Palatine chocolate shop braces for last minute rush - FOX 13 News

Palatine chocolate shop braces for last minute rush

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

If you waited until the last minute to grab something for a sweetheart on Valentine's Day you are not alone. Men are guilty of this.

But it's early in the day, and there are a lot of goodies left.

Chocolate hearts are being purchased and devoured by the tons on this Valentine's Day.

Morkes Chocolates in Palatine is selling chocolate and red velvet donuts, anatomically correct chocolate hearts, hand dipped strawberries, gummies, conversation hearts and heart shaped boxes of assorted fine chocolates.

Morkes has been in the business since 1920. Now the third generation of the Morkes family, Rhonda Morkes-Dehn, designs chocolate platform shoes and Oscar-themed statuettes.

Valentine's Day is extremely busy with customers stopping in on their way to work. Legend has it, chocolate became a traditional Valentine's Day gift when it became known as an aphrodisiac.

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