Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Water Resources Coordinator
Most people are aware that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. For those of you who may have overlooked this special day or haven’t had the time yet to pick-up a gift for your sweetheart, it’s not too late.
The City of Auburn Hills has many businesses where you can pick up a gift that not only appeals to the senses, but has a variety of beneficial ingredients that may do everything from lifting one’s mood to helping one’s heart. A gift so special it was once used as currency among the Mesoamerican civilizations and restricted to their society’s elite. There were some civilizations, like the ancient Aztecs, that considered it fit for the Gods. Other civilizations like the early Europeans believed it could serve as both a love potion and medicine.
If you have not guessed what this special item is … it’s CHOCOLATE! Yes, the one thing that hasn’t changed over the centuries is our love affair with the chocolate.
So, if only the purest syrup nectar can satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth try stopping by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and visit the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a box a chocolates, truffles, or chocolate covered strawberries or Sanders who uses their old-world recipes for their chocolates and confections.
The fine folks at Sweets!, located in Downtown Auburn Hills, have been working all night making a wide array of chocolate covered treats and cookie cakes to satisfy anyone cravings.
If you’re looking for a more unique gift Just Baked Gourmet Cupcakes, located at 3425 Five Points, might be right up your alley. They will have chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes with chocolate gouache, along with dark chocolate raspberry buttercream cupcakes dipped in dark chocolate available for this special day. These special treats are in addition to their wide range of other tasty gourmet cupcakes. Wow!
So this year, stay out of the doghouse and give your sweetheart the gift that has been coveted for more than two centuries, give the gift of chocolate. Hey, we’re looking out for you!