From the beginning, Sweet Crimes has been more than a bakery. It has been an expression of culinary artistry; a sweet kickoff point for community building in our home city of Washington, DC; and a way for our customers to show some love to themselves or those around them by embracing life’s sweeter side.
We love what we do, even when it involves washing carrot cake batter out of industrial-sized mixing bowls in the wee hours of the morning (well, mostly). So, in honor of Valentine’s day, we are excited to announce two partnerships that will give us new ways to spread our Sweet Crimes love.
First, closer to home, we are excited to announce our partnership with Chocolibrium, a local chocolatier producing single origin chocolate bars, hot beverages, and truffles. Chocolibrium works with small cacao producers to purchase organically grown cacao beans, and they pay above market prices to help combat exploitative economic practices that leave growers without fair compensation and encourage mass production and deforestation.
Healthier forests, happier farmers, and delicious chocolate curated to highlight the flavors unique to where it was grown- what’s not to love about that? As a part of our Valentine’s special, you can buy that special someone two freshly-baked coconut macaroons with three 75% dark chocolate hearts. (We strongly recommend getting yourself one, as well- you’re a special someone too!) if chocolate and macaroons aren’t your thing, no worries, you can find all of our other delicious Valentine’s treats here.
Farther afield, we are excited to announce that we will be serving up gluten-free goodness at the Envision music festival, from February 28th- March 3rd in beautiful Rancho La Merced in Costa Rica! We are so excited to be able to be a part of this community of music lovers, and look forward to enjoying acts like Trevor Hall, The Floozies, Lee Burridge, Bedouin, and Nicola Cruz, just to name a few.
While the musical acts promise to amaze, we were also drawn to Envision’s eight pillars of permaculture, spirituality, movement, art, music, community, health, and eco-building. The Envision festival will be a great chance to meet with a community of like-minded seekers and share our love of art (and good food). If you are looking for a chance to escape the February DMV chill, we would love to see you down there! Tickets are still available here.
We are so happy to have been able to connect with both Chocolibrium and the Envision festival, and we hope to be able to continue building partnerships with like-minded businesses and organizations. So, this February, we hope you take some time to connect with what you love. Is it art? Music? Friends? Family? Take a minute to step back and savor it. And hey, if savoring involves a few gluten-free macaroons, we aren’t here to judge. Love is sweet.