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Flynn / July 13, 2005 11:42 PM

Right here to Fuel, because the question choosing folk seem to have a thing for dessert related polls.

Andrew / July 14, 2005 12:09 AM

Yeah, I guess when we're stumped we go for the food.

leah / July 14, 2005 12:21 AM

I spent the last two years working at Sweet Occasions on Damen. It was all about the four layer chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing. OR a chocolate shake made with zanzibar chocolate ice cream.

brian / July 14, 2005 8:24 AM

Jewel has this very evil chocolate cake / strawberry cake combo thingie that I quite enjoy. Trader Joe's also has a decent selection of chocolate when I'm in the mood for something sweet.

miss ellen / July 14, 2005 8:27 AM

hannah's bretzel in the loop has a sick organic chocolate selection.

my latest fave is the belgian dark chocolate dolfin bar with ground coffee.

Michael / July 14, 2005 8:33 AM

Being a simple guy of simple tastes, I just go to the nearest convenience store and pick up a scrumptious Hershey's chocolate bar with almonds. Mmmm, mmmm...bitch!!

Teddy / July 14, 2005 8:59 AM

I just stick my hand in the candy jar of the guy who has the office next to me. He is never here to eat it anyways...Almond MnM's..mmmmmm!

amyc / July 14, 2005 9:01 AM

Anywhere I can, baby.

donna / July 14, 2005 9:17 AM

Every now and then, I have to go to Bon Bon in Andersonville for a beautiful little curry chocolate buddha.

carl / July 14, 2005 9:29 AM

Cupid Candies on 95th street in Oak Lawn. Homemade Chocolates, just like the ones grandma used to make!

mutantmachine / July 14, 2005 9:54 AM

There's a new chocolate shop on Armitage called Ethyl's, however, nothing beats Vosges, if your wallet/purse can handle it.

waleeta / July 14, 2005 10:15 AM

Letezia's on Division has great chocolate chip cookies.

Bite Cafe (next to the Empty Bottle) always has amazing desserts (order off the specials list!!)

When I really need chocolate in order to fend off the desire to lose it on an innocent bystander (yes guys, it's true) I walk into anywhere and buy a Reese's peanut butter cup.

If you are ever in DC and don't go to Love Cafe on U street, you have committed a sin.

Mmmmmmmmm...I have to go now.

mike-ts / July 14, 2005 10:16 AM

Walgreen, Target, and any other place that has the sense to sell the coveted Toblerone.

I've yet to find a chocolate malt to match the richness and flavor of White Castle's.

If you got a chocolate jones and find yourself in NW Indiana, go to US 30 and stop in Albanese's shop. One shop on each end of Merrillville. Then you'll discover that chocolate is God's way of saying "I love you." And they have a large sugar free collection of goodies, in consideration of our diabetic bretheren.

Oh, what's the name of the chocolate place in Old Town that you have to walk down the stairs off of the west sidewalk on Wells street to get into? Severe yummage inside.

Mmmmm, chocolate, arrrgh. - Homer S.

Brenda / July 14, 2005 10:31 AM

You can't go there yet, but Margie's has finally started moving into their second location, across from the Montrose brown line station (the old Fanny May shop). Woo hoo!

Of course, it's only a matter of time before the space next door to them becomes a CTA construction zone and the entire block of businesses becomes a ghost town. But fingers crossed they get the shop open before summer's over.

daruma / July 14, 2005 10:32 AM

That would be the beloved Fudge Pot. MMMMMM chocolate covered strawberries...chocolate covered pretzels...chocolate covered Oreo cookies...

FredN. / July 14, 2005 10:33 AM

Old Town? That's the Fudge Pot, I think.

Anyway, go up to Evanston: Belgian Chocolatier Piron. The best.

Erica / July 14, 2005 10:38 AM

Marshall Field's has the best chocolate-covered raisins and malt balls if you like those sorts of things - you will pay up the wazoo for them, too.

