Like dyed Easter eggs, candy-coated chocolates come in a variety of colors, possess protective shells, and refuse to hatch no matter how long you sit on them. Nurture maternal instincts and candy cravings with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of treats at The Cocoa Room on South Michigan Avenue.
The Cocoa Room delights rapacious sweet teeth with a spread of gourmet chocolate- and candy-covered confections. Specializing in dragée, the art of covering fruits and nuts in milk chocolate and colored candy shells, the store sells bite-sized treats for between-meal munching or creating trails to escape labyrinths.
Bribe gift-bearing bunnies with the Easter almond dragée mix, a blend of almonds cloaked in pastel shells ($7 per bag), or dark chocolate-coated candy stixx ($9 for 25 stixx). Candy-covered fruit dragée hide their soft centers behind hard shells like poets on construction sites ($7 per bag), and a charitable line of colorful dragée ($6–$16 per bag) benefits organizations striving to eliminate AIDS, world hunger, and breast cancer.