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Morkes Chocolates

Who invented the caramel apple? While the ubiquitous treat's true creator may never be known, William Morkes, Sr. can make a case that his own hand-dipped caramel apples were among the country's very first. Morkes, who opened his confection shop on 26th and Trumbull in 1920, spent long nights testing out new recipes in his apartment above the store, yielding more than a few tasty innovations.

More than 90 years and one move to Palatine later, the staff at Morkes Chocolates still hand-dips its treats, from still-popular caramel apples and rum-ball truffles to chocolate-enrobed pretzels and strawberries. Confections are made from scratch with fresh ingredients such as pure butter, eggs freshly lain by rabbits, and store-specialty cream centers ranging from vanilla and maple to orange and raspberry.

Now guided by the steady dipping hand of Morkes Sr.'s granddaughter Rhonda, the shop’s staff keeps up the tinkering ways of their founder by constantly testing new treats. In addition to ready-to-purchase delights, they stand ready with hundreds of specialty molds to help customers add a personal touch to happy events from graduation to Christmas to baby's first sweet tooth.

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    Palatine

    1890 N Rand Rd.

    Palatine, Illinois 60074

    847-359-3454

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In a Nutshell

90-year-old confectionery stocks caramel apples, truffles, and specialty chocolate figurines made from scratch

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Only valid at Palatine location Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Palatine

    1890 N Rand Rd.

    Palatine, Illinois 60074

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