Mmmm… chocolate. Whether you love it or hate it, chocolate makes the world go round.
There are so many ways to enjoy chocolate, whether it’s in cake, cookies or just straight chocolate bars.
Here are a few places to enjoy your favorite style of chocolate treat for National Chocolate Day on Monday.
For a chocolate cake: The Chocolate
It should come as little surprise that a restaurant dedicated to chocolate would have outstanding desserts and treats. While there are many unique cakes and cookies, The Cherub cake is pure heaven in your mouth. The Cherub is a chocolate cake, wrapped in chocolate icing, with chocolate shavings on that. That is one delicious chocolate overload.
Location: 212 S. State St., Orem
For a chocolate brownie: The BYU creamery
If you can deal with the crowds, lines and difficult parking, the BYU Creamery on Ninth has the best brownies your taste buds have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. More particularly, their mint brownies are little squares carved by angels. Ignore the calories and potentially clogged arteries, just focus on the brownie bliss.
Location: 1209 N. 900 East, Provo
For a chocolate milkshake: Purple Turtle
The Purple Turtle has been in a staple in Pleasant Grove since it opened in 1969, and sticks out like a sore purple thumb with its purple roof and lighting.
The Purple Turtle is a diner that offers the typical fare of fries, burgers and other fattening goodies. But the shakes are to die for, especially the chocolate shakes. Take a sip and just let your cares float away.
Location: 85 State St., Pleasant Grove
For a quality chocolate bar: Taste
Not just a dessert eatery, Taste considers itself a “gallery” for quality chocolate bars. And we’re not just talking Cadbury vs. Hershey’s. Taste lauds itself on using only the finest ingredients to craft their chocolate wonders.
But don’t expect to fill yourself here. Taste is for just that, tasting. But by the time you’re done with these decadent chocolate bars, you’ll be more than satisfied in chocolate euphoria.
Location: 117 N. University Ave., Provo
For a chocolate cookie: Sweet Tooth Fairy
There is no shortage of sweet treats at Sweet Tooth Fairy, and that goes for chocolate cookies too. You can pick one of many different assortments to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth, including Double Fudge, Black and White and Chocolate Chip.
Location: 1064 S. 750 East, Orem
For a chocolate cupcake: Cravings - Alisha's Cupcakes
Cravings - Alisha's Cupcakes serves tons of chocolate flavors, including Andes Mint, Chocolate Cherry Truffle, Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake and just plain Chocolate. One of their most famous, though, is their Better Than What Cupcake -- a chocolate cupcake filled with a caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream frosting and garnished with homemade toffee.
Location: 93 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove