Well, my sister, Maria, and I left for St. Louis today. We are driving down to spend the holiday weekend with one of my other sisters, Buff. We had not planned any stops - but along the way we passed a billboard that we could not ignore.
'THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN - EXIT 39"
It was almost as if I was in a trance: I followed the road signs and we found "The Chocolate Garden". Located on Friday Rd. in Coloma, Michigan this little gem is the kind that you find when you take a chance turn off the freeway and get lucky on a road trip. Nestled in cherry country the garden offers more than just a taste of the finest chocolate I personally have ever had - it also offers a feast for the eyes. There are endless rows of cherry trees that grow in a deep and productive quiet that I did not expect to find so close to a major freeway.
From the website I learned that the chocolates are available online - and that is the main mode of getting the chocolate to the customers. If you are ever driving East on I-94 and are near by exit 39 you should stop in to try some of these chocolates. If you are not going to make it out that way you should consider ordering some. They are a bit pricey, but for a special treat I highly recommend them.