It seems that love isn’t the only thing in the air this month. What would you do if I told you that you could get locally made chocolate anytime you wanted to? (Jump for joy and buy some immediately is the direction this writer is thinking.) Well, now you can, and it’s available exclusively at Stock Culinary Goods. Although Stock has been carrying Garrison Confections for years, it’s only been in small quantities as it made sense for Andrew Shotts (owner of Garrison) to produce. “Expect truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, cranberries, ginger and nuts, toffee, tablets (chocolate bars), ultimate caramel popcorn and more,” explains Stock Culinary Goods owner Jan Faust Dane. “Andrew approached me and said, ‘how about all the chocolate all the time?’” Jan’s answer was obviously a resounding yes.
According to Jan, there’s been a steadily growing audience for Garrison’s, especially on the East Side since Garrison’s used to be located on Hope Street. And since many customers miss having their locally made chocolate so easily accessible, this is the perfect solution.
“This really is a triumphant return to Hope Street. It’s not a popup, it’s supposed to be forever; it’s like a Garrison’s kiosk within Stock,” says Dane. “I’m a huge fan of Garrisons, and one thing I’ve observed is that when people want Garrison’s, nothing else will do. They are focused on getting a gift that is focused on what we do here in RI and that’s delicious.”
Now you can get that perfect gift for your chocoholic friend, boss or loved one, especially since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Dane’s plan is to no longer run out of chocolate, which means that the East Side won’t run out of chocolate. Looks like the winter is going to be pretty sweet after all. 756 Hope Street, Providence. 521-0101