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  • Veruca Kickstarter campaign

    We're moving and expanding! The Veruca chocolate lab must grow and we need you to help us make it happen. We're asking you to pledge your dollars for ample rewards and to give the entire team here at Veruca Chocolates the chance to make more chocolates for you. We have from now until May 13th to raise $35,000 that will go towards our move and expansion. LEARN MORE HERE  Why we're moving: We have outgrown our space, to say the least! Our new location will be much larger and will give us the ability to create and innovate on a much broader...

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  • Two store locations, and hours for May

    Visit us either at our main location on Western (just north of Fullerton), or at our pop-up store on Armitage (between Sheffield & Kenmore).  Main Chocolate lab and retail store: 2409 N. Western Ave in Chicago (just north of Fullerton and one block West of the Kennedy expressway). Hours, as of May 1: Mondays closed Tuesday 10am-5pm Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-5pm Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 2pm (CLOSED on Mother's Day)   Pop Up store: 1009 W. Armitage Ave in Chicago (between Sheffield & Kenmore. Hours as of May 1: Mondays closed  Tuesdays closed  Wednesdays closed Thursday closed Friday closed,...

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  • Pucker Up Bonbon

    Pucker Up, Time For A Bonbon I’m in my element this time of year because both Valentine’s Day and I are all about the same thing: chocolate and love. So, this year, I created Pucker Up Bonbons just for you. A big, juicy pair of chocolate lips filled with coffee-infused caramel (coffee from Metropolis Coffee Company, of course!). They remind me of the lipstick you put on for a hot date. You know, the red lipstick you love but which never seems appropriate until it’s suddenly SO appropriate. The lipstick you always want to buy but know you’ll never wear--unless...

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  • Chocolate Currency For The Adult In All Of Us

    Yes, I created and make Gelt For Grown-Ups®. I make a lot of them. And, just to put it out there, if you’re a Jewish grandmother looking to marry off a son or a nephew: sorry. I’m taken. Seriously, ever since I created my own brand of gourmet Hanukkah coins, I’ve received more than a few of those matchmaking calls. I think it’s safe to say, Jewish moms really enjoy my gelt. How did it all get started? I’ve got a thing with nostalgia. It flows through me. Holidays make it well up in a serious way. What Jewish child doesn’t...

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  • New Product Alert: Veruca Fruit"Cake" Mega Bar

    I like to be in front of trends when it comes to style but I’m all about the vintage when it fits, so I’d like to announce my latest creation, the Veruca Fruit“Cake” Mega Bar. I’ll tell you straight up, this is not your grandma’s fruitcake. It’s more like what would happen if a fruitcake married one of our ganache-filled bonbons. It’s rich, creamy and the flavor literally explodes in your mouth and fills your head with nostalgic memories. When you bite into it, the mixture of alcohol, dried fruit, nuts, and heady creaminess hits your taste buds just right....

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