Celebrate the First Total Eclipse of the Sun in Nearly 100 Years with a Box of Astrological Chocolates

Celebrate the First Total Eclipse of the Sun in Nearly 100 Years with a Box of Astrological Chocolates

The Chocolate Sanctuary Introduces House-made Chocolates Designed for Each Sign of the Zodiac

Celebrate the First Total Eclipse of the Sun in Nearly 100 Years with a Box of Astrological ChocolatesThe Chocolate Sanctuary, Lake County’s acclaimed restaurant, lounge and chocolate shop, introduces their Zodiac Chocolate Collection just in time for the total solar eclipse on August 21st ­– the first in nearly a century. Many astrologists believe that eclipses bring on the unexpected, forcing earth dwellers into action…like looking for surprises in a box of chocolates, as Forrest Gump once did.

The whimsical selection of handcrafted chocolates with unique treats tailored for each astrological sign. The beautifully packaged collection sells for $27, and includes one chocolate for each sign along with a description of how each candy appeals to a corresponding zodiacal archetype. Sign-specific boxes containing four pieces of an individual sign’s chocolate are also available for $9. Perfect for birthday gifts and celebratory gatherings like showers, office parties and more, the collection includes twelve house-made artisanal chocolates designed for each of the astrological signs:

  • Capricorn – Vanilla Bean Truffle (December 22-January 19)
    Earthy Capricorn is a traditional sign that likes to keep things simple. Experimenting isn’t always in their constitution – they’ll find pleasure in the elegantly simple vanilla bean truffle.
  • Aquarius – Birthday Cake (January 20 to February 18)
    Aquarius is friendly, committed to social causes and loves surprises and spontaneity. What better treat than a birthday cake?
  • Pisces – Irish Cream (February 19 to March 20)
    Pisces go to great depths to experience transcendent bliss. Is there a better path than a blend of chocolate, cream and liqueur? We think not!
  • Aries – Cookies ’N Cream (March 21-April 19)
    While Aries possess a strong sense of adventure, their derring-do stops in the area of food.  As the first sign of the zodiac, their childlike spirits gravitate toward “kid” foods. Cookies ’N Cream anyone?
  • Taurus – Champagne Truffle (April 20-May 20)
    Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty and pleasure which means they tend to gravitate toward the finer things – especially when it comes to food and drink. Toast their good taste with a champagne truffle.
  • Gemini – Some Like It Hot (May 21-June 20)
    Gemini tastes can swing to extremes. They burn through energy as quickly as they burn through interests – so a blend of sweet and hot perfectly suits their twin desires.
  • Cancer – Grasshopper (June 21-July 22)
    Cancers have never met a cream-based dish they didn’t like. Comforting themselves with food is a Cancer pastime – they simply love decadent delights. The rich and creamy flavor of a grasshopper truffle is pure Cancer heaven.
  • Leo – The Peanut Butter Dome (July 23-August 22)
    Glamorous and theatrical Leo dreams of performing in a domed stadium! Seeking instant gratification and loving decadence, Leos will go gaga for the Peanut Butter Dome.
  • Virgo –Raspberry Truffle (August 23-September 22)
    It’s got fruit in it, and that’s healthy! Or so the health-conscious (and slightly neurotic) Virgo will rationalize as they pop these in their mouths.
  • Libra – Salted Caramel (September 23-October 22)
    The sign of balance loves the sweet-and-salty contrast of this truffle, as it lets them flip-flop between opposite flavors – never having to decide on just one.
  • Scorpio – Espresso Truffle (October 23-November 21)
    Sultry Scorpio is the zodiac’s most mysterious sign. The mingling of rich chocolate and elegantly bitter espresso sates their intensity.
  • Sagittarius – Honey Lavender Caramel (November 22-December 21)
    Sagittarius loves binging on over-the-top treats, and this somewhat exotic mix of flavors is right up their alley.

The Zodiac Collection is available at the retail shop inside the Chocolate Sanctuary Restaurant and Lounge. The individual chocolates can be found here.

For more information or to make a reservation call 224.944.0808. Reservations can also be made on OpenTable.

The Chocolate Sanctuary celebrates the cocoa bean in its many forms. Brunch, lunch and dinner selections include a variety of beautifully plated main courses, appetizers, drinks and desserts that incorporate the restaurant’s namesake ingredient alongside delicious options where chocolate is optional – or non-existent. The food is complimented by a selection of craft cocktails, along with a carefully curated selection of wine and craft beer. In addition, the restaurant sells artfully packaged house-made craft chocolates, signature chocolate bread and a variety of chocolate-inspired gift items. Private event space at The Chocolate Sanctuary can accommodate from 10-150 guests. The Chocolate Sanctuary has received the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award in 2016 and 2017, and was named “One of the Area’s Most Romantic Spots” by WGN TV’s Marcus Leshock.

The Chocolate Sanctuary is located at 5101 Washington Street, Gurnee, IL 60031.

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m and Sunday Dinner: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.thechocolatesanctuary.com. Like The Chocolate Sanctuary on Facebook or follow them on Twitter or Instagram.