I think Trinidads (Fanny May) are the best gooey dark-chocolate filled treat in the universe. I must not be the only one loving on them -- you can buy them by the box.

Cinnamon / July 14, 2005 10:46 AM

Bon Bon in Andersonville has this awesome Chili/Dark Chocolate combination that is just so heavenly nibbleable that I'm drooling just thinking of it. I haven't had anything there I disliked. And their flavors pack a power-punch, unlike Vosges which just comes off kinda limp on my palette.

And mike-ts, that chocolate malt you like so, can credit it's thickness to clay. Used to work there and I took it upon myself to determine if their burgers were really 100% beef (yep, but Grade D--about what you'd get in a high school cafeteria). That solved I moved onto deciphering what the ingredients were in their shakes. Clay. It's cheap, it makes things thick, and it doesn't melt. But it is about the only thing I'd be willing to eat from there.

Emerson Dameron / July 14, 2005 11:14 AM

I'll happily third Bon Bon. The delectables are delectable. And I adore the quirky proprietor, who never bitched about her egregious late fees when I worked at Select Video.

Alice / July 14, 2005 11:23 AM

At my old job, every once in a great while I would treat myself to a single truffle from Godiva, which was just across the street. The key lime truffle was my favorite. I'm crazy for anything key lime.

chocolate / July 14, 2005 11:39 AM

I go through the garbage at the Mars factory on Oak Park Ave.

Christy / July 14, 2005 11:48 AM

The Fudge Pot on Wells not only has incredible chocolate in many forms, but they're open until 10pm during the week and midnight on Fri/Sat. Now that's the way to run a business!

Huckle Cat / July 14, 2005 11:54 AM

I second the Vosges vote. But sometimes I'm in the mood for a Johnny Rockets chocolate malt.

lr / July 14, 2005 1:14 PM

I walk over to my kitchen cabinet and mix up some GORP. Mmmm, GORP...

jenny / July 14, 2005 1:20 PM

Hot Chocolate for their hot chocolate. Or my kitchen for my super-cocoa-mainlined brownies that would kill a horse. Or D'Agoba chocolate bars, with the highest % pure chocolate I can find.

christian / July 14, 2005 2:17 PM

work, sugar & spicesometimes intelligentsias black cat bar made by Vosges, mostly M&M's at white hen.

karen / July 14, 2005 2:43 PM

Bon Bon...Andersonville!!!
Elizabeth, the owner makes her own chocolate.

Mister C / July 14, 2005 3:36 PM

In an ongoing attempt to reduce my net volume, I try to eschew that lovely substance as much as possible. But when I do indulge, I enjoy the awesome array of various European chocolate products at Meyer's Deli on Lincoln near Lawrence. Also, there's a great gourmet chocolate place on Michigan by Lake(ish) called something like Moonshadow (or close to that, I'm probably getting it confused with the old Cat Stevens song).

JP / July 14, 2005 3:38 PM

I make my own fudge but I would not recommend eating it, but when I need a choco fix during summer just get out the Magic Shell and a tray of ice cubes. I hit the cubes with the Magic Shell. it turns hard almost instantly and I pop it in my mouth and suck off the choco. In the winter I make a pot of coffee and dump in some chocolate chips and a few Peppermint Altoids. It is amazingly good. Yeah I know I am a low maintenance girl but I know what I like.

foodgirl41 / July 14, 2005 5:07 PM

Mister C the store is Moonstruck. I like Andersson's chocolate at Northbridge on Michigan.

Leelah / July 14, 2005 5:56 PM

Cadbury... wherever I can get it!

dibs / November 24, 2005 11:04 PM

The Fudge Pot is second to none ! Caramel apples, chocolate strawberries, truffles, there's something for everyone there, not to mention the hundreds of molded chocolates. Cars, animals, you name it they have it ! Don't knoe the address, but it's in Chicagos Old Town.

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