Over its history, the cacao bean has been used as currency, as spice for bland chicken-noodle soups, and as a chocolate river source for the boating needs of mad candy-factory impresarios. Discover the bean’s finest creations with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of chocolate and other treats at Ms. Chocolate in Erwin.
Ms. Chocolate prides itself on utilizing hand-picked fruit, high-quality nuts, and top-tier chocolate to concoct its sweet treats. The shop’s eight-ounce gift bags serve up a melodious mélange, featuring candied cherries, toffee almonds, and cocoa almonds ($12). Aiming to please persnickety aunts and demanding diplomats alike, Ms. Chocolate ups the classy ante with signature gifts like the Card Catalog Box, a faux-leather library box filled with a custom selection of edible smile-makers that's far more delicious than actually consuming the Dewey Decimal system ($40). Chart-obsessed candy fans can flock toward the circular infinity of the Pillow Pack Sampler, a wheel containing four separate compartments stuffed with Ms. Chocolate’s decadent delights ($28).
Ms. Chocolate not only values its positive impact on tummy environments, but also natural environments, taking care to house its sweet wares in reusable containers. Signature gift boxes, like the card catalog box, can be used again as stowage for knick-knacks, CDs, and the sheet music for uncompleted dachshund operas.