Best Chocolate Ever! [Manchester, CT]
I'm a regular chowhound lurker who has never posted, but as I've just had the best dang chocolate of my life [and I'm a lifelong chocoholic who's tried it all], I'm inspired to post.
I was at Shady Glen [Manchester Parkade] when I noticed a new place in the stripmall "Organic Belgium Chocolates". [The storefront is kind of weird and corporate looking with no hours posted.] I gave it a shot and the chocolate was good -- real good. Dark, sort of crunches apart in your mouth and fresh, really fresh tasting. I had the Chambord and Amaretto truffles [made with the real liquors] and they were worlds apart from the big, waxy style truffle [far better than Neuhas]. I also had a toffee/crunch square that highlighted just how good the plain chocolate is. They make their stuff on the premises and it's all organic [which frankly never suggested good chocolate to me in the past]. I think the official name of the store is Divine Treasures.
So, while you won't get the candy store atmosphere of say the former Crand's Candy Castle, you will get some amazing chocolate. I can't wait to go back.
Thanks! I'm headed that way this weekend. I'll be sure to check it out.
While you're in the area, checkout Guido's Drive In. It's in that vicinity but I'm not sure where. It moved from Enfield and has pretty good 50's diner food.
FYI Guidos is right around the corner from the Manchester Parkade. You would take the same exit off of 84 (Middle turnpike) and pass the parkade (on your right) and Guidos is at the next main intersection on the right at a place that used to be called Kool Kow. (it looks like originally the building may have been a chain fast food joint).
mmmm now I'm hungry!
I live right near Guido's. The place was a Dairy Queen before it was Kool Kow. Something about the place is off-putting to me. It doesn't feel like a professional food provider. They haven't replaced the sign on the building it's just exposed florecent lights, the menu board has too much handwritten scraps of paper and the place seems dingy inside. But hey, if the food is good I wouldn't really care. Any menu selections?