Calling all chocolate lovers! This one is for you. National Chocolate Day is quickly approaching on October 28th. If you don't already have plans to celebrate, we highly recommend making some. There are so many places to stop and enjoy some chocolate while looking at Harrisburg homes for sale.
- Hershey's Chocolate World: 101 Chocolate World Way, Hershey, PA 17033
What could be better than a trip to Hershey's Chocolate World on National Chocolate Day? Look at some Hershey homes for sale while you're in the area, then get ready to indulge.
At Hershey's, you can do more than just sample chocolate. Take a factory tour, create your own candy bar, or ride on the Hershey's Trolley. Tickets for the trolley are $17.95 for adults and include a historic show, chocolate tasting, and more. You can also visit the on-site bakery for treats like chocolate cupcakes and cookie dough cups.
- Frederic Loraschi Chocolate: 4615 Hillcrest St., Harrisburg, PA 17109
Frederic Loraschi Chocolate is a small, premium chocolate shop that offers incredible confections. The owner spent years training with the world's best chefs and chocolatiers. He takes influence from various cultures, including those of Mexico and Ecuador.
One of the top items to try at Frederic Loraschi is the Dark Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peels. Customers also love the Milk Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts and the Salted Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles.
- Cocoa Creek Chocolates: 18 S. 18th St., Camp Hill, PA 17011
If you're looking at Camp Hill homes for sale, then Cocoa Creek Chocolates is just minutes away. This delightful little chocolate shop sells chocolate collections that tell a story. An example is their Black Beauty Collection, an assortment of truffle-center chocolates made with 70 - 72% cocoa.
Cocoa Creek is mainly known for its chocolate-covered caramels. They have a Salted Caramel Collection and a Spirited Caramel Collection, both of which earn rave reviews.
- Mantango's Candies: 1501 Catherine St., Harrisburg, PA 17104
Mantango's Candies is a family-owned candy store with a fun, lighthearted atmosphere. They've been in business since 1974 and are known for their homemade chocolate. Each season, they come out with a new set of molded chocolates, which are delicious and perfect for kids (and adults).
Mantango also has many classic chocolate snacks, like chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate-coated nuts, and chocolate truffles. If you're visiting for the first time, consider trying a sampler box with caramels, buttercreams, and other classics. The owner is often in the store and is happy to tell you more about their history.
- Gertrude Hawk Chocolates: 3570 Capital City Mall Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is a premier chocolatier located inside the Capital City Mall. You can smell the chocolate wafting out of the store as you approach it, so of course you'll have to stop in for a treat!
Gertrude Hawk is especially known for their Smidgens, which are packages of small, poppable, shaped chocolates. For fall, they offer Pumpkin flavored Smidgens, which are extra special. Customers also love the chocolate-dipped strawberries and the candy bars. The Dark Chocolate Raspberry bars are especially delicious, and luckily they come in a pack of five.
We hope you get the opportunity to enjoy National Chocolate Day at one of these incredible chocolate stores. In fact, we suggest stopping by more than one if you have the time. Harrisburg is a great place to live, especially if you're a chocolate lover. Contact us if you're considering a move to the area. Our real estate agents would be happy to help you find the perfect home.