The Sweet Life

Keep up with the latest news about all things sweet in our blog

Pumpkin Spice Truffle

14.11.2019

This morning I awoke to a crisp breeze creeping through the window and sliding across my room. I live nestled in the Tahoe mountains, twenty miles from Dorinda’s Chocolates; a short drive to the Reno chocolate shop. As it is only mid-September, I was not expecting to don the heavy boots now on my feet, […]

A Growing Chocolate Shop

12.11.2019

The Reno Riverside chocolate shop has seen substantial growth over the last few years. On top of the organic growth that comes with a steady economy, Dorinda’s Chocolates is encountering a brand new demographic yearning for a taste of rolled ice cream. This new creation by partner company, Rolled Mountain Creamery has attracted a brand […]

How Chocolate Helped America Win it’s Independence

08.11.2019

Chocolate has a very involved history with the birth of the United States and the American revolution. The founding fathers didn’t quite have the access to handcrafted chocolate, sea salt caramels, and luxury truffles as we know them today. However, they did have a close proximity to South American cacao producers and it’s no surprise […]

Chocolate in Hollywood

05.11.2019

Everyone loves chocolate – including Hollywood! Producers know just how to capture and relate to their audience and it’s especially easy if it involves America’s beloved tasty treat! From movies to shows, chocolate has been America’s favorite star. Numerous screenplays center on chocolate from Like Water for Chocolate to Chocolat to The Chocolate War, proving […]

Hillary Clinton Loves Caramels

01.11.2019

This morning at the Reno chocolate shop began as any other Thursday morning; the Dorinda’s Chocolates team was prepping the kitchen for the daily chocolate production; tempering chocolate and tasting the latest truffles the chocolatiers have handcrafted.

The Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate

01.11.2019

When you were young your parents may have told you that eating too much chocolate would make you sick. They were only partly correct!  There are many health benefits to eating chocolate as long as you don’t over-indulge. 

One Sweet Family

18.10.2019

Chocolate and ice cream dreams help the Vance family build a hempire.  Written by Natasha BourlinPhotos courtesy of Vance family First, there was chocolate. Then came specialized ice cream. Now, expertise in those realms has branched into a totally new endeavor for Dorinda Vance and her sons: LiveKAYA.  Chocolate has been treasured since around 2,000 BCE, […]

“What drew you to this particular profession?”

14.08.2019

“Initially, it was just a way to make money back in my High School days. However, it wasn’t long before I began to fall in love with the profession. As I became more and more involved, my passion for hand-crafting chocolates only grew stronger. Watching the faces of our customers when they try our award […]

The Chocolate Experience

14.08.2019

Chocolate is one of those rare delights that is so wonderful, you often deprive yourself of enjoying the experience at it’s full potential. Many chocolate lovers find a piece in their hands and immediately pop it in their mouth and melt into a state of culinary bliss (guilty over here as well). However, on your next […]

Wine Pairing & Chocolates: The Basics

13.08.2019

Pairing wine and chocolate together is one delicious passion! Wine and chocolate paired is the perfect way to explore the complexities of flavors and textures that both of these yummy items poses. Some of these flavors are subtle, and others have the potential to be much more robust. Learning to appreciate and enjoy these difference in flavors […]

Chocolate’s Sexy Reputation

08.08.2019

We all know chocolate is an aphrodisiac – that isn’t anything new. But how did chocolate become so connected to love and our sensual side?  Chocolate is undeniably sexy. Its shine. It’s dark color. The gentle snap and the way it just instantly melts in your mouth.  Chocolate is decadent, and represents passion.   Historically, chocolate […]

The Story of Dorinda’s

25.01.2019

Eschewing trendiness in favor of incredible flavor, Dorinda’s award-winning chocolates are all-natural, hand-made creations. You can trust that we make our products with high-end ingredients of the best possible quality. That means you'll bite into indulgence—ethically, every time.

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