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 $9, you get an 8-ounce classic assortment box of chocolates at Lake Forest Confections (a $19 value, including tax).
Lake Forest Confections' dessert-crafting doyens handcraft artisanal chocolates daily using copper kettles, marble slabs, and premium ingredients, earning their treat factory the distinction as one of the top 50 American chocolatiers according to Complex magazine and a feature on Today. An assortment box of chocolates, which includes classics such as English toffee and European caramels, is a great way to surprise that special someone with a message like “I love you” or “I’m sorry I bought you broccoli for our last anniversary.” The included pecan nut balls take ten days to prepare, combining fondant, hazelnut marzipan, pecans, and chocolate into creamy and crunchy morsels. The raspberry and strawberry creams, on the other hand, are fruity concoctions powerful enough to deceive produce lovers into eating sweets, much like apple pie or cantaloupe pop-tarts.
In the vein of European-style chocolate shops, Lake Forest Confections creates an elegant atmosphere with rich wood accents, a brass chandelier, and large glass display cases loaded with scrumptious goodies. Unlike many candy stores in Europe, however, they don't require guests to don top hats or daintily extend pinky fingers while noshing on gourmet candies.
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