Though money can’t buy love, it can buy chocolate, which is a superb substitute for love when your date abandons you to live among the Hippogriffs. Today’s Groupon fills in for the fickle fellow: for $15, you get $30 worth of chocolate treats at Oh! Chocolate. Your Groupon is redeemable at the Madison Park, Mercer Island, or Bellevue confectionaries, or online for an additional $11 shipping cost.
Oh! Chocolate’s gleaming display cases are lined with more than 60 types of choco confections, from hand-dipped truffles and nutty chews to fully-stocked gift boxes and whimsical treats. A box of chocolate-chocolate truffles (12 pieces, $20) sweetens sour jury deliberations, and habanero-mango truffles (eight pieces, $14) do a spicy hula dance on your tongue. Oh! Chocolate’s chocolate-covered oversized pretzels are rolled in a crunchy toffee crumble (package of two, $4.95). Or opt for a Pacific Northwest gift box ($32), stocked with Seattle Latte, Pacific Northwest Blackberry, and Pike Street Stout truffles; all of Oh! Chocolate’s gift boxes are luxuriously wrapped in glitzy bows and packed with attention to aesthetics.
Oh! Chocolate’s family of chocolatiers has been dishing out decadent chocolate delicacies to under-sugared Seattleites for three generations. A visit to any of the three quaint chocolaterias, with their dazzling displays of truffled treats and rich hot chocolates ($3.25), promises to ease even the most intense member of the kickball team into a state of sugar-soaked bliss. Stop by for a sweet treat, or gift this Groupon to a mean-spirited meter maid in a last-ditch effort to make her overlook double-parking next to an ambulance.
Oh! Chocolate has received extensive press coverage and recognition, including write-ups by Seattle Dining! and Girls Guide to City Life. It was the 2005 People's Pick for favorite dessert spot and the 2006 People's Pick for favorite chocolatier by The Seattle Times' NWsource website. Yelpers and five Citysearchers give Oh! Chocolate 4.5 stars:
- “Oh!” is an expression of joy and wonder and extreme delight: the perfect word to attribute to the treats created by this family-owned candy company. – Amanda Ford, Girls Guide to City Life
- We like the habanero mango truffles, the hot cocoa, the caramels, and well, pretty much anything the family-owned shop dreams up. – People's Picks 2006, NWsource.com
- I have to have chocolate from there everyday! The only bad thing about it is that I can't have chocolate from anywhere else. – Denise E., Yelp
Started by Hawaii transplants Gertie Han and Karl Krautheim more than 50 years ago, Oh! Chocolate is now run by the couple’s two daughters, who uphold Gertie and Karl’s reputation for quality as they handcraft French–style chocolate morsels. USA Today named the neighborhood establishment one of Seattle's foremost chocolatiers for its “old-fashioned… melt-in-your-mouth” creations, which include raspberry, cabernet, and mango-habanero truffles, as well as caramels with a sprinkle of sea salt harvested from one of the peninsula's naturally occurring saltshakers. Oh! Chocolate’s warm and inviting Madison Park location spreads cocoa-themed knowledge with a slate of classes in which small groups of students glean valuable information such as tempering methods and ideal placement atop a just-fluffed pillow.