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Celebrity Pastry Chef Chris Ford Celebrates the Month of Love and Chocolate

The Bespoke Chocolate Blend, LOVE, Makes Its Debut in the LOVE Collection for Valentine’s Day

Pastry Chef Chris Ford of ButterLove&Hardwork today announced the launch of his own custom chocolate line, aptly called LOVE. Created in the Paris-based Or Noir™ Laboratory made possible by Cacao Barry®, LOVE is a rich 66% all-purpose chocolate couverture that satisfies both dark and milk chocolate lovers alike with tasting notes of toasted cookies, brown sugar and aromatic cocoa. The handcrafted blend of chocolate is made from the outcomes of the session and uses cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador.

“This is my love letter to chocolate,” says Ford. “As a professional chef, I’ve had access to the best chocolate in the world; I wanted to create something that would give the home chef that same access, while also introducing my peers to a unique blend that celebrates the very best parts of milk and dark chocolate.”

LOVE chocolate fittingly makes its debut in the 2021 ButterLove&Hardwork Valentine’s Day LOVE Collection which features:

  • THE BULLSEYE HEART ($150) – this breakable LOVE chocolate bullseye heart is ready for Cupid’s mallet to break it open, revealing ten LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE LOVE LETTERS HEART ($150) – this heart was meant to be broken with a ButterLove&Hardwork mallet to reveal ten LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE TEDDY BE MINE ($250) – this jumbo teddy is so lovable you could and should eat it. Nearly one foot of LOVE breakable chocolate reveals 24 LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for local Los Angeles delivery only. 
  • THE LOVE BARS ($20) – two solid LOVE chocolate bars. Available for nationwide shipping. 
  • THE LOVE BITES ($45) – LOVE chocolate three ways: malt balls, trail mix (almonds, pretzels and raspberries), and brownie bites. Available for nationwide shipping. 
  • THE LOVE BOMBS ($25) – hollow LOVE chocolate spheres filled with LOVE cocoa and mini-marshmallows. Just add 8 oz. of your favorite hot milk for hot chocolate you’ll fall in love with. Available for nationwide shipping. 
  • THE BUNDLE OF LOVE ($315) – the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. A breakable LOVE chocolate “To & From” heart (comes with edible marker for personalization), LOVE Bars, LOVE Bites and LOVE Bombs.

The ButterLove&Hardwork LOVE Collection for Valentine’s Day is available at ButterLove&Hardwork.com beginning January 25, 2021.  LOVE baking chocolate is available for purchase on ButterLoveandHardwork.com.

For every 1 kg bag of LOVE sold, ButterLove&Hardwork will donate $1 to Feeding America, which provides nearly 10 meals to those in need.


About ButterLove&Hardwork

Famous for his decadent visuals and innovative flavor palettes, Pastry Chef Chris Ford of ButterLove&Hardwork has reinvented the art of luxury confections with his Instagram-worthy sweets from his always-sold-out chocolate breakables to celebrity wedding cakes and delicious collaborations with industry leaders of beauty, fashion, and entertainment. For more information or to view the current collection visit www.butterloveandhardwork.com.

About Or Noir™

Or Noir™ is more than a brand or type of chocolate, Or Noir™ is an experience to make a chef’s exclusive signature chocolate. Made possible by Cacao Barry, chefs have the freedom to fully express their talent by creating a unique and customized chocolate recipe from a selection of the world’s best cocoa beans.. Behind every Or Noir™  chocolate, there is a unique story of a chef, a dedicated process and a signature blend to make it all possible. For more about Or Noir™, please visit www.cacao-barry.com.

About Cacao Barry® (www.cacao-barry.com)

Cacao Barry was named after former coffee and tea merchant, Charles Barry who after and harvested a selection of cocoa beans and transformed them into the utmost refined cocoa and chocolate products. Today, Cacao Barry is known as the leading chocolate in French Pastry and is one of the world’s premier chocolate brands utilized for high end recipes and everyday creations with a dedication to bring professionals the very best in taste.

 

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