According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by "money avalanche" and "dangerously high exposure to nudity." Get one foot in the tastiest grave with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one pound of fudge at Kilwin’s (a $15.95 value).
Catering to the experienced taste buds of sweet-toothed South Benders, Kilwin’s chocolatiers craft everything from freshly made fudge to delicate brittles in front of an open-mouthed audience of intergenerational dessert fans. The hand-stirred fudge stuns sweet sensors in five distinct flavors, parading into mouths with sixteen ounces of chocolate decadent enough to fill a genie's vacation lamp. Indulge in classic chocolate bites, or blend in a cluster of nuts to create a chocolate-walnut, butter-pecan, or peanut-butter confection. Turtle fudge sweetly swirls chocolate fudge together with pecans and a drizzling of creamy caramel. As a nationally recognized purveyor of chocolate goods, Kilwin’s sprinkles its dainties across many states, showcasing its rich array of cloying treats behind sparkling-glass cases and old-fashioned, friendly service.
Kilwins' 80 locations make more than 75 kinds of handmade confections from Mackinac Island fudge to saltwater taffy and caramel apples working from recipes written by owner Don Kilwin in the 1940s. The sweets makers also use old-school equipment dating back to the '40s, '50s, and '60s inside shops decorated with nostalgic Americana similar to the interior of the original store, which opened in 1947. The smell of homemade waffle cones and fresh chocolate escapes from the kitchen as pastry artists craft batches of handmade brittle, caramel, and fudge in large copper kettles. Kilwins also handcrafts more than 32 ice-cream flavors from original recipes created in 1985, the year cow's milk was invented. They employ classic double-barrel freezers to ensure the sweet stuff is crafted the original way and transportation trucks stay at a chilly –10 degrees to keep batches fresh until they arrive at their destinations.
1044 E Angela Blvd.
South Bend, Indiana 46617