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The First Annual Milk Chocolate of Human Kindness



We’ve all seen it–drooping shoulders, blank stares or uncontrollable weeping–it is a body language that unmistakably comes from loss or failure. Conversely, we’ve all witnessed those who have felt great joy, whether from success, a great love or the thrill of a new adventure.

Great emotion, from either pole, often inspires its witness to act.

To rephrase, when called upon, the human condition is ready to do battle and perhaps, foster greatness.

At Chocolaterie Stam, our first love is our chocolate .  Our second, “mi amor” is for our customers.  Oh, and never to forget, our family is somewhere high up there in the mix, also.

Chocolate is a great leveler.  Meaning, it can be appropriate in any circumstance.

With that said, we ask if you know of someone who needs a little boost, a little inspiration, a little tenderness, or just an “atta-boy” or “atta-girl”, and you want to encourage them.

Like the Orbison song goes, “anything you want, you got it.”  Whether sad or happy, with chocolate, we stand ready to help.   Stam’s is proud to serve!

We announce on August, 22nd 2014, the first annual Stam’s Milk Chocolate of Human Kindness Day. On that day in participating Chocolaterie Stam stores, we will be giving away to the first 100 people who stop into our shops, a one piece box of milk chocolate (one box per customer, please) that carries a gift message to its recipient that who ever gives it, could be trying to say that  “It get’s better” or “I am so proud of you!”

No purchase necessary, no gimmicks.  Just be human, caring, and stop by a participating Stam’s, and think that chocolate… especially Stam chocolate, might make a difference.


C’mon Lucky 7! It’s World Chocolate Day All Week Long at Stam’s


Lucky Us! Lucky You! We're celebrating World Chocolate Day all week long!

As chocolatiers, we may have the happiest job in the world. We get to spend our days melting and blending and filling (and tasting!) and selling our world-class confections, and we think that makes us some pretty lucky people.

July 7th (lucky number 7/7) is World Chocolate Day! (Appropriately, this year’s digits (2014) add up to 7, as well. Jackpot!) To celebrate this auspicious day, we’ve planned a week of extra-special specials in our Ingersoll store.

Day One: Monday, July 7, 2014 Roll the Die Day
Come in to Chocolaterie Stam on Ingersoll and roll a die at the time of purchase for your discount. You’ll save 10 times your roll, so a 6 will get you 60% off your total!

Day Two: Tuesday, July 8th 2014 Choc-o-Let’s Make a Deal!
We’ll give you a 10% discount, which you can choose to use, or risk it all for a chance at a prize worth up to $10. 

Day Three: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 Dealer’s Day Off
The croupier has the croup, so the cashier has to make the deal today. If you draw the high card, you’ll win a 10% discount on any purchase (excluding wine). If the dealer wins, better luck next time!

Day Four: Thursday July 10th, 2014 Better Luck This Time!
Our stakes are higher today, but you can’t lose! Draw the high card and win a 20% discount on any purchase (excluding wine). If the dealer wins, it’s your lucky day: you still get 10% off!

Day Five: Friday, July 11th, 2014 Five-Finger Discount (Rock, Paper Scissors)
Purchase $25 or more and play Rock, Paper, Scissors at checkout. If you win, you’ll get $5 Stam gift card. If you don’t win, it’s out of your hands. LOL

Day Six: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 Four of a Kind Gelato Day
Today you can score a special foursome of 2 oz. gelato and sorbetto selections for $7. Our signature gelati and dairy-free sorbettos are hand-crafted using traditional Italian techniques and ingredients. We partner with Picket Fence creamery to create some the most extraordinary frozen treats we’ve tasted.

Day Seven: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 Luck be a Lady Happy Hour
We made it to the end of the week without losing our shirt, yet we still have one more special up our sleeves! On Sunday, July 14th, between 2 and 5 pm, ladies get two-for-one gelato, cremosas, Italian sodas, and coffees.

Celebrate American Chocolate Week: March 17-23

The American Chocolate Week (March 17-23) is a celebration of all things “chocolatety” and we can’t thank them enough for a giving Chocolaterie Stam an excuse for a celebration. So, in honor of Spring we have a week full of quick and easy in-store deals.

Day One: March 17th, 2014.
Chocolate Stam’s Save-Some-Green-St. Patrick’s Day
Purchase over 10 dollars and get 17% off anything in the store.

Day Two: March 18th, 2014
Temperature’s Rising Tuesday
In Des Moines, March 18th Tuesday’s High is stated to be 39 degrees F.  Everything in the store is discounted by 39 cents.

Day Three: March 19, 2014
Pick and Chews Day
In celebration of National Chocolate Caramel Day, any $15 purchase from our selection of Chocolaterie Stam Chewy Caramels, Caramel Kikkers, or Chocolate Caramel Hearts will get you one of our famous Chocolaterie Stam Caramel Milk bars free.

*purchase must total 15 dollars.

Day Four: March 20th 2014
Stam Celebrates Spring Day
The bulbs have forced themselves on us!  Our delightful Daffolollies Chocolate Lollipops have bloomed in stores and are free with purchases of 25 dollars or more.  (Limit one with purchases of 25 dollars).

Day Five: March 21st 2014
Fantastic Four Gelato Friday
We offer all day Friday March 21st, a quad selection of 2 oz. gelato and sorbetto selections for $7.

At Chocolaterie Stam, artisans handcraft their signature gelati and dairy-free sorbettos using traditional Italian techniques and ingredients.  We partner with Picket Fence creamery to create some the most extraordinary frozen treats we’ve tasted.  Can’t decide?  Get four for the price of two.

Naia Gelato & Sorbetto Sampler


Day Six: March 22nd 2014
Kid’s Treat Free Saturday
We celebrate your little buds and blooms by offering one free Kids (3oz gelato) to Kid’s under 12 with any 5 dollars purchase.  Limit one per child.

Day Seven: March 23rd, 2014
Vernal Equinox* Ending
In honor of week of the “Spring Awakening” ending, we offer two ways to do the same thing:
Before 2pm, all purchases (excluding Easter items) are Buy on get one half off.
After 2pm, all purchases (excluding Easter items) are buy two get one free.

*The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.