May 14th is Mother's Day, and what better way to show mom how much you appreciate her than with chocolate! From gourmet chocolate dipped berries, hand dipped caramel and chocolate apples, to fan favorite chocolate covered popcorn, there is no sweeter way to say "I Love You"!
Here at Peterbrooke, we love to customize gifts so if you can dream it, we can make it! Let us know how we can help you show the special mom in your life how much they mean to you!
There is so much happening at Peterbrooke Winter Park in preparation for Easter! We have been busy making all sorts of beautiful gift baskets and can also custom make any kind of Easter basket you could dream of! From white, milk, 64% dark, 72% dark (vegan) to sugar-free chocolate, we have got something for everyone! Call us at 407-644-3200 or email us at email@example.com to place your order!
We are also hosting complimentary Easter Bunny Photos this weekend, Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th from 12-4pm. Guests of all ages are welcome! Easter won't be complete without a picture with the Easter Bunny! Last but not least, we are also donating 100 eggs to the 63rd Annual Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt taking place Saturday, April 15th at 10am in Central Park. Children up to 10 years of age are welcome, and children with special needs are also encouraged to attend. Children are asked to please bring their own Easter basket. Each one of our eggs will contain a raffle ticket inside. There are 10 main prizes with the grand prize being a chocolate party for up to 10 people, a $220 value! Even if they don't win a ticket, everyone who turns in a ticket will receive a foiled chocolate!
Such an exciting morning! In celebration of National Chocolate Week, Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary joined Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph to visit our shop and they presented owner Kevin Wray with his business tax receipt.
Bubble Waffles will premiere at Peterbrooke Winter Park this Friday! We are so excited to be the first place in Orlando and Winter Park to offer these decadent creations! We have been working hard behind the scenes to perfect our recipes and only give you the best! Have you ever heard of or tried Bubble Waffles? Here's a little background on them. Bubble Waffles (also known as egg waffles) originated in Hong Kong and are among the most popular snacks sold by street vendors. They were first seen in the 1950's, and are best served hot, either plain or with toppings such as strawberry or chocolate. Here at Peterbrooke, we don't do anything plain! We are stuffing these fluffy waffles with our Italian Gelato and topping with whipped cream, and everything from M&M's, Fruity Pebbles, chocolate chips, and more! We hope you join us this Friday as we premiere this uniquely delicious treat in our Winter Park shop! What is your favorite topping? Let us know!
There is so much going on in Winter Park today!!
The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is just a short walk away! The market is held every saturday from 7am to 1pm and features numerous local vendors selling everything from locally grown plants and flowers, to organic produce. You can also grab a bite to eat at one of the many food vendors and food trucks.
Also taking place today is the 3rd Annual Be My Neighbor Day! This event will take place in Central Park from noon to 3pm, and will include tons of fun activities for all ages, and best of all it's all free!The Winter Park History Museum will provide educational panels on the life and legacy of the late Fred Rogers. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger, star of the PBS KIDS program, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!! We have bike parking right outside our shop for your convenience, so ride on over to Winter Park on this gorgeous day and enjoy a Saturday with us! We'd love to see you and have lots of smiles and sweets for you and your family!
Incorporate Exercise In A Fun Way
The idea of working out is one thing; actually doing it is another! We all have busy lives full of various obligations, so fitting in time to work out can seem daunting. The best way to create a healthy lifestyle involving a habit of exercise is to incorporate activities into your schedule that are exciting and fun. Activities you find fun won't feel like working out and will also be ones you will look forward to doing and therefore are likely to help you build a routine. Our favorite method is taking walks outside! The weather is absolutely lovely this time of year, we get fresh air and away from technology, and we have an abundance of picturesque scenery right here in Winter Park! A 30 minute walk down Park Avenue 5 days a week is an excellent way to start! You could even do yoga in Central Park in the mornings. On Saturday mornings, the Winter Park Farmer's Market is held just a short walking distance from our shop, offering organic produce, fresh plants, and gourmet breads.
Dairy Free? Have No Fear
Switching to a dairy-free lifestyle is not as hard as it used to be with the growing number of dairy-free options now available! Everywhere from Whole Foods to Publix now carry an assortment of dairy-free milks, cheeses, and yogurts. Your sweet tooth doesn't have to suffer either, and Peterbrooke's 72% extra dark chocolate is also dairy free! Not only can you get this chocolate drizzled over Peterbrooke's signature popcorn, you can also melt it and dip strawberries in or just eat as is! It is an easy and tasty way to stick with your dairy-free lifestyle.
