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  • Two store locations, and hours for April and Easter

    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 March 25: Mondays closed Tuesday 10am-5pm Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-5pm Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 2pm (open on Easter)   Pop Up store: 1009 W. Armitage Ave in Chicago (between Sheffield & Kenmore. Hours as of March 25: Mondays closed  Tuesdays closed  Wednesdays usually closed (open 4/12) Thursday usually...

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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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  • Veruca Chocolates Holiday Gift Guide: We Want it All...Now!

    One of my favorite things about this time of year is that you can shop your heels off (literally—it happened to me last Saturday) and no one will blink an eye. Because, let’s face it: as great as it is to get (check twitter @VerucaChocs over the next several weeks for my wish list), giving is where it’s at. I love being in-the-know with food and I get invited to a lot of parties, so I always look for gourmet host gifts that pair perfectly with a box of Veruca to bring along. Whether it’s for a holiday cocktail party, a cookie decorating brunch,...

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