Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale or the Best 2 1/2 Hours You Will Ever Spend in Arizona
My friend, Kay, just left to go back to Washington after visiting for a couple of weeks. Before she arrived, I knew she was going to celebrate a significant birthday while she was here, and I wanted to do something special for her to help mark the occasion. During the time I was pondering this, one day I happened to be reading the blog, Spoonful of Flavor, about her visit to Arizona. She mentioned going on a chocolate tour. I immediately perked up. I did not know there was a chocolate tour here! How could I not know that after living here all of my life? Anyway, I instantly knew this was what we needed to do for Kay’s birthday. We both love chocolate! I immediately bought tickets, and I am so happy I did. It was so much fun!
Ophelia was our tour guide and CEO of the company. She showed us where cocoa beans come from. I guess they don’t just drop down from heaven like I thought! 🙂 Although I still think the fact that chocolate exists is proof that God loves us!
Ophelia was delightful and could not have been a better tour guide. She took us on a walking tour at a leisurely pace from place to place to sample all kinds of chocolate in Old Town Scottsdale. And sample chocolate we did! There was Belgian chocolate at Chocolade van Brugge – we got to pick 2 different kinds. It was so difficult to choose!
We even got to see a high heel shoe made out of chocolate. Who needs a glass slipper when you can have this one? 🙂
One of our stops was the Herb Box. They have my kind of Happy Hour,
and some of the best chocolate layer cake that I’ve ever had – so rich and delicious!
Along the way, there were some beautiful flowers. Old Town Scottsdale is really very pretty.
Continuing the walk, we stopped in an amazing store, Classic Cakes and Confections Bakery, where the cakes come in all different shapes and sizes.
And the owner and I share a similar philosophy of life.
Then we headed over to Scottsdale Fashion Square where a few more chocolate tastings were located. Along the way there are lots of unique sculptures and architecture to enjoy. These were floating sculptures made out of fishing poles that light up at night.
We stopped at one point to take a group picture with one of the sculptures. Everyone on the tour was so nice and friendly. When you share chocolate with someone, it tends to bond you for life!
Once at the mall, we headed over to Caketini, just a short walk from the entrance.
Here we got to take a break, sit down at some tables with some ice water, and sample canolis. I have always wanted to try one. It was one of my favorite sweets on the tour!
I never thought you could have too much chocolate, but by this time, we were getting pretty full. You definitely get your money’s worth. So at the next stop, they kindly put our Sprinkle’s cupcakes in to-go bags.
At the Sprinkle’s store, we got to see their cupcake ATM. It was really cool! It is probably a bad thing that I learned about that. Good thing it is on the other side of town from where I live!
This is just a brief overview of the Chocolate Tour. It lasts for 2 1/2 hours and covers 2 miles. I highly recommend it! Our gracious tour guide has even offered readers of Cook AZ I Do a discount! Just put the letters “cookazido” in the promotional code box when you order your tickets for $10.00 off. That is a great deal! Click on the link below to order tickets and find out more about the tour. Whether you live in Arizona or are just visiting, I hope you get a chance to go on the Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale at some point. It will be the most delicious 2 1/2 hours you have ever spent!
Click on the link above for more information and don’t forget to put the letters “cookazido” in the promotional code box to get $10.00 off when you order tickets.
*This is not a sponsored post. I just loved the tour and wanted to let you know about it.