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The cool and breezy days of Spring are coming to a close and summer is upon us. May Fine Arts Festival was a month of festive weekends and so many wonderful artful moments. Summer is knocking on our doors and with that comes the fun, relaxing season of vacationers. The shops are stocked and ready to show off their treasures . We all know that we have some of the best shopping in North West Arkansas. I am here today to share the best places to take care of that chocolate craving.

Who doesn’t like chocolate? And here in Eureka Springs we have an abundance of shops to take care of that desire. I would like to start with the imageoldest candy shop in town . Sweets Fudge Kitchen 36 Spring St. has been a fixture in Eureka since 1969. You will know that you have found it when you find the old fashion taffy machine in the window. It is located in the heart of downtown. Oh my, the selection of treats to choose from is abundant. Their best sellers imageare the turtles and the English toffee. I can tell you first hand that both of these are delicious and will keep me coming back ! And tho it is not chocolate, the taffy is yummy and the flavor selection is huge. They use the highest quality ingredients and the hand dipping takes place right there in their store.

Two Dumb Dames located at 33 S. Main has been in business since 1979. imageAnother long-standing favorite destination. Fudge is their best seller. So many flavors to choose from. With nuts or without is your choice. While there I spied image chocolate covered strawberries and Razorback crunch popcorn. Stop in and I know you will indulge in something sweet.

imageNext up is Ellen’s Patisserie located at 5 Spring St. Right across from Basin Park. Easy to find and more yummy chocolate delights. Their top seller is the Sea Salt Caramel. But you will also find unique treats here like chocolate dipped bacon and chocolate dipped Twinkies. The bacon is a hot seller they tell me. If you want something to cool you down you will find hand dipped ice cream here. It is summertime, which means ice cream !!!

Now if you need your chocolate in a little more healthy form , you might want to imageventure up to 54 Spring St. To Eureka s Nut House. Obviously they sell nuts, but not just any nuts. Here you will find all different varieties of Chocolate dipped nuts! Their shop has a delicious array of temptations from the front of the store to the back. There is also other sweet treats like old fashion candies from your childhood and cold drinks. So indulge in a healthy snack and feel better about your choice of indulgence.

imageGo on down to 101 N.  Main St. as I have one more stop for you. Colossal Cupcakes ! Sandwiched in between two parking lots is the cutest tiny shop. It is here that you will find an array of sinful, but satisfying large cupcakes. How about chocolate with peanut butter frosting? Or…..Oreo with chocolate frosting? There are cookies with chocolate in them , brownies too. And last but not least, ice cream such as fudge chocolate with actual fudge in it . And of course traditional flavors like mint chip and chocolate.

So there you have my top five places to get your chocolate fix in downtown Eureka Springs. Always shop.small and have a great time in our lovely town whether you are just visiting or you are blessed to live here. And while here satisfy your craving for chocolate !!!! image