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Chocolate Lovers Trail Through Lake County, IL
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Chocolate Lovers Trail through Lake County, IL

This tasty tour is fun for couples, girlfriend groups and anyone who loves chocolate! 

Start getting your taste buds ready with a stop at the Long Grove Confectionery Co. for their Chocolate Tour. The quality of its candy and the ability for visitors to view production at their 25,000 sq. ft. facility creates a new respect for superior chocolate makers.  Make sure you save time to shop in their retail store to purchase full-price and bulk priced candy products.  

Escape from the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at The Chocolate Sanctuary.  Chef Ahmed’s menu celebrates the cocoa bean in its many forms; your clients will find a variety of beautifully plated main courses, appetizers and desserts that incorporate the restaurant’s namesake ingredient.

Your next stop will be an experience in sweet science at Sweet Pete’s Candy.  Candy making classes include chocolate bar your way, truffle, grand marnier cherry cordial or chocolate pizza.  Should you want to break away from the chocolate theme there are also hand-pulled lollipop and candy cane classes. 

Check into your chocolate lovers hotel – Holiday Inn & Conference Center.  Upon check-in you will receive their homemade chocolate chip cookies followed by a wonderful wine

reception with appetizers featuring an imported Dutch chocovine wine in their restaurant, Spice.  Your group can unpack and stay in for dinner with a specialized menu picked out for you along with your favorite chocolate dessert.  

We can assist you with evening entertainment options nearby such as the Genesee, Three Brothers, PM&L Theatre and Citadel Theatres

Next morning after an amazing breakfast including chocolate chip pancakes, walk off your chocolate coma by going across the street and shopping at Gurnee Mills.   Should you need some more chocolate yumminess to take home, there are the fabulous Frangos® at Macy’s.  Your group can meet at Rainforest Café for a specialized lunch menu and end with a chocolate Volcano! 

This delicious itinerary will leave your group in a happy place as they head back home!  


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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