October, 2010

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Owner and founder of Promise Me Chocolates, Stacey VanWaldick-Van Campen, first got interested in chocolate in an unconventional place: the metal shop. While completing her graduate studies in jewelry and metalsmithing at Syracuse University, she was encouraged to experiment with materials other than metals and gemstones. Inspired by the challenge, Stacey became adept at wax carving, mold making, and casting. She decided it might be fun to cast melted chocolate into her molds and experiment with edible pigments, something the chocolate industry had yet to see.