Sweet Treats on Beach Street
Sweet Treats on Beach Street
It was one of those summer days and the Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory beckoned us with promises of cold air conditioning and sweet treats. Their free factory tour was about to start but we still had enough time after the initial burst of cold air at the door to take in all the chocolate. Everything from pure chocolate shaped like seashells all the way to chocolate dipped Oreos. Like a miniature Willy Wonka Factory it had truffles and rock candy, chocolate covered pretzels and honeybees, taffy and chocolate covered popcorn. There were sugar free options and dog treats. Chocolate shaped like power tools and clusters of nuts held together in sweet caramel and chocolate. It was wonderful and you could already taste the chocolate melting in your mouth from just the sights and smells.
Easy to miss, but ever so delightful, if you just look up (and you miss the best stuff if you never look up in life), you’ll spot the Chocolate Train. Or, at least that’s what I’m calling it. It’s a miniature train set up to circle the shop via train tracks set high upon the walls, nearly at the ceiling. It whistles and chugs, carrying its ever so important cargo of assorted chocolate truffles round and round. It leads you towards the back of the store where we found the tour about to begin.
Let’s be honest, even if you have no real interest in the process of making chocolate, it’s enticing anyways with its promise of free chocolate at the end! But I have to hand it to the tour ladies, they’re witty and funny, and just watching the chocolate being poured and formed is a treat. I’m a sucker for random tidbits and facts so it was cool to see how they differentiate between the truffles. Each kind gets a different kind of swirl or stripes on the top. Orange crèmes get orange stripes, raspberry cream gets purple stripes, and so on. I mean, it makes sense, I can see it now, but somehow I never thought about it before and always ended up playing the luck game when trying chocolates out of mixed boxes.
The tour ends with the lovely free samples, and as a sucker for the sweet and salty combo, I went with a chocolate covered pretzel and one of the chocolate covered potato chips. They didn’t disappoint and neither did the rest of the shop, for some summer fun, sweet treats, and it’s lovely atmosphere. All in all, with that much tempting chocolate, I could hardly stand not trying any, let alone leave without at least a bag full.
– Written by: Kat Williams
Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory is located at 154 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, FL Store hours are Monday – Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tours are Monday – Saturday at 10 & 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. No tours on Sunday. No reservations required.
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