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Chuao Chocolatier creates signature morsels from fresh, natural ingredients. Decadent chocolate concoctions form Chuao's adventurous ChocoPods with uncanny flavors like chipotle and salt-tinged Firecrackers that crack and explode with mouth-tingling popping candy ($12 for 12); Spicy Maya chocolates with dark chocolate, pasilla chilis, cayenne peppers, and cinnamon ($12 for 12); Modena Matchboxes filled with strawberry and balsamic caramel ($6 for 6); and Candela Matchboxes stuffed with spicy macadamia praline ($6 for 6). The chocolatier's chocolate tour also extends to the miniature affections of nine dark-chocolate bonbons and truffles packaged together in the Tease box ($18) and full-out chocolate bars like the Panko Chocolate Bar Set, a three-pack of dark-chocolate bars with toasted panko bread crumbs and sea salt ($18).

937 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas,
CA
US

Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.

In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

272 N El Camino Real
Encinitas,
CA
US

Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, The Carey Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.

465 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas,
CA
US

Edible Arrangements' more than 50 fresh, artful fruit baskets combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy edibility of fruit. The sweetery's designers stud the Delicious Daisy, a bouquet of sliced honeydew, pineapple, and cantaloupe, with strawberries and strings of grapes that can double as a 25th-anniversary gift for a Smucker's jam heiress ($35). Decadent, gluten-free layers of white and semisweet chocolate coat fruit in a 12-piece box of hand-dipped strawberries and bananas ($25). Customers can also put today's Groupon toward a larger centerpiece, such as the Melon Delight, a decorative spray of watermelon wedges, pineapple daisies, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and double-dipped bananas sprouting from a watering can ($76). The preservative-free treats are all handcrafted at the apex of freshness, readying hand-dipped dainties to be hand-shoved into eagerly awaiting mouths.

204 North El Camino Real
Encinitas,
CA
US