Author Archives: Natalia

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best part of my job is that there is chocolate everywhere around me! People ask me if I ever get sick of chocolate but I think that you can never get sick of good chocolate. When I’m in the … Continue reading

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Out of this World Chocolate

Our chocolate has been enjoyed throughout Europe, Canada, Asia, and Latin America, but did you know it has also been in Space? That’s right, the members of space shuttle mission STS-94 took Sweet Designs chocolate into space shortly after we … Continue reading

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Chocolate in Venice

What do you think is our most important stop everywhere we travel? Seeing a new chocolate shop of course! It is very exciting for us to see what kind of chocolates are out there, especially in Europe. One of our … Continue reading

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Santa’s Chocolate Boot (or St. Nick’s??)

This may be Santa’s boot to many of you, but to me it is St. Nick’s boot. Growing  up in Croatia, St. Nicholas was the only one that brought gifts. Maybe because Santa was too busy working in the U.S.! … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Marzipan – “European Style” Chocolates

This is the first of a series of posts we’ll write about what makes Sweet Designs’ chocolates “European Style”. We are often asked, what does European style mean? It is actually a combination of the technique used to make the … Continue reading

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Hazelnuts and Chocolate: A European Tradition

Hazelnuts… With or without chocolate, I’ll choose them any day over any other nuts.  But what is it about hazelnuts that makes them less popular compared to almonds, cashews, pecans and peanuts? Over the years we noticed that they always … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind the Chocolate High Heel

Last year, I wanted to create something special for Mother’s Day. What do Moms like? Chocolate of course! There aren’t many women I know that don’t like shoes also.  A few years ago, a friend brought a mold for a … Continue reading

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