Friday, August 29, 2008

Day 243: Two Reasons to visit Grand Forks

Two Reasons to Visit Grand Forks:
1. Visit me.
2. Go to Widman's, a real Grand Forks icon. George Widman is an 87 year old 4th generation candy maker who shows up to work every day, with his wife, to make chocolate treats. Delicious chocolate treats! He says, "I'll be here till they haul me out." They're particularly known for "chippers", chocolate covered potato chips. Sounds weird, but OMG, they are SO delicious! I like the dark chocolate.

Not the greatest picture of the inside of one of the display cases. But I lose all reason when I'm face-to-face with such blissful chocolate and don't process the details of photography as well as I should during such passionate moments. I mean, there're more important decisions to be made than f-stops and shutter speed. . . like chocolate-covered pistachios or dark chocolate and jalapeno?
If you visit me, I'll buy you some chippers! And George often gives out free samples!

8 comments:

Jess said...

Oh dang... adding Grand Forks to my "must visit" list of places! That looks absolutely HEAVENLY... mmmmm....*drool*

Becky said...

Not only is there all that yummy chocolate, the storefront is so pretty too. But your #1 reason to visit Grand Forks is the #1 reason I would visit Grand Forks. :-)

Amy said...

What a fun place, my dd Anika would be in HEAVEN at that chocolate shot! She's the only chocolate fan in our family of four, she makes up for the rest of us not eating it!

Tori said...

oh. my. gosh. all that chocolate looks SO good! Love the sound of the chocolate covered pistachios, and the chippers sound pretty interesting too!

Jeanne said...

I'd come for the #1 reason you posted, no need to add any enticement. But that chocolate store is to die for! I LOVE that the proprietor sounds like a fantastic and fun fellow. Maybe it makes up a little bit for your long and cold and snowy winters??

Thakns for sharing!

Gypsy Girl said...

Now I must add Grand Forks to my list ot to go places. Don't be suprised if I show up on your doorstep one day.

Mandy said...

Oh my lordy! Now that place looks like Mandy dream world. Do they have a web site! Goodness....I kind of hope they don't (wink). Everything looks delicious.

Sharon said...

Mmmm....chocolate!

Let me see when I can drag the boys on a road trip. ;)