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Looking for a super easy gluten-free dessert for a relative this afternoon, a quick stop at Turtle Alley was made. I was knocked out by Hallie Baker’s fabulous heart boxes, each filled with a different assortment of chocolates, and each clearly labeled–all ready to go for your Valentine sweetheart! FYI, Hallie informs that her chocolate truffles are definitely gluten-free.
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Valentine's chocolate making at Turtle Alley

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Turtle Alley Leroy Gaynor chocolatier

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The Red Swirl at Turtle Alley

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Calling all chocolate lovers (and friends of chocolate lovers) ~ Get this book from local chocolatier Hallie Baker, proprietor of Turtle Alley: Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home.

HALLIE BAKER TURTLE ALLEY ©KIM SMITH 2015I am starting my Christmas wish list today and this book is at the top! Turtle, Truffle, Bark is available to purchase at Turtle Alley and on Amazon.

About the Author ~ Hallie Baker started learning how to make chocolates half her life ago, and hasn’t stopped since. She opened Turtle Alley Chocolates in Gloucester, MA. in 1999, and Turtle Alley II in Salem MA. in 2002. Her chocolates have been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Roadfood, The Boston Globe, The Splendid Table, the Food Network’s Roker on the Road, the Rachel Ray show, Tonia’s Kitchen, and more.
Having studied painting in college, her parent’s sage advice to work in the food business kept her fed, but ultimately led her to her chocolatier-ing ways. Now playing with flavor is as much fun as painting was back in the day. This is Hallie’s first book. Fingers crossed for many more!

Hallie’s book is the absolute perfect gift for the lover of all things chocolate on your Christmas list!

Live from Turtle Alley and Nichols Candy House ~ Happy Easter Chocolate Lovers!

 Easter Greetings from Turtle Alley

We are so fortunate in Gloucester to have not one, but TWO, fabulous chocolatiers! I Love Turtle Alley and Nichols Candy House, and both owners, Barbara at Nichols and Hallie at Turtle Alley are wonderfully helpful and accommodating. And the people that work at both places could not be sweeter and more friendly. Happy Easter Chocolate Lovers!

Easter Greetings from Nichols Candy House

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Thank You from Seacoast Activity Director Alison Cox

Dear Friends of Seacoast,
Thanks to you, the residents of Seacoast have enjoyed many special events and activities since we last met including:
The New Years Eve celebration with a dessert buffet.
Dinner theater with entertainment by Pianist Vocalist Scott Andrews in January
A Baby Farm animal visit
An assortment of new supplies and games
And the Atlantic Shores unit now has an electric Fireplace
Upcoming special events include:
Dinner theater catered by Capt. Hooks with entertainment by Nick Esposito 2/12
Dessert buffet with a harpist & violinist 2/14 for a Valentine’s Celebration
2/14 Chocolate candy & Balloons will be given to each resident as a Valentine’s present
Any Friends available to volunteer and help deliver the gifts please come join us. Gifts will be distributed to all residents for Valentine’s Day 2/14 @ 3:00 PM
We are especially grateful to Hallie Baker of Turtle Alley Chocolates who generously gave us the chocolate candy at her cost.  Thank you Hallie
Thank you all!
Alison Cox
Activity Director
Thomas M. Lattof
Hallie Baker Turtle Alley Chocolates

Hallie Baker Turtle Alley Day!

It’s all about the chocolate baby!  It’s that time of year- Chocolates on the table- chocolates as gifts-you get the drift.  Who doesn’t love a box of cashew turtles?

Well today it’s all about Hallie Baker and her chocolates as we bring you a slide show from her shop this morning and an afternoon episode of GMG’s Laurie Lufkin’s Inspired Cooking brought to you from Turtle Alley.  Check back at 1PM for the Turtle alley video with Laurie and Hallie.

Turtle Alley website here

In the meantime click this text for the Turtle Alley Slide Show

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Hallie Baker – Proprietor Of Turtle Alley

If you are anything like the dozens of people I’ve heard complaining daily about how depressing the weather has made them then I have the solution.

Head over to Turtle Ally and drown your crappy weather induced misery in some decadent chocolate treats hand made by Hallie Baker.

Video coming later