Valentine's Chocolates

Nothing says I love you like buying yourself chocolate, and if you're in love with someone besides yourself, you just may be willing to share. Available next week for Valentine's Day!

Your heart is on fire...

Bittersweet Kitchen Chocolatiers
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce, Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce, Dark Fudge Sauce of Cayenne Chili Chocolate Sauce: $10. Great heated and served over ice cream yogurt, oatmeal or used in baking other sweets.
- Lava Cakes: $10. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds and eat with a spoon--even better when you're being fed off someone else's spoon, baby.


Tip: How to de-cob your corn

All you need is a deep bowl or pot and a sharp knife to make cutting your corn off the cob a breeze. Of course, a shallow bowl or plate is an option if you like cleaning up bits of corn kernal and a spray of corn juice (really, corn juice?). First husk the corn and brush off all the silks. cornsilks.jpg Hold the...Read more


Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares since 2009. We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO