All Things Chocolate
Here at Dutch Country General Store, we love all things chocolate – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate candy bars, chocolate cake, bulk chocolates, you name it! After all, chocolate is believed to contain high levels of antioxidants, which means it’s good for you, right?
Historic Chocolate Handmade with Love
Piper’s Candy is exclusive to Dutch Country General Store. The landmark business has been creating delicious chocolates for well over 100 years.
The story of Piper’s amazing chocolates goes like this. After Joe L. retired, his youngest son Bob learned candy-making techniques from his brother John (who had a shop in downtown Iowa City) and from there developed his own recipes. These are the same recipes and candy-making techniques that are used in Piper’s candy kitchen to this day.
We offer Piper’s Chocolates by the piece in our stores and offer the Classic Assortment on our website. It’s filled with the most popular Piper’s handmade candies: turtles, toffee, caramel rolls, dark chocolate dipped mints, and nut clusters.
The Forever Favorite - Homemade Fudge
Fudge is a type of sugar candy that is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it and then beating the mixture while it cools until it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. It will remind you of something between fondant icing and hard caramel. Chocolate, nuts, caramel, candies, and so much more can be added as well.
Our fudge will forever be a customer favorite. Enjoy a flavor with nuts, without nuts, but definitely make sure you try the Chocolate flavor! Made right here in our own hometown!
Dutch Country Kitchen’s Chocolate Symphony Cake
This amazing, three-layer, chocolate cake is to die for! As Erica Good puts it, “As a very conservative woman once said, “This cake is so good it’s almost sinful!”
This simple, yet delicious cake recipe is a must try. Visit www.dutchcountykitchen.com for a full list of ingredients, instructions, and a step-by-step video guide!
Customer and Employee Chocolate Top Picks
Don’t forget we all the bulk chocolates you can imagine! Don’t forget to visit the chocolate section of our website for some chocolate clever peanuts, chocolate covered pecan patties, and so much more!
Hammond’s Candy Bar
Available in unique flavors like S’mores, Bourbon Pecan Pie, and PB&J Sandwich, our customers can’t wait to try all the unique combinations.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
For all our gluten-free chocolate lovers, this gluten-free chocolate cake mix is the perfect solution! With a few simple ingredients from your pantry, you will be enjoying your cake in no time!
White Chocolate Ground Coffee
“A dessert in a cup”, this blend is a decadent flavor featured in a full-bodied coffee. It’s coffee, but also a sweet treat!
Dark Chocolate Mini Pretzels
These crispy, salty pretzels are covered in rich dark chocolate making these bite-sized treats a sweet and salty delight. Prefer milk chocolate? We’ve got you covered with our milk chocolate version!
Hersheys Nostalgia Bar
Of course the vintage favorite would be a top pick – you can’t go wrong with a traditional milk chocolate candy bar. These candy bars are melt-in-your-mouth.
Hannibal Chocolate Extravaganza Event
For all the chocolate lovers – we are excited to be participating in the upcoming Hannibal Chocolate Extravaganza event from March 11-13. The event will be full of fun and sweet specials from many downtown businesses surrounding our Hannibal, Missouri location. Purchase a passport and receive access to exclusive event-only specials!
If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by and see us during the event. We hope to see ya real soon!