Best Reason to Go to a Grocery Store for Valentine Chocolate

I know, you think it’s funny I’m writing about a grocery store. But I bought long-stemmed, chocolate covered strawberries at Tom Thumb, Addison yesterday and they are the best I’ve ever had – ever! Sorry Shari and Godiva. A lovely Tom Thumb employee named
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Why Would You Go To a Butcher Shop for Valentine Dinner

People don’t go to Ye Olde Butcher Shop in Plano, Texas for the ambiance; they go for the food. Carnivores pack the place for their Valentine’s Death by Chocolate dinner. The meal was catered by Jeff, Jerri, and Josh Sparks. My daughter and her husband went with some
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Dallas by Chocolate – Dallas, Texas

Kelly (my daughter) and I took a one-day stay-cation with Dallas by Chocolate. Fun, fun, fun! Jeanine Stevens, owner, operates city tours with an emphasis on chocolate but enough historical information and trivia thrown in to make it a unique and interesting experience for
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Moonstruck Chocolate Co. – Portland, Oregon

I’m moonstruck this Halloween! I’d heard about Moonstruck Chocolates for years. I was really looking forward to the trip to Portland to see a couple of relatives and explore their chocolate scene. But, shortly before the trip I fell and broke my left hand and two
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Mt. St. Helens Gift Shop – Toutle, Washington

It’s worth a trip to Mt. St. Helens (about 50 miles north of Portland, Oregon), not only to see the majesty of the mountain up close but also the still re-growing forestation after this active volcano erupted in 1980. It was the most deadly and economically destructive
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SRSLY Chocolate – Austin, Texas

At the Dallas Chocolate Festival I stopped by a table with a big sign that said SRSLY. It was very busy so I talked to Bob, the owner, just long enough to learn they were from Austin and create their chocolates from bean to bar. I know you all know what that means, but just as a
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Isabelly’s Chocolates – Richardson, Texas

On a corner in old downtown Richardson: best cake balls in Dallas! I had never had one until I visited Isabelly’s. What a cute chocolate shop! It’s has a cheerful red and blue decor and a helpful, friendly staff. Isabelle, owner, came out of the kitchen to meet us and
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Wiseman House Chocolates – Hico, Texas

A few years ago a friend suggested I go to Hico, Texas, a small town a couple of hours south of Dallas, for pie. He said the diner there had the best pie in the world. Well, you know how we are. The whole family (son, daughter, their spouses, and 2 grandchildren) loaded up and
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Dallas Chocolate Festival 2016 – Dallas, Texas

Who doesn’t love a chocolate festival? The visual of 50 vendors’ tables laden with chocolates was dizzying. There were trays and trays and trays of truffles, bon bons, molded chocolates, brownies, cakes, cookies, and bars. There were vendors from Washington, D.C.,
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National Geographic List of Chocolate Shops

I love lists. I feel challenged to visit everyplace on the list. So, who else wants to go? This list appeared in National Geographic as author Doreen Pendgracs’ top 10 chocolate shops in the world. Paul A. Young, London, England Que Bo!, Mexico City, Mexico SOMA
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