NORTHCREEK-Barkeater Chocolates' gigantic egg truffle is back and heavier than ever. Last year, the gourmet chocolate egg truffle weighed over one pound and debuted to a sell-out crowd of eager customers ready to serve up a unique dessert after their Easter dinner. People drove to North Creek, where Barkeater Chocolates makes their handmade artisan confections, from 45 miles away just to get their hands on an egg or two.
"We wanted to create a confection that was not only hugely delicious, but something that would become a family tradition," said Deb Morris, owner and chocolatier of Barkeater Chocolates.
The eggs, which come in either a solid dark chocolate truffle or dark chocolate and peanut butter truffle, are sold online at www.barkeaterchocolates.com and at Caf Sarah in North Creek. This year, the eggs will also be carried by Hudson River Trading Company in North Creek.
"Last year, we were taking orders by phone, email and through our website, encouraging customers to reserve their eggs and we sold out," Morris said. "Customers actually left with smiles on their faces after being denied and said they'd drive back up again the next day - only earlier. As if it wasn't only the egg they wanted, but the victory of beating someone else out of it."
Barkeater Chocolates made nothing but truffle eggs every day during the week leading up to Easter, restocking the eggs every morning.