(I KNOW IT HAPPENED TO ME, AND I WAS THE ONE POSTING IT!!)
This week's theme is all about CHOCOLATE. YUMMO!
Around Christmastime my sister and I visited a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Northern IL. I had never heard of this store before, but I found out later that they have stores in 37 states, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory features over 300 varieties of hand made chocolates and confections.
We walked into the store, and a heavenly smell filled my nostrils.
In every way, shape and form.
I thought I died and went to heaven.
Because don't we ALL think that heaven is made out of chocolate?
Okay. I'll get on with the photos.
First, let me introduce you to Carol.
Isn't she sweet? I introduced myself to Carol and asked if I could take photos in the store for my blog. She said that she didn't mind and that she, too, had a blog. She is a "foodie" - just loves to cook. Click here to read her blog.
Oookay. Things in a row! Right!
Wooden baskets filled with goodies for Christmas!
Toffee apples: Granny Smith apple coated in sweet, thick, chewy caramel, rolled in almonds and toffee pieces and drizzled with milk chocolate. (mouth watering yet?)
These are Oreo apples. I'm thinking that first they are smothered in caramel, then white chocolate (?), then rolled in Oreo cookie crumbs.
Strawberry and orange cremes.
English toffee on the left, dark chocolate English toffee on the right. These pieces are about 2" L x 1 1/2" W. The toffee is not real hard so when you take a bite, it just melts in your mouth. TO.DIE.FOR.
All sorts of goodies in the jars in a row!
Look how cute the suckers were displayed!
I don't know what the official name of this is, but it looks like a white chocolate pie with nuts and chocolate drizzled across the top of it. Sure, I'll have a slice of that!
I neglected to take a photo of the shop from outside, but inside it was very cute. Bright, clean, and cozy. Here tables were set up near the window so you could watch the passersby. The shop is located on the main street with many other stores. I love the pictures of their products hanging on the walls. You may wonder why they have tables and chairs......they also serve ice cream here.
The shelves were filled with gift ideas.
Here is a sign advertising their prices. As you can see, they are quite pricey. But, I can personally testify that IT IS WELL WORTH IT!!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Did you take lots of pictures while I was gone? Can't wait to see what you have for me this week!