A Little Chocolate {Works} Now and Then Doesn’t Hurt

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
― Charles M. Schulz

Let’s face it… life is better with just a little bit {meaning a lot} of chocolate. Well, chocolate lovers… listen up! I have the place for you {us} and it’s called Chocolate Works located in The Gallery at Westbury Plaza. 

I stopped in last week and met Rich Penchuk, the owner, who couldn’t have been more welcoming and hospitable. Rich opened Chocolate Works last November. He made the move from a completely unrelated field, thoroughly researched the company, hired the best chocolatiers he could find and has been going strong since!

This is a deadly store for me, a self-confessed chocoholic. Of course when I was there I sampled a delicious truffle or two… but who’s counting? Then Rich showed me a fab treat- everyone knows the best part of a crumb cake is the top, right? I mean really… why do they even make the bottom? But anyway, he sells just the crumb cake top as a cookie, either chocolate covered or plain. Genius. 

Chocolate Works has lots to offer its customers besides just dropping in for a quick piece of heaven, I mean chocolate. They have Chocolate Field Trips for scouts, schools and youth or senior groups, Chat & Chocolate (for adults), Ladies Nights Out and PJs & Movie Night and more! Sounds fun, right? Plus, all of their special events include a dip in the 4′ chocolate fountain (yes, they have a 4′ chocolate fountain!) and a treat smothered in chocolate and sprinkles using their 20′ chocolate conveyor belt- I Love Lucy style. 

They have unique gifts as well- edible chocolate picture frames, baskets, corporate gifts, company logos and many more creative ideas. I spied a chocolate “Happy Divorce” plaque when I was there. The cutest gift may be the photo on a piece of chocolate- all edible. This would make the cutest favor for almost any type of party- engagement, wedding, retirement, birthday. 

Chocolate Works also holds drop-off events for kids. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, you may need some time to prepare sans kids. Try dropping them off at the Gobble ’til You Wobble Pizza Party from 12-2pm on Wednesday, November 25th while you get your errands done. Or if Black Friday shopping is your plan, let the kids have some fun at the Black Friday Pizza Party (11am-1pm) while you shop the deals and steals. 

So now you know. There’s a great chocolate store, plus party place, kids drop-off locale, gift store, etc… right in your backyard. I suggest you visit, try some delights in person and see what else they have to offer! Let us know what you think. 

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