Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chocolate Horseshoes

It's that time again for the fastest 2 minutes in sports...The Kentucky Derby! ( Check out the latest happenings. There are also a lot of festivities surrounding the Derby ( So, you shouldn't be bored....get out and enjoy it!!

One of the things that I truly enjoy is making chocolate. For Derby time, we have "Chocolate Horseshoes." They are a solid piece of chocolate cast in the shape of a real horseshoe, provided graciously by Paula Nieto, founder and director of The LUCI Center ( out in beautiful Shelbyville Ky. (By way of dimensions, the horseshoe is a 00 shoesize if that means anything to anyone - I love random facts). They look like...well a rusted horseshoe! But they are oh so good to eat...I'm holding the very first one we did.

We are showcasing our new bourbon ball this weekend at the Derby Museum for the Thoroughbred Club ( They are hosting a fundraiser for The LUCI Center which we are delighted to be a part of. I hope many of you can come out and be a part of this event.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spring is Here

Top down view of Field of Tulips

Yesterday was the first day I consider Spring! It was warm and sunny and just lovely. What could possibly be more inspiring this time of year...the trees are budding, flowers are blooming, grass is growing....out of control in my yard. But that's another tale.

Flowers are the one thing that definitely says spring to me. They're little jewels that unfold the beauty of nature and signal a rebirth to the new year. I enjoy planting new flowers and seeing them mature into whole new creations that will invigorate and rejuvenate my spirit.

Tulip Cups

With that in mind, we've come up with a few new things celebrating the newness of the season. Tulip cups are one of the newest things that you can get at Coco's Chocoalte Cafe. What are they? They are little white chocolate cups that come in a variety of colors with a flavored white mousse inside. We first displayed our tulip cups at the event in February. Starting this weekend, we'll have them available in the cafe. There will be a few varieties of flavors to choose from, such as, Grand Marnier, Amaretto, and cinnamon.

You can order them 3 ways: calling us at 502-454-9810, emailing us at, or just stopping by the cafe. We're located near the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Speed Ave. in the Highlands. Here's a MAP.