JUNE 2000

Chocolate Chiller

Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Coconut-Pecan Bars

Strawberry-and-Chocolate Sundae

Sweet Spot



Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the June, 2000 edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month, you'll find recipes, tips, and recommendations on chocolate specialties. Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there, and congratulations to all the June brides and graduates!

Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: June's Chocolate Find is Swiss-Master Chocolatier, with boutiques in Toronto and Hong Kong. Their slogan is "beautiful chocolates for beautiful people", and they are certainly serious about the first half of that. An assortment arrived here with some lovely, spring-like, silk flowers on top of the box, and a dizzying variety of bonbons inside. Some were whimsical (like the miniature chocolate telephone and the "mouse" truffle), while some were in fancier shapes that reminded you of their European origin. What I particularly liked about these chocolates was their complexity; many contained two or three different (yet complementary) textures and flavors. The ingredients used are obviously of good quality, too.

Swiss-Master Chocolatier always has different chocolates to suit the season; they'll even customize chocolates for you, and corporate orders are welcome. And there's more good news: they offer over 55 types of fresh cream truffles! (Why do I feel a sudden need for a road trip to Canada?) Online ordering is not available as of this writing, but that should change soon. The website is extensive, with pictures of some chocolate specialties, the latest health information on chocolate, links to Toronto-related sites, and more. Swiss-Master Chocolatier can be found at www.swissmaster.com. Call them at (416) 444-8802, fax them at (416) 444-3527, or better still, visit the boutique at 2538 Bayview Avenue in Toronto, Canada (postal code M2L 2V8). Check 'em out!

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