Peterbrooke Secrets: Lost-and-Found

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Check out our crew having a bit of fun with Lost-and-Found

What does chocolate, sunglasses, purses, wallets, baby toys, keys, and even cell phones have in common? If you’ve guessed the famous Peterbrooke Lost-and-Found, you’d be right (and I’d be surprised). Yes we have one, yes it is real, and yes it is full. Believe it or not, guests sometimes are so excited they leave with their chocolate in hand, but without what they came in with.

No matter what it is, Team Winter Park tries its hardest to return the items to its rightful owner. Whether that means running down the street to catch you or answering the lost phone when it rings, or simply holding the item til you return, we’re dedicated. After all, we want you to remember us as more than the place you lost your wallet.

 

We’re flattered for the gifts, however, and we can’t help but have some fun every once in a while. Check out some of our team trying on a few Disney Princess sashes left by a guest recently.

If you think you may have lost something on the Avenue or in our store, don’t hesitate to give us a call. After all, what are neighbors for.

Chocolate Camp isn’t Over Yet

camp day 1Summer is coming to a close, and as students return to school, that means campers have to go home. That also means that Chocolate Camp will soon be over for the year. Don’t worry, though, there’s still 3 days of camp left! This Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, join our team of chocolatiers and become a chocolatier for a day. For more info, click here or give us a call.

camp1Miss your opportunity to be a camper? Never fear! You can still be a chocolatier any day you want, year round, with one of our Chocolate Parties. Perfect for any group, this is an experience you (and your taste buds) won’t soon forget.

We had a blast this summer. Keep on the look out on Facebook for more photos and info, and make sure to enjoy your chocolate goodies. If you eat them all at once, though, just remember camp will be back before you know it.

Education and Chocolate: The Perfect Study Group

specialtyappleIt’s back to school time! You all know what that means: bartering chocolate for better grades. Oh, I mean studying hard and treating your teachers to chocolate delights because they are that wonderful. Want that professor to remember your name? Chocolate. Want to make a good impression on the first day? Chocolate. Need to apologize in advance to a Pre-K teacher for your child’s chaos? Even more chocolate. Regardless of your reasons for giving your teachers chocolate, just know they deserve it. After all, taking care of your children (or you) all day isn’t an easy task.

Whether you’re giving chocolate to teachers or throwing a special something in someone’s lunchbox to get them through the day, we’ve got you covered. Chocolate rulers, caramel apples, baskets, and lollipops are all great ways to say thank you. (And good luck.) Come check it out yourself! What can we make for you, your teacher, or loved one?

To everyone starting school soon, we say good luck! As a thank you to all our teachers, just let us know where you teach and you get a 10% discount, anytime of the year. Just a little appreciation to all individuals brave and/or crazy enough to educate and lead us into the next generation.

Promises are Forever, Sales Aren’t!

promiseIf you haven’t taken advantage of our Peterbrooke Promise deals yet, today is the last day to do so! Not only do you get 15% off select items, Peterbrooke is also donating 15% to the 306 Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and helping at-risk women and children around the world. Saving money on your favorite items and helping a great cause? What could be better!

We’re open until 10:00 PM tonight, so hurry! Promises last forever, but unfortunately the savings do not. Come get a great deal on items like 6oz Popcorn and 6 piece Grahams and Oreos! From Pretzels to Pizzas, the savings are incredible. Don’t forget that local college students, teachers, and military all get 10% off on everything else. While you’re there, make sure to check out our new gelato machine, it’s huge! We can’t wait to see you, help save you some money, and make your evening a delicious one.

It’s just part of our promise to make the summer (and the world) a little sweeter.

The New Gelato Machine is Here!

Now we have room for all our gelato flavors!

Now we have room for all our gelato flavors!

With Peterbrooke Promise full underway, a new gelato machine, and remodeling going on, we’re quite busy here at Peterbrooke! Come check out our store, save some money, and help out a great cause. What could be better?

Please pardon our dust over the next few days, as we are re-arranging most everything in the store. (Not to mention we had to bring the gelato machine through the front window.) Thank you for your patience and understanding. Rest assured that our store may look different, but tastes the same.

Don’t forget that we still have Summer Camp going on through August 14th. Campers of all ages have been having a blast. Let the fun continue!

National Milk Chocolate Day with a Peterbrooke Promise

It's National Milk Chocolate Day! Our first 100 guests get a free chocolate bar. This is how much we love chocolate.

It’s National Milk Chocolate Day! Our first 100 guests get a free chocolate bar. This is how much we love chocolate.

It’s National Milk Chocolate Day! Hooray! To celebrate this spacious moment in history, Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park is giving away 100 milk chocolate bars to the first 100 guests who walk in our doors today. We open at 10 AM, so you better hurry! These go fast.

