Without chocolates and candy conversation hearts, the only way to communicate sugary affection was to whisper sweet nothings into a paper bag and pop it next to a lover’s ear. Celebrate a sweeter, less alarming taste with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of artisanal chocolates and other appetizing indulgences at Sweet's in Lake Forest.
Sweet's has harbored a decadent kingdom of handcrafted confections since 1982. Stop inside the inviting shop and the knowledgeable staff will find the best way to furnish a gift basket or the last dessert-less crevasses of your heart. Key confections include the mixed assortment of chocolates ($23.95) and melt-in-your-mouth english toffee, which comes crafted from real butter, milk chocolate, and freshly ground pecans ($23.95). The sweets menu spans the seasons—amorous pairs can celebrate delicious devotion by picking through a Valentine’s gift box ($28.95), and families can don camouflage overalls and kick off the chocolate-bunny hunting season by picnicking on the contents of hand-painted willow Easter baskets. Or nosh the fantasy apple ($13.95), a Granny Smith fruit doused in fresh pecans, hot caramel, and chocolate—pleasing sweet fangs and preventing hand-to-mouth combat with its convenient stick.
Four Yelpers give Sweet's a four-star average: