Come February, we have long forgotten gingerbread cookies and that creamy pumpkin pie that laid our tables over the winter holidays. We’ve said so long and found new love in all things chocolate. Besides, chocolate (well, dark chocolate) has been said to improve health and lower the risk of heart disease and letting chocolate melt in your mouth can soothe coughing fits.
Whether it’s boxes that grace your counter or that expensive bar of dark chocolate someone you love ordered special, that’s not the last of the chocolate extravaganza with Valentine’s Day coming around the corner. And what better way to dive into the sweet treats than seeing what the Quad Cities offers locally?
Chocolate Manor. Gourmet handcrafted candies? Sounds like a treat in this winter weather. Nothing warms the heart more than a good piece of chocolate or a candy delicately with filled with a caramel sauce. For this treat, try Chocolate Manor located on East 2nd Street in Downtown Davenport. They are open Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM.Lagomarcino’s. Located in both Moline, IL and Davenport, IA, This is the place to find that gigantic festively decorated box of chocolate for Valentines Day. Not only that but they offer delicious chocolate coated hot fudge sundaes, turtles and fudge in that classic soda shop style. How much better can it get? Lago’s is open Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5:30 PM.The Shameless Chocoholic. Old time candy stores are a rare treat in this modern decade. Shops that line shelves with candy strips and chocolate delicacies galore have begun disappearing as we grow further and further away from the twentieth century. But the charm of the river town of LeClaire, Iowa, brings these stores back in style. They also have another location in downtown Moline. The Shameless Chocoholic is open Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays in LeClaire 12 to 4 PM.
Do you have a favorite chocolate treat?