Inner happiness is often the result of new love, daily games of air hockey, or the presence of chocolate in the blood stream. Today’s Groupon gets you one DIY dose of that elusive emotion: for $25, you get an adult chocolate-making class, plus 10% off retail purchases on class day (a $45 value), at Suess Chocolates and Pastries, an award-winning chocolateria in Madison Park. Classes are offered twice a day, every day except Monday; call or emai to schedule a class.
The heavenly scented patisserie specializes in gourmet German-style chocolates, and during their two-hour class, chocolatiers in training will create fresh truffles from scratch—a delicious ethereal substance comprising fairy hair, comet dust, and baby giggles. Suess offers two truffle-making classes for adults: the rolled truffle class, in which participants create the sweet treat’s rich ganache filling before tempering chocolate for dipping and dunking the treat into its permanent shell; or the molded truffle class, in which chocolate makers pour the gooey goodness into shaped molds and fill them with fresh ganache. At the end of each class, participants will have about two to three fresh truffles in two to three different flavors to take home, where they can be enjoyed in one sitting or gifted to a friendly toll collector.
Suess was founded by German-born chocophile Dennis Haupt, and the quaint store offers a vast array of rich German- and Belgian-based chocolates made fresh on-site each day in an exposed kitchen right in the store. As such, you won't have to worry about Suess sneaking off-color eggs and ham into its chocolate mix as you would at its competitor, Seuss Chocolates. Your Groupon is also good for 10% off retail purchases on the day of class, so stock up on sugary sweets and see if friends can distinguish your truffles from professionally made ones.