Cos-set (verb): 1. care for and protect in an overindulgent way. 2. (n) a pet, especially a pet lamb.
Cod-dle (verb): 1. treat in an indulgent or overprotective way. 2. cook (an egg) in water below the boiling point.
CODDLE & COSSET started in January, 2014 by Lindsay Clark in Vermont and continues today in Pittsburgh. Lindsay grew up in Wisconsin and later earned a BA in Human Ecology in Maine; her culinary education is largely of the learn-as-you-earn variety. A 2002 stint making and selling home-made bread at the Missoula farmers' market launched years of food work: organic vegetable farming, baking, cheesemaking, goat husbandry, more baking, a twirl in non-profit food justice, goat milk caramels as far as the eyes can see, some third-wave coffee action, and a formative, life-changing 5 years chocolatiering in Alaska.
The truffles of Coddle & Cosset reflect each of these chapters, as well as their creator, their home, and the season.
SO WHY "Coddle & Cosset"? One is for the philosophy and technique Lindsay brings to her truffling, in which each is an individual, a work of art, a little bird. The other speaks to the act of eating and/or gifting a bundle of chocolate borne of such attention and affection.
winter 2018 LINE-UP
Lemon Coriander lemon confit + coriander + pistachios + white chocolate
Grapefruit & Bergamot fresh zest + bergamot extract + white chocolate
Turmeric & Cracked Pepper turmeric + cardamom + white chocolate
Winter Coconut caramelized butternut squash + ginger + toasted coconut
The Bleu Cheese Truffle bleu cheese + smoked sea salt + milk chocolate
Tahini local honey + tahini + toasted sesame seeds
Rose rose-infused cream + cardamom + dark chocolate
Maple & Joe espresso + maple syrup + dark chocolate
Almond Quince almond butter + membrillo + dark chocolate
Black Raspberry local jam + chilies + cacao nibs
Honey Chèvre goat cheese + local honey + dark chocolate
Juniper Bay juniper + bay leaf + cranberry + dark chocolate
The Cosset sheep's milk yogurt + 72% Peru dark chocolate
The 99% maple syrup + unsweetened chocolate + maple sugar
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Our truffles are made fresh, without preservatives or sweeteners.
Store at cool room temperature and enjoy within a week!
gift boxes for lovers and everyone else
To celebrate Valentine's Day (or Presidents' Day or the Middle of February), we're offering a gift box of chocolates that is perhaps a bit romantic, and definitely delicious.
NOW CLOSED for Valentine's Day pre-orders!
Stop into 4121 Main in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood for your Valentine's needs: chocolates, flowers, gifts, and the city's best espresso.
Chocolate Club now closed!
Coddle & Cosset offers a variety of 3-month subscriptions from October to March. We are currently in between subscriptions - if you'd like to be notified of the next sign-up period, please send us a note and we will happily add you to the list!