Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Scribble out cocoa cravings with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of handmade chocolates and confections at Sweet Chocolat in Roseville.
Sweet Chocolat's confectioners hand-make chocolates in the factory humming just behind its long-time Roseville retail store, pouring cocoa into more than 6,000 different molds, then arranging it into a potpourri of assorted boxes and gift baskets. The handmade sea-salt caramels constitute one of the Sweet Chocolat's most popular sweets ($2.25 for 2, $9.99 for 8). The chocolatiers also package boxes of assorted truffles ($7.99/quarter-pound; $15.99/half-pound), with each piece safeguarding a delicious surprise, from nougat to prank snakes. Summer's harvests spill over with bounties of chocolate-covered dried blueberries and strawberries ($6.99/half-pound bag) plucked from their chocolate-covered bushes. Soccer balls and baseballs of milk chocolate ($5.99/half-pound) and a variety of gift baskets ($9.99+) render the cocoa's fruit even more entrancing.
Sweet Chocolat works to build a community drenched in the splendors of chocolate by holding special events and open houses at its store and factory, where visitors ford chocolate streams and stifle quips about Gene Wilder movies.