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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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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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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Sugarless deLite – Richardson, Texas

Sugarless deLite is a sweet delight! It’s a haven for those who cannot or do not wish to consume sugar. Rick, the owner, greets every customer that comes in; most of them by name. He has operated Sugarless deLite for 28 years. It’s quite obvious his passion for the business
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Yelibelly Chocolates – Southlake, Texas

Private jets, exotic cars, artisan chocolates, and champagne with fresh raspberries – it was a little slice of heaven – Million Air Dallas’ “Wings and Wheels” event. Yeli, owner of Yelibelly Chocolates, invited me to visit her display there. So you know I was on that in a flash!
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Loulou Tree – Cedar Hill, Texas

Everywhere I go, there chocolate is! I stopped in at the Addison Wellness Expo a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing I saw was a table display of large chocolate bars. As I approached it, I saw that the pretty blonde, Jeri, who was working the table was actually promoting
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Dude, Sweet Chocolate – Dallas, Texas

Don’t you just love the name? And the store lived up to the image that came to my mind. We visited the Bishop Arts District location and found the shop just off Bishop Street, the center of all the action. It had concrete floors and industrial-looking shelving. Chocolates
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CocoAndre – Dallas, Texas

I met Cindy from CocoAndre a few weeks ago at the Dallas Chocolate Festival where I sampled her raspberry-lavender truffle. It was so amazing; I had to go by her shop and get more while I was in the Bishop Arts District. We found the shop in a cozy house with a white picket
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