Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Remember the episode of "I Love Lucy" where Lucy and Ethel work in a chocolate factory and have to eat and hide all the candies they don't have time to wrap? Fascia's Chocolates, celebrating 50 years as chocolatiers, plays the video to get you in the proper mood when you take their Chocolate Bar Tour.

Located in Waterbury on 44 Chase River Road, their new factory and gift shop is perfect for your holiday shopping list.  The tours are only on weekends, or a private tour can be arranged, and times are 12:30 p.m.and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For $10 you can Make Your Own Chocolate Bar and $5 without.  But who can resist the toppings of nuts and krispies and sprinkles wrapped in milk chocolate! Call 203-753-0515, ext. 102 or online at www.fasciaschocolates.com.

Hand dipped caramels, truffles and nougats were my favorites but I didn't get to taste them all.  Come learn how chocolate is made, from the pods and seeds of the cocoa trees in South America and Africa, all the way to your dining room table.  Fascia's, a family owned business that started in the kitchen of John and Helen Fascia in 1964, even has specialized party favors, molded holiday treats, sugar-free offerings and a dozen delicious flavors of Italian Gelato.  And it's all kosher.  Go to Seven Angels Theatre on the night Fascia's Chocolates are featured for an extra treat of candy coated entertainment.

There's a lot to love and feast on at Fascia's. Mangia!

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