Essex chocolate makers win several awards - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Essex chocolate makers win several awards

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It doesn’t get any sweeter for the owners of a local business who make award-winning chocolate.

Delicious chocolate is made at Truffle Shots on North Main Street in Essex.

"We have the chocolate measured, we have the cream just about ready to boil here and as soon as that boils, we're going to put that into the chocolate,” said Sherri Athay, who was whipping up another batch of her world famous truffle shots on Wednesday.

The shots are basically made of ganache found inside a traditional chocolate truffle, but you eat it with a spoon from a glass.

Sherri and her husband Larry got into the business five years ago and in that time they had created all kinds of flavors and opened the shop.

The couple also just cleaned house at a competition in New York that qualified them for another one in Europe, where they won several awards again.

"We're unique, we were entered into the categories of flavored and unflavored ganaches but we're unique, we were the only ones there - we're the only ones that do anything like this,” Larry Athay said.

"Oh, it's just divine, there's nothing at all - in my opinion like it – truly,” said Karen Cote, who makes the trip from New Haven to get a few shots for herself.

They are made fresh, and you only have about five days to eat them.

For more information on Truffle Shots, click here.

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