Cowboy-Up Chocolates Pays Homage to San Angelo’s Frontier History

August 26, 2021 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

Dinner and a Movie for Valentine’s Day—Texas-Style

February 11, 2021 | By June Naylor

If there was ever a Valentine’s Day to stay indoors, it’s this one. With the COVID-19 pandemic and freezing temps …

Chocolate and Barbecue Live in Sweet-Savory Harmony in Tomball

November 29, 2018 | By Mai Pham

Modern barbecue origin stories typically fall into two categories: that of the apprentice who struck out on his or her own, as in the case of Franklin Barbecue in Austin; or that of the backyard enthusiast who gained a cult following before opening a brick-and-mortar, as in the case of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston. They usually don’t start with small-batch, artisanal chocolate sold at the local farmers market. But at Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue in Tomball, where a handmade chocolate shop is fused with a celebrated, hoppin’ barbecue restaurant, it’s a lot like what Forrest Gump’s mama used to say: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

This One-Of-A-Kind Chocolate from Hico Is Sure to Please Your Texan Valentine

January 12, 2018 | By Cynthia J. Drake

I’m standing inside the Wiseman House chocolate-making studio in downtown Hico, and the chocolatey, slightly salty aroma reminds me of a mug of hot cocoa. A few blocks away, the Wiseman House retail shop sells chocolates and chocolate-themed gift items, but here is where the real chocolate magic takes place.

10 Texas Chocolate Shops We Love

October 25, 2017 | By

Making chocolate is a true craft—and lucky for us Texans, there are plenty of masters living and working in the state.

The Doctor Is In

May 11, 2016 | By Helen Anders

The door opens, and in strides a woman in dark blue scrubs. The doctor is in.

Sweet on Susie’s

June 8, 2015 | By Rachel Monroe

The first thing I notice when I walk in the door at Susie’s South 40 Confections is the unmistakably sweet scent of candy—the rich, buttery aroma of caramel; the sharp, earthy scent of chocolate.

Raising the Bar on Chocolate

January 31, 2013 | By Kristy Alpert

Chocolate has become synonymous with the month of February. Like the Aztec Emperor Mont­ezuma, who is said to have drunk more than 50 cups of liquid chocolate daily for its aphrodisiacal properties, those looking to express sweet sentiments or celebrate love have long extolled chocolate in its many forms.

Calvert’s CocoaModa

June 15, 2009 | By Lori Moffatt

Flamboyant characters like former Brit Ken Wilkinson, who arrived in the sleepy Brazos Valley town of Calvert a few years ago to build a world-class chocolate shop, tend to start tongues wagging.

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