March 24, 2013
Who doesn’t like chocolate? I, for one, cannot live without it and when I heard there was a chocolate festival in town this past weekend, I had to get tickets.
I think i expected something else but there were some interesting and tasty booths at the event. There were a couple of local businesses there and if you are ever in need of good chocolate, check them out.
The first was The Royal Chocolate, located in the Town Center area in Virginia Beach. Among other items, they have chocolate and caramel covered apples in many varieties and chocolate covered strawberries. I tried their chocolate and bacon…amazing! My absolute favorite is their caramel and chocolate covered popcorn. It’s made with belgium chocolate and so addictive and yummy I have to get the small bag because I will eat the entire amount and I don’t share. Whatever your taste they probably have it.
The Royal Chocolate can be reached at www.theroyalchocolate.com or by calling 757-557-6925.
Trafton’s Chocolates is another local company located on Central Drive in Virginia Beach. They had the cutest little Easter rabbits and chicks. I couldn’t walk away without getting some for gifts. The chocolate is silky and smooth and melts in your mouth. I spoke to one of the owners, Susan Landeche, who was very helpful and truly loves what she does. I love that her business card shows how chocolate outweighs antioxidants over many other foods. My kind of girl.
Trafton’s can be reached at www.traftonschocolates.com or by calling 757-412-7922.
Finally my third favorite was South ‘n France. It’s a husband and wife team that make bon bons in many flavors. I had the pistachio….very yummy. They are located in Wilmington, NC and it’s definitely worth the drive.
South ‘n France can be reached at www.southnfrance.com or by calling 910-762-6882.
Of course there were many others that were just as good. If you’ve never been to the event, I would certainly watch for it and try it out next year. Chocoholics everywhere should make the trip….you won’t be disappointed!