Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. However, when it comes to Easter, sometimes we just want to stick with tradition. Those old family recipes passed down from generation to generation make us feel warm and fuzzy inside, and that is no different when it comes to the sweet treats we put in our Easter baskets. Check out these three classic Easter chocolates that have proven year after year to put a spring in your step!
It’s time of year that we all look forward to filling our Easter baskets full of classic goodies. You can rely on Asher’s Chocolate Co. to have all the timeless chocolates from your childhood. Be sure to grab your springtime favorites before they’re gone by calling Asher’s at 855-8-ASHERS or visiting us online at ashers.com!
Staying healthy takes work. You need to eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest, and reduce your stress. Some believe that part of this means denying yourself of foods that you enjoy. Did you know that you can enjoy chocolate and still enjoy a healthy lifestyle? Yes, it’s true!
Chocolate is plant based, so it does provide health benefits such as flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. These antioxidants, in turn, help to protect the body from many age related conditions like heart disease, and contribute to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol as well as promoting the balance of certain hormones. They are found in many foods, including blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. However, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants – almost eight times more than are in strawberries – giving us a great reason to eat our chocolate! Continue reading Step into Spring: Staying Healthy and Still Enjoying Chocolate
Some people love spicy food while others won’t touch the stuff. Some people will only root for the Chicago Cubs while others bleed for the Chicago White Sox. The biggest area of division, we’ve found, has been in those that like chocolate or vanilla, but never both.
Blocks of crunchy almonds bathed in smooth dark chocolate or creamy milk chocolate, Asher’s chocolate almond bark is a snack worth the splurge! Combining sweet and salty for a next-level flavor combination, chocolate almond bark is an all-time favorite chocolate snack. Continue reading Chocolate Tasting: Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
Marshmallow is the sweet that often gets overlooked unless it’s used to top off a cup of cocoa. This saddens us, because a soft, homemade marshmallow is quite unlike anything you’d buy in a bag.
So, we’d like to highlight a few flavor profiles that you just have to try! Some are new recipes, and some are old, but Asher’s would never lead you wrong. Discover ways to sample each of these by adding them to your baking repertoire, or by trying one of our own confections combining marsh with something special, and chocolate – always with chocolate!
Good sugar free gourmet chocolates aren’t exactly easy to find! Maybe this is why Asher’s line of sugar free chocolate bars and candies are so popular. These treats make excellent gifts and snacks for chocolate lovers with special dietary needs.
Wedding favors are a small thank you to your guests for attending in support of your marriage. They’re intended to be small tokens to take home after your wedding. Many couples personalize with their names and wedding date. Usually the chosen don’t hold much meaning for the guests and get thrown out the next morning. Engraved shot glasses or coasters aren’t items that many people care to display in their home. With our ever-growing desire for clutter-minimalism, these are losing their allure.
You’ve loved chocolate your entire life but there is a pretty good chance that you have been storing it incorrectly, especially in the hot summer months. You wouldn’t want it to melt, especially before you get it in your mouth!
Be it gourmet chocolate, like Asher’s, or more mainstream brands, chocolate always has the same basic properties. These properties are what make it very sensitive to heat and humidity. Below are some of the most important facts about storing chocolate so you can always have the freshest flavor that you have paid for. Continue reading Storing Chocolate in Summer’s Heat
Chocolate is available in so many varieties that even the toughest candy critic may find it difficult to refuse some form of it. Combining luscious milk or dark chocolate with salty snacks makes it twice as irresistible, offering a completely new experience. Salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels, and nuts can be dunked in chocolate to create an enjoyable salty-sweet flavor. The crisp saltiness enhances and brings an exciting contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate.
Salty snack lovers will find that the chocolate brings out the distinctive flavor of their favorite finger food. Those who are passionate about chocolate will enjoy the new blend of flavors. Below, you’ll find some of the world’s most sensationally addictive salty treats for any chocolate lover.
As we look back on 2013 and all the great memories we created, it’s hard not to think about all the delicious candy that we made at Asher’s this year. This year we made well over 8.5 million pounds of chocolate, all while staying true to the same recipes we’ve been using for over 100 years! That must mean our recipes stand the test of time! Take a look at what our top ten chocolate covered treats were for 2013 and why our customers enjoy them so much. Continue reading Asher’s Top 10 Chocolate Covered Treats of 2013