Simply Divine and went in for a visit. "Pete," the shop owner, is a very vibrant lady who gave me some of their fudge to try, so I'll be revealing that to you all today. In a regular review I'll be sharing their truffle collection with you all as well.
Third was this "Peanut Butter Cup" type of fudge, which is huge and has three tiers. The top and bottom are a chocolate layer, but the top has two actual peanut butter cups in it as well; the middle tier is peanut butter fudge, which makes this a difficult piece to take just a sliver from to sample for you all. The peanut butter layer is creamy and soft, the bottom chocolate layer is milk chocolate and sweet, and the top layer has the interesting but slightly dry peanut butter cups. The result is a huge bite that I think must make any chocolate and peanut butter lover very happy.
Finally a "Bailey's Irish Cream" flavor that's good year-round, not just in March. This piece of chocolate fudge has a green and chocolate crosshatch of lines across the top. It has a cocoa and sweet smell, but also a hint of Bailey's as well. Taking a sliver of it, I find it slices easily. It has a smooth, creamy taste and texture and melts quickly in my mouth. The cocoa is overwhelmed by the Bailey's in a short amount of time, and like all fudge it is very sweet. A nice twist on plain chocolate fudge that you should savor unless you want a nasty sugar rush from eating it too fast.
Simply Divine. They have a lot of other varieties of candy, including a full array of truffles that they sell directly to customers and to local restaurants as well. "Pete" tells me they are the largest candy shop for 400 miles around unless you go to Chicago. While I found 7 chocolate shops along that trip, there are long stretches of miles where I found nothing at all, so when you see one, stop and thank them for being there and helping you enjoy the Sacred Substance.
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Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.