Many moons ago, I went to college in a small town outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Back in September, I had the pleasure of road-tripping up to DePere with my college roommates and spending a weekend on and around the St. Norbert College campus where we all met. I hadn’t been up there in 18 years, and was amazed how drastically things have changed. Entire new buildings, amazing renovations, quadrupled tuition! But it still felt great to visit our old dorms and apartments, to wander the academic buildings and see the names of professors from “our day” still teaching there, and to giggle with old friends like the teenagers we still feel we are.
And did I mention the food? We met one old roommate for dinner in Milwaukee on our way up, and continued to eat our way through Green Bay and DePere for the next two days: seafood, pizza, big breakfasts, brats & beer on campus. It was not a weekend for the diet-conscious, for sure! On our way out of town, we even managed to stop at Seroogy’s for some of the best chocolate around.
Now, I’m from Chicago, where Fannie May reigns supreme and it wouldn’t be a holiday if someone didn’t arrive with a box of Mint Meltaways or a Colonial Assortment. But up in Northern Wisconsin, Seroogy’s has been the place for chocolates since 1899. Who are we to overlook those credentials? And just look what I found:
Aren’t they beautiful? Truffles in milk or dark chocolate, and each of those is flavored: lemon, orange, raspberry, etc. I just keep thinking how great they would be on tables at a wedding or as a giveaway at an art exhibit, being that each one is a mini-work of art in itself.
In addition to chocolate, Seroogy’s also offers an assortment of novelty candies, including lots of Packer-themed sweets, and their own coffees. They also carry the ubiquitous (at least in Green Bay) cheese-head hats and some other toys, like these cute little wind-up guys my roommate bought to bring home to her son in California.
Hopefully, it won’t take us another 18 years to get back up there. But at least I know I can order from Seroogy’s online. Enjoy!