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Chocolates will help build a school for future moms

It’s never too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day, and here’s a gift that also helps out a nice initiative.

In partnership with Buffalo's Girls Education Collaborative, Blue Table Chocolates' Ben Johnson tells us he has designed two Tanzanian-inspired truffles as part of a fund-raising effort to help out the organization’s Kitenga Village Project.

On its website, GEC notes its mission is “to enable young women in developing nations to become catalysts for change in their communities,” which undoubtedly includes the village’s future moms.

“In short, the GEC is fundraising in order to build a school for young women in Tanzania. In an effort to help bring attention to the cause, and to reach people that might not be aware of its efforts, we came up with these two Tanzanian inspired truffles with GEC's help,” he said.

The Kashata is a peanut brittle piece with coconut and cardamom in a dark chocolate shell. It’s paired with Ndizi Kaanga, a roasted banana with cinnamon and a brown sugar cashew caramel crust confection.

“As we did last fall for the International Institute of Buffalo, all net profits from the sale of this collection will be donated back to the GEC to help with the construction of this school,” said Johnson.

Chocolates are available to order at, at the winter Horsefeathers Market and a few pop-ups to be determined through Mother’s Day weekend (May 8) as long as supplies last. Cost is $9 for a six-piece box or $16 for 12-pieces.

For more information about GEC, visit

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