Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 2 – Cozumel Mexico

Day 3 of my Caribbean cruise and chocolate hunt was, of course, incredibly beautiful with the sun and sea right outside my stateroom window. We docked at Cozumel, Mexico and I couldn’t help wondering if we’d see the 11 Cubans rescued by our ship’s captain last
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 1

Ahoy, mates! I just returned from a fabulous Caribbean cruise and chocolate treasure hunt. It’s going to be hard for me to pick out the highlights since every day was jam packed with fun and excitement. But, here we go. We sailed out of Galveston, Texas on Royal
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Caribbean Islands

Sorry I’ve been away and have not posted for a long time. I have had a couple of surgeries, but now I’m back 100%! I’ll be sailing the Caribbean soon and just can’t wait to see what chocolate shops I find. I expect spicy Mexican chocolate on Cozumel,
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Bedre Fine Chocolates, Davis, Oklahoma

I piled on all my turquoise jewelry for the trip to the Native American-owned and operated Bedré chocolate factory in Davis, Oklahoma. My whole family went along for the ride. After we left the heavy traffic of the Dallas metroplex, we crossed the Texas-Oklahoma border and passed
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Lady Bug Chocolates, Canby,Oregon

My friend, Donna, sent me samples of Lady Bug’s beautifully hand painted truffles. There are 16 flavors and 16 different paintings; each one a little work of art. But you won’t leave these hanging around; they are meant to give pleasure not only to your eye but also
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Puddin River Chocolates, Canby, Oregon

Off the beaten path, but it’s certainly worth a stop. A little south of Portland with a population of 15,000, Canby is small town, home town to my friend Donna (who just visited me in Dallas and went on the Ft. Worth hunt for chocolate shops; my last review). Canby boasts not one
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Hot Stuff, Ft. Worth, Texas 76164

Yee ha! I just spent a fun Saturday in Ft. Worth (aka Cowtown). My friend, Donna from Oregon, has been visiting me in Dallas and had to see the Ft. Worth Stockyards before she went home. They used to be real stockyards, but now it’s a wonderful, historic tourist destination –
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Sweet Factory, Plano, Texas

This one’s for the kids. My gypsy-in-training granddaughter and I went shopping at Willow Bend mall. After we found everything we wanted, we stopped by Neiman-Marcus to chat with my favorite sales associate, Hanan. We laughed and hugged, talked and tried a few sample
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Kate Weiser Chocolate, Dallas, Texas

I was eager to check out the newest chocolate shop in my home town of Dallas. I rounded up part of my family and we headed out for Kate Weiser Chocolate. My son Casey, the designated driver, maneuvered the streets of north Dallas and onto the I-635 and then I-35 freeways. I was
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Elegantly Chocolate, Carrollton, Texas

In an unassuming strip shopping mall in Carrollton lies a very well kept secret – Elegantly Chocolate. Don’t be misled by the mall and location. I entered the shop, and the first thing I saw was an impressive display case of chocolates. There were truffles, creams,
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