I've never been on one of these in my entire life. Maybe it's because I've never heard of something like this before either.

I mean sure there's a wine trail and a few years ago I shared a story about a taco trek that you could use to hit up every great taco joint in the 815.

However, I haven't done either of them because while I enjoy both I think it's because I haven't found the right one of those to completely get me interested.

That was until today.

Perusing Far & Wide I came across a list of the 30 Delicious Food Trails That Explore American Flavor and found a fantastic one-of-a-kind experience you can have right outside Rockford.

It's called the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail and according to Far & Wide, it's a can't-miss trip.

This sweet escape just 90 minutes from the Chicago metro area swirls through candy shops, bakeries, coffee shops and tea rooms, where you can indulge in decadent desserts, rich morsels and other chocolate treats. Highlights include gourmet chocolate doughnuts at Folsom’s in Rock Falls and coffee and truffles at Hazel’s Cafe in Oregon.

Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash
Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

For as many years I have spent in the Rockford area I am stunned, stunned I say, that I have never heard of this until today.

There's even a website dedicated to the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail where all 21 stops are listed.

Photo by Tamas Pap on Unsplash
Photo by Tamas Pap on Unsplash

I've gotta tell you if you love chocolate and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, you probably should check this thing out.

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