Hi, My Name is Joy, and this is the story of

SinfulSweets


I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you all about SinfulSweets and why it is, I do what I do.

My name is Joy and many years ago, when I met my husband and was introduced to his mother, I was told she made "Naughty Chocolates", highly confused I had to ask. Her response was simple and elegant. She walked to the refrigerator and pulled out a tallywhacker on a stick. I could not stop laughing.

Intrigued, I asked her how and where she started making such. This is the story of how SinfulSweets began: In the mid 1970's my mother-in-law Ruby started making chocolates in her kitchen as a way to give home made treats to her ever growing family. She soon stumbled across some "Off Color" Molds and they quickly became the talk to the family and friends. Word spread quickly, and Ruby's unique sense of humor was soon enjoyed all over this great country. People in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas and more were laughing at her Christmas Presents, Easter gifts, and more. Soon Ruby became known as "The Chocolate Lady" and she began selling chocolates through her children and their workplaces. Shortly after our wedding, Ruby asked me to help her make some chocolates as a gift. I WAS HOOKED. Not often had I had such a good time making chocolates, laughing, and generally having a fantastic time.

From then on Ruby and I made hundreds of pounds of chocolates as gifts, party favors, wedding and more. She taught me everything she knew, from how to paint a mold to bring color to the chocolates to the technique used in the liqueur filled cordials and everything in between. She also taught me that there was no substitute for using the absolute best ingredients (Her family is VERY picky, and could tell immediately if she tried to cut corners). I listened, practiced and learned.

Since that time I have been making chocolates for almost every family occasion and event. I have taken all of the knowledge I was given, added some of my experience, and my husband continues to bring in his memories of growing up with his mother making chocolates, and what she used to do. All in all, we are working on over 20 years of chocolate knowledge.

In 1999 as I was home being a housewife, my husband and I thought it would be wonderful if we could share these incredible chocolates with a larger audience.. You.. We started the company you see today. SinfulSweets. We began selling chocolates of all types on eBay. We sold Cordials, Children's Pops, Christmas Chocolates, Adult Novelty Chocolates, and much much more. So well received in fact, that over the first Christmas that we were on-line we sent out over 400 pounds of chocolates, and we went strong from there.

Ruby was thrilled to here that the chocolates we loved so much were being sent all over our country, and insisted that every day I mailed them out, that I stop at her house for a cup of coffee, and a discussion on where they were going that day. It was a great bonding time for the both of us. I can honestly say I do not believe that anyone else could have been as close to their mother-in-law as I was to her.

Unfortunately, in the early summer of 2001 we lost Ruby to a short unexpected illness. It was a devastating blow to the entire family, she was our inspiration, our sanity, and everything you can imagine her to be. It is her that is now our inspiration to bring you even more of these great products, it is her that we think of every time we melt the chocolate, and pour the mold. It is her we judge new molds by, whether she would like them or not.

We hope you have as much fun and enjoyment out of these chocolates as we have bringing them to you. Perhaps they will become part of something your family remembers for a long time to come, and if they do. Remember is was the "Chocolate Lady" that started it all.

Thank you for your time, your patronage, and your laughter.
Ruby V. May
1931 - 2001
This website, and our products are dedicated in the memory of our inspiration. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

 

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