Saturday, October 22, 2011

irresponsible blogger.


Remember when I used to post every couple of days? The times... they are a changin'. I have been dedicating some time towards other worthy activities, but here is a Zimt update:

  • I just finished entering all of my receipts for year end. Wow- I spent a lot of money! ... its an investment. 
  • Finished and handed in Whole Foods application! Yes!  Apparently it will take a while before Zimt is on the shelves because *insert insider information here*. Well,  they have a lot to sift through.  ... I guess. But it should be in by the end of November? (I also don't know what trick-or-treators are going to do this year! =( ) 
  • There's a deal going on: Grooster-  I don't know how well this is going to do, but I do know that I made over 250 chocolate bars for it! 
  • New labels! And they look so amazing I really wish I had taken a picture for you all with my inferior BlackBerry.  There's a story behind them, of course: Sabrina, my friend who moved here from Germany and who I have heard say, not once, not twice, but maybe three or four times now: "Your chocolate is the best chocolate in the world. It just is." *slight German accent included*, designed them. They are now colour coded, have boring English names, and are very pretty. They are also now stickers, so I won't be using my eco-friendly glue anymore. (YES.) Based on a small experiment, the labels take approximately 30 seconds to apply, by hand. That's a big improvement from the eco glue ones, which, labour costs considered, should have shot the price of a bar up to about $15 a pop. =) 
  • Labels are still eco-friendly! I made sure of that when I went to get them printed. The printing guy specialist was a little apprehensive about using the eco-toner machine, but I said it would be fine. I also met a dog at the printing company named Kila (like Kilobyte, but... not exactly.). I really like it when businesses allow employee's pets/children around. Reminds me of growing up, because my grandparents allowed my mom to bring her children to the office of our family business.   
  • Big news. Sad news (?). But very important.  40% of the Zimt Artisan Chocolates 'Bar' line will be unavailable temporarily. These are the three types of Ganache (Mint, Orange, plain ol' Chocolate) and the Vanilla Caramel (I am so sorry!).  I cannot guarantee a product of consistently high quality from these lines, so I will not be offering them for the time being. I am really, really sorry, because I know that these were some of the favourites.  ... maybe buy them while they are still on shelves? I am working on sorting out the situation and bringing you these bars again, but I do not know how long that will take.
  • I love the peppermint nib bar. 
  • The Zimt 1-877 number works! I switched carriers. Please don't call it, as it costs me money, and all the information is already available online. And if you really want to hear my voice, just call my cell or speak with me in real life.
  • My prof wants to work with me on my business plan! Amazing- I am very grateful.




  1. I love reading your blogs, Emma!! They're so informative and exciting. Keep up the hard work :)

  2. Thank you, Wy! That means a lot to me. I hope that you are doing well and that I get to see you someday. Would be a treat! =)