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Press Release: Hedonist Intern Unveils a New Chocolate Truffle Collection

Jasmine_blogInternships at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates are unpaid (except in free chocolate and bragging rights), but the reward at the end of this chocolate road is the opportunity to design your own truffle collection and present it to the world. Jasmine Mead is nearing the end of her year long journey into the world of gourmet chocolate making; after presenting her truffle collection in April, she has plans to start her own chocolate company in Palmyra.

Jasmine started her internship at Hedonist Chocolates in March of last year with only the dream of becoming a chocolatier. The 17-year-old had little experience working in a kitchen, but she had a well-developed pallet for tasting flavors and a deep desire to learn. She studied under Hedonist chocolatier and owner Jennifer Posey. They started with kitchen basics such as knife skills and cleanliness, moved through chocolate tempering, packaging and wrapping, then worked up to more advanced techniques like preparing chocolate bark, enrobing chocolate truffles and making their ganache centers.

Jasmine's collection features five exclusive chocolate truffles handmade with fresh ingredients. The flavors include Cashew Butter, Cardamom Lime, Ginger, Macadamia and Blueberry Orange. This unique collection celebrates the variety of chocolate techniques she learned and is the culmination of her experience thus far.

Join Hedonist Artisan Chocolates for the premier of Jasmine Mead’s Chocolate Truffle Collection on Friday April 1 from 5-7pm at the Hedonist kitchen and retail location: 674 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. This event is free and open to the public. Sample the new flavors and talk with their creator about her exploration of the craft world of artisan chocolates.  If you can’t make it to the premier, Hedonist is planning additional chocolate tastings leading up to the event, find details at: http://www.hedonistchocolates.com/catalog/events.php

Additional Information
Hedonist chocolate truffles are available for purchase at their kitchen and retail location at 674 South Avenue or online at www.hedonistchocolates.com. They can also be purchased at Parkliegh on Park Avenue, Mise en Place Market and Coffee Connection on South Avenue and Max Market on Monroe Avenue. At the Hedonist kitchen and Parkliegh, chocophiles can create their own custom assortment at the chocolate counter. Prices range from $12-$54 per box.

For more information about Jasmine Mead’s Chocolate Truffle Collection and Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, visit www.hedonistchocolates.com or contact Jennifer Posey at (585) 461-2815.

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates hand crafts truffles and chocolate treats with French chocolate and fresh, natural ingredients. Each piece of Hedonist chocolate has a character all its own because it is rolled, cut, dipped and decorated by human hands in small batches. A hedonist is someone whose life is devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures. Owners Jennifer Posey and Zahra Langford find their bliss in chocolate and hope to help you do the same.

 
Pleasure, handcrafted. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates are handmade with fresh ingredients to give as gifts or indulge yourself.
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