A sweet escape

By Gus Bode

Though Angela Bailey does not spend her days caroling through edible forests and over rivers of chocolate, a few seconds in her shop, The Chocolate Factory, still leaves customers in a land of pure imagination.

The shop, located just outside of Golconda, Ill., sells large amount of foods including pizza, hamburgers and deviled eggs, all made out of chocolate. One can even find an entire chocolate breakfast complete with eggs, toast and bacon.

Bailey and her other employees spend their days melting chocolate and turning it into novelties. In addition to chocolate food, the factory makes anything from chocolate roses to Easter bunnies and chocolate cigars.


Above, Bailey dips pretzels into a vat of melted chocolate. Below, Bailey trims excess chocolate from a white chocolate rose.