After tinkering with the time capsule at Mt. Vesuvius, scientific explorers unleashed a flood of chocolate lava stored away by a mischievous child. Savor the fruit of this ancient prank with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of store-made sweets at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Swing by the shop's Eugene location and bring home a bounty of freshly dipped fruits and more.
Peek across the counter at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's resident chocolatiers, who massage creamy loafs of chocolate on sturdy marble slabs daily. For additional culinary theatrics, feel free to cheer on the expert orchard orderlies as they dip Granny Smiths into thick, bubbling caramel from a traditional copper kettle. Caramel apples ($5.25–$9.25) range from classically simple to loaded with toppings, accommodating different degrees of decadence more tastefully than a pair of convertible mink pants. If you're in the mood for poppable sweets, snag a pound of milk-chocolate seafoam($19.95), or strip away the core and go straight for the score with freshly fangled fudges ($13.25 per pound).
With traditional techniques and old-fashioned flavors, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory provides a wide range of treats for teeth both sweet and savory. In the interest of making the most of your stop through, the shop will happily hand you a sample of fudge. Fly solo and keep the chocolate-treasure haul to yourself, or bring along a flock of Willy Wonka imitators to confuse passersby while consuming the delicious treats.
- Some of the best chocolate around, and for the price it cannot be beat! They have a great selection, and the customer service is top notch. I recommend Rocky Mountain to all of my friends and family. – Chocoholic09, CityVoter
- They have the best Caramel Apples I have ever had, I try and stay away, but I stop in to get one almost everytime [sic] I pass the store! – Duster02, CityVoter
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Even though Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has locations throughout the world, it still maintains the small-town candy-store feel envisioned by its creator and CEO, Frank Crail. Crail founded the original location in his adopted hometown of Durango, Colorado, filling the sweet-smelling space with homey accents, such as candy-making demonstrations and games of Pin the Tail on the Chocolatier. Behind the counter, staffers roll fresh granny smith apples in dense caramel and mold lumps of rich fudge on old-style marble slabs. Other fresh confections include mint bark, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and boxed chocolates.