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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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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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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New Orleans, LA – Part 2 – Sucré

Sugar, sugar, sugar! Yes, you. Also the meaning of the French word “sucré.” So you know I was not leaving town without a visit to the Sucré chocolate shop in the French quarter. Our second day in New Orleans was just as warm and beautiful as the first. We spent most of the day
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New Orleans, LA – Part 1 – Southern Candymakers

Laissez les bons temps rouler! New Orleans, NOLA, Crescent City, The Big Easy – whatever you like to call it, it was our spring break destination this year. Kelly (my daughter), Brian (her husband), Kyle (my grandson), Hannah (granddaughter), and I drove from Dallas past
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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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