After tinkering with the time capsule at Mount 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 to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, valid only at the Rancho Santa Margarita location. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get six caramel apples of your choice (up to a $35.70 value).
- For $18, you get a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries (a $39 value).
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's expert orchard orderlies kettle-dip granny smiths into caramel-coated creations and glaze succulent strawberries with rich chocolate. Choose between a tray of six gourmet apples or 12 chocolate-covered strawberries before each is transformed into fantastically edible works of chocolart. Apple eaters can choose from a variety of toppings, including plain, rocky road, apple pie, cheesecake, and english toffee (a $3.50–$5.95 value). The apple's metamorphosis into a decadent, power-mad king of flavor is made absolute when the granny-smith fruits are kettle-dipped into hand-made caramel and drizzled with a confectioner's cornucopia of assorted toppings. Strawberries lack toppings but come drenched in the same tongue-swaddlingly rich chocolate, which has an intense flavor frequently compared to bungee jumping from a nose-diving airplane.
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.
Rancho Santa Margarita
30622 Santa Margarita
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688