Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I will keep my day job.


This is a bit of what the past 9 days have been like-

  • I am contracting out to have some equipment built to make the filling-making-process less ridiculous. My goal is quite simple: make more in a shorter amount of time- very common for most businesses involved in production.... but... the twist! Everything must remain hand-made. =) So I won't just be pressing a button and- bam- fillings. Not quite, no. I will keep you posted on any developments. I think I will go pick up some preliminary equipment right now, to test things out tomorrow in the kitch.
  • Going to class- this is a business class specific to small scale food and beverage production (I think.). Anyway, I love the accounting and finance bits =) My favourites. Year end is coming up fast and I am looking forward to some pretty intense Excel Parties. I know I've already learned a lot of what is being taught (way back in the day. Maybe in second year accounting.), but I take it on a completely different level now, because everything I read, I ask myself if and how it applies to Zimt. Applicable! 
  • Vancouver Eco Fashion Week- it happened! And I was fortunate enough to be a model in two shows- one was for Sofia and the other was for Anna Talbot - both very talented designers. And they both went so incredibly well- modelling is a lot easier than chocolate-company-owning sometimes. And I am sure I can incorporate Excel Parties into a modelling career, too. Anyway, this was really exciting: so, the make-up artist I was working with on the first night of the show and I got to talking and I said I would bring her a choco, as she was really interested in how Zimt is so different (...and maaaaybe just wanted chocolate?). Plus, she said she hadn't anything to eat all day, and that really made me feel badly since I had been eating chocolate all day (that is the norm, fyi- all models do that before shows.). So, I brought her a chocolate (a Peppermint Square, available at Indigo Food Cafe) and she tried it asap and was so enthusiastic about it, that she didn't even finish it before telling me that it was the best chocolate that she ever had and do I have a business card and she wants to order some for her family for Christmas. =) . That's nice! So I really do need to get proper truffle boxes made now. And the candy cup saga continues... from last year, still, yikes! 
  • 1. Ask Jordan about truffle boxes. Again.
  • 2. Find eco-friendly candy cups.
  • Also, I think I have nearly completed my Whole Foods application- hurraaaaaayfinally.
  • A store on Hastings... which sells organic products and many chocolate varieties... I have heard through the grapevine (aka- my mom mentioned Zimt to the owner- thanks, Mom =) ), really wants to get some Zimt in store. Could be great. So I will go meet him on Friday before the vegan bake sale hosted by Nice Shoes for Farm Sanctuary's annual Walk for Farm Animals, to drop off some Zimt Bites (... as the individual chocolates are now called. Copyrightcopyright.). Anyway, I suggest checking out the bake sale- it will be from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, October 14th and you can get delicious vegan baked goods there (at Nice Shoes on Fraser and 19th Avenue). Oh, and by the way.... I wore some Nice Shoes down the catwalk- check- really comfy and perfect for everyday use. Wear them as slippers around the house. =) 
  • ... I delivered more chocolate bars to Greens- go get them, they are delicious and made with love.
  • I really must leave the library and go get some kitchen equipment. Thank you for reading!


PS- Look! It is me- with fun make-up on from the first show- I realized at almost midnight that I needed to take pictures of me and the chocolate to send into the newspaper at Sauder. And then I found Photo Booth and got all distracted.  I am sure they will be proud of this recent graduate- who wouldn't be?!


  1. I was wondering what you'd been up to - it's been a while! Miss yooooouuuuuuuu......

  2. I also miss you! It is like we both fell off the face of the earth- you, into a world of helping others discover natural nutrition, and me, into a world of getting make-uped and putting years of walking to some good use.

  3. would very much like to try your chocolates! are there any stockists in sydney, australia?

  4. Hi mrslinjordet! That is so funny- we just had a friend staying at our place who is from Sydney! However, I just gave her one bar for the plane trip back home. No stockists in Sydney... yet.
    If you want to order some bars, though, please send me an e-mail: emma@zimt.ca and I will get chocolate to you!