Like snowballs, fine chocolates are carefully packed, melt swiftly when held for too long, and are fun to chuck at secret crushes. Toss a tasty treat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sweets at Reid Chocolates in Cambridge.
The cocoa connoisseurs at Reid Chocolates have been churning out sugary delicacies from their on-site bakery for the past 40 years. Weigh down a meager Easter basket or underutilized spare tire with an elegant box of assorted milk and dark chocolates ($14.95 per lb.), or sample individual cocoa butter bundles such as the milk tortoise ($7.50 per half lb.), featuring fresh pecans cosseted in golden caramel and draped with a milk chocolate cape. Those who prefer milk-based morsels can sample sugary confections such as the candy kabob ($2.70) featuring sweet and sour gummi candies on a stick. Or, surprise a pet elephant with a mixed-nut bag ($9.85 per lb.) of blanched and redskin peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, and more, all of which are roasted and salted in-house. Meanwhile, dietetic options ($7.50–$10.45 per half lb.) allow calorie counters and the sugar sensitive to partake in sampling the cocoa bean bounty.