|Texas shaped like chocolate sits on display at CocoAndre, one of the chocolate shops Candy Industry visited while in Dallas. All photos by Assocaite Editor Crystal Lindell.|
Candy Industry recently visited Dallas during an ECRM Winter Confectionery Conference (be sure to check out coverage of the new products and the Kid’s choice awards), and while in town, I toured three incredible local chocolate shops.
Jeanine Stevens, who owns Dallas by Chocolate, a taste tour service in the city, was the guide for the adventure. She started the company late last year, and after a rocky start, she tweaked her business model just enough to start selling out tours.
“We taste the samples, shop, learn how it’s made — a lot of really cool things,” she explains.
Our adventure started at a shop Stevens called, “the hip place in town" ....