Kerstin spoke to Isabelle Gallant on CBC’s RadioActive today. Here is the audio from the interview. Kerstin explained how the “Name That Origin” contest is helping people learn about fine chocolate.
Tuesday Dec 22nd will be our annual Christmas Open House at Kerstin’s Chocolates. Come down to the shop between 3pm and 7pm and enjoy a warming cup of hot drinking chocolate with or without extra “cheer”. There might also be some samples of some of our upcoming products to taste. Then at 7pm, stay on to see the final showdown in our “Name That Origin” competition. The winners of the first phase of the contest along with the randomly chosen wildcard entrants will battle to see who can outlast everyone else in a chocolate taste-off. As noted, the winner will receive a $400 gift certificate to use at the shop. No pressure at all! We will have two celebrity officials observing the competition: Edmonton Journal columnist Scott McKeen and the Edible Prairie’s Jennifer Cockrall King. Come one come all and celebrate with us!
One more thing: We want to give back to the developing world a little this year (since that is where cocoa comes from) so we will be sending 20% of sales of Chocophilia Products on Dec 22nd to one of our favorite local charities, Change for Children. Find out more about them on their website.
Here are our special hours for the end of 2009:
-Regular hours until Saturday, Dec 19th.
-Monday, Dec 21st: Specially open from 11am to 5pm
-Tues, Dec 22nd: Open 11am to 7pm (plus, Chocolate Tasting Finals at 7pm)
-Wed, Dec 23rd: Regular hours, 11am to 5pm.
-Thurs, Dec 24th: Short hours: 11am to 3pm.
-Friday, Dec 25th: Closed
-Saturday, Dec 26th: Regular Hours: 11am to 5pm.CLOSED!
-Sun, Mon: Closed.
-Tuesday, Dec 29th: Extended Hours: 11am to 7pm.
-Wed, Dec 30th- Jan 14th, 2010: Closed