There’s no better excuse to indulge in your love of chocolate than on Chocolate Day this February 9! Below are 10 of the best places to go to satisfy all your chocolate cravings in Metro Phoenix.
The Chocolate Experience
Celebrate your love for chocolate on February 12 and 13 at a chocolate-lovers dream event! There will be live music, chocolate vendors and a chocolate and wine package for attendees ages 21 and over. The wine package comes with four chocolates paired with four different wines. The music lineup includes Notes from Neptune, Joe Fladung Music, Grace Noelle Music and more. The event also has chocolate-inspired sensory stations for young attendees and those with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Admission and parking are free.
Learn more: azstreetmarket.com/chocolate-experience.html
Looking for a delicious chocolate cake? The Mexicano’s chocolate molten cake is a cake with molten chocolate in the middle with a sweet cream top. Not only does this decadent delight ooze chocolate, but it can also be served with ice cream!
Learn more: themexicano.com
The Italian Daughter
Do you love chocolate and pizza? What about chocolate on pizza? The Italian Daughter has multiple chocolate items to choose from. Take the Nutella pizza, for example; a homemade pizza crust glazed with Nutella and topped with whipped cream, ricotta, berries, mint and powdered sugar. Then there’s the Bombolone; a desert donut stuffed with your choice of cannoli cream or Nutella.
Learn more: theitaliandaughter.com
There’s no better way to start your day than with something sweet. Eggstasy’s menu includes a wide variety of chocolate breakfasts. For bacon lovers, they even have chocolate-covered bacon. If you’re looking to venture out of your comfort zone, order the churro waffle accompanied by Nutella dipping sauce. You can also keep it simple with plain chocolate pancakes or spice it up with some Nutella red velvet pancakes or raspberry, white-chocolate pancakes.
Learn more: eggstasyaz.com
Sonoran Brewing Company
Beer and chocolate? Indeed! Check out the buzz about chocolate with the Sonoran White Chocolate Ale. This wheat beer is on tap and has a subtle hint of white chocolate.
Learn more: phxbeerco.com
Zak’s Chocolate has been included in Food & Wine magazine’s best chocolate in America list. The shop sells everything from cocoa nibs to chocolate turtles. It also has a virtual chocolate talk, taste and tour event where you can learn about the chocolate craft and take a virtual tour through their chocolate factory. And, the tour is available with and without complimentary wine tasting. Zak’s Chocolate makes 100% of all the chocolate they sell and use with ethically-sourced cocoa beans.
Learn more: zaks-chocolate.square.site
CC’s Sweet Sensations
Perfect your chocolate party with a chocolate fountain that you can rent. CC’s Sweet Sensations offers multiple chocolate fountain packages that include setup, chocolate, skewers, lighting and dips. The rental is for two hours and is a great way to enhance any event. They also offer cakes, cake pops, gourmet popcorn stations and dessert buffets.
Learn more: ccsweetsensations.com
The Cookie House
Chocolate cookies are another great way to celebrate Chocolate Day! The Cookie House offers a variety of chocolate cookies (and you can never go wrong with a classic chocolate chip!). But, if you want to go fancy, you can order chewy brownie pecan, chocolate butterscotch, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate Reese’s and many other fantastically fun flavors.
Learn more: thecookiehouseaz.com
The Toasted Mallow
A gourmet marshmallow shop must have chocolate too! In addition to tasty chocolate mallows, The Toasted Mallow in Gilbert also has a frozen hot chocolate milkshake too. For a loaded-choco experience, try the brownie bomb marshmallow, topped with chocolate, brownie and cherries. You can also take advantage of the company’s online store, which features many different types of marshmallows dipped in chocolate as well as chocolate mallow cups and edible chocolate-chip-cookie dough.
Learn more: thetoastedmallow.com
Everybody loves hot chocolate! Satisfy your hot chocolate cravings with either a regular hot chocolate or a Nutella hot chocolate. Plus, 32 Shea also sells a gluten-free chocolate mud cake and a Nutella cheesecake.
Learn more: 32shea.com