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The Benefits of Shopping Local

A great infographic was just released by the Institute for Local Self Reliance and Advocates for Independent Business that shows the benefits of shopping local compared to shopping at Amazon (or any other non-local big-box store).  Amazon and big-box retailers in general are necessary and useful to utilize when it is not possible to find…

Newsletter October, 2015

Greetings from The Chocolate Caper! We are excited to be entering our 2nd holiday season after running the Caper for a full year now! The last year has taught us a great deal. Most importantly, we learned how amazing and wonderful our customers are! Your support and feedback this year have been invaluable and we…

Ellen & Claude Update: Thanksgiving 2015

We’re retired…yeah!! It’s been an adjustment, but it has been nice having our own schedule, and being able to do things without worrying about store hours. At age 70 it is about time. Our dog is happy because we have been able to take him to the dog park more often. Our family is happy…

Welcome to Our NEW Website!

Welcome to the new Chocolate Caper website! If you’re reading this, all the technical stuff that goes into creating s new website, changing hosting providers, and everything that goes with it worked. Please, take a look around and feel free to let us know any feedback you have – we want this website to serve…

October 2014 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, As some of you already know, our good friend of 16 years, Patti, was going to purchase The Chocolate Caper. In July she suffered a major stroke. It was devastating for all of us. After consulting with Patti’s family we decided to move forward. We were pleased to discover that the Donoghues were…

April 2013 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, This letter is going to be very difficult to write this year. After all the years we have been making chocolate, beginning in our basement kitchen, we are going to be changing a lot about how we work. Before I even begin I want to send out a big thank you to all…

October 2012 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, After a dry, miserably hot summer, we are back making chocolate for another season. It is always nice to see everyone and share stories of our summer activities. Claude and I spent two weeks in the northwoods going for walks, kayaking and visiting beautiful parts of Wisconsin. Our black lab, Bogart, enjoyed swimming…

October 2011 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, This year’s letter is going to be difficult to write – not because we have had anything terrible happen in our lives, but because we are going to be making some changes in how we do our business. We have been in business for more than 25 years beginning part time from our…