chocolate

Eat, drink, and be merry: 16 tasty ways to celebrate the holidays

Save room all month long for special holiday treats, festive workshops, jolly cocktails and dinner events around Madison this December. 

Save room all month long for special holiday treats, festive workshops, jolly cocktails and dinner events around Madison this December. 

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Best of Madison Profile

Best Chocolate | Gold Winner  “Real chocolate — grown on trees by farmers, transformed into truffles on wintry Wisconsin days — is my passion. And it’s my joy to share it with you.” says Gail Ambrosius. Gail and her team spend their days dreaming up…

Hot chocolate spheres? They’re the bomb.

Where to purchase your own hot cocoa bombs in and near Madison.

A sphere of chocolate thick enough to hold its weight, but thin enough to melt, cocoa bombs put a spin on your typical mug of hot chocolate.

This 94-year-old WWII vet hands out chocolate bars to strangers

Every Saturday, Bob Williams walks into a Dollar General store in Long Grove, Iowa, and buys a box of Hershey's milk chocolate bars. Williams hands two to the cashiers, a third to the person behind him in line and then sets off around town handing the rest out to anyone he sees.

Is chocolate good or bad for health?

Studies of chocolate lovers suggest that it could lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood sugar and slash stress, and on and on.

Chocolate shop contains unique Easter bunny

Since the 19th century, people have relished the taste of chocolate Easter bunnies.  But in a chocolate shop in Lake Mills, a candy maker is adding character and smiles to the sweet taste.