Thank You

01.21.11

Hello, everyone. I’ve missed you. Thanks for being patient while I was away.

Now that we are only moments from our grand opening. I feel like I need to say thanks to couple people.

I could go for pages about my family and my super friends, including my husband slash CFO slash laundry folder, my dad who called me yesterday to see if we were maybe launching right at midnight (love you, Dad!), and all the rest of my awesome family, including my siblings who are all brilliant and so I have to call them and ask them lots of questions about everything.

And thanks to all of you. I have been fully inspired by your support. I could not gush enough about this. It has been one of the things that has made this journey most enjoyable. No kidding.

And I have to say a big, giant thank you!! to our team of chocolate tasters. They were pro. All of them were so wonderful, and, ahem, very discerning. Thanks team! One of these wonderful women, who also happens to be a great photographer, and also happens to be adorable, emailed me with pictures.  Lindsay, I love them. I also loved reading what she (and everyone else) said,

“Taste testing was a hit with our friends! What a blast. It made me want to have tasting parties all the time.”

So until I come back a little later in the day to make my big announcement, I’ll leave you with a few of Lindsay’s pics. (Don’t you love the mugs? They’re sake cups.) You can see these pics on her blog too, right here.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Cherie January 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Just checked out your site! LOVE it!! I’m can’t wait to order my first batch (es)… I’ve had the grand opening bookmarked on my calendar and it was a happy day to get a little beep from my phone reminder this morning that said “ticketchocolates.com.” I can very much see your dad calling you at midnight :)

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Charissa - The Gifted Blog January 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Whoo hoo! I love the story about your dad, too. It’s cool how starting a new venture in life can bring us closer to our parents – all of a sudden we need an extra measure of love and support that only our families can give. Love it!

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raleigh-elizabeth September 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

taste testers wanted?!?! i have two! one’s even a big manly-man marine! what could possibly be better than a sweet southern girl who loves chocolate and a manly-man who hates seeming too sweet? (whatever, he is.)

let us taste test!!!

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saramd September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

I want to test for you.
Sara and I live in OR
I love milk and dark chocolate.
Guilty pleasure of mine is having my toes painted. Oh to eat would be cheese and fruit plate.

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Carolina September 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

I’d love to taste test for you! I grew up drinking ‘chocolate caliente’ in South America and I’ve been waiting for a hot chocolate that compares…!
I like milk and dark chocolate.
My quilty pleasure is a glass of red wine, Godiva dark chocolate truffles !while watching one of my favorite British shows-Law and Order:UK

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Chris Wavra September 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Being from northern MN where it was 29 degrees this morning…..I would love to be a taste tester for you!!!! We have the cool weather to set the mood just right!

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Connie H. September 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I would love to taste test! I am Connie and I live in Michigan where it is already cold (Hot Chocolate season) I would love to try either Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate. And my guilty pleasure is dipping my toast in my Hot Chocolate.

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jessica September 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

pick me ! its was 27 degrees here in MN this am :( I need soemthing nice and warm!

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Cathy September 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hi! I’m Cathy and I live in Alexandria VA (outside of DC).
I LOVE dark and milk chocolate ;)
I am BIG on guilty pleasures…I think we should indulge whenever we reasonably can…three right now are fudgy brownies, great coffe, and the Dixie Chicks ;)

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Hinna September 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I would love to be a taste tester too! I’m Hinna from Toronto, Canada, but I also live parts of the year in California because of my hubby’s job. I would love to try any of the hot chocolates, but I am partial to milk chocolate *grin*
My guilty pleasure is well chocolate! Forget cookies, cakes, chips or doughnuts..chocolate gets me every single time!

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andria September 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Would love to be a tester! I love all kinds of choc. Guilty pleasures other than cocolate is finding time for myself at least once a week for five minutes outside of work and three little kids (this is usually in the form of stealing away a few minutes for sewing).

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Janet September 16, 2011 at 12:52 am

I live in northern Virginia, prefer milk chocolate, cookies are my guilty pleasure, and I would love to be a taste-tester for you!

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Kerrianne Gwin September 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

YUM! Any excuse to eat chocolate…sign me UP! I prefer milk chocolate…the sweeter the better…and my guilty pleasure is sneaking to the fridge in the middle of the night to grab a piece of chocolate along with a tall glass of milk…makes everything better!

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Adrena September 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Hi! I’m in Los Angeles (near the beach!) and prefer milk chocolate. Guilty pleasure = Nutella, straight from the jar with a spoon.

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Mark September 30, 2011 at 2:37 am

Great site… I’m new to the site and have enjoyed every bit of it. If you need a taster… I’m your man.. love hot chocolate! Best of luck!

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Bentley McGrath October 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

i used your recipe to make christmas treats for friends and family last year. i would looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove to be a taste-tester!!!

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Emily October 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I love your hot chocolates and would loooove to sample new and delish flavors! All kinds of chocolates are my guilty pleasure.

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