Cyclist and Chocolatier, Dean Bingham, will be selling his handmade award-winning chocolate truffles to help fight Multiple Sclerosis. Bingham, now training for his 20th annual ride to support the people and families with MS, will donate a portion of each box of chocolate sold via store and web sales for the month of July to the cause.
Bingham has a long list of awards and accomplishments that highlight his involvement with chocolate, cycling, and fundraising for MS.
- In 2009, Bingham was awarded the MS Societies Maine Chapter’s highest award – the Ralph Good Award for quiet distinction.
- In 2001, Bingham rode his bike for 35 days across the U.S. and raised $8,501 for MS.
- In 1996, he was the top fundraiser for the MS Society’s two day, 150-mile ride in Maine.
* In 2010, Dean’sSweets won three gold medal awards from the International Chocolate Salon and TasteTV for “Best truffle,” “Best traditional chocolate,” and “Most delicious ingredient combination.”
* In 2009, Dean’sSweets was voted editors’ choice and “Best of” by both the Portland Phoenix and Yankee Magazine. That same year, the city of Portland, ME was named “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appétit magazine.
Dean’sSweets combines both local and international flavors in all of its 22 varieties of truffles, never using any artificial ingredients. The spices in the cayenne truffle, for example, give it a warm, but not biting sensation. The Maine blueberry truffle includes a hint of lemon and a dash of Cold River Vodka to give it a lively twist. The maple truffle combines Maine maple syrup and Myers’s Dark Rum to make it not-too-sweet and oh-so-smooth. Other flavors include an Italian roast coffee, stout chocolate made with local Allagash Black, and Scotch made with a fine single malt. Each truffle is meticulously hand-dipped.
More info at www.deanssweets.com