A fine chocolate is like a fine wine: full-flavored, delicately structured, and inadvisable to consume while operating a Segway. Steer clear of Segways with today's Groupon: for $10, get $20 worth of handmade chocolates and more at Hot Chocolates in Hurst. Hot Chocolates' selection of handmade sweets was born out of best friends' baking prowess and crafted fresh from gourmet ingredients imported from France and Germany. The 40 varieties of chocolate include 12 types of truffles, and treats like dipped strawberries and almond bark ($30/lb.) are dressed to walk down your tongue's culinary catwalk. Cakes are also available.
Don't be fooled by Hot Chocolates' name—the bakery focuses on more than one flavor. In fact, even the handcrafted chocolate candies come in more than 40 varieties, such as dipped Oreos, peanut-butter creams, and 12 types of truffles made from imported ingredients. The staff also bakes custom cakes in 35 flavors, including piña colada and devil's food. To personalize these desserts for special occasions such as parties, weddings, or breakfast, bakers top them with assorted icings and buttercreams. These creations once caused a customer to describe the patisserie as a place “where everything tastes as good as it looks,” which the business uses as its motivation to create new eye-catching delicacies. Hot Chocolates' bakers also teach the secrets behind many of their treats in group classes, during which students learn to decorate cookies and bake desserts.