It’s all about the ingredients, isn’t it? If a key lime pie-maker has already shown his cards by cutting corners using pre-made crust and concentrated bottled key lime juice, where do you think he’s going when it comes to the chocolate used to dip his key lime pies? Reading the list of ingredients on the commercial dipping chocolate was like reading a technical manual, so we decided to go the way we’ve gone with everything we do, we make it in-house. The addition of oil is necessary, but quantity and quality are huge determining factors in the final product. Instead of an inferior milk chocolate thinned with about 30% palm kernel oil (which is what you find in the ready-to-use dipping chocolate), we temper our chocolate with 100% organic cocoa butter, around 10~15% ratio.
We use a dark, semi-sweet chocolate made by Belcolade, You simply cannot find a finer Belgian chocolate.
Our Swingles™ are only available at our retail location, but we’re working hard at getting them out to the general public in other avenues, as well as wholesale and distribution possibilities. But in the meantime, head over to our Red Hook location and enjoy what’s been called, well, lots of things, and all good.
Be sure and sign up for our mailing list to get some Swingles shipped direct to you once our online store is open. Just return to the mail page, scroll down below the store-hours and you’ll find the sign-up form.