A delicately prepared chocolate can make a woman's heart sing, a child's mouth smile, and a crossing guard's whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet chocolate at Eclipse Chocolat.
Featured on Fox-5 San Diego news and the Food Network, Eclipse Chocolat purveys gourmet truffles, drinking chocolates, and salted caramels crafted from sustainably farmed cocoa beans and hand-selected ingredients. Like birthday parties and bank vaults housed in piñatas, a box of 10 exotic truffles ($20) yields a grab-bag of surprise riches, including four seasonal truffle varieties and Eclipse’s signature lavender sea-salted caramel. Sprinkle the sinfully rich chocolate shreds from a tasting trio of drinking chocolates into hot milk to create steaming cups of cocoa that warm bellies during blustery winter days or vivid daydreams about the Ice Age ($20). Staff members swathe each batch of newly baked chocolate in artisan packaging before artfully arranging it in sleek wooden display cases in the store’s sea-foam-green surroundings.