Ask Chicagoist: Yummy Chocolatey Smells

By Sarah in Miscellaneous on Apr 29, 2005 3:34PM

Photo: Blommer Chocolate CompanyWhy, why, why does all of River North smell like chocolate and/or brownies? I get off the Red Line at Grand and I immediately crave chocolate. Can someone please explain?

Hello my chocolate bunny of the Red Line,
Another reason to love public transit! Your olfactory senses are being charmed by the delicious and tempting scents of the Blommer Chocolate Company, located at 600 West Kinzie. Since 1939, the Blommer family has been relentlessly teasing Chicagoans like yourself (along with the fine folks of Union City, California and East Greenville, PA) with the luscious smell of chocolate.

“The company’s three factories are located strategically across the United States, giving us the unique ability to respond quickly to our customers’ needs.”

(Ahem. Ask Chicagoist would like Blommer to respond just a bit more quickly to the chocolate needs we are experiencing RIGHT NOW.)

Unfortunately for all of us, Blommer does not offer tours of the Chocolate Factory. And it seems they don’t like inquiries: their receptionist hung up on Ask Chicagoist before we could inquire about the presence or absence of a Great Glass Elevator.

The smells are free; samples are not!

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