Thursday, April 12, 2007
Souvenir from Chicago-Fannie May Chocolate
My first taste of a Fannie May mint meltaway happened this past Christmas while visiting my boyfriend’s family in Chicago. I’ve always been fond of the combination of mint and chocolate together so when my BF showed me the box of chocolates his mom had given him, I was more than eager to give it a try. And oh my, those bite-size chocolates sure were good! I mean, I thought a Peppermint Patty was already something pretty special but after one bite of a mint meltaway, well, let's just say, I melted. I must have achieved some sort of mint-chocolatey-nirvana because I haven't picked up a Peppermint Patty ever since. To put it bluntly, a Peppermint Patty simply does not compare to a meltaway. The meltaways really are just that...melt-in-your-mouth-delectable-creaminess without being overly sweet.
If you’re in the Chicago area, then lucky you because there are several Fannie May retail shops in the vicinity. If you’re like me however, and live out on the West Coast where there are no Fannie May locations, then plan a trip out to Chicago and stop by one of the shops (something I did just last month!). If that's not possible though, you can always order some minty goodness from their website: www.fanniemay.com