Tour of a globetrotter’s gourmet chocolate factory


What to do when you want to discover a daring new world of chocolate from all over the world?

Well if you are Jessica Harney you have co-founded a fantastic woman owned business called Chocolux! I recently discovered this generous store at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, and it’s a treat in every way! I conducted an exclusive interview with Mrs. Harney and she told me about her shop filled with spectacular candy from around the world. (I am blessed and lucky to have the profession I do!)

“My grandmother owned a candy store and I grew up in the chocolate and candy business,” she told me.

Indeed, his store is filled with about twenty under-radar vschocolate brands that will delight your taste buds. “We have around 20 brands from all over the world,” she added.

So here they are for you – all under one roof – because Mrs. Harney made the “trip” for you!

One of the bestsellers is the gorgeous Norman Love Chocolates – absolutely gorgeous and colorful chocolate mini works of art that cost $ 2.95 each. One of the favorites is the Cup of Cheer for Christmas, featuring Kahlua, Bailey’s and a chocolate ganache. But I must admit that my favorite is the chocolate-hazelnut praline truffle with fabulous filberts and crispy caramelized praline. Sicilian pistachio is also a winner.

Other brands in the store include Lindt; Godiva; Neuhaus; and Goldkenn, who makes a special Captain Morgan Spiced Rum chocolate with Cointreau, and another liqueur-filled chocolate with Famous Grouse whiskey.

I also love that she offers award-winning Vosges Chocolates, from Chicago, an award-winning chocolatier, including their five-spice chocolate bar featuring cloves and star anise.

Vegan? Try the Hemp Love strain with lavender salt.

Do you like sweet and savory? Try Sweet Pete’s Chip Chip Hooray.

Sugar free? So Tom & Jenny’s is a must.

To order, call the Connecticut store at 860-862-2090 and check out their Chocolux page on the Mohegan Sun website:

It just proves that there is so much more to explore at Mohegan Sun than just playing!

For more on my Wanderlust trips, follow me on Instagram at @Debbikickham.

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Freeda S. Scott