The Chocolate in Truckee is amazing! .....just where should you go to get your chocolate fix on? I actually found a Google Map already set up answering that question - you can zoom into the map below and find more details and move the map around to find Chocolate over at Lake Tahoe and Reno. (One of my favorites, Sweets Handmade Candies in the Downtown Commercial Row is not on the map however!)
I got the "DEATH SENTENCE" (truly!!) several years back, that I was "ALLERGIC TO SUGAR" and can just eat very small quantities each day, so I have to be very careful with Chocolate ...sob :(
Cake Tahoe - Cupcake & Creamery - New in 2012 to Truckee. Located around the corner from the Truckee Hotel next to the Carmel Gallery.
The Building is the first of the mixed use buildings from the Truckee Railyard Project! I love the idea of a Live/Work Condo and I would love to have one of these in Downtown Truckee!!
UPDATE: Cake Tahoe has closed their Truckee Store and are looking for a new location.
Dorinda's Chocolate Cafe Located in Reno and the Village at Squaw Valley now
Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries are her signature product!
I personally love their Chocolate Covered Mangoes!
Photo Credit: Dorinda's Chocolate Cafe
Manzanita Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe (mid-mountain at Northstar).
Their chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches drizzled with hot fudge is worthy of a mention!
Sweets Handmade Candies - located in Downtown Truckee on Commercial Row
They are famous for their fudges that they mix up in the front of the store where you can watch them (kids love watching this - and the smells while they are making it are beyond heavenly!)
One of my favorites has always been their Marble Corn! (Carmel Corn with Chocolate drizzled over it!)
The Chocolate Bar - located in the Village at Northstar
Besides awesome food and desserts, they specialize in Chocolate Alcoholic Beverages - Oh My!!
The following section was written by my sister Kerry Bacon (a hilarious last name for a Dietician!). She has created an amazing website called "Healthy Diet Habits", and is one of my Truckee Eat & Drink Category Sponsors, as she is helping me with all the "foodie" information on this site! The links in the section below, go directly to her website, where you can find additional information on the topics underlined.
Chocolate! What do you feel when you think of this beloved candy? If you are like most of us, you feel comfort! It's your go to friend, when life is tough! There are those in the diet industry that will advise you to get rid of all of the foods that you love. This is called deprivation, and it often leads to overeating. Life is short and there is no room for deprivation!
Some healthy diet habits that will help you to keep chocolate in your life and not cause you to gain weight are:
Chocolate has been proven to increase happiness and therefore a great Lifestyle Solution. It actually increases your endorphins in your brain, which make you happy. Endorphins work to lessen pain and decrease stress.
It also contains tryptophan which causes serotonin to be released. Serotonin is an anti-depressant! This daily fix might just be the key to happiness, stress and pain relief, and less depression! Definitely a healthy diet habit!
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Chocolate is everywhere these days! You can always find Chocolate at the Truckee Grocery Stores, and there is usually always something with Chocolate in it at the Truckee Coffee Shops and Truckee Restaurants! And seriously...what is a Holiday in Truckee without Chocolate?