Eco-Friendly Fundraising

By KBJR News 1

August 4, 2010 Updated Aug 4, 2010 at 2:16 PM CST

Candies for Valentine's Day are common gifts for your special someone, but eating too many of them can leave you feeling a bit guilty.

Volunteers for the Duluth Community Garden stirred up eco-friendly chocolates that allow you to forget about the guilt.

Meteorologist Shannon Murphy explains in, "Your Green Life."

This candy connoisseur...

"I've been doing it for 17 years"

Has a passion for sweets

"I think they're special because they're really good."

And shares her talents to better the community.

This is the 5th annual truffle fundraiser for the Duluth Community Garden, and the chocolate is just as good for the environment as it is to taste because they are made from organic ingredients that spare the environment from the toxins in fertilizers and pesticides.

"It's all made with organic cream, organic half and half, organic butter, and organic chocolate for the insides."

Patience is necessary for this tedious task.

"There are 3 steps. You make the gnash, you roll out the truffles, and you dip the truffles so they have this beautiful dark chocolate coating."

"Some say the dipping process is the hardest part of truffle making, but with a little bit of practice anyone can do it."

Take Janelle for example, she has been volunteering for the last four years, and it's her favorite part.

"I really enjoy dipping."

"There is nothing bad about working with chocolate."

But gives one warning...

"Don't eat too many!"

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cherry truffles as well as peppermint patties will all be for sale this year.

These treats will be for sale at the Fitger's Brewery Complex this Friday and Saturday from five to nine pm, and at the Great Harvest Bread Company Saturday from noon to four p.m.

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