Patricia’s Chocolates strikes again…and again…
February 16th, 2009
So we all know that the holiday that just passed (or passed some of us by) was that one where you either embrace it greatly and celebrate the one you love with all your heart and soul – or you just don’t make a big, hairy deal out of it. I just try to love my Valentine, Steve, on a daily basis and we forego all the hearts and flowers on the holiday.
This Valentine’s day was a brisk one at the store and I thought I’d muse about a good friend and vendor of ours, Patty because I’m consistently flabbergasted by the deliciousness of her chocolates. And I’m amazed at the following she – and we – have established in two short years.
Today I’ll call her queen of local chocolate, because she seems to be! We sell a smattering of Patricia’s Chocolate every day of the year, yet when it comes to holiday weeks, especially Valentines Day, we sell loads. And I’m talking about days like this past Saturday when we sold over 500 pieces of her chocolate!
Here’s part of the reason why we had so many people again this week – many “new” Patricia’s Chocolates converts were won over by articles and local press about town all last week! Just look at who picked her up – it’s serious!
Food for Thought magazine (her article is not yet online, only in print – FREE copies around town including here!),
I wrote a Rapid Growth article about her,
Fox 17 went to her chocolate kitchen LIVE Thursday morning,
and Jaye Beeler of the Grand Rapids Press managed to squeeze in an online article too!
As if this kind of local press isn’t enough, Patty was also featured on an website called The Nibble that did a feature article on artisan chocolatiers across the nation! We keep telling Patty that pretty soon she won’t even remember us she’ll be so famous!
Congrats to Patty and her growing business. We’re proud to be partners with her! And if you haven’t tried Patricia’s Chocolates yet, you just might want to do that! I’m heading out for a bite of my new favorite, the Lemon Cardamom right now!