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Thursday, December 13, 2012

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day!

Today is National Hot Chocolate Day! To celebrate, we are demonstrating how easy it is to make our signature hot chocolate in your own home! Don’t get us wrong, we love to make this for you when you stop in the shop, but we sell our chocolate shavings so you can enjoy this luxurious and smooth hot chocolate even when we are closed!

We sell milk and dark chocolate shavings as well as our Xocolatl which is a Mayan inspired hot chocolate. The hot chocolates are popular gifts to give and it’s been a challenge to keep them stocked this time of year! We also have gifts sets available complete with a small hot chocolate and Stella Leona mug!

To make your own hot chocolate follow these three easy steps. Heat 8 oz. of milk,

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Don’t forget to save just a little bit of the shavings to sprinkle on top of the whip cream for a gourmet presentation. We like to top the Xocolatl with cinnamon!

If you want to add a little something extra to your hot chocolate we suggest you try a Caramel Sea Salt Milk Hot Chocolate or a Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate!

To make a Caramel Sea Salt Milk hot chocolate just add a little caramel sauce to your heated hot chocolate! Top with whip cream and add a little more caramel sauce for good measure. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and sea salt for the perfect sweet and salty treat!

To make a Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate simply swirl a Spangler Peppermint Candy Cane in your heated hot chocolate! Break a candy cane in small pieces to garnish the whip cream for an extra festive look! Top it off with a whole Spangler Candy Cane!

What’s hot chocolate without some chocolates to nibble too? We recommend you pair these hot chocolates with Stella Leona Vanilla with Sea Salt Caramels or Dark Chocolate Truffles!  Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Customer Spotlight: Perry Runs in Hot Chocolate 15K!

Perry and Friends


We were very excited when Perry came in the shop to purchase a t-shirt because it was for a very specific reason! He completed the Columbus Hot Chocolate 15k on November 18th and wore his Stella Leona T-Shirt for the race! Micah, Ariel and Erin joined him for the 5k portion of the Hot Chocolate Race. Proceeds benefited the Ronald McDonald House!

Congratulations to you and your team for participating in this event! Thanks for wearing our t-shirt and promoting Stella Leona! We appreciate your support!