Launched just 6 weeks ago, Swallow My Words is one of a kind company that gives consumers the power to express themselves… with chocolate. The company takes customization to a new level by engraving 4X4 chocolate slabs with your words. Whether you’re saying “Thank you,” “I love you,” or “You Suck,” nothing gets your message across more deliciously than chocolate.
The woman behind it all – Min Kim – was destined to be a chocolatier, spending her early days in Brazil where she consumed sugar in its rawest form – sugar cane. Min has over 10 years of experience in the food industry, where she got her start studying culinary arts. She basesSwallow my Words on her slogan of “affordable luxury.” Though her chocolate may be rich, you don’t have to be to enjoy it!
Min and her team of “mad chocolatiers” work their magic in their chocolate lab here in Long Island City. The lab is an immaculate and modern kitchen also known as Min’s oasis – where jars of perfectly placed ingredients line the shelves and wonderful chocolate creations in all stages fill the space with a sweet aroma. Though the lab is not a storefront, the witty words displayed on the window are sure to stop you in your tracks while walking down 44th RD.
Swallow my words offers range of products that all come in a variety of exotic flavors. Currently they offer 14 types of chocolate slabs, 10 flavors of caramels, and 20 different truffles, as well as marshmallows.
Each of Min’s creations is tended to with the utmost care. All toppings are organic and made from scratch. The mad chocolatier uses ingredients in her products that are not typical of the pastry world. With curry truffles, and candied ginger chocolate slabs she attributes her culinary background as the inspiration for her unique candies. One of her best sellers is the Cereal Killa - orange balsamic caramel sauce,butter toasted pretzel crumbs, toasted corn flake crumbs, cap’n crunch cereal and sweet dark chocolate (57% cacao). Another popular pick is the Startlet - roasted salted peanut butter caramel sauce, baked butter cracker crumbs and semi-dark chocolate. Swallowmywords.com offers a detailed list of the collection. Truffles and caramels are equally unique… with my personal favorite being the earl gray tea truffle…oh and the pumpkin…and strawberry balsamic…can’t forget pistachio…and of course lemon…okay maybe I really can’t pick just one.
by Anne Weslowski