Archive for December, 2008

Menu for Hope V

Monday, December 29th, 2008

There’s still time to bid — until December 31!

I am just starting to pull out of the holiday candy rush at BonBonBar, and I feel especially bad for not posting about this sooner, as I’ve been looking forward since last year to contributing to Menu for Hope’s holiday campaign, which benefits the UN World Food Programme.  For more details, you can read Chez Pim’s FAQ.

I am contributing a BonBonBar Tower for the raffle.  The code is UW23.  This fabulous assortment of handmade BonBonBar treats includes:

* 3 Caramel Nut Candy Bars
* 3 Malt Candy Bars
* 3 Orange Candy Bars
* 3 Single Malt Scotch Candy Bars
* 12 Vanilla Marshmallows
* 12 Passionfruit Marshmallows
* 1 Container of Hot Chocolate Mix

Donation Instructions:
1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope at Chez Pim and MattBites.
2. Go to the donation site at and make a donation.
3. Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. Please specify which prize you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code.
For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02
4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
5. Please allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win.  Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

And I’m off to go back to the kitchen!

It’s Been Almost A Month?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I would ask where the time has gone since I lasted posted if I didn’t already have a suspicion…  It goes to making and selling highly-perishable candy…  And to going home for Thanksgiving for the first time in 1.5 years to see my family…  And to updating on Facebook, as if it’s a blog-in-miniature…  And to writing promotional emails like the one that I just sent to my mailing list.  I’ve copied the text below (there were also some pictures)…  as I once again dreamed about the posts that I’d like to write if only I had the time…

Happy Holidays!

While I hope that you will enjoy BonBonBar confections with your friends and family this holiday season, I am also reminded that the holidays coincide with the first anniversary of my company.    When I made my first online sale on December 9, 2007, BonBonBar offered 4 confections.  I now offer 13 — with more on the way! I want to thank everyone for supporting this little company that was formed with the belief that handmade candy — especially candy bars! –  made from wholesome ingredients is something to be cherished.  This year has seen BonBonBar put in the spotlight by Gourmet, Bon Appetit, DailyCandy, bloggers, many other wonderful media outlets, and enthusiastic customers.  I appreciate every single kind word about my confections, to myself and to others.

So, please enjoy and share your favorite BonBonBar treats — whether they be candy bars, marshmallows, or caramels — and join me in looking forward to another exciting and fun year that’s full of sweet indulgence!



For a timely holiday delivery, please order early so that I can be sure to accommodate your order and rest assured that it will arrive in time.  Orders placed for destinations outside of Southern California must be placed by Wednesday, Dec 17.  Orders placed for destinations within Southern California (or via Overnight Shipping) must be placed by Saturday, Dec 20. I will be shipping every day during the week before Christmas.

Since it is seasonal, the Pumpkin Pie Bar will be available to order only until Dec 27, 2008.  And then it’s gone.

I will not be shipping from December 31 thru January 11.  I’m going on vacation!

My next candy bar is in development for a January release.  The initials “P.B.” will likely be crucial to it.

I have a new commercial kitchen with unlimited access!  This means that I now ship at least 3 days a week, and the turnaround on orders is much faster — in some cases, on the same day the order is placed. Perfect for gift-giving… and cravings!

I have had the honor of having an intern work with me for over the past month.  She took to BonBonBar’s standards right away, and can be thanked for making many delicious treats!