Life is like a box of chocolates: it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hand-dipped chocolate truffles at Dean’s Sweets.
Owner and chief truffologist Dean Bingham worked for many years as an architect and brings his design talents to bear on the menu of handmade truffle delights using a cantilevered balance of imported chocolate and structurally sound local ingredients. Start with the basic truffle, a 56% cocoa semisweet center with a hint of Mexican vanilla, all enrobed in a 70% cocoa covering, all of which will 100% fit in your mouth. Try flavor combinations such as Maine blueberries with Cold River vodka, Italian roast coffee with cayenne pepper, or lemon and apricot with Sunset Acre Farms goat cheese. Despite increasing pressures from the powerful nut-dairy-gluten lobby, all of the truffles at Dean's Sweets are nut-free, and dairy-free and gluten-free choices are available.
Dean's Sweets was a Portland Phoenix Editor's Pick for Best Totally-Legal, All-Ages Drug Dealer. Blogger Fun and Fearless in Beantown and Regional Best.com also featured the business, and Love&Lobster wedding site recommends it.
- handmade dark-chocolate truffles with not-too-sweet fillings that thicken the tongue, make your eyes roll back in your head, and induce that beautiful floating sensation of total bliss. And then the high wears off, and you gotta go back again. – Portland Phoenix
- I cannot recommend this place enough. The truffles are all beautifully dipped, packaged and designed. – Fun and Fearless in Beantown