Hope You Hop on by Soon

IMG_4677It’s Easter Sunday, and Passover is still underway. You know what that means: Parties, family, and lots and lots of food. If you already haven’t already taken your 5th nap on the couch, grab some chocolate or leftover turkey and get started. Make sure to put on the T.V. on a channel that irritates the rest of your family and remember to snore loudly.

From those of us on Team Winter Park, we want to wish you a happy holiday. Thank you for understanding why we are closed today, and know that we will be open bright and early tomorrow morning.

As we give our chocolatiers time to rest and recover, please take this opportunity to start thinking about summer and Chocolate Camp. If you’d like to sign someone up (all ages are welcome) or have any questions feel free to call us whenever you like. It’s a wonderful opportunity to become a Chocolatier for a day, not to mention taking home some delicious goodies!

We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend. Remember, it’s only going to be Monday for 24 hours, and then you’re one step closer to Friday. Oh, and trust us when we say that chocolate can make time go by much quicker.

Busy Busy Busy

If you happen to come across Peterbrooke in the next few days, prepare to be overwhelmed with joy, chocolate, and maybe even a touch of chaos. With Passover and Easter underway, it’s bound to be a busy week. Guests will see more of their favorite Chocolatiers than ever, and the kitchen will be bustling with custom orders, springtime chocolates, and anything else we need to make our guests as happy as they can be.

That said, Team Winter Park wants to take a moment to say “Thank You” for your patience and understanding during this busy season. We know how hard it is to wait sometimes, especially for chocolate, so we want to assure you that we are dedicated to giving you the best guest experience possible. If there is anything we can ever do to make your day brighter, please let us know.

For those of you coming to the Taste of Winter Park tonight, we can’t wait to see you! Make sure to get plenty of tastes, samples, and pictures! (You can always click on our social media at the top and tag us, too.) Be on the lookout for chocolate surprises, especially bacon. Yum!

From all of us at Team Winter Park, thank you for making us your One Stop Spring Shop this season. We can’t wait to see you!

What’s Your Number?

What’s better than getting a $50 Easter basket? How about winning a $50 basket from your favorite neighborhood chocolatier? Only thing you gotta do? Guess how many Jelly Beans are in our jar at the register. Sounds easy, huh?

Right now, we have a lot of guesses, and you’re running out of time. What’s better than free chocolate?

Yes, it’s free. No, I don’t know how many there are in the jar. (Don’t you think I would “guess” myself, then?)

Come in the store or comment on our Facebook post below to give us your guess. Happy hypothetical hunting! Winners will be announced April 18th.

Here Comes the Easter Bunny

Next week magic will happen at Peterbrooke. That’s right ladies and gentleman, kids of all ages: The Easter Bunny is coming.

Every year the Easter Bunny takes a stop at his favorite chocolatier to say “Hello” to everyone. With free pictures and lots of laughter, this is one hot ticket this spring. Bring in your friends, family, kids, and even pets for a fun meet and great with the best rabbit ever.

Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your Easter candy while you’re here! Check out all of our new and exciting products and get a sample of popcorn or gelato. Make next weekend a magical one. Your kids will thank you.

Meet and Great with the Easter Bunny:

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 12th and 13th.

Time: 12:00-5:00 PM

Cost: FREE!

Bunny Army

BunnyRight now, Peterbrooke is the epicenter of all things Easter and spring. The bunnies and eggs are more than abundant, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Baskets, molds, eggs filled with popcorn, and more keep popping up, and we can’t stop it! With all this madness and joyful happenings, we’ve even called in reinforcements. Be prepared to see more and more Chocolatiers in the store, and lots, lots more bunnies.

It’s an Army of Bunnies! Don’t miss the arrival of their Commander in Chief, the Easter Bunny himself, next week! Pictures will be taken (and available on Facebook) for free and there will be lots of smiles all around. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come, even ones who can drive and have kids of their own. As my family would say, you’re never too old to hunt for Easter Eggs.

Speaking of Easter Eggs, this year’s Wonder Eggs are better than ever! Decorated and stuffed to the brim with chocolate covered popcorn, these are perfect for the center of the table, for parties, or even as gifts. (Who needs a basket, right?) Keep a look out, too, for details on the Winter Park Easter Egg hunt! It’s always a blast, and we love seeing all the kids with their beautiful smiles and baskets.

With so many new products and the return of classic ones, it’s bound to be a wonderful Spring. Jordan Almonds, Peeps, Rice Krispy Treats, and, yes, lots of Bunnies. Don’t see something you like? Bring it in and we’ll dip something just for you. Make Spring time your time, and, as always, we can’t wait to see you.

Paint your Picture (and Eat It Too)

Custom Chocolate (Bruno) Mars Bar!

Custom Chocolate (Bruno) Mars Bar!

With the art festival this weekend, our Team is more focused than ever on creating wonderful, colorful, unique chocolate experiences to share with the world. We all love our world, and we want to make it a more beautiful (and delicious) place to live in. Stop by this week, and every other week, to see some of our wonderful masterpieces, handcrafted by our own Chocolatiers!

Edible Images are a great way to get your message across.

Edible Images are a great way to get your message across.

