Celebrity Pastry Chef Chris Ford Celebrates the Month of Love and Chocolate with the Launch of Exclusive ButterLove&Hardwork Bean-To-Bar Baking Chocolate

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The Bespoke Chocolate Blend, LOVE, Makes Its Debut in the LOVE Collection for Valentine’s Day

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As a professional chef, I’ve had access to the best chocolate in the world; I wanted to create something that would give the home chef that same access, while also introducing my peers to a unique blend that celebrates the very best parts of milk and dark chocolate.

Celebrity pastry chef Chris Ford of ButterLove&Hardwork recently announced the launch of his own custom chocolate line, aptly called LOVE. Created in the Paris-based Or Noir™ Laboratory made possible by Cacao Barry®, LOVE is a rich 66% all-purpose chocolate couverture that satisfies both dark and milk chocolate lovers alike with tasting notes of toasted cookies, brown sugar and aromatic cocoa. The handcrafted blend of chocolate is made from the outcomes of the session and uses cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador.

“This is my love letter to chocolate,” says Ford. “As a professional chef, I’ve had access to the best chocolate in the world; I wanted to create something that would give the home chef that same access, while also introducing my peers to a unique blend that celebrates the very best parts of milk and dark chocolate.”

LOVE chocolate fittingly makes its debut in the 2021 ButterLove&Hardwork Valentine’s Day LOVE Collection which features:

  • THE BULLSEYE HEART ($150) – this breakable LOVE chocolate bullseye heart is ready for Cupid’s mallet to break it open, revealing ten LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE LOVE LETTERS HEART ($150) – this heart was meant to be broken with a ButterLove&Hardwork mallet to reveal ten LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE TEDDY BE MINE ($225) – this jumbo teddy is so lovable you could and should eat it. Nearly one foot of LOVE breakable chocolate reveals 24 LOVE chocolate truffles and crunchy LOVE puffs. Available for local Los Angeles delivery only.
  • THE LOVE BARS ($20) – two solid LOVE chocolate bars. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE LOVE BITES ($45) – LOVE chocolate three ways: malt balls, trail mix (almonds, pretzels and raspberries), and brownie bites. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE LOVE BOMBS ($25) – hollow LOVE chocolate spheres filled with LOVE cocoa and mini-marshmallows. Just add 8 oz. of your favorite hot milk for hot chocolate you’ll fall in love with. Available for nationwide shipping.
  • THE BUNDLE OF LOVE ($285) – the best of LOVE in one bundle. The Bullseye Heart, LOVE Bars, LOVE Bites and LOVE Bombs. Available for local Los Angeles delivery only.
  • THE HEART DART BOX ($300) – the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift - you won’t want to quit playing games with this heart. This edible heartboard made with LOVE comes with two darts and a BLHW mallet. Smash it open to reveal mini LOVE truffles. Available for local Los Angeles delivery only.

The ButterLove&Hardwork LOVE Collection for Valentine’s Day is available for purchase at ButterLove&Hardwork.com.

A special edition ButterLove&Hardwork breakable for Williams Sonoma will also be available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma.com.

  • THE BUTTERLOVE&HARWORK VALENTINE'S BREAKABLE CHOCOLATE ($129.95) - heartbreak doesn't have to be sad – sometimes it can be sweet. Handcrafted of dark chocolate, the heart is filled with dark chocolate dragées that are covered in pink iridescence and infused with raspberry flavor and crispy rice. Use the included mallet to break the heart into bite-size pieces and release the sweet surprises inside.

LOVE baking chocolate is available for purchase at ButterLoveandHardwork.com and will soon be available at Williams-Sonoma.com.

For every 1 kg bag of LOVE sold, ButterLove&Hardwork will donate $1 to Feeding America, which provides nearly 10 meals to those in need.

About ButterLove&Hardwork
Famous for his decadent visuals and innovative flavor palettes, Pastry Chef Chris Ford of ButterLove&Hardwork has reinvented the art of luxury confections with his Instagram-worthy sweets from his always-sold-out chocolate breakables to celebrity wedding cakes and delicious collaborations with industry leaders of beauty, fashion, and entertainment. For more information or to view the current collection visit http://www.butterloveandhardwork.com.

About Williams Sonoma
Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On williams-sonoma.com and the Williams Sonoma blog, Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals. Williams Sonoma can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Williams Sonoma is also part of The Key Rewards, a free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits across the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. family of brands.

About Or Noir™
Or Noir™ is more than a brand or type of chocolate, Or Noir™ is an experience to make a chef’s exclusive signature chocolate. Made possible by Cacao Barry, chefs have the freedom to fully express their talent by creating a unique and customized chocolate recipe from a selection of the world’s best cocoa beans.. Behind every Or Noir™ chocolate, there is a unique story of a chef, a dedicated process and a signature blend to make it all possible. For more about Or Noir™, please visit http://www.cacao-barry.com.

About Cacao Barry® (http://www.cacao-barry.com)
Cacao Barry was named after former coffee and tea merchant, Charles Barry who after and harvested a selection of cocoa beans and transformed them into the utmost refined cocoa and chocolate products. Today, Cacao Barry is known as the leading chocolate in French Pastry and is one of the world’s premier chocolate brands utilized for high end recipes and everyday creations with a dedication to bring professionals the very best in taste.

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