How Sweet It Is: Valentine Treats the Design World Conjured Up

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve got sweet treats on the mind, particularly the kind born out of the design world. Take, for instance, Kohler. Yes, that Kohler. Last month at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the mega company known for such successful brands as Kallista, Ann Sacks and Robern served up confections in its booth that were mouthwatering bite-size pieces of art. But believe it or not, this isn’t Kohler’s first foray into sweets. Kohler Insisting that the turtle — chocolate-covered pecans and caramel — could be improved upon, CEO and chairman Herb Kohler Jr. challenged the chefs at the company’s five-star resort in Wisconsin to concoct a recipe. The result, the Terrapin, debuted in 2007 with the launch of the Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates brand. What differentiates the Terrapin from most ordinary turtles is a more complex blend of handpicked salted pecans and a smoky burnt caramel. Kohler Since then, Kohler has rolled out different varieties of the Terrapins, the sculptural and colorful truffles Rare Facets and Garden Ganache, milk and dark chocolate bars, Caffè & Cream shells and, most recently, a naturally infused dark chocolate ...
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