matt@carterschocolates.com

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Please note that our chocolates are
handmade using the finest ingredients,
with no preservatives.  When they leave
our shop they are in perfect condition,
but chocolates are sensitive to high
temperatures, and therefore we will not
ship to warm states in the summer
without special arrangements and
packaging, and only overnight orders
will be accepted to hot locations.
View
our policies.

Please enjoy these fine chocolates
within two weeks of delivery for best
results.

email  
Matt@carterschocolates.com

360-876-4424

160 Bethel
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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"...The mingled scents of chocolate, vanilla, heated copper and cinnamon are intoxicating, powerfully suggestive; the raw earthy tang of the Americas, the hot
and resinous perfume of the rain forest.  This is how I travel now, as the Aztecs did in their sacred rituals: Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia. The court of
Montezuma.  Cortez and Columbus.  The Food of the Gods, bubbling and frothing in ceremonial goblets.  The bitter elixir of life.
Perhaps that is what Renaud senses in my little shop: a throwback to times when the world was a wider, wilder place.  Before Christ - before Adonis was born in
Bethlehem or Osiris sacrificed at Easter - the Cocoa bean was revered.  Magical properties were attributed to it.  Its brew was sipped on the steps of sacrificial
temples; it's ecstacies were fierce and terrible."
~ Joanne Harris, chocolat

I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.
~ John Belushi


Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.
~ Spanish Proverb

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
~ Unknown

"The divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits man to walk for a whole day without food."
~ Hernando Cortés (1519)


"Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine."
~ Geronimo Piperni, quoted by Antonio Lavedán, Spanish army surgeon, (1796)


"If one swallows a cup of chocolate only three hours after a copious lunch, everything will be perfectly digested and there will still be room for dinner"  
~ Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, (1755-1826)


"The Spanish ladies of the New World are madly addicted to chocolate, to such a point that, not content to drink it several times each day, they even have it
served to them in church."
~ Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste (1825)


"The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain."
~ Thomas Jefferson


"It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is
above all helpful to people who must do a great deal of mental work."
~ Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


"Never mind about 1066 William the Conqueror, 1087 William the Second. Such things are not going to affect one's life ... but 1932 the Mars Bar and 1936
Maltesers and 1937 the Kit Kat - these dates are milestones in history and should be seared into the memory of every child in the country."
~ Roald Dahl


"What an abominable life a lady's maid leads!  From morning til night, sweating, toiling, laboring, and then after doing all this, we get nothing out of it
ourselves.  I've been beating the chocolate for half an hour, now it's ready, and it is my lot to stand and smell it with a dry mouth?  Isn't my mouth just like
yours?  Oh gracious mistress, why should you get the real thing and I only smell of it?  By Bacchus, I'm going to taste it....
Oh, it's good!"
~ Mozart  Cosi Fan Tutte

"God gave the angels wings, and he gave humans chocolate."
~ Debbia Macomber

"There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE."
~ Linda Grayson

"Chocolate is my favorite breakfast dish, and all the more so when it was made by a friend."
~ Casanova

"Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put "eat chocolate." Now, you'll get at least one thing done today."
~ Gina Hayes

"What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate."
~ Katherine Hepburn

Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment.
~ Catherine Aitken

Chocolate is an antidepressant, which is especially useful as you start to gain weight.  
~ Jason Love

Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing.
~ Milton Snavely Hershey

As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate
dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
~ Sandra Boynton

Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.  
~~Unknown

I don’t drown my sorrows; I suffocate them with chocolate.
~  Unknown

"I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now."
~  Veruca Salt

"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man."
~ Miranda Ingram


"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. "  
~  Willy Wonka


FBI Agent: Mrs. Curtis, did you hear me? It's your husband's life or your case of Wonka Bars.
Mrs. Curtis: How long will they give me to think it over?


"There's no chocolate in Hell. That's why it's Hell."   
~  Roseanne


"MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,  chocolate!"  
~ Homer Simpson


After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want.
And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
~  Mel Gibson  


Twill make Old Women Young and Fresh
Create New Motions of the Flesh
And Cause them Long for You Know What
If they but Taste of Chocolate
~ James Wadsworth


"We already know that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables results in an increase of antioxidants in our blood.   We believe chocolate consumption
may  have the same effect.  We forget that chocolate is derived from cocoa beans - the fruit of the cacao tree -  a fruit that is a rich source of the potential
beneficial substances."
~ Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Sate University


"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other
similarities between the two but can't remember what they are."
~ Matt Lauer

"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."
~ Truman Capote

What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead."
~ George Bernard Shaw

After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers."
~ Emily Luchetti

Chocolate is the greatest gift to women ever created, next to the likes of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly. It's something that should be had on a daily basis.
~ Sandra Bullock

If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again!
My dear, how will you ever manage?
~ Marquise de Sévigné

I probably have some sort of chocolate five times a week. There's definitely a change it does to the chemistry of the body. It's my favorite feeling. I live for it.
~ John Travolta

"A true chocolate lover finds ways to accommodate his passion and make it work with his lifestyle. One key, not just to keeping weight down and staying guilt-
free, but also to keeping taste buds sharp (essential for the professionals who evaluate new products as well as judge recipes), is being discriminating."
~ Julie Davis of the Los Angeles Times, 10/30/85

"...the taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as sex.... For myself, I can enjoy the wicked pleasure of chocolate...entirely by
myself. Furtiveness makes it better."
~ Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Mary: Chocolate solves nothing.
Rhoda: Wrong. Cottage Cheese solves nothing.  Chocolate can do it all!


What about Love?
Over-rated.  Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
~ John Milton  (Al Pacino in Devil's Advocate)


"All I really need is Love... but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt"
~ Lucy Van Pelt


If a woman is upset, hold her and tell her how beautiful she is.  If she starts to growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her.


Chocolate in the morning is what makes moms get through their day!


I'd give up chocolate, but I'm not a quitter.


Coffee makes it possible to get up in the morning.  Chocolate makes it worthwhile.

A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.

Flowers and champagne may set the stage, but it's Chocolate that steals the show.