Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Festive Chocolate Holiday Window

A few highlights about our Christmas - Holiday window, that was unveiled on November 27, are the Antique Wooden Carousel Horse from Argentina and the Bear (his name is Cocoa) has on a Christmas red hand knitted sweater. We have boxes from a few chocolatiers - Neuhaus, Leonidas, Enjou and Godiva that are surrounded by Nutcrackers. There is a Menorah in a holiday globe sprinkled with snow. The reason the window was setup for the 27th was Madison held a Christmas Parade and Tree lighting on that day. This year my 6 year old niece had the honor of lighting the town Christmas Tree.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Neuhaus Chocolatier available in Madison NJ

Now Featuring - Belgium's Master Chocolatier
Neuhaus Createur Chocolatier - Since 1857

Neuhaus was the inventor of the Praline and Ballotin box. The Praline is a confection of various centres enrobed in chocolate. The Ballotin box is the small elegant box that pralines are sold in.

We proudly offer the following assortments from their line of finely crafted Chocolate:

Wrapped in a red Ribbon 1/4lb Assortment of their best selling Pralines.
Wrapped in a red Ribbon 1/2lb Assortment of their best selling Pralines.

40 Crunchy Milk Napolitans - Speculoos (Belgian cinnamon cookie), Caramel, Feuilletine (Crunchy wafers from Brittany), and Bresilienne (caramelised hazelnuts).

60 "10 Flavours" Napolitans - add Smooth & Creamy (with a touch of vanilla), Coffee, Rich & Intense, Strong 72%, Dark Earl Grey Tea, Dark Raspberry, Dark Exotic Lime.

Diavola - Traditional butter biscuit with almonds, coated in dark chocolate.

Amandagio - Traditional butter biscuit with almonds.

The Neuhaus Collection:
Dark, Milk & White - a selection of 16 Pralines.

Dark - a selection of 16 Dark only Pralines.

Truffles - Amere, Tiramisu, Beurre, Congnac & Paillettes Cafe - 16 Truffles.

Truffles - Classic, Dark, Caramel, Cappuccino & Speculoos - 16 Truffles.

The Brussels Collection:
Orangette - Candied orange peel coated with chocolate.

Amourette - Praline with almonds and hazelnuts.

Neuhaus Choco Instant:
Delicious hot chocolate - the full flavor of Neuhaus Chocolate in an instant. Made with 38% cocoa.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Chocolate Rose Shoppe in the Media

This post will contain links to articles that mention or are about The Chocolate Rose Shoppe:

The Alternative Press - 2/9/2011
Valentine's Day Treats
Shopping local this Valentine's day promises tasty sweets and unique treats for your loved one

Madison Chatham This Week - 11/17/2010
Jersey Devil Chocolates & The Chocolate Rose Shoppe Perfect Together

Daily Record - 7/31/2010
Find variety of fresh foods at Morris farmers markets
How Farmers Markets help downtown merchants

Madison Eagle - 3/26/2010
New Madison shop makes sweet impression downtown
March - Madison featured merchant of the month.

Madison Eagle - 2/26/2010
Welcome to Madison - 2/11/2010
Crowds come out for a good cause at Chocolate Rose Shoppe
Hearts for Haiti Launch - 2/8/2010
Sweet Treats to Please All Your Valentines
Kick off Event at The Chocolate Rose Shoppe - 02/02/10
The Hearts for Haiti Launch is on Thursday 2/11/2010 at our Shoppe.

Madison Eagle - Late Night Thursdays -  01/31/10
Madison Businesses sign up for Late Night Thursdays - 01/20/10
Chamber Sponsoring January Sale Days

The Alternative Press - 12/6/09
Madison Merchants Focus On Promoting Downtown

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Chocolate Rose Shoppe Gift Certificates

At The Chocolate Rose Shoppe of Madison NJ, We Make It Easy to
Give a "Golden Ticket" Gift Certificate to Someone Special!

This makes a great last minute gift idea and can be redeemed at any time.

It is also available in any denomination of your choosing and comes in a Golden envelope.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Chocolate Rose Shoppe - Shows or Tastings

The following is a list of Chocolate shows/tastings that we will be attending or have attended:

Morris Museum - Morristown, NJ - February 12th, 2011

A Taste of Madison - Madison, NJ - January 18th, 2011

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts - December 4th

The Chocolate Show - NYC - November 11th

The Franciscan Charities Auction - October 3rd - 17th

Bottle Hill Day - Madison, NJ - October 2nd

The Philly Candy Show - Atlantic City, NJ - September 13th

The Rotary Family Festival at Florham Park - September 9th-12th

Chocolate Tasting - The Chocolate Rose Shoppe - Thursday April 29 - 5pm-7pm

Madison Chamber - Easter Fun Fest
Saturday, March 27 - 11am-12:30pm
The Chocolate Rose Shoppe will be handing out candy and toy filled Easter eggs, as will other businesses in town.

Taste of Madison - March 15, 2010
We offered free samples from Enjou, Hachez, Santander, Neuhaus, Madelaine, Alberti, and Pernigotti.   There were over 500 visitors.

Morris Museum - Chocolate Festival - February 13, 2010
We have been asked to host a Chocolate tasting table at their festival.  As this is the day before Valentines Day, Sue will likely attend this event handing out chocolate while I am working at our Shoppe.  The event was a success as there were over 600 visitors to the Festival even though they were only expecting about 200.  We gave out a lot of free samples.

Hearts for Haiti NJ - Our Shoppe - February 11, 2010
The Hearts for Haiti Madison NJ Launch Celebration will be held on this date from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at our shoppe in Madison, NJ.  Please stop by to help get this Red Cross affiliated fund raising started.  Chocolate, wine and cheese will be served by The Chocolate Rose Shoppe, Main Street Wine Cellars and Whole Foods.

Philadelphia National Candy Gift Gourmet Show - Atlantic City NJ - January 11, 2010
As this was a Monday, only one of us was able to attend this event.  At this show, we were able to visit and meet with a couple of our current vendors for the fist time. It was nice to finally meet some of the people we have been talking to on the phone.  We also did some research into adding a refrigerated display case and truffles for individual sale.

Studio Allegro - Nutcracker Ballet Performance - Madison NJ - December 13, 2009
We sold chocolate ballet pops, roses and toy soldiers after each of the two beautiful performances.  This was a great way for us to get out in front of people to promote our shoppe and to watch our daughter in her second Nutcracker performance.  Thank you to Susan and Leslie for letting us do this.

Chocolate Show - New York 2009 - November 1, 2009
This show was great for Sue and I to attend.  We ended up finding a couple of suppliers for our shop during this Sunday excursion and learned a lot about this business.

A Chocolate Rose Halloween

Our first Halloween as chocolate shoppe owners was a very busy day. We provided the candy for a Drew University Halloween Carnival. The candy was used as a prize for each event that was won. At our shoppe we gave out a lot of candy to the parade marching trick or treaters that passed by our store. This was the first year that they had the magic show on Waverly Place, bringing more children than usual. Our children have walk in and enjoyed this parade for many years. At 5:00 we closed our shoppe to go home, trick or treat with our own children then hand out more candy and chocolate bars. A great time was had by all.