River Forest Chocolates
Gourmet chocolatier fulfills a lifelong passion for creating sweets
Photo by Gabrielle Cone
A lifelong passion for creating sweets, including her famous English Toffee, led Madonna Fantetti-Slepicka to open this recently expanded gourmet chocolate shop. Located in the heart of River Forest at 7769 Lake St. (708 366-0891), the welcoming and intimate space is the answer to a chocolate lover’s dreams. A seemingly endless selection of handmade, preservative-free chocolates, caramels and truffles is beautifully displayed and many can be personalized with messages,logos and even mini-photographs. Equally customizable are cookies and Smash Cakes — a cupcake look-alike, filled with your choice of sweets. The River Forest Tortoise is a can’t-miss and vintage candies like Jelly Belly or Pixy Stix are ever-popular.
River Forest Chocolates has also developed its own coffee blend, with organic, free-trade coffee beans from Honduras.
For Valentine’s Day, the shelves overflow with heart-shaped treats and gift boxes, perfect for that special someone.Edit Module