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What’s the cutest chocolate creation in Charlotte?

Bill Dietz (right) helps his grandson, Logan Ciordia, with his chocolate bark creation.
Bill Dietz (right) helps his grandson, Logan Ciordia, with his chocolate bark creation. Secret Chocolatier

This may be the sweetest thing you’ll ready today: Logan Ciordia and his family’s shop, The Secret Chocolatier, are both celebrating five years. So Logan worked with his grandfather, chocolate maker Bill Dietz, to create a special chocolate bark for the occasion. Even sweeter: Half of the proceeds will go to Jewish Family Services, where Logan went to preschool and to Camp Mindy.

Logan’s TLC Bark (TLC stands for “The Littlest Chocolatier”) is 60% dark chocolate with toasted almonds and housemade marshmallows topped with toasted coconut. Eight-ounce bags are $13 and will be available at both the Cotswold and Ballantyne in July.

The Secret Chocolatier, run by Dietz and his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Andy Ciordia, first popped up around Charlotte at farmers’ markets in 2008. They opened their first shop, at 2935 Providence Road, in 2011, the same year that the Ciordias had Logan. A second store, 11318 N. Community House Road, quickly followed.

The Dietz/Ciordias will celebrate the shop’s fifth anniversary from 2-4 p.m. July 10 at the Providence Road store with free samples, chocolate demos and cake. And, we’re guessing, plenty of bark.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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