If not sated, a strong sweet tooth may grow a mind of its own, leading mouths to gnaw on newspaper ads for ice-cream parlors and vanilla-scented soap. Give teeth what they really crave with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet chocolate treats at The Chocolate Haus, redeemable either online or at the shop located in the Amana Colonies.
Wielding a wooden spoon, copper kettle, and century-old recipes, The Chocolate Haus handcrafts an array of tasty goodies from natural, preservative-free ingredients. Visitors gaze through a wide glass partition as the chocolaterie’s signature fudge, in flavors such as old-fashioned chocolate, rocky road, or vanilla pecan, is mixed from scratch. Patrons can lend these three together in a custom box ($23) or explore other realms of temptation with a half-pound of ganache-filled cappuccino truffles ($12) or chocolate-coated s’mores ($21). The shop's well-known walking sticks, featuring a pretzel rolled in caramel, coated in pecans, and dipped in milk chocolate, call to adventure-seeking taste buds ($21). For dentists who practice what they preach, The Chocolate Haus boasts a hefty collection of sugar-free treats, ranging from almond butter crunch ($11) to milk chocolate-, pecan-, and caramel-filled turtles ($11).