There’s no better way to say “I’m sorry” than with chocolate, at least according to this year’s Best Of voters. Retailers specializing in chocolate and other sweet treats were voted to the three top spots in the “I’m Sorry” store catagory.
The best “I’m Sorry” store is a place to go when you know you’ve done wrong and need to ask for forgiveness. Voters chose Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory as the best place to go. Cookies by Design took second place, and The Chocolatier rounded out the top spots in third.
According to Britney Royal, cook and cashier at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the win was unexpected but was exciting. Rocky Mountain provides several gifts that will fit an apology.
“We have all kinds of things, from little to big. We have baskets of goodies, a ten pound candy bar, or even a teddy bear,” Royal said.
Cookies by Design is a store most popularly known for its cookie bouquet that combines two popular gifts, cookies and flowers.
The win was unexpected for them as well. Sarah Goyne, manager, explained they have plenty of “I’m sorry” gifts available.
“We can do anything as far as customizing something for someone. We have over 400 different bouquet designs that can fit any occasion,” Goyne said.
As far as using chocolate to patch up a problem, Goyne believes “nothing cheers up someone like a sweet treat. The way our cookies look … they just make people smile.”