Give A Little Chocolate

Uh-oh.

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you forgot your chocolates.

You have 2 choices:

  1. Kiss your relationship goodbye.
  2. Head to Le Rouge by Aarti — and help not only yourself, but a good cause.

Since 2016 Aarti Khosla — the handmade chocolatier at 190 Main Street — has run a “Give a Little Love” campaign. She donates 10% of the proceeds from any heart-shaped creation to charity.

This year’s recipient is “She’s the First.” The organization — dear to Aarti’s, um, heart — empowers and helps educate young women who are the first in their family to go to college.

But Aarti is not stopping there. She just introduced a second campaign: “Give a Little Woof.”

Aarti designed a mini-heart box, with 3 hand-painted dark chocolate “bones.” A full 50% of sales goes to the Weston Dog Park. The initiative honors Brian Gordon, the town’s beloved 2nd selectman and 1987 Staples High School graduate, who died in November.

Give a Little Woof!

So what are you waiting for?

Well, actually, you’ve still got a couple of hours. Le Rouge opens at 11 a.m.

8 responses to “Give A Little Chocolate

  1. Lovely place and ideas..
    But please be aware that if the dog ‘bones ‘ are actually chocolate… chocolate, especially dark, is toxic for dogs.

    • Thank you for highlighting the fact that chocolate, especially dark chocolate is not only toxic but can be fatal for dogs. The idea is symbolic to make bone shaped chocolates for human consumption while trying to raise funds for a great cause… and the little heart tin is a perfect size to carry small dog treats in for our furry friends

  2. Aarti is the best!!!!!

  3. My wife presented me with Aarti’s stunning white truffle strawberry daiquiri cake tonight. The detail is wonderful and, since we ate half of it, I can attest to the fact that it’s one of the best cakes I’ve ever had. Period.

    • Happy to hear that my latest creation is a success…. you were the first ones to try this flavor. I so appreciate Pamela calling to tell me how much you enjoyed it…. it’s the small wonderful gestures like these that make it so meaningful for me to continue following my passion.

    • A big shout out to you Dan for all you do for our little 06880 community…. I hope you realize what an influence your words have on all of us.