How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. — A.A. Milne
This is a letter I have been dreading to write, but the time has come for Truffles in Paradise to move on to another chapter. In the next few days, Truffles in Paradise will be closing down as our family is moving overseas to Australia.
I will keep the online store open as long as I have stock. Please be patient with shipping, as I am in the midst of packing as well. If there are particular flavors that you would like in your order, please let me know and I will do my best to include them, but no guarantees, sorry. The past 12 years have been incredible, and closing down has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done. But, on to bigger and better.
For me, this has never been just a business. It has been a labor of love where I have created every single chocolate confection that was shipped out. I love what I do and look forward to opening up again, just on a different continent. Our current plan is to open a one-of-a-kind shop in Melbourne, Australia. We have a lot of big ideas, so hoping they come to fruition.
There are so many people who have supported me that I would be remiss not to mention them. First and foremost, there are 2 who have been unwavering constants. They were at every show, every event, always cheering me on and supporting me, and I can never thank them enough. My husband, Glenn, has been my publicist, taste tester, Award Winning Box Designer, Webmaster, and the greatest support any girl could ever ask for. My son, Logan, has grown up before your eyes. He has taken his role as Official Taste Tester very seriously. These two are my heart and soul. I am forever grateful for those who have helped me along the way.
The Guittard Family, of Guittard Chocolates, have always been supportive from the very first 13lb box of samples they sent me 12 years ago. Joseph Schmidt, the “Grandfather of Artisan Chocolate” took me under his wing after meeting at a chocolate show in San Francisco. His regret of selling his business to Hershey’s was palpable, and I appreciated his kind words and insight over the years. My butterfly molds are particularly special as they were a gift from him. Gayle Simmons, Ivor and Renee Simmons, José Andreas, Johnny Iuzzini, Jacques Pepin, and many others – the fact that my chocolates have even been tasted by you is amazing! I appreciate your support and kind words. Thank you to Cordenons Paper for helping us get our gorgeous Signature boxes made. There are so many more to thank, but the list could go on forever. My heart is full of gratitude for everyone who has played a role in my business.
Lastly, I thank you, my absolutely incredible customers. Some have been loyal from day one, and I appreciate you all. Many have become friends. You have allowed me to be a part of birthdays, weddings, graduations, so many wonderful life events, and I am honored. Thank you.
I look forward to the next chapter and to bring our colorful confections to Melbourne, Australia. They are not ready for us, but here we come!! See you in Melbourne…
UPDATE 4/1/2022 We are settling into our new home in Melbourne, Australia and still awaiting our container, so that I can start working again! Will keep everyone updated as we know more. Missing my awesome customers so much and cannot wait to start creating again.
Colorado’s Most Awarded Chocolatier
Chocolate is one of the pure luxuries of life, just a whiff of the decadent scent can put a smile on one’s face and can bring squeals of delight from both young and old.
At Truffles in Paradise, we understand that one exquisite truffle can transport you to exotic places. That is why we lovingly hand make each delicate piece using only the finest of ingredients. We love our community and strive to purchase local produce and ingredients whenever possible.
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THANK YOU!!! Due to overwhelming support, we are no longer taking Donations or Nominations. A sincere thank you to those who donated and enabled us to send boxes of happiness to those who have been working so hard to keep us all safe.