I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you all about
SinfulSweets and why it is, I do what I do.
My name is Joy and many years ago, when I met my husband and
was introduced to his mother, I was told she made "Naughty
Chocolates", highly confused I had to ask. Her response was
simple and elegant. She walked to the refrigerator and pulled
out a tallywhacker on a stick. I could not stop laughing.
Intrigued, I asked her how and where she started making such.
This is the story of how SinfulSweets began: In the mid 1970's
my mother-in-law Ruby started making chocolates in her kitchen
as a way to give home made treats to her ever growing family.
She soon stumbled across some "Off Color" Molds and
they quickly became the talk to the family and friends. Word spread
quickly, and Ruby's unique sense of humor was soon enjoyed all
over this great country. People in Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
Texas and more were laughing at her Christmas Presents, Easter
gifts, and more. Soon Ruby became known as "The Chocolate
Lady" and she began selling chocolates through her children
and their workplaces. Shortly after our wedding, Ruby asked me
to help her make some chocolates as a gift. I WAS HOOKED. Not
often had I had such a good time making chocolates, laughing,
and generally having a fantastic time.
From then on Ruby and I made hundreds of pounds of chocolates
as gifts, party favors, wedding and more. She taught me everything
she knew, from how to paint a mold to bring color to the chocolates
to the technique used in the liqueur filled cordials and everything
in between. She also taught me that there was no substitute for
using the absolute best ingredients (Her family is VERY picky,
and could tell immediately if she tried to cut corners). I listened,
practiced and learned.
Since that time I have been making chocolates for almost every
family occasion and event. I have taken all of the knowledge I
was given, added some of my experience, and my husband continues
to bring in his memories of growing up with his mother making
chocolates, and what she used to do. All in all, we are working
on over 20 years of chocolate knowledge.
In 1999 as I was home being a housewife, my husband and I thought
it would be wonderful if we could share these incredible chocolates
with a larger audience.. You.. We started the company you see
today. SinfulSweets. We began selling chocolates of all types
on eBay. We sold Cordials, Children's Pops, Christmas Chocolates,
Adult Novelty Chocolates, and much much more. So well received
in fact, that over the first Christmas that we were on-line we
sent out over 400 pounds of chocolates, and we went strong from
Ruby was thrilled to here that the chocolates we loved so much
were being sent all over our country, and insisted that every
day I mailed them out, that I stop at her house for a cup of coffee,
and a discussion on where they were going that day. It was a great
bonding time for the both of us. I can honestly say I do not believe
that anyone else could have been as close to their mother-in-law
as I was to her.
Unfortunately, in the early summer of 2001 we lost Ruby to a
short unexpected illness. It was a devastating blow to the entire
family, she was our inspiration, our sanity, and everything you
can imagine her to be. It is her that is now our inspiration to
bring you even more of these great products, it is her that we
think of every time we melt the chocolate, and pour the mold.
It is her we judge new molds by, whether she would like them or
We hope you have as much fun and enjoyment out of these chocolates
as we have bringing them to you. Perhaps they will become part
of something your family remembers for a long time to come, and
if they do. Remember is was the "Chocolate Lady"
that started it all.
|Thank you for your time, your
patronage, and your laughter.
1931 - 2001
This website, and our
products are dedicated in the memory of our inspiration.
You will be missed, but never forgotten.