I have an issue with chocolate. It never cooperates when I eat it. You would think that because of my loyalty to the sweet stuff it would show some solidarity with my quest. No. Chocolate is rude like that. My problem with chocolate is simple, the minute I eat it, the chocolate attempts to control me. It attempts to make me want more. It practically forces my hand to want more. It can make me do bad things. It makes me hide small pieces in places around the house and sneak in the extra calories at odd hours.
Chocolate and I have a love hate relationship. I love to eat it and I hate to stop once I do.
That logically leads me to Ethel M Chocolates and their self guided tour of their factory in Las Vegas. I take a stroll through the factory and get all these great fun facts that I can share with my fellow chocolate loving friends and then as I reach the end of the tour I get free samples! The only issue I have with Ethel M Chocolates is the fact that they try to push their brittle on me.
Listen people of Ethel M Chocolates, you know who you are, I already have an addiction I do not need another one. I don't need that Pecan brittle that is crunchy, sweet and full of so much flavor I would trade one of my children for a box of it. I don't need it. I'll sample it and maybe I'll even buy a small portion but please don't make it available in a one pound box. It's not fair!
Yes, I have no will power or self discipline.
Take The Self Guided Factory Tour of Ethel M Chocolates
When you step into the factory you'll get a huge dose of chocolate aroma and I guarantee you'll be left with it for days. Everything you look at, smell or even taste will seem like it is tainted with chocolate.
The Ethel M Chocolate Tour is open everyday.
Directions to Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden:
1 Sunset Way
Henderson, NV 89014
Directions from the las Vegas strip:
South on I-15
Exit onto Henderson I-215 going East
Take Airport Exit and exit onto Sunset Road
Turn Left onto Sunset Road
Stay in the middle lane as Sunset Road turns into Sunset Way at the intersection of Mountain Vista and Sunset Road.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory is located on the corner of the Green Valley Business Park.
See the Ethel M Chocolate website for more info
Tour the Ethel M Chocolate Cactus Garden
Since you are area already heading over to sample some chocolate you should take a walk through the Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates. The walking path is set up to allow for great viewing of over 3000 species of plants. You don't have to be a desert lover to appreciate the wide variety of cacti and fauna of the American southwest.
Take your camera and take a a few shots of the details around the garden and you'll soon be getting a cactus garden going the minute you get back home.