Midwest Living Review
Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions is a sweet oasis in downtown Topeka. Named after co-owner Terry Xidis’s grandmother and incorporating the expertise of third-generation chocolate maker Nick Xidis, this small shop sets the bar high with a dedication to excellence and quality that shows in everything it does.
Whether you’re just sitting in the brightly lit surroundings to munch on a Butterfinger caramel apple or chocolate-dipped banana or you’re creating a gift box full of signature chocolates for someone you love, Hazel Hill satisfies. If the black cherry, cappuccino or Irish creme truffles don’t tantalize your tastebuds, there are homemade fudge and white chocolate-dipped Oreos to consider. Customers who like their treats crunchy will appreciate the specialty popcorn mixed with nuts and dark chocolate.
This is a great place to appreciate the creative candy-making process: You can watch employees hand-dipping truffles in rotating vats of liquefied chocolate. Hazel Hill also offers plenty of packaