Life is like a box of chocolates—it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get a 16-piece Fleur de Sel caramel box at Oh! Chocolate (a $26 value). Choose from the following three locations:
- Bellevue Square
- Madison Park
- Mercer Island<p>
Oh! Chocolate’s cadre of chocolatiers hand-crafts French-style chocolate morsels in 5-pound batches the same way it has for more than a quarter-century in the hands of the same chocolate-loving family. The Fleur de Sel caramel box comprises 16 pieces of the outfit’s popular French sea salt caramel, a base of buttery honey richness snuggling under a blanket of dark chocolate. The confection then gets a sprinkle of French sea salt harvested off the coast of Brittany from one of the peninsula’s naturally occurring saltshakers. The precious catch comes arranged inside one of Oh! Chocolate’s handsome red square boxes, making for a handsome treat already dressed up for Valentine’s Day.
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.