The first homemade chocolate gift Jody Peskin ever made was an Old World chocolate Easter egg for each of her non-Jewish friends in college. It was a lovely gesture, as they had been participating in her Shabbat dinners all year. "I used real chicken eggs," she told me. "I poked a hole in each one, emptied it, then boiled the shells to kill all the bacteria. Then I filled the egg with melted chocolate." This self-declared "chief chocolate officer's" passion for all things chocolate has led her to open The Sweet Trading Company.
Only the finest kosher Belgian chocolate is used at The Sweet Trading Company. Every day there is a freshly prepared selection of chocolate delicacies to choose from at the store. Ms. Peskin also creates custom confections for special occasions. When I stopped by, she had fashioned chocolate lollipops with both elephants and donkeys in honor of the presidential debate.
Have you ever fantasized about making your own chocolate delights? Jody Peskin is planning to offer chocolate making classes and themed parties. She intends to organize hands-on crafts in celebration of the Jewish holidays.
The Sweet Trading Company is the Philadelphia area's first kosher producer of artisanal chocolates. With its separate dairy and pareve chocolate kitchens, it is supervised by the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia.
Whether you are planning to treat yourself or send a gift, The Sweet Trading Company will help you select something that is delicious, appropriate, and kosher.
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