From the Kyya Chocolate Factory in Elm Springs, Arkansas:
We have taken delivery of our new conches (aka chocolate machines) and placed them in production. The shop is a bit louder now with 7 conches running 24x7 and you can smell the chocolate before you walk in the door.
We have few more collaborations to launch in the next few weeks. We are very excited about the latest collaboration and fundraiser with MANA to offset the costs of mammogram screenings. Available at the shop, and both MANA "The Breast Center" clinics, all profits go to mammogram screenings.
We are in final preparation to begin Fall Chocolate Classes.
We will offer day, evening and weekend classes in chocolate making, pairings, samplings and BonBon production, also know as filled chocolates. If you have had a cake pop at Starbucks, you have had a truffle, but we take the traditional path to create one of a kind filled chocolates in the traditions of the fine European Chocolate Masters. There is so much more creativity that can happen with fillings paired with our single origin bean to bar chocolates. These classes will be offered soon for those are intensely passionate about their chocolate. It also makes for a good small group, team building, family night or date night experience.
The shop retail hours will continue to be 10-5pm Monday-Friday and Saturday's 11-3pm. We will attend the Bentonville Farmer's Market until the close of the season and some bigger shows/festivals are right around the corner.
Thanks for your Support of Kyya Chocolate, we love sharing our passion with you!