Saturday, August 30, 2003

South Florida Update: Jimmie's and Amazing!

Ft. Lauderdale: I have been flying to Ft. Lauderdale for 20 years (a cheaper/easier way to get to South Florida than using Miami International and in all of my trips, I never realized that Jimmie´s Chocolates ( - Florida´s oldest chocolate company- 1947) was less than 2 miles away. This is a real gem that is easy to miss. You must ask for Ginger, the wonderful woman who helped me sample some of their goodies. The dipped strawberry was as good as it gets, but so were the truffles and chocolate candy. The chocolate covered pretzels were also a big hit! Jimmie´s has a cafè on the main road and the chocolate shop in back (both small cute pink buildings). The manufacturing is done three buildings away.

In Hollywood, Florida, near downtown, you should stop by and visit Amazing Chocolates (! Although I wasn´t able to take any home (my fault for running late), my 30-second visit included a Tiramisu chocolate candy that was unbelievable. I can´t wait to return to Hollywood, Fl to sample more!

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