On our mini-roadtrip from North Dakota through South Dakota, and then back to North Dakota again (we were on a mission to get some paperwork done), we made a couple of stops along the way. One of those stops was in an awesome little town, called Deadwood. The Chubby Chipmunk is located in an old Art Deco Style filling station on the South end of Deadwood, just before you would turn to go south on US Highway 385. My brother and his wife had raved about the decadent chocolate truffles available here. Creamy, rich and full of flavor, this is definitely a stop you need to make if you are ever passing through Deadwood, South Dakota. These lovingly made truffles come in a wide array of flavors, and they will satisfy any kind of sweet tooth. There is a creative variety of dark, milk and white truffles, along with other unique chocolate candies. The peanut butter crunch, in dark and milk chocolate, was set out as a sample, and after giving that particular truffle a taste, I knew I needed to take one of those away with us. I also really enjoyed the coconut almond, cheesecake, raspberry cream, keylime pie, and espresso truffles, all of which are decorated beautifully with individual designs for each flavor. I wish I could say that I took some pictures of the box of truffles that my brother bought for me, but there wasn’t much time for that (Image on the right – Photo Credit).
It is hard to believe that this quiet town is the same place that fills up with thousands upon thousands of motorcycles once a year for the infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I’m sure that the Chubby Chipmunk gets it’s fair share of business during that annual event in Deadwood.
This miniature delivery van was parked outside the Chunny Chipmunk. For sale, and a lot smaller than this picture depicts, we all thought that it was a really cute-looking vehicle. Sort of what you expect chocolate truffle deliveries to be made in. Even better if the driver were wearing a chipmunk outfit. haha!
As you can see in the picture above, the truffles are divided into three main categories, dark milk and white chocolate centers. After getting home and trying all of the truffles that my brother bought for me, I’m definitely more a fan of the dark chocolate centered ones, and close behind that would be the milk chocolate ones. The white ones are delicious but a lot sweeter, and I’m generally a milk and dark chocolate kinda girl.
One pound of truffles (12 truffles) will cost you $37.95, but there are many options depending on the quantity and packaging you prefer. For those just traveling through, and not wanting to devour all of their truffles at once, it seems that these truffles are also suitable for mailing. These would make a pretty awesome gift for family or friends will a sweet tooth. I know I’d love to receive some of these in the mail!
We took some pictures of Elijah inside the store with the three giant Chipmunk figures, and then again outside in the motorized car. His face was just too cute! Don’t miss an opportunity to stop at the Chubby Chipmunk – if you love chocolate, you won’t regret it!
How to get to the Chubby Chipmunk:
420 Cliff Street in Deadwood, South Dakota.