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Chocolatier Creates Organic Treats

BOULDER - A trio of entrepreneurs believe organic chocolate can be just as tempting and lucrative as sweets laden with refined sugar and nonorganic ingredients.

Neil Levine and Rick Levine founded Seth Ellis Chocolatier LLC in Boulder last year and already can pump out 10,000 pieces of chocolate per week, and as Valentine's Day approaches, they could be pushed to their limit.

The hand-decorated, organic chocolates are filled with a rich blend of ganache (chocolate and cream), sweet raspberries, or imported lemons and exotic spices. The chocolates are individually wrapped and contain blends of Ecuadorian coffee beans, Paraguayan cane sugar, Dominican white chocolate, candied Australian ginger and Ugandan vanilla - all acquired through fair trade.

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