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Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop

Chicago, Illinois, United States

830 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Overall Experience: 8 / 10
Date Visited: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ghirardelli Chocolates typically come from San Francisco, but while in Chicago, we were pleased to see they had a store there as well. The store sells chocolates (decoratively wrapped), and home chocolate products such as cocoa, and hot chocolate powder.

Upon entering the store, we were presented with a sample Caramel Ghirardelli chocolate - delicious! We enjoyed that while looking at their dessert menu.

This location features a small outdoor patio that has fun tables - they are made in the shape of a Ghirardelli chocolate. Different tables are different colors ("flavors" of chocolate). One of the outdoor tables is pictured here.


$7.25 for an ice cream sundae, $3-$5 for a hot chocolate.


This is a casual store and dessert location - shorts/t-shirt are fine.

Items Ordered

Intense Dark Sundaes - Toffee Interlude

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate hot fudge sauce, toffee crumbles, whipped cream and a square of Toffee Interlude Intense Dark chocolate.

After looking at the menu description, and the picture we took, we realized that we didn't get our Toffee Interlude intense dark chocolate square! That's disappointing. In spite of that, the sundae was great. The ice cream was nice and creamy, and served with plenty of rich chocolate sauce. I found the toffee bits were actually a bit annoying - they were crunchy and got stuck in my teeth afterwards.

Chocolate Drinks - Decadent Drinking Chocolate with Biscotti

Made with melted Chocolate Drops and packed with intense chocolate flavor in every rich, velvety sip.

This was a seriously chocolatey beverage. It was incredibly thick and delicious. Although it looks small, this drink is so rich it is probably adequate for two people. This beverage is really quite the experience - it tastes like a creamy, melted chocolate. It is very good, but very thick and filling.

The drinking chocolate was served with a piece of biscotti - it was typical "starbucks-style" biscotti - very hard.

On a previous occasion, I have ordered the "Classic Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa" ($3.25 for a small, or $3.75 for a large), and I found it to be the most delicious hot chocolate I have ever had. In the future, I would order the classic hot cocoa, as I found the decadent drinking chocolate too heavy.

review contents

Items Ordered
Intense Dark Sundaes - Toffee Interlude
Chocolate Drinks - Decadent Drinking Chocolate with Biscotti

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