A delicately prepared chocolate can make a woman’s heart sing, a child’s mouth smile, and a crossing guard’s whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with today’s Groupon to The Chocolate Haus. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of chocolates, fudge, and caramels.
- For $12, you get a box of 10 chocolate-covered strawberries (a $25.99 value).
Runner-up for Best Candy Store on the Cedar Rapids A-List, The Chocolate Haus entices more than one million visitors a year to its Amana Colonies location with preservative-free, handmade confections crafted from 100-year-old recipes. Cappuccino truffles house coffee-infused ganache centers hidden beneath gourmet dark-chocolate shells ($12/0.5 lbs.), and the Walking Stick, a caramel-dipped pretzel rolled in pecans and coated in chocolate ($24/six), helps hikers through dangerous woods overrun with feral gummy bears. The shop’s signature fudge, built on a base of grade AA butter and heavy whipping cream, comes in 16 flavors, such as old-fashion chocolate, maple walnut, and Snickers ($12.50/lb.). Valentines can indulge in 10 succulent strawberries cloaked in chocolate, ideal for a romantic gesture or for intimidating self-satisfied fruit salads. Open seven days a week until after Valentine’s Day, the shop serves up unending trays of samples for peckish patrons to nosh on; the shop is then open Friday–Monday until Easter.