Expressions Fine Chocolate will be celebrating Easter in a delicious way, by creating giant dark chocolate Easter eggs filled with a pound of assorted candies—and packaged sweetly with a satin ribbon. Expressions Fine Chocolate specializes in handmade gourmet chocolate and confections, offering a wide selection of customized products and magnificent packaging.
Native Houstonian and Chocolatier Valerie Gamble, who trained with Ecole Chocolat in Montreal, opened Expressions Fine Chocolates six years ago in Austin and soon expanded to New Orleans and Houston. The Wilcrest store location will serve as corporate headquarters, multi-state distribution center and kitchen. Gamble also expanded her marketing department, headed by her partner Mary Iwanicki Snyder.
Snyder, who spent thirteen years with Chefs’ Produce and eight years in the hospitality industry, is focusing on building their corporate business, catering and working with event planners like Ann Whittington. Snyder considers herself a Foodie, and she loves to entertain and try new recipes. And yes, she also loves chocolate. Her passion is watching faces light up when they open one of Expressions’ unique gift boxes and she especially loves truffles.
“All of our chocolates are handmade and are hand decorated,” stated Snyder. “The truffles are a bite of bliss that comes in a variety of flavors. Since all truffles are handmade to order, we can infuse the ganache to please any palette.”
“I find the Almond Florentines to be highly addictive,” stated Gamble. “Toasted almonds, pecans, coconut, local honey on a bed of dark chocolate, what’s not to love.”
Expressions Fine Chocolate carries a full line of chocolate confections such as pecan cluster, fudge, turtles, chocolate bark, toffee, sugared and spiced nuts and huge gourmet caramel apples. Gifts range from $3.75 to $200, and make great corporate, groom's tables, weddings and baby showers gifts.
“When it has to be special, it has to be Expressions Fine Chocolate,” said Gamble.
Expressions Fine Chocolate offers a wide variety of gift boxes, from bulk packaging to elegant gold lined gift boxes, and can include a custom logo or personalize gift baskets to any specifications. Expressions offers overnight shipping Monday through Thursday for convenience. All shipments are packed with attention to preserving the quality of the chocolate.
Sweeten up your Easter with some Expressions dark chocolate Easter eggs, now available in sizes small for $75 and large for $125.Expressions Fine Chocolate is located at 3535 Wilcrest, between Richmond and West Park. For more information, you can reach Expressions Fine Chocolate at 281-841-6096, or visit the website.