February 20th, 2014

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Two pounds of custom chocolate truffles

Originally published at Con or Bust by Ariel Segall. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Approximately two pounds of hand-made chocolate truffles from Dark Matter Chocolate Laboratory, made to your specifications. Specifications can be particular flavors, compatibility with dietary constraints, or even literary or geeky inspiration. (For example, I made Ginger Scald truffles inspired by a recipe in Lies of Locke Lamora for a Scott Lynch visit– ginger-infused dark chocolate ganache with pear brandy, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with handmade caramelized ginger sugar. Crazy ideas are *totally* welcome, and if you’ve got an idea you’re wondering about the feasibility of, go ahead and ask.)

Handmade caramel, marzipan, or molded chocolates can also be substituted for truffles. Vegan truffles are available, and they do taste just as good. I’m also happy to consult with you to help you pick something you’ll be very happy with.

Starting Bid: $40

Notes: Truffles can be shipped anywhere in the continental US, although please, if you’re in a hot region, up the bid amount to justify the extra shipping costs. ;) Delivery will default to sometime between late March and mid-April, but timing can be adjusted based on your chocolate needs.

I use no preservatives. Truffles will keep for approximately three weeks at room temperature, but can be kept (much) longer in the refrigerator or freezer. If you’re worried about not eating them in time, I can substitute for two pounds of shelf-stable bars or molded chocolates in the flavor of your choice. Geeky molds available.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Another auction index update–now with mod picks!

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

I have updated the auction index with the following:

1) up-to-date bids;

2) a column to filter on offers that include multiple items;

3) a column to filter on offers that have 3 or more bids and only include single items, but I think are still really good deals. (There are also extremely good deals on items with 0, 1, or 2 bids, and on many of the multiple-item offers, but those are separately filterable.)

Go forth and find something awesome! And if you’d like to support Con or Bust in other ways, stay tuned tomorrow for more information.