May 26, 2015, was just getting to Tell City, to the Ramada Limited Inn we were staying at so we could spend two full days at nearby Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. No chocolate at the included breakfasts each morning but the offerings were on par with what I expect from such hotel chains.
May 27, 2015, was our first day at Holiday World and we found Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen when we stopped into the Kringle Kafe for lunch. This photo is the back of my hubby going into the shop. Would you like to see more?
Here are some photos from around Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen in Holiday World.
The individual chocolates and fudge are in front of you when you enter from the Kringle Kafe. I'll show you the fudge in a moment.
Back to Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen with this photo of the section where they have the baked goods and huge candied apples as well as one of three check-out register stations. Because of the glass and lighting I didn't try to get a close-up of the huge candied apples but none had chocolate.
There was also a smaller section with some items that seemed to be primarily breakfast goods, maybe left over, it wasn't clearly labeled. We didn't buy anything else at this station but check out the mural above it.
The next day, May 28, 2015, after finishing day two at Holiday world, we found Santa's Candy Castle which is along the road we took into Santa Claus, Indiana. Yup, Santa Claus Indiana. Here is me at what looks like the entrance to the castle with their statue of Santa.
This place is fairly large as you can see in this shot of it from the parking lot.
May 29, 2015, we moved to Tell City and stayed at the Kintner House B&B right in the downtown area. No chocolate for the breakfast or in the guest cookies -- the peanut butter and snickerdoodles were good but not chocolate -- from the B&B itself. We asked a BBQ we had dinner at that night where we could find chocolate or ice cream, preferably both since a bakery we found around the square was closed (it was closed our entire stay!). But that place wasn't opened and didn't have posted hours.
The owner was there and he was great to chat with. I asked him for the most chocolate ice cream he had and he gave me this: Moose Tracks with dark chocolate ice cream, ribbons of peanut butter, and dark chocolate covered peanuts. It was great!
Candy shops, ice cream shops, and bakeries not opened on this little trip was a frustratingly common experience. Given that there were so many rundown or vacant shops in all of the small Indiana towns we visited we have a piece of general advice -- Keep regular hours so that folks can shop and get their chocolates!