February 2010
Bodega ChocolatesBODEGA The Chocolatier to the Stars and Now Arttowngifts.com!
The staff at Arttowngifts.com just finished a month long sacrifice of their waist lines by taste testing boxed chocolates from leading candy manufactuers across the nation. We are in the process of expanding our candy line. Bodega Chocolates earned the title of Arttowngifts.com staff favorite.

The goal was to determine the best tasting chocolate and candies to feature and sell at Arttowngits.com. Bodega chocolates and candies are now the featured supplier of boxed candies here at Arttowngifts.com.

Known for their signature Truffles and Confections the BODEGA CHOCOLATES collection is extensive and includes high quality yet affordable candies. I am known as the staff chocoholic so I consumed more than my share of candy Chocolate Samplerduring the test. (No sacrifice is too great for our customers.) My favorite recommendation is the Assorted Confections & More Deluxe Sampler Gift Box. This large sampler includes a 56 ounce mouth watering assortment of Truffles, Soft Centers, Caramels, Brittle, Toffee, Cookies, and Assorted Confections. A smaller 32 ounce version is also available, Sampler Gift Shipper Box.

If you like the boxed Tower format which is the ideal gift for groups, then you are certain to appreciate this Signature Tower with Truffles, English Toffee, Soft Centers, Brittle & More! It contains 56 ounces of a variety of chocolates and truffles in Bodega signature red boxes.

Bodega also offers candy in the traditional heart shape boxes such as the Truffles & Assorted Chocolates Signature Red Velvet Heart Box. It includes 25 assorted pieces and is a perfect gift for any romantic occasion. For those watching their sugar consumption, hope is not lost, Bodega actually offers incredibly tasty sugar free products including a sugar free version of Assorted Truffles in BODEGA Red Signature Heart SUGAR FREE.

Bodega products are made by hand, using the old fashioned European style small batch method with the strictest adherence to quality. Bodega candies are kosher. Generations old family recipes are still used to create their magical blends of chocolat. The company was founded by Nena Castaneda, the great grandmother, of today’s owners. Her dark chocolate delicacies brought both common people and high society to a tree lined cozy storefront where an espresso, always accompanied the purchase. Her philosophy was simple:

Nothing but the finest, nothing but the best, 'this' they will remember.

Once you bite into a Bodega Truffle you will know that this statement is still the company’s mission. We are not the only ones who loved these delectable chocolates. Throughout the years, the company has been the recipient of many national and international confectionery awards. National Geographic honored the company by naming Bodega as the

#2 Chocolatier in The World!

Bodega Chocolates also holds of the honor of serving as Chocolatier of the Grammy and Emmy Award Ceremonies. Here are just a few of the other organizations that agree on the quality of Bodega chocolates:
  • The Academy Awards
  • The Cannes Film Festival...American Pavilion
  • The Latin Grammys
  • The Country Music Awards
  • TV Land The Golden Globes
  • The Image Awards
  • Dancing with the Stars!
  • The Lily Claire Foundation
  • The Orangewood Children’s Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Roar Foundation
  • The Henry Mancini Institute
  • KOCE / Public Television
Here are some comments by the press:
"Around the World...International... Chocolate Supreme!" Bon Appetit
"Bars of Gold" Woman's Day
"Serious Chocolate Heritage" Los Angeles Times"Rich Indulgence!" Chicago Tribune"Decadent, Rich, Sexy & Wonderful" Costa D'Oro"Something Special!" Houston Chronicle
"BODEGA, rocks with Dessert Toppings & Drink Mixes!" Chocolatier Magazine
"Search for the Best...Bar None...They're #1 ! " Bon Appetit
Our collection of Bodega confections is sure to please even the most discerning chocolate connoisseur.