Originally posted by The Travelin' Man
Originally posted by shaynas_mom
quote: That was a great story. I had to go to their website, and now I'd probably kill for one of these chocolate covered potato chips...
Originally posted by chezkatie
There is a wonderful chocolate store in Daytona Beach called Angell & Phelps . The candy is superb; the little factory tour is terrific but best of all is a story about this candy shop.
I know that I have posted this in a previous thread, but there is a place here in Melbourne, FL (just about 1 1/2 hours south of Daytona) that also offers the delicious chocolate covered potato chip. I had never seen of such things until I moved here, and was hesitant to try, as I like my chocolate a little more pure. They are fabulous, and around Christmas, everyone will have some around, as they make great gifts -- so you have either given some, or gotten some, or both.
The place is Grimaldi's Candies in downtown Melbourne. Their website is http://www.grimaldicandies.com/index.html
which was recently updated.
A little local background story, too....the Grimaldi family had owned the factory and made the chocolates for years in downtown. They sold their store and recipes in 1999 with a five year non-compete agreement. Well, last November (five years and one month, if you are counting), one of the younger Grimaldi's opened a shop beachside selling chocolate with tweaked recipes. "Tweaked" does not begin to describe how the new owners felt: http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/moneystoryB1205GRIMALDI0.htm
For most folks around here, they think that the chocolate is similar enough, so it just depends on whose store you are closer as to where you buy the chocolate. Of course, beach denizens are widely regarded to be a more affluent bunch, so I am sure the Grimaldi guy is stealing a healthy chunk of business from the new owners of his family's former business. Personally, I just think the new people signed a bad non-compete agreement.
I have not found a web site yet for VinnieLu's.