sweetriot was honored to attend the Neighborhood Achievement Awards at Mayor Bloomberg's Gracie Mansion recently.... and drumroll... we were awarded 'Manhattan Small Business of the Year!' What a treat and the good folks at the Mayor's office of small business services truly are dedicated to growing businesses in our fine city. (If you look really closely at the photo, you'll notice that each award includes a customized photo from the NYC archives... in our instance, they gave us a photo of cacao trees from the 1930's! How cool is that?!)
It is so hot in NYC! I was just telling a friend it is like winter except there are 'gusts of heat' rather than 'gusts of snow.' Just beware that you should protect your sweetriot chocolate by always keeping it in safe, shady spots and ideally always under 72 degrees. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not belong in the refrigerator... just put it in cool, dry places.
Learn about yummy, healthy sweets, including sweetriot, on the Today Show this week! The best way to start the day is with natural dark chocolate.... just ask the rioters! :) Thanks to the lovely Joy Bauer and Dylan Lauren for their kind sweetriot comments.
If you haven't tried Ciao Bella gelato, don't wait any longer! Our rioting friend, FW Pearce, just wrote an amazing recipe book and guess what?! sweetriot is the featured chocolate in their recipes! You really have to check it out.... the team had the chance to test flavors and it was a tough job let me tell you! Not only can you find the book at Books a Million but you can find our sweetriot tins at their cafes too! If you live down South, you're the lucky ones.
We love this headline and article... and just in time for the Spring Holidays! Rioters - don't ignore the facts! Eat more chocolate today. :)
"Eating as little as a quarter of an ounce of chocolate each day -- an amount equal to about one small Easter egg -- may lower your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, a new study has found. For best results, the chocolate should be dark, experts say. Dark chocolate exhibits the greatest effects, milk chocolate fewer, and white chocolate no effects," says the lead author of the study, Brian Buijsse, a nutritional epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition, in Nuthetal, Germany." Read here for more info!