Give the gift of chocolate this holiday season
The holiday season is a time for celebrations with friends and family and indulging and luxuriating in the warmth and joy of the holiday season. While traditional holiday parties, events and gift-giving necessitates the popping of bubbly like Champagne or Prosecco, or the pouring of a favorite cocktail or beverage, for those looking to truly indulge this season with a unique and extravagant gift (or just a treat for yourself), CHOCODIEM offers custom, hand-painted truffles and macarons.
CHOCODIEM pairs high-quality cacao sourced from around the world with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients for these masterpiece chocolate collections. Whether it is incorporating natural sweeteners, locally sourced honey, or fresh-farm ingredients like milk and cream from a local dairy, Chocodiem can incorporate the wishes of any sweet tooth.
“Luxury comes in many shapes, forms and experiences – we at Chocodiem offer you the luxury of freshly handmade chocolates with the finest ingredients like no other that you will taste and savor from the very first bite. A true indulgence and a luxurious way to kick off the start of a New Year and celebrate with your loved ones’ new intentions for the best yet to come in 2018!” JP Hepp, Founder of Chocodiem.
This season CHOCODIEM can create hand-painted truffles in the flavors of all of your favorite holiday indulgences, from Lemoncello to St. Germain, Champagne, Prosecco and Earl Grey tea among many others. CHOCODIEM will work with you to create a custom design that is bursting with your chosen flavors. Everything has your touch on it, from the taste and color of the chocolates themselves right down to the packaging. As such they make fabulous, one-of-a-kind holiday or New Year’s Eve gifts for your friends and loved ones.
The jewel, or rather pearl, in the crown of this offering is CHOCODIEM’S champagne pearl truffles. Created to look like opulent pearls, these truffles are filled with a dark-chocolate-infused Champagne or Prosecco ganache. They are the perfect accompaniment to a holidy gift or New Year’s Eve celebration!
For more information on treating your loved ones to the gift of world-class artisan chocolates, visit www.chocodiem.com. Our store locations are: EASTON PUBLIC MARKET 325 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, and CLINTON, NJ 12 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ, and for your ultimate convenience, our luxury chocolate items are also available online and for pre-order at [email protected].
About Jean-Paul Hepp, Master Chocolatier at Chocodiem and Core Team
Master Chocolatier Jean-Paul Hepp, PhD in Science, owner of CHOCODIEM LLC, just celebrated the reopening of CHOCODIEM in its Clinton, New Jersey, location, where its collection of high end products and the new and unique one-of-a-kind 3D chocolate printer wowed the crowds. CHOCODIEM first opened its doors for business in Clinton in 2012 and after only four years, it was recognized as one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine in association with the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2016. The company’s high-end “Old World” Belgian chocolates are handmade from locally sourced, fresh ingredients from farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey when possible.
Belgian-born Jean-Paul Hepp spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry before he decided to change course in his career. One of the things he missed the most from home was Belgian chocolate, so after a trip back home to the Old Country, the idea for CHOCODIEM was born.
Teaming up with his daughter Eveline and testing recipes in Belgium, Jean-Paul launched CHOCODIEM in 2012 with a location in Clinton, New Jersey. In 2013, he was joined by Katherine MacDonnell, whose background in the fashion industry with over 20 years of design and styling experience of luxury brands helped create the CHOCODIEM brand from product to packaging design and grow the company to a brand of high quality. Their dazzling truffles, macarons and other chocolate creations were an instant hit, and CHOCODIEM soon expanded to a second location in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jean-Paul has traveled the world in search of the best cacao beans and has adapted his recipes to U.S. preferences.
Their belief is that their chocolates not only have to look and taste good, but also have to make CHOCODIEM’S customers feel good!