One of the techniques we use to create custom chocolates and amazing pieces of work is making Edible Images. Printed on an edible sugar sheet using food-coloring ink, these images can be of anything you’d like, from class photos on lollipops to team logos on life-size footballs and basketballs. Pretty much anything in the shop can be customized with an edible image, and the possibilities are endless. Custom labels on chocolate shoes, pizzas, wine bottles, and even apples, strawberries, or popcorn can have an edible image on them.

EmmyEdible images are also ideal for corporate orders and gifts. Simply send us a photo of your business card or a message, and we’ll do the rest! A popular product is our business card mold with your own design on it, all in a box with a place for your business card on the back. What could be better? You know they’ll remember you and your business this way.

What would you like to say with your chocolate? Place a custom order today!

It’s a Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is one of the biggest party days of the year, and boy, does Team Winter Park know how to party or what? Yesterday we celebrated our best year ever, all with the best family ever. We had a blast! Lots of good food, friends, and family all together in one place. What could be better? (Other than Team Karaoke Sing Off and Corn-hole, of course.)

 

 

In Florida, we have many opportunities to celebrate. The Winter Park Art Festival is coming up next week, we didn’t have to deal with snow getting into our precious chocolate, and we’re about to enter perfect beach weather soon. What are some reasons you celebrate with chocolate? We’d love to hear from you!

Until then, enjoy these crazy photos from the party. We are blessed to have such an amazing team, and we love every single one of our Chocolatiers like family. That said, we wouldn’t be anywhere without our incredibly awesome leaders and store owners, Kevin and Jami. Without you, there is no party.

Speaking of parties, Peterbrooke reminds everyone to be safe tonight. Stay together with friends, designate a driver, and when in doubt, call a cab. And remember, chocolate is always a great alternative. Stay safe and have fun everyone!

Chocolate as an Art

IMG_1526Of the many proud traditions the City of Winter Park has, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the best. This year over 1,100 artists from around the world are coming to beautiful Park Avenue to display (and sell) their work. Next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and 8 other categories of artwork will be on display throughout the park. It’s bound to be a wonderful time, with amazing weather and beautiful scenery and creativity working together.

While you’re out and about, make sure to stop by for some refreshing gelato and some chocolate to munch on. We’ll have the cart outside, and our doors will be wide open early on Saturday and Sunday. Team Winter Park is also celebrating the artistic side of chocolate; check out these amazing works of art done by our own chocolatier, Emmy!

We can’t wait to see you next weekend! The festival is open from 9 AM to 6PM on Friday and Saturday, and open til 5PM on Sunday. Although you can’t bring your pets, we’ll make sure to get you a doggie bag full of goodies. See you soon!

Event Times

Friday, March 21st, 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, March 22nd, 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, March 23rd, 9 AM to 5 PM

New Beginnings

bunnies3Spring is here! That last bit of cold is finally gone, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the first sunburn of the year will be very red. Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, and Easter and the Spring Equinox will soon follow. That can only mean one thing: The Bunnies are coming. “Hop” on into the shop to see all our Spring flair and new items. Peeps are back, and so are their infamous Chocolate Bunny brothers. Mango Sorbetto and a variety of Spring-time Gelatos have also found their way back into the store.

In addition to lots of new products and decorations, there are lots of new developments in the community as well. Spring Breakers have been spotted all this week, and it’s just the beginning. With the temperature on the rise the beaches will be packed. Make sure to pick up some snacks for the drive and some gelato after. (Trust me when I say it helps with the sunburn.) Have fun and be safe, and don’t forget the sunscreen! Make sure to keep on the lookout for the SunRail, too! It’s been making its way around Winter Park, and you can be sure to spot the Traveling Peterbrooke Bag on it once it’s up and running!

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Spring is all about new beginnings, and Team Winter Park hopes you’ll be spending some of those beginnings with us. Here’s to a wonderful, bright new season, with wonderful, chocolate-filled smiles. See you soon!

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Rainy days are perfect for home-made Sipping Chocolate!

Rainy days are perfect for home-made Sipping Chocolate!

Let’s face it, Florida’s “Winter” is over and gone, and it’s Spring time. The grass is growing (not that it ever stopped), the leaves are as green as ever, the weather is warmer, and, yes, it’s been raining every other day the past two weeks. Even though the weather can be gloomy sometimes, people always find their way onto the Avenue.

“We’re only here for a few days,” say a lot of visiting guests,  “and we happen to be here the one time it rains. We’re still having a great time, though!” Well, as most Floridians know, we may be the Sunshine State, but the other half of the time we’re also the Rainy State. But even when it’s wet outside there’s a lot to see and discover, and we owe a lot of the beauty around us to the lots of rain we receive.

Something important to remember during this rainy season and the coming weeks is that chocolate and water do not mix. Keep your chocolate away from moisture, such as the fridge or out on the porch, and avoid leaving it near open windows or even in your car. We find that a good way to do this is to eat it immediately.

Finally, Team Winter Park just wants to remind you that regardless of weather, we are always open just for you, Monday through Sunday, rain or shine. (We’re even more reliable than the post office, but don’t spread that around, we love our mailman.) Stay warm and dry everyone, and remember that Spring is right around the corner!