DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Decadance in Fort Wayne!

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All I can say about DeBrand Fine Chocolates is yum!  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, mom and I met up with our hostesses Jessa and Kristen at the chocolate store to get a chance to get acquainted face to face.

I find it interesting that the DeBrand Chocolate story, like the Vera Bradley story is about a young woman entrepreneur.  According to the history on their website, DeBrand Chocolate was started by Cathy Brand-Beere who combined her love of art and creativity in chocolate.  Growing up in a family with a confectionary business, she began her love affair with chocolate at the age of eight.  In 1987, she took her love to a new level and opened DeBrand Fine Chocolates in Fort Wayne.

Today DeBrand employees nearly 100 people with four retail shops in Fort Wayne and a mail order department that ships all over the world.  In 2010, they also stated a Wholesale Division selling  products to retailers.

I personally can vouch for the high quality and amazing taste of their chocolate and nuts!

When we were offered dessert, I am almost embarrassed to say we didn’t hesitate.  We selected this  amazing concoction with ice cream covered in a hardened chocolate, surrounded by pecans and drizzled with chocolate.  Words really can’t quite describe the taste especially for a chocoholic like me. You could choose to have dark or light chocolate, I chose light for the hard shell and dark for my drizzle.  It was so pretty we had to pause a minute before devouring ALL of it!

Besides the obvious food delights, you can even take a tour at DeBrands headquarters for a scant $5.00. If I had time that day that would have been right up my alley.  The store is bright, clean and fun! The biggest challenge is deciding what you want, that can be a timely choice.

If in the Fort Wayne area be sure to add a stop to DeBrand to your schedule, your palate will be glad you did!  Log onto DeBrand.com for more information!