The Art Of Chocolate

Chocolatier Andrea | Associated Press

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Our Chocolatier Andrea made national and international news this past week with her high heels.

Read the article below or click here to watch the video;

Dallas AP – Florists and chocolate-makers are working around the clock in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.

In Dallas, chocolatier Andrea Pedraza, who loves designer high heels, molded her pedestrian passion into chocolate form. Her most well-known creations are chocolate pumps done in the style of Christian Louboutin shoes.

Prices for the pumps range from $30 to $55, but more if you fill the heel with more chocolates.

Pedraza says men buy the chocolate pumps the most, so she keeps extras on hand for last-minute shoppers.

February Newsletter

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 Valentine’s Day is Almost Here

No event speaks more to the heart of chocolate than Valentine’s Day.  CocoAndre will help you select seductive Valentine’s chocolates for your loved ones, friends and special clients.   Stop by our shop, call in your order or order online.   In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer extended stores.  We will be open Sunday 2/3 and 2/10 and  Monday 2/11 from  11:00 a.m. – 7:00p.m.  We will also be open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Valentines Day!

Special Events for Couples

 

Champagne and Chocolate Pairing

Saturday, February 9  will host two sessions; one at 6:30 p.m. and a second at 7:30 p.m.

This tasting highlights CocoAndre’s exclusive line of  Valentine’s Truffles.   You will sample Rose Petal Truffles, the Chocolate Floral Collection (Egyptian Jasmine, Orange and Cherry Blossom, Fleur de Sicilia), DiAmore Truffles, Strawberry Champagne Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Truffles  infused with pear and ginger.  The pairing includes complimentary champagne.   This is truly a match made in heaven!

Confirm your RSVP with Master Card or Visa on our website link or via phone.

Price:  $35 per couple

Events and Press Announcements

CocoAndre was featured on Channel 8 “Day Break” show with Ron Cornin and Cynthia Izaguierre Thursday, January 31st!  Click here to view Andrea creating her beautiful designer-inspired high heels.     These heels are strutting out the door for Valentines Day.  Please order your one-of-a-kind chocolate high heel today with our designer inspired red sole.  We can fill them with decadent truffles if you like.   Prices range from $30 – $60.

 

 

Andrea will be at local Central Market for the annual Chocolate Collection event February  6-14.

Feb. 8 – Southlake from 2-5 p.m.

Feb. 9 – Plano from 2-5 p.m.

Feb 11 – Ft Worth from 3-6 p.m.

Feb. 12 – Dallas from 3-6 p.m.

Please click on the photo icon for a link to the Central Market blog.

Oak Cliff Outings

Saturday, February 9

Our Oak Cliff “Tyler-Davis” block will celebrate the anniversary of the Padilla Art Gallery .  Enjoy outdoor vendors, music, drinks, and food.  Stop by the “Ends of the Earth” shop and experience  Wendi’s new yoga studio.   The party starts at sundown.

Sunday, February 10

CocoAndre will join the Tyler-Davis block in the rocking Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade.  The parade  begins at Nova and ends at Bishop Arts District.

Valentine’s Day Specials:

  • Valentine’s Chocolate Bark  – these bite-sized “Bouchees”  are pleasing, petite mounds of chocolate topped with cranberry and nut sprinkles.   You can’t eat just one, we promise!
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries -  We lovingly dip berries in chocolate and can bed them in a designer-inspired chocolate high heel or a heart-shaped box.  You chose.
  • Valentine’s Truffles    Our exclusive line of Valentine’s assorted truffles comes in two sizes; 9 pieces and 11 pieces.  Truffles are bedded in either an edible chocolate heart or chocolate box – you chose.   The 9-piece with edible heart box is $25 and 11-piece package is $20.

 

 Feel free to call or email your order for Valentines and avoid a waiting in line.

Cindy@cocoandre.com or call 214-941-3030

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WFAA: Instant Live 8

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This morning, we were featured on WFAA: Instant Live 8 and they showed off our of our fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts. Of course, our famous Christian Louboutin inspired chocolate heel received the most attention. Thank you to Cynthia Izaguirre, Ron Corning, and Wyatt Goolsby for all the kind words and for visiting us early this morning. To read the full story and watch the video, please click here.

As always, please follow us on twitter and Facebook, to stay up to date with all of our chocolate makings!

Chocolate Conference 2012

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Had a wonderful time this weekend at the Chocolate Conference festivities visiting with fellow chocolatiers, chocolate makers, farmers, and chocolate lovers (addicts).   Thank you to Sander Wolf of  DallasChocolate.org bring us all together in the chocolate circle of life.  A special welcome to all the new faces we met Casandra from Queen Cocoa Bean,  Colin Gasko of Rogue Chocolatier,  Scott from Tejas Chocolate,   and Kari from Taza Chocolate (which we carry in our store front).

Tasted so many new and wonderful creations that it has us running to our chocolate canvas to create new flavors and designs.  If you didn’t make it to this years event look for it next year it will leave you craving for more chocolate goodness.

 

A special thanks to Jayme Campbell from Confection Confessions  for always supporting us and loving our Salted Caramels and Dulce De Leche,  to Short Horn Features for Tweeting  our heels, and Rachel aka FoodBitch for using our Fortunato no.4 in her weekends blog post at the Dallas Observer.   Love you ladies and you should too, follow them on twitter, instagram, and facebook to keep you up to date on local treats and eateries!

Click on the picture to go to DallasChocolate.org

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D Magazine | Best of Big D: CocoAndre Chocolatier

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D Magazine

It’s that time of the year again, D Magazine has released their nominees for Best of Big D. Once again, this year we’re nominated for Best Chocolatier and we hope that everyone joins us in voting for CocoAndré Chocolatier once a day. Help us to win 2012 Best Chocolatier in D Magazine and also make sure you vote for your other favorites.

Click here to go to D Magazine | Best of Big D poll – remember you can vote ONCE a day, happy voting!

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WFAA: Good Morning Texas features CocoAndre Chocolatier

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Last month, Leslie of Eatzi’s Bakery & Market (Oak Lawn Market) went on WFAA: Good Morning Texas and featured alot of local Valentine’s Day treats with a feature from CocoAndré Chocolatier. Click here to view the full segment.

 

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