CCCP Market – Plano, Texas

Russian chocolates in Plano, Texas – who knew? I had to check it out. Since I always try to be appropriately dressed, I found the two Russian pins that were given to me by the Mayor of Moscow several years ago. I smiled as I remembered he wasn’t much taller than I am
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Dr. Decadent – Dallas, Texas

I was not looking forward to having a filling. I’ve only had a few in my whole life, so even though my dentist is kind, patient, and gentle, I just didn’t really want to go. I had already postponed twice. But I took a Valium and put a box of chocolates in my bag. I
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Grand Lux Café – Dallas, Texas

The Grand Lux Café in north Dallas, attached to the Galleria Mall, is the regular meeting place for my accountant Akilah, her mother Lujwana, and I. Usually it’s to soften the blow of my tax return with good food and a decadent dessert. This time we chose a Texas-size piece
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Dallas Chocolate Festival – Dallas, Texas

Ok, so you know how I don’t like to write any bad stuff or criticism of anyone’s chocolates? That’s why this post is short. I paid my $25 to attend the Dallas Chocolate Festival and spent most of my time there standing in one line or another. They had it
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Russell Stover Store – Corsicana, Texas

Here we are; back in Texas after a week in the Caribbean. Driving home from Galveston to Dallas, we decided to stop at the Russell Stover factory outlet store in Corsicana. None of us really needed more chocolate; we had tons of it we were bringing home from Mexico, Grand Cayman,
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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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