Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Scribble out cocoa cravings with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet chocolate-covered cherries and truffles at The Cordial Cherry in Spring Ridge Plaza.
The Cordial Cherry's head chocolatier, Melissa Hartman, constructs whimsical made-from-scratch confections guided by her Grandma Sheldon's antique recipes and perfect for Valentine's Day. Spheres of chocolate encase succulent cherries and sweet cordial filling as Melissa doles out her signature treats in boxes brimming with eight dark-chocolate, four white-chocolate, and four decorated cordial cherries ($19.95–$39.95). Sweet teeth can also acquaint themselves with The Cordial Cherry's new gourmet truffles, which boast hand-dipped outer shells swaddling dollops of sweet cream ($32 for a box of 16). Armed with candies and fondant, Melissa further personalizes orders of cherries or truffles by embellishing four orbs with a fanciful theme of choice, from red daisies to baseballs and Chester Arthur’s face.
The Cordial Cherry
Chocolatier Melissa Stephens, owner of The Cordial Cherry, began her chocolate shop with a recipe for cherry cordials passed down from her Grandma Sheldon. Today, Stephens—along with her mother and sister—works to turn out her signature cherries hand-dipped in chocolate and filled with a liquid cordial center. In addition to the specialty dessert, Stephens also crafts satin fudge, chocolate -dipped goji berries, and sea-salt caramel loaves.