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Calling all chocoholics to Appleton, Wisconsin

Yummy... chocolate!
Yummy... chocolate!
Sandra Scott

Chocolate lovers will be in chocolate heaven during their visit to the Fox City area of Wisconsin. Appleton is home to two great chocolatiers.

Start your visit with a tour and tasting at Vande Walle's Candies. Family-owned and operated since 1974, Vande Walle's offer over 95 varieties of fine chocolates and hand crafted confections at their factory. Tour the factory and try some of the Vande Walle’s specialties including their most popular Heavenly Angelfood Candy. And, it is more than fine chocolate. The tour also included an amazing cake decorating demonstration. Did you know that one serving of chocolate has three-times the antioxidants as one serving of green leafy vegetables. Chocolate not only taste great it is good for you.

Then, head over to Wilmar Chocolates. Since 1956 this corner confectioner has specialized in fresh small-batch chocolates, made with 100% natural ingredients. Using proprietary recipes and the freshest ingredients - cream and butter from the local dairy, fresh fruit delivered by the growers, honey directly from Wisconsin bee farmers - Wilmar does not cut corners on taste. Each Wilmar chocolate is handmade, hand cut, hand wrapped and hand packed. Don’t leave before you Build Your Own Bar. Chocolate lovers get to choose from ingredients such as potato chips, coffee, cayenne pepper and coconut and then watch as the chocolatiers create a unique personal masterpiece. Can’t visit and/or want more information then check Vandewallecandies.com and www.wilmarchocolates.com where you can order some of their products.