Well that is our intention. We want to make the world a bit better and we would like to start with our Roustabout Root Beer Float Chocolate Bar. We’re not just launching our Roustabout. It’s really the beginning of Sweet Steam as a company. We are dedicated to making the most experiential and delicious chocolate in the world. Fusing together flavors that enlighten your palate, tickle your tongue and ultimately make you smile. A smile can change a day.
Sweet Steam is a company that is committed to being a positive influence on the culture of the world. We want to bring the innovation, the positivity, the glamour, the sense of community, the inclusiveness that we’ve found in the Steampunk world, to everyone. Which is why with every morsel sold will provide ongoing support to an initiative that helps young people from all walks of life find their STEAM-powered passion.
We would like your help, check out our Kickstarter to see how we are going to make this happen…together Now.
Sweet Steam has been making fine chocolates for the Steampunk community since 2012. In fact, our original goal was to figure out a way to take a more active role at steampunk conventions. We thought about several ideas–an airship crew, making and selling various steampunk accessories–but everything we came up with was already being done, and done well, by others. But nobody was making chocolate. What better way to make people happy than by creating some delicious and innovative chocolates?
Up until now, Sweet Steam products have only been available at conventions. We’ve tried to bring something new to each convention. For example, the Steampunk World’s Fair saw the debut of our Runcible Spoon. For Teslacon 6, we tried to come up with something that fit the Wild West theme. We came up with Sheriff Daly’s Sarsaparilla Stars–a milk chocolate sheriff badge that tastes like a root beer float. We thought they were pretty good, and we expected people to like them. But we were astonished when the stars sold out by noon on the second day of the con. When the stars were equally well received at the next Steampunk World’s Fair, we realized that it wasn’t just the Steampunk crowd who would enjoy this flavor–and we saw a chance to spread the relentless positivity of the steampunk world to a much wider audience.
Jeff’s always been a bit eccentric. He’s been a LARPer, a warden at an Irish youth hostel, a musician, an actor, a screenwriter, a stay-at-home-dad, a freelance writer, and a knowledge management specialist.
The moment I gave that first sample of chocolate to my first customer at our first steampunk convention and, for the first time, watched an honest-to-goodness “chocolate happy dance”, my enjoyment changed to passion.
Doug has spent his life pursuing creative endeavors and great tasting chocolate. So these two pursuits were to inevitably collide, and they have, with Sweet Steam.
A Detroit expatriot that yearns to create, learn, and be part of something bigger. Chocolate is that something bigger.