Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of sweet treats at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Guelph.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's confectionery wizards craft their dazzling selection of handmade chocolates, candy apples, ice cream, brittles, and other sweets using old-timey alchemies that fill the store with the aroma of bubbling caramel. Delve into the chewy depths of fudge ($12.99/lb.), moulded to velvety perfection atop a granite slab. Shivering apples ($3.49+), meanwhile, warm up in on-site copper kettles, which house hot springs of sweet caramel. The s'more Monster caramel apple ($6.99) ups the decadence with a shell of chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and a flashlight to give the apple a scary face for ghost stories. Rocky Pop peppers caramel corn with peanuts ($6.99 per 1/2 lb.), demonstrating corn's ability to transcend its original purpose as a maze for bored scarecrows. A host of cocoa-derived morsels also awaits eager bellies, such as chocolate-dipped brownies ($4.99) and behemoth peanut-butter cups ($4.29 each).
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
At Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the aroma of simmering sugar and butter coils around tidy racks of housemade chocolate morsels. Guests get a behind-the-scenes look at the process, as the Factory’s sugar savants cobble the confections together on site, stirring bubbling caramel in copper pots, and rolling out fudge atop granite slabs.
Most of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s treats are cocoa-based—layers of creamy chocolate enfold fruits, peanuts, and marshmallows, but the gourmands also dunk juicy apples into vats of caramel, and sprinkle caramel-glazed popcorn with clusters of nuts, proving that corn is more than just a building material for mazes or houses of parliament.
435 Stone Rd. W
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2X6