A sweet order for the inauguration

January 19, 2009 3:34:57 PM PST
A local chocolatier will get to share his craft with Barack Obama at an official inaugural ball.Pierre Meyenberg of Pierre's Chocolates in New Hope, Pennsylvania has created countless numbers of sinful, creamy-smooth treats over the years, but none more special than the 2,000 boxes of truffles for the inaugural ball Tuesday night hosted by Barack Obama's home states of Hawaii and Illinois.

"You know, it's quite an honor to get an order like that, and just to think that we're part of this inauguration," Meyenberg said. "It was amazing."

"As we're watching on T.V., all about the inauguration, our product is there!" said Jinny Meyenberg, also of Pierre's Chocolates.

The order for the chocolate truffles came from a big Illinois food company Pierre does business with.

When the new President stops by at the ball he can sink his teeth into one of 4 kinds of truffles sent to D.C., including a decadent white swiss and a tiramisu.

"He only needs to eat one piece and he will be hooked!" Jinny said.

After the busy holiday season, Pierre and Jinny were actually on vacation in Florida when they got the call. They had to cut their time in the sun short and head back to work on the inaugural chocolates.

They made 8,000 handmade truffles, four to a box. As you can imagine, it was a big job getting those chocolates made, packed and shipped.

The folks at Pierre's, who are Obama fans, say playing a tiny part in the Tuesday's celebration makes the inaugural all the more sweet.

"We already got a call that they arrived on time," Jinny said. "They're there and now they're part of history!"

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