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Gettin' Chubby Never Tasted So Good

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Love chocolate? So do I, in case my quest for the perfect hot chocolate wasn't enough indication. Today's chocolate report, however, is about truffles - "obscenely good" truffles, no less.

Located on the outer edge of Deadwood, as you head through town up toward Lead, Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates is a chocolate-lover's dream come true. No polite, demure, uniformly-sized chocolates these, but lopsided monsters in festive garb. You wonder, looking at these chocolates, if they can possible be more fun to eat than they are to look at and the answer, amazingly, is yes!

In addition to all the flavors you might expect to find in a truffle shop (buttercream, toffee, raspberry), there are house specialties such as the "Hot Mama," a dark chocolate truffle with habanera, jalapeno, and cayenne pepper, or the white chocolate Key Lime and Lemon Meringue. I am drooling just thinking about this.

Even Rachel Ray was impressed. On a trip through the Black Hills to film an episode of $40 A Day, one of her crew folk stopped in at the Chubby Chipmunk and was so impressed that the little shop made it into Every Day With Rachel Ray. A fine compliment indeed! But trust me when I tell you that you don't want to take my word for it. If you have any excuse at all to stop by and try one of these truffles for yourself, do it. Sizing in slightly larger than golfballs, you can even share - IF you have the self-control.

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