Well, I am taking the "Simplicity is Complexity Resolved" in a direction I did not intend to, but it makes a great springboard for my newest announcement. I would hereby like to present our

It was terribly complex to change over, taking more hours than I care to think about, but the previous shopping system was even more complex and disliked by more than just myself. This new system should make everyone's experience more pleasant. No more custom shipping quotes, no more waiting on me to calculate your order total, no more waiting on me to send you a payment request. It is all automated.

I have been told most people don't read the introduction page to an ordering page. PLEASE (I am now down on my knees) read it. I put a lot of work into it, and it was not just to see my words in print. As you know, I don't always do things the same way as the rest of the e-commerce world. I like to think that the reason is that there is always someone (me) behind every order and correspondence and word on this website and that it has been thought out carefully and attuned to both your and my needs. That said, (getting up now) please read Shopping 101. It is there to make your life and mine easier.

Finally, there are of course a few loose ends that I will tidy up over the next week. A few photos are missing, some of the out of country shipping rates are not in, and there are probably a few typos in there. If you notice something when you place your order, just note it in the Comments section in your Cart, and I will get it cleaned up if it is appropriate. And just because there is some automation, you are of course always welcome to email me if you have any questions, comments or need advise about something. I have attempted to make that a hallmark of Chocolate Alchemy, and I have no plans for that to change now. My laboratory door is always open.

That is it. I want to give a heart felt thank you to everyone who has visited Chocolate Alchemy, put up with all the odd little (and sometimes big) quirks and kept coming back because you found it worthwhile. You will never know how much that means to me.

Your humble and devoted servant.

AlChemist John.