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Sweet April program set for Ripon Garden Club

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POSTED March 28, 2013 2:03 a.m.

Bridget Ludy of Waterford’s Bibby’s Chocolate has been perfecting her chocolates for 28 years.

She’ll be sharing her chocolate experience during the Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. meeting of the Ripon Garden Club taking place at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.

Fresh premium chocolates can now be handcrafted in your kitchen with no double boilers, no thermometers, but with all the luxurious decadence of rich chocolate.

Ludy developed a one-of-a-kind product that takes the mess and guesswork out of making candy at home.

“Anyone can buy stale chocolates off a shelf, but we encourage our customers to think ‘outside the box’,” Ludy said. “If any of you has ever made chocolates, you know it can be tricky, time-consuming and messy. Bibby’s, however, is not your mother’s chocolate. They start with European chocolate and the finest of local nuts, then blend it and bag it for home use. You simply pour the blend into a standard crock pot, and in two hours, you’re ready to form dense nuggets of peanut or almond cluster candy.

Bibby’s currently sells from an online site and two local retail markets.

For more information on the April 3 meeting call Anita Floyd at 599-3359 or Michele Bartels at  599-2739.

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