Monday, December 19, 2005

Yes I like candy too much

Sugar Savvy links to a chocolate shop with the winners of the chocolate awards. Take a look at the chocopedia, with reviews of lots of chocolate you won't be able to find at the store, so you will have to order from them. I don't feel so bad exploring high end chocolate, or beer for that matter, as the most expensive choices are still single digit prices. Wine on the other hand requires expense accounts, the lottery or an IPO to feel comfortable in exploring.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a fab chocolate shop in Richmond call "For the Love of Chocolate." I highly recommend checking it out.

nic

Tripp said...

Thanks I will try on my next visit to Mecca. I will add to my usual stops like Carytown burgers and fries. mmmmmm good.

Anonymous said...

Richmond is now Mecca????

nic

Tripp said...

You know how Richmonders are. The only state worth anything is VA and the only town in VA worth anything is Richmond. Hence they call it that, partially mocking, but partially in pride. I have also heard Jerusalem on the James.

nic said...

I accept their parochialism and of course the Commonwealth of Virginia is the finest state in the Union, but there is no reason for a nice Tidewater boy to accept their worldview.

Tripp said...

I was being ironic. Tidewater wins every time. Esp now that it will have a five guys.

Anonymous said...

Five Guys has been here for some time now. Still no Brooks Bros. in Tidewater, oddly enough.

Tripp said...

I quite like Five guys but would like a taste test vs. Carytown. I am not totally surprised at the lack of Brooks Brothers in Tidewater, demographics are skewed against it. Not enough rich people I think. Maybe they are served by the Williamsburg locale.

Oregon has only one in the whole state and it is an outlet.

Brack said...

I think Beecroft & Bull may have Brooks Bros. boxed out, in terms of the higher end stuff.

nic said...

I was thinming the same thing about B&B. Also, I'm not sure Tidewater is the right demographic for New York summer weight wool fashions.

Tripp said...

Where are the good candy shops in Tidewater, BTW?

nic said...

Are there any? Taste? I heard Trader Joes is coming.

Brack said...

I agree w/ nic that Taste is a good bet. Other than random Candy Express type places in the malls and the salt water taffy/tacky t-shirt places on thh Strip, nothing else really comes to mind. Over the years, Colley Ave in Norfolk has been home to various candy boutiques as trends have come and gone: there was a jelly bean store back in the Reagan years, and before that there was some sort of candy-covered popcorn shop. I just don't know if there is anything there anymore, except for that Taste Unlimited that's been there forever.

This probably doesn't count, since they appear to be a strictly on-line retailer, but Hometown Favorites ("Missing your My-T-Fine pudding, Skybars or Walnettos?
Wonder what happened to Chocolate Babies, Cherry Chip Cake Mix or Junket Custard? We can help!" is based at the Beach: http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/candy_store.asp

Next time you perform the hajj, we'll swing by FTLOC.