$7.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Sweets at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ($15 Total Value)

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According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by money avalanche. Get one foot in the tastiest grave with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $7.50 for three Groupons, each good for $5 worth of chocolates and sweets (a $15 total value)
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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

If it weren't for Frank Crail, Durango, Colorado would have been a much different smelling place. Decades ago, when he and his family first settled in the mountain town, he was considering two different business ventures: a chocolate shop or a car wash. Luckily, he chose chocolate, and since then, the air in Durango has carried its distinctly sweet scent. Inside the flagship shop, as well as in the hundreds of international franchises that have popped up over the years, cooks simmer caramel and fudge in hand-forged copper kettles, dipping skewered apples in the bubbling caramel and pouring the fudge onto 500-pound slabs of marble that cool it as it's shaped into 22-pound loaves.

Though they've now got a handle on efficient candy-making techniques, Frank and his early team members were hardly expert confectioners. In the beginning, all they had was a ping-pong table. Upon it, they would clumsily make too-big candy centers, which only got larger after needing several dips in chocolate to make them presentable. But now, oversize candy is one of Rocky Mountain's trademarks: two of their most popular items are the Bear, a "paw-sized concoction" of caramel, chocolate, and roasted nuts that will attack if it smells food, and the Bucket, an impossibly large peanut-butter cup with whipped filling. Shoppers can watch many of these creations being made right in-store, and satisfy their growing cravings with take-home candy packaged in decorative boxes and tins.

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    7712 Union Park Avenue

    Midvale, Utah 84047

    801-562-8543

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In a Nutshell

Confectioners make chocolate and caramel in hand-forged copper kettles for treats such as candy apples and oversize peanut-butter cups

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 19th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per transaction. Limit 1 per person. Only 1 voucher allowed per day. Entire value must be used in a single visit. Valid in store only. Valid only for 7712 Union Park Ave location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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