According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by “money avalanche” and “dangerously high exposure to nudity.” Get one foot in the tastiest grave with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of chocolate treats from Spice Rack Chocolates. This deal is redeemable online. Shipping is not included.
An inimitable confectionery devoted to all things cocoa, Spice Rack Chocolates churns out flavored cocoa-and-spice concoctions for decadent dessert enthusiasts. Wake up sweet-tooth cravings with the 15-piece coffee-break collection, which combines chocolate pieces with jolts of global java ($25), or drop a flavor bomb of fiery treats during snack time with the five-piece smokey chipotle chili-pepper-infused chocolates ($9).
The 15-piece On the Rocks collection harnesses the twang of popular adult beverages such as piña colada and butterscotch brandy into chocolate without the alcohol ($25), and the dark-chocolate-stuffed peanuts are the ideal indulgence for eavesdropping elephants ($6).
Add some tartness to your day with the five-piece tangy grapefruit-and-lavender-infused chocolates ($9) or wear your sugary passion on your sleeve with the “Save the Earth” T-shirt ($17.99) that exclaims, “it’s the only planet with chocolate,” but unfortunately the only planet without chocolate T-shirts.
Spice Rack Chocolates
Spice Rack Chocolates' co-creators Paul and Mary Schellhammer left long-standing careers in order to make their shared culinary interests a full-time occupation. Before Spice Rack Chocolates fully evolved as a business, Mary worked as a personal chef. She developed an intimate knowledge of herbs and spices along the way, and started to invent unusual pairings of chocolate and herbs, which she left as after-dinner treats at the parties she catered. Her intrigued clientele began to come back to her shop, wailing like zombies for more chocolate, and the business became a cacao-centric endeavor.
In 2008, just two years after making Spice Rack Chocolates' confections publicly available, the Schellhammers' artisanal chocolates won the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services's "Best New Food Product"—an award which they clinched again in 2010. Today, the Schellhammers create 29 flavors of Belgian chocolate infused with herbs, spices, coffee, and peppers, and can hand-paint color accents or tiny limericks onto the candies using color-infused cocoa butter. The spot also creates confections that have been certified vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.