HANDMADE QUALITY CHOCOLATES FROM HÄMEENLINNA, FINLAND
Chocolates made with heart. For you.
Are you looking for a chocolate shop where you can get rare handmade chocolates? Are you craving for local quality sweets? Need a gift? Then you are in the right place now!
I am Kirsi Hyytiäinen and I do all this in southern Finland, Hämeenlinna, hundred kilometres from the capital Helsinki.
Local chocolate is created with herbs and berries from nearby
Kirsin Suklaat is the only manufacturer of artisan chocolates in Hämeenlinna. I make chocolate from the best raw materials, which I import directly from a small factory in Switzerland. I know its products thoroughly, as I have attended several chocolate courses there.
I combine local berries and herbs with chocolates. The result is unique delicacies.
You can order from me exactly the kind of chocolates you want. I prepare the chocolates according to your wishes with the berries, herbs or fillings. Surprise the birthday hero with a congratulation written in chocolate, the members of your work group with motivational chocolates or customers with your own company’s label chocolates.
I make chocolate in a historic wooden house from 1861, in a former bakery, near the medieval castle of Häme. You will find the selection of my chocolates in the cafe corner of the handicraft house Willa Vaski.
Chocolate master in France + Training in Switzerland = Goal: the best chocolate
Kirsi’s Chocolates was born in Switzerland 2010. While living in the Alpine country I attended the chocolate weeks, where I gained chocolate worth my body weight. I collected my prize from chocolate shops during one year, met a hundred chocolate makers and learned from them infinitely.
The chocolate took me completely. I traveled all the way to Ecuador to see how cocoa is grown and how it is transformed into chocolate. I toured Europe tasting all the possible creations of chocolate makers.
In France, I was finally trained as a chocolate master. I started making just the kind of delicacies my customers wanted.
Now I continue the same wonderful challenge in my hometown Hämeenlinna.
I CREATE MY CHOCOLATES FOR YOU WITH MY HEART.
MILK CHOCOLATE : Milk and chocolate match together. I use unique, officially called dark milk chocolate because of the high, 43 percent cocoa content. Cocoa comes from Ghana, Africa, in this unique, velvety milk chocolate.
DARK CHOCOLATE : I use rare chocolate from Madagascar and the best cocoa in the world, criollo, from Venezuela. At its highest, the cocoa percentage in my dark chocolate rises up to 88. All these different dark chocolates can also be eaten by vegans. And dark chocolate has the least sugar.
RUBY CHOCOLATE : Milk chocolate with no added color or flavor. Still, this romantic pink chocolate tastes like berries as raspberries. This is the chocolate developed by Belgian Barry Callebaut. Pink chocolate cocoa is fermented so carefully, it has not changed color into chocolate brown.
WHITE CHOCOLATE : You ask, is white chocolate real chocolate at all? And my answer is: For sure it is! The white chocolate I use has less added sugar and more of the authentic, high-quality and valuable cocoa butter that makes white chocolate chocolate. This white chocolate you get from Kirsi’s Chocolates is not made with cheap or added vegetable fats. The milk comes to this traditional chocolate from cows grazing in the Swiss Alps.
BLOND CHOCOLATE : This beige colored chocolate was developed by French master chocolatier Frédéric Bau. He has founded the chocolate school of the Valrhona factory in France, where I attended my chocolate master class and got a peek into Bau's cauldrons. Chef Bau accidentally heated the white chocolate far too long, resulting in this toffee-like sensual ecstasy.
I organize chocolate tastings for your group, party or company. I will come with my chocolates to the place you wish or we will organize an event in Hämeenlinna in Willa Vaski. According to your wishes, I pair my handmade chocolates with wine, coffee or different tea types. Tastings guided in English, French or German.
Villa Waski, Lukiokatu 4, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland
tel +358 40 522 03 76
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Message me for tastings, orders, reservations, special delivery needs and of course all your questions on chocolate!