‘Tis the season for all things chocolate. Soon all the stores will stock up on candies and gifts for Valentine’s Day. For those that want hand-crafted chocolate more than just once a year, The Chocolate Affair in Highland is a must visit. They specialize in handmade chocolates, seasonal candies and locally made gifts.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate
You are sure to find your favorites and maybe something you have never tried before. Guests can build their own custom box of chocolate with anything from their case. Candies include Turtles, Sea Salt Caramels, Butter Almond Toffee, and chocolate dipped Potato Chips. There are also seasonal specials like S’Mores, Mint Oreo Bark, and Chocolate Dipped Twinkies. Truffles are another one of their specialties. Flavors are constantly rotating but include Dark Chocolate with Rasberry, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Mint and more.
The Chocolate Lady
Jennifer Libbra has owned the shop for over 10 years and loves candy making. Her love shows in each piece! The Chocolate Affair moved in June of 2017 from the Bed and Breakfast they were operating from. This allowed Jennifer to solely focus on her love and create new products for customers to enjoy. Being located so close to the Highland Square allows guests to visit other local business during day trips or events held in the Square.
Want to make a full experience out of your visit? Why not plan a Chocolate Party? There are two party types to choose from. A Death by Chocolate Party is a tasting party of seasonal candies. Party attendees can bring in alcohol for up to 2 house of mingling, shopping and of course sampling delicious chocolate.
The second class style is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 to learn the basics of candy making. The Sweet Shoppe class allows groups of 6-15 to make and take an assortment of candy.
The Chocolate Affair is located at 1011 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249 (click here for directions). They are open Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM; Saturday 10AM-2PM; Closed on Sunday.