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Gwen Borders
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  • White Lake, MI
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Nadel Jan 23, 2010. 1 Reply

I have a client in the Newark, CA area 50 miles south of SF who is interested in having someone help them facilitate a chocolate birthday party for children. Budget is $200.00.You would be…Continue


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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
There isn't just one - However I've created many great memories and experiences for my customers through my businesses: Trifles and Home Chocolate Party!
My favorite chocolate is:
Still love the Cluizel chocolate.

Re-launch of Home Chocolate Party (tm)

Join us as we celebrate a month of chocolate specials in our new store! We will be adding new products to the Home Chocolate Party (tm) line and taking applications for Home Chocolate Party(tm) Specialists.

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History of Sweetest Day thanks to Wiki

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 6:36am 0 Comments

These photos of the Founders of Cleveland's Sweetest Day were first published on page two of the Sweetest Day Section in The Cleveland Plain Dealer on October 8, 1922.

The images show the photos of the 12 Candymakers who "Arranged the Details of The Sweetest Day in the Year and Planned It's Success." The Candymakers' names are (from left to right) C.R. Canter, A.E. Barton, R.T. Fuller, J.J. Wilsdon, R.H. Sheehan, W.A. Katzenmeyer, A.A.…

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At 1:37pm on September 6, 2010, waheeda said…
thank you so much for your kind words gwen.
At 11:05am on September 6, 2010, Katreece Montgomery said…
Thank-you so much Gwen !
At 5:15pm on February 23, 2010, Evert-Jan De Kort ( said…
that's exciting to hear so, I also feel there' something brewing over there in US.
I actually was about to sit down with our nation's Chef o/t Year to inpspire him with top chocolate but hesitated (considering what's in it for me), but your comment gives energy to call him this week :)
At 10:25am on February 23, 2010, Evert-Jan De Kort ( said…
hey Gwen, interesting thoughts thx
do you see chefs make creations with premium chocolate or rather put bars on their menu's in the US?
Here in Belgium I see low quality mass brands coining the 'Grand Cru' en 'origin' labels but for the very wrong reasons and with very poor quality delivery.
Only few pastry chefs invest in better couverture chocolate and then again mainly stick with eg Valrhona...
At 8:47am on February 19, 2010, Evert-Jan De Kort ( said…
hi Gwen thx!
Let's hope so, what products do you think will enter and define a new era on chocolate?
At 8:13am on February 19, 2010, Evert-Jan De Kort ( said…
thx for the request! you can follow my passion on Facebook via :)
At 3:10am on February 8, 2010, Cesar Lovon said…
I think you have an amazing story...a lot to listen to and learn from...nice to be friends
At 3:09am on February 8, 2010, Cesar Lovon said…
Thank you Gwen! Home chocolate party sounds quite inspiring....very nice concept
At 9:17am on February 7, 2010, Dominic Beschle said…
Thank you yes I really do love to work with chocolate
At 8:51am on February 7, 2010, Valerie said…
Thanks for the friend request. Your Home Chocolate Parties sound great, what a wonderful niche to be in. Do you have any consultants in Boston?
At 7:05pm on February 6, 2010, Sarah Hart said…
Thank you. I find so many chocolate people to be just the best. Hard to be mean when you are filled with theobromide and involved in something that makes people happy/generous. You are in Michigan? We lived in Ann Arbor for 2 years long ago, while my husband was in grad school. I taught English at Eastern Michigan U. Before my chocolate-making days.
I will check out your shop online, too!
At 4:06pm on February 6, 2010, Sarah Hart said…
Hi. It is (in Portland, Oregon). If you need more than that let me know!
At 12:41pm on February 6, 2010, Sarah Hart said…
Thanks for the friend request!
At 8:31am on February 6, 2010, Vercruysse Geert said…
With pleasure I accept your friendship,
as chocolatier and pâtissier

Yours sincerely,
Vercruysse Geert
At 10:46am on October 21, 2009, Susie Norris said…
Very much looking forward to my MI visit. I'm doing my first chocolate tasting-book signing at a book store in LA, then San Fran...I'll have it down by June!!
At 2:30am on October 20, 2009, Rick Jordan said…
Hellooo there.....a real treat to meet your acquaintance.

thank you so much for what you wrote to me...that was with out a doubt the nicest thing anyone has said to me for quite some time ;)

i see you have a shop? i would love to pick your brain about a few things...

i am about to sleep now; i will write more later.....thanks again Gwendolyn!

At 10:10am on October 19, 2009, John Q. Stewart said…
Great story, amy is the kind of person I like. I think I will be able to make some of the things. Right now I am making a guitar for less than $300 the work surface is stainless the rest is alu. Wish me luck as I try to make a 30lb tempering machine that can hold 3, 30lb loads in continuous temper. I think I can do it with Air as opposed to Bain marie.
At 1:30pm on October 5, 2009, Eve said…
Hi Gwen!

Nice to see your smiling face again!
At 1:38pm on October 4, 2009, Danna Dykstra-Coy said…
Thank you Gwendolyn and so love the inviting feel of your lovely store.
At 6:16am on September 28, 2009, Gwen Borders said…

About Home Chocolate Party (tm) - FYI, Home Chocolate Party (tm) is not an MLM firm. All consultants work directly for the parent company.

What is exciting about HCP is that we expose consumers to great artisan chocolate in their homes and offices. Sure customers can go on-line and buy directly from great producers after we have gone through the work of teaching them about the products our artisan friends have crafted. That is OK and that is the point of HCP.

In my world, if artisan chocolatiers must struggle to survive, then we all lose. HCP serves as a conduit to bring difficult to find chocolates directly into the homes and offices of hungry, choco-curious patrons. It works very well.

No heavy handed sales tactics, white glove treatment all the way and everyone has a graciously good time. I will settle for nothing less!

Special note to all TCL members. I get leads from around the US every day. I've been known to refer clients interested in learning more about chocolate directly to you. I do not charge for these leads. Feel free to contact me with any questions at

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