I read your post on Clay's wall about the lack of chocolatiers down south. If you are ever in Nashville stop by my shop: Hillsboro Chocolate Company. We make all of our truffles and pralines from scratch using artisan techniques.
We also have a introductory website up at:
Welcome to The Chocolate Life. I know that you've been a reader of chocophile.com and DiscoverChocolate.com and I look forward to your being an active participant here. Are there any real good chocolatiers in Alabama? I know they grow great pecans down there but deep-fried pickles is not something I really warmed to.
Bob, my sister once gave me Lindt truffles as a birthday gift. They were incredibly great and in the interest of weight control, I begged her not to do it again. Have you experienced a difference between US Lindt product versus the Swiss?