Also, starting this week and continuing through August 3rd, Peterbrooke is making a very special promise. Partnering with the 306 Foundation, Team Winter Park is giving all our guests 15% off to guests and donating an additional 15% on these items:

  • 6 oz. Chocolate Covered Popcorn
  • 6 pc. Chocolate Covered Oreos
  • 6 pc. Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
  • 2 pc. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
  • Special “Peterbrooke Promise” Greeting Cards and Business Cards
  • Signature Chocolate Pizzas

We’re making a promise to better our community, encourage sustainability, and influence global responsibility. Together with the 306 Foundation and Jane’s Short and Sweet, we are taking a stand to end human trafficking and truly make our community and world a better place. Just our way of making the world a little sweeter.
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Something Old, Something New, Something Blue

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Dome foils are back, along with more gelato flavors, new displays, and more!

Walking into Peterbrooke on Park Avenue is starting to feel a little different. With new displays, new tables, and Chocolate Camp going on every week, guests will have a little exploring to do. And if you come in the shop in the next few days, your neighborhood chocolatier is getting an even bigger make-over. With a new gelato machine coming in Monday, we’re re-arranging everything.

We even have a new gelato flavor, Blueberry Creme. (Like how I worked that into the title there?) What’s not to love?

Just don’t be surprised if your eyes have to adjust as much as your nose does when you walk in the door. One sense that’s not changing? The delicious taste of literally everything in the store. Don’t believe me? Only one way to find out….

Study Shows Dark Chocolate can Help PAD Patients

coffee2We’ve known for a long time that chocolate is good for your cardiovascular system, but we’re still finding out just how awesome it really is. In a very recent study, dark chocolate was given to patients with Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. Patients with PAD experience pain and cramping in their lower extremities, especially when walking. The study gave patients milk chocolate and dark chocolate and put them on a treadmill to walk.

Surprisingly, the patients who ate dark chocolate walked farther. 11% farther to be precise. And while that doesn’t add up to much, it’s more than the researchers expected. Why?

The darker chocolate is, the more polyphenols it contains, an important antioxidant that encourages the body to produce more nitric oxide. This in turn dilates blood vessels and allows blood to flow more freely. Crazy awesome right?

Now this isn’t to say that dark chocolate is a health food or medicine, but chocolate does keep looking better and better. Doubtless chocolate will help lead the way in antioxidant research in the near future.

Ride the SunRail, Save on Chocolate

sunrail2Since it’s debut in May, the SunRail has been transporting hundreds of people a day all across the Orlando area. With multiple stops spanning three counties, it’s no wonder why this ground-breaking commuter train is preferable to the incessant traffic of the interstate.

Show us your ticket and get $3.00 off your $20.00 purchase!

Show us your ticket and get $3.00 off your $20.00 purchase!

But people are not only taking the train to work, they’re riding it all over, especially to Park Avenue. Over the past few weeks, our Team has greeted new guests from all over who are taking the SunRail simply to explore. It’s the perfect way to travel in style, cheaply and efficiently, and not have to worry about parking or walking too far.

Well here at Peterbrooke, we encourage exploration, especially if your expedition leads you to new chocolate experiences. In fact, bring in your SunRail pass and we’ll take $3.00 off your $20.00 purchase. (That’s the price of a one-way ticket, across two counties!) Saving money, taking a great new trip on a train, and getting chocolate? What could be better?

Come on down, we can’t wait to see you. Make sure you grab some refreshing gelato while you’re here!

Peacocks: More than a Project

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Peterbrooke is donating $1.00 for every Peacock bought!

projectIf there’s one story out there that touches my heart, it’s this one. If you’ve been around Winter Park (or the internet) lately, you may have heard of “The Peacock Project.” When they said it takes a village to raise a child, I think they got it backwards. John Michael Thomas, a 15 year old high school student and a Boy Scout, has come up with the most wonderful Eagle Scout project to honor his friend’s memory, all the while making the city more beautiful.

“I was inspired by my 13 year old classmate who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor New Years Eve, December 31, 2012. Elizabeth loved playing in Central Park, loved gardening and roses, and loved peacocks.” The Peacock Project is set out to beautify the rose garden even further with a (admittedly gorgeous) life-size Peacock Fountain. This will honor not only Elizabeth Buckley, but show that her spirit and passion still affect the community.

The project has a goal of raising $50,000 to buy the statue and place it. To help, Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park is selling Chocolate Peacock Lollipops. Only $3.00, Team Winter Park will donate a dollar for each one sold. With great chocolate and an even greater cause, everyone wins!

To donate directly to the Peacock Project and for more info, check out their Facebook page.