Sugar-Free? We Have That Too
Watching your sugar intake and enjoying delicious gourmet chocolates doesn't always go hand in hand, but Peterbrooke thought of that also. While you may be able to find a small selection of sugar-free dark chocolate around, finding sugar-free milk chocolate is no easy feat! Peterbrooke offers gourmet sugar-free milk and dark chocolate, perfect for anyone wanting to treat themselves while staying on track! Come by our boutique shop on Park Avenue and we'll be glad to help you with your selections!
Everyone has a favorite holiday, and with all these candy filled days ahead we can't forget the most important candy filled holiday. Halloween is just around the corner, and we here at Peterbrooke are super excited to share our trick-or-treat spirit with Winter Park! The shop is full of Halloween treats; cookies and chocolate galore! Not to mention bunches of baskets for those family and friends with a super sweet tooth for some special chocolate.
Best of all, Peterbrooke will be a big chocolatey part of Winter Park's Trick or Treat on the Avenue! Come on out to Park Ave on Saturday October 29th between 10 am and 2 pm and spend the morning showing off those costumes and getting some early candy collecting in! Our door is wide open, and our chocolatiers can't wait to see who's costumes are going to wow us this year around!
As anyone who takes a peek in our shop will probably tell you, one of the best parts of Peterbrooke is that wide open window view of our Chocolatiers showing off behind the scenes! You may have noticed we're starting in on something very special. That's right, the holidays are starting early here at Peterbrooke Chocolatier! We take a lot of pride here in always having something for everyone, and that stands especially true with the holidays right around the corner!
Our solid chocolate creations are well underway for the most festive time of year, and we invite everyone to come on over and watch! Our kitchen is hopping with molds and all those tasty dipped stocking stuffers! Don't forget about that big old window into our chocolate kitchen! We love to see all of our guests checking out what we're up to, and we hope to see you soon!
Check out our twitter,instagram and facebook feeds to see any of the special items cooking up in our kitchens, as well as some of our super special holiday parties! Those parties fill up fast, so be sure to keep an eye out! We'll be talking about those here on the blog coming soon, as well, so if you have any questions feel free to ask away on any of our social media feeds!
Here in our tropical state we don't have a lot of ways to tell when the seasons start to change, but there is one great way to peek our way into fall. Turkey's are back at Peterbrooke! These little guys come in just about any sort of chocolate you can think of, and are more than happy to greet your family and friends at their place mats this Thanksgiving.
Our turkey's aren't here alone, though! Our chocolatiers are hard at work making fall treats for any occasion! So come on out and check out our newest creations, and spend a bit of time to take a peek at those chocolatiers making all that seasonal magic happen!
Summer is just around the corner, and we're getting ready for our own little celebration!
Starting June 7th our kitchen is opening up its doors for all chocolatiers in training. Chocolatier Day Camp is here for the season! Come spend a day with us here at Peterbrooke and learn the ropes! We're changing things up a bit this year, and for the first time we'll be offering two different day camps! Day camp will be open for reservations on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays every week, for anyone looking for something fun to do this summer.
Every Tuesday for those campers with a fancy for paint brushes, we'll be hosting a Chocolate Art Class! Come on in and learn how to express your creativity with chocolate. Participants are given a blank chocolate canvas and our chocolatiers will guide you along as you create your own chocolate masterpiece. Participants also get to create and decorate colorful molded chocolate items. The best part? It's all edible, and it goes home with you at the end of the day! The perfect day camp for the artistically minded people of Central Florida!
Every Wednesday and Thursday it's business as usual for the chocolatiers of Peterbrooke, except for one big exception. You'll be there to help us! Come spend the day with us and learn all about the job everyone really wants. We'll teach you the secrets and science of chocolate, along with all the fun of getting to make your very own chocolate dipped treats. Participants learn how to be a chocolatier and get to make and take home about a pound of chocolate in a gift basket! It's sure to be the talk of the house when you go home with all those treats you had so much fun making!
Both camps run from 11 am to 1:30 pm, and come with a great lunch, and a gelato for dessert! If you're looking for something great to do this summer, give us a call and reserve your spot today!