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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Starry Night Artisan Ornament Debut


Open House begins tomorrow and we have one last sneak peek for you! The Limited Edition 2012 Starry Night Artisan Ornament will makes its debut in less than 24hrs! 

We’ve revealed the gorgeous exterior which makes this artisan chocolate ornament a visually stunning gift to give! It even comes wrapped in a clear gift box with a Stella Leona TO and FROM tag making gift giving for that special someone in your life all too simple! 

Want to know what new flavors make up this ornament’s interior? You’ll have to come by the Holiday Open House for a nibble of the delectable combination of our finest ingredients that make this the perfect holiday dessert to share! 

Open House is Thursday and Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 9-12! Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Stella Leona T-Shirts and Travel Coffee Mugs

We have another sneak peek for you today! Stop by our Open House (Thurs, Fri and Sat) to see the brand new Stella Leona T-Shirts and Travel Coffee Mugs! The shirts come in two colors and have a new gorgeous design on the front and back.



The 16 oz. travel coffee mugs are dishwasher safe and keep hot drinks warm for hours! Buy a mug and save 20 cents each time you get it refilled at Stella Leona!


Come by Stella Leona for the Holiday Open House to see the full t-shirt designs and spill proof mug tops! Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the giveaway and you just might win one of these mugs or t-shirts! 

Open house is just 2 days away! Stay tuned for one more sneak peak tomorrow!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes!

We just realized that we called this our “Behind the Scenes” blog, but we haven’t shown you any pictures of what is going on “behind the scenes”! It’s a busy time of year in the Stella Leona Kitchen! We have recently expanded, rearranged and added a new tempering machine!


Did you know that we give our customers a real sneak peek in to the Stella Leona kitchen at our Open House? Stop by Stella Leona this week on November 1st and 2nd from 9-5 or Saturday Nov. 3rd from 9-12 and you just might get to see our tempering machine in action!

Stay tuned for more Holiday Open House sneak peeks on the blog this week!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 Holiday Open House


It’s almost hard to believe, but our Holiday Open House is less than two weeks away! We would love for you to join us! Stop in for a taste of the Limited Edition 2012 Starry Night Artisan Ornament and order yours for a holiday dessert or a stunning gift.

Sign up for the drawing, and you might be the winner of a chocolate gift or one of our new Stella Leona travel mugs or t-shirts.

pumpkin dessert 
While you're here, place an order
for our hand painted Dessert Pumpkin available by special order only during
the month of November, or try one of
our new truffles.

Open House is the perfect time to plan ahead for the gift giving season.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends and sharing what's new from the Stella Leona kitchen!

Open House Hours:
Thursday and Friday, November 1 & 2 9am-5pm
Saturday, November 3 9am-12pm

New Holiday Hours:
November 6 –December 22, Tues. - Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12

Closed December 24 - January 2


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival


It is officially fall!  At Stella Leona that means that we are scurrying around finalizing preparations for new holiday chocolates and gifts for you.  We have some big events coming up in the next six weeks that we are quite excited about and that you should know about.

There will be more to come about each event, but in this post I’d like to highlight just one of them—the Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival.  Stella Leona Artisan Chocolates will be exhibiting at the 3-day show November 16, 17 & 18 at Navy Pier, Chicago.  We are sooooooo excited!!!

Some highlights of the show:

Educational sessions will be offered by the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), ranging from small batch chocolate making from bean to bar, sustainability in chocolate, the lifecycle of chocolate from the farm to table and more.

The Fine Chocolate area will feature products from FCIA members and other top artisan chocolatiers from the US and around the world (including Stella Leona!!!).

Pairings Pavilion:  Guest will learn how to pair and taste the nuances of fine chocolate with not only wine, but with beer, coffee, tea and more.

The Story of Chocolate will be presented by the National Confectioners Association’s Chocolate Council.  The French Pastry School will be putting their art on display with exquisite sculptures made exclusively of chocolate for all to enjoy.

These are only a few of the opportunities you can find at the show.  To learn more about the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show click here.  You can also find it on Facebook or Twitter.  We hope to see you there!!!