Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Adventures In Chocolate

Cool Breeze and I have been discussing the fact that our daughter will be attending college in less than a year. We are painfully aware that there has not been nearly enough money set aside for the next phase of Snow White's life. The money tree out back died, and I had to come up with another way to boost the college fund. Enter Grandma J!

Grandma J hosted a giveaway on her blog. The prize? Dove Chocolate. Somewhere in the post, she mentioned that her daughter was a Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries. She hosts chocolate tasting parties, and sells Dove products that are only available through these parties. Having been in direct sales before, I recognized a great opportunity when I saw it!

After several weeks of researching the company, trying to decide if I wanted to get back into direct sales or not and discussing the business opportunity with Cool Breeze, I signed up. The products had gotten a big "thumbs up" from Noe Noe Girl, whose husband was the prize winner, and I couldn't imagine a more FUN line of items to market!

Actually, the word "FUN" does not even begin to describe it. Once I received my kit, I started melting, dipping, tasting and creating! My whole family has gotten in on the act. In fact, I had my first tasting party over the weekend, and I couldn't have done it all without Cool Breeze and Snow White. They are my taste-testers, helpers and providers of support:)

I'm not sure where this new road will lead, but I'm looking forward to the journey.

Chocolate, anyone?

18 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Yum. City. Now I need some chocolate. Desperately.

HalfAsstic.com said...

OHMIGOSH! Can I be a taste-tester too? (DREAM JOB) I'm guessing everything would be melted and yucky once it got mailed down here, but I bet I'd still eat it... ;-)

Daryl said...

Oh yum .. you'd better taste the chocolate the way wine taster taste wine .. roll it around in your mouth BUT do not swallow (stop it now.. get your minds back outta the gutter!) ...

Whatchagot?

Karen Deborah said...

sounds great, sounds like my fat pants would be sizing up, but sounds great.

Tracey Hodge said...

That's a rhetorical question right?

Do you travel? Chocolate parties seem right up my alley and I'm thinking my girlfriends would get into that!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Best of luck to YOU...I hope you do well and have tons of fun.

Does any of this chocolate contain calories? NO? I didn't think so. :)
YUMMY!

The Incredible Woody said...

I am envisioning great success in your new venture!! Everybody loves chocolate, right?

TSannie said...

Good luck, my friend! Hope all goes swimmingly for the 3 of you!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

This is getting good. I foresee a Chocolate and Wine segment of the next Blog Fest. In fact we might just want to change the name to Indulgence Fest.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Actually, the more appropriate name would be Over-Indulgence Fest.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Oh yeah...I am now an expert Chocolate Martini taster! Cant wait for my party BHE!
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Suz Broughton said...

Great news! and...YUM!

Life with Kaishon said...

Good luck to you with that. I really HATE those parties. You know, tupper ware, mary kay etc, but I totally think if there was one I might like it would be that one : )

The reason I am not in love with those parties is because it is hard to be thrifty when you go! You know, you are always thinking, I need to help my friend!

Now with chocolate, that is a whole different level! Who needs thriftiness when chocolate is involved!

All that to say, I wish you all the best : ) Glad you have such great taste testers!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

GREAT Idea!!
Do you have a website yet??
One of my friends daughters works for the Dove co in Pa. Big BUCKS!!

Keetha said...

I wouldn't do this for just anyone but since I like you so much (deep breath) - I'll be a taste tester, too. No need to thank me, that's just the kind of gal I am. :-)

Caution Flag said...

I do believe that you could successfully sell anything to anyone. When you make your first million, remember that I have 4 children without college funds. God help us.

foolery said...

If Snow White goes to school in California you may mark me down for a chocolate party. And I promise I'll buy. : )

Country Girl said...

Wow! Good for you. Sounds like a lot of fun.