Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any vegan options?
Absolutely! I almost always have at least one vegan option available. For now they are all dark chocolate but I am working on adding vegan m!lk chocolate options as well. Look for the more equilateral shaped bonbons and my vegan logo. *While these do not contain any added animal products, they are made on shared equipment and may contain trace amounts of milk.
What kind of sweeteners do you use?
For the most part, I don't add any additional sweeteners. The chocolate I use to make my bonbons contains "sugar." As my business grows, I am looking into alternatives like coconut sugar. For the time being, I don't offer any sugar-free options. The products available are usually made with sugar alcohols that can cause gastrointestinal distress.
That being said, many of my flavors are pretty low in sugar, containing only 2.5 - 3 grams per piece.
Are they gluten-free?
Only one flavor of my truffles and one of my barks have any gluten ingredients. However, they are made in a kitchen that uses gluten ingredients so those with severe sensitivity may want to shy away.
What is the shelf-life?
I use an all-butter ganache (instead of mostly cream with a little butter) so there's less available moisture, which translates to a longer shelf life.
Most handmade bonbons have a shelf life of only a few weeks but mine can last several months (if you don't eat them before then).
Do I need to refrigerate them?
Nope. Just keep them in a cool place. As long as they're not right next to your stove or fireplace, or in a sunny window, they'll be totally fine.
Refrigerating them can actually cause condensation to form which can affect the shine and cause bloom to form. (Bloom doesn't affect the flavor, just the appearance).
If you need to store them long-term, put them in a Ziploc bag with all the air sucked out and then into the freezer. Keep them in the bag and thaw in the fridge then bring to room temp before opening the bag.
Any more questions? Feel free to email me or reach out on social media.