…After years of planning, after many trial runs and miss steps, with my friends and coworkers whose support and encouragement have moved me forward I am setting off on a new adventure. The Traveling Chocolate Company (aka. T2C2 in in house memos ) is launching into the big world. With the purpose of sharing the art of candy making with others and spreading pure happiness in its wake. I am packing up the skills I have learned in my 27 years of candy making as well as my theatrical, teaching, scouting and river guiding skills to create the largest candy making army ever. One class at a time.
My passion still grows. With so many aspect of candy and candy making to explore. I can not see me ever getting tired of learning all I can about my art. Really, think about it from man’s first discovery of sweet things there have been countless candies created, first from nature’s own offerings of fruits and sugars to today with the help of science those same ingredients are used to create candies that are amazing in flavor contrast, textures and colors. I look forward to exploring the candy making techniques of the historic and the future, different candies from different parts of the world and sharing it all through these pages.
The changes in the candy industry follow closely the changes in many other industries. Improvements in the sciences and technologies involved have moved the product from being produced by craftsmen to being made by technicians. Larger companies have acquired smaller one and the global markets are dominated by just a few really big players. Companies chase cheap labor and the local and regional candy makers are becoming fewer. That’s where the idea for Open Source Candy Making comes in. Back in the day there were a lot of candy makers. Grandma made divinity or pralines, the fudges dad would make at Christmastime or the peanut brittle and taffy that are found at the beach. Did you know that the old fashioned taffy pulls held years ago were just early forms of social networking? I hope to continue spreading this tradition of handmade candies to as many people as I can. Sharing ideas and helping to make everyones candy making experiences good ones by being available to troubleshoot the problems others have and find solutions to their candy conundrums. You can contact me here on my website or email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about candy making ingredients, processes or results.
I will travel far and wide with melted chocolate, simple centers and my passion. to elementary schools, senior centers and communities for classes or businesses and corporations for team building events. The Traveling Chocolate Company is a new and unique way of sharing time with friends, family and coworkers that promises total enjoyment for all.
I invite you to join me as I chase my dream but be careful you just might pick a skill you can use to make others smile. I mean who doesn’t like handmade candies?