fitting a moment as any to reflect upon the time gone by and plan for the time to come. The declaration of a new year on the horizon gives us motive to share our insights, our accomplishments, our challenges, and our gratitude to all those who have been there for us – with us – throughout this past calendar year.

Fare thee well 2014, and welcome, with open arms and open hearts, 2015.

Valentine's Day Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Looking back on the events of the past year is both exciting and somewhat bittersweet. We have introduced so many new things into our little chocolate making universe. We have shared so much with our visitors, with great pride and love.

In response to requests from our dear friends, our patrons, we added dazzling and delicious Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries to our repertoire in February, a variety of decadent Sweet Dreams Honey Cream bonbons shortly thereafter, a host of “Karmaluscious” barks, chocolate and wine pairing arrangements, and in the twilight of the year 2014, we re-introduced our beloved Belgian Fudge Truffles in an exquisite assortment.

Earlier this year, we shared the meaning of Divani with an artist friend and asked her to convey it through her art. What came out is nothing short of a marvel; for the first time in the history of our business, we finally had a logo that conveyed fully, the spirit of our vocation.

Our new logo radiating the spirit of Divani!

Our new logo radiating the spirit of Divani!

With all of this activity, naturally, there comes growth. And with growth, comes change.

We are running out of room here in our quaint little shop where we, up until this point, have lovingly crafted our delicious confections. Like a well that overflows into a fountain, we are going to have to spill our divine love of chocolate creation on yet, another town.

2015 marks the transition for our chocolate making arrangements to relocate to the Crawford building in Emlenton, PA.

Emlenton is picturesque little hamlet reminiscent of a town from a Dickens novel…it will truly be a joy to make chocolate there!

View from Chocolate Kitchen in Emlenton

View from Chocolate Kitchen in Emlenton

It has been an extraordinary year. Our dedication in conveying what we all love so well – chocolate – in a responsible, delicately balanced manner, has been well received. You all have come to see what we’ve been up to, some many times over, bringing new light and new energy to our cause. We thank you wholeheartedly. Your love and support reminds us that when hard times come to call, we are not alone.
And now, with the grace of an angel, 2014 takes her final bows and leaves us with our next host… the gracious new year and all the possibilities he holds.

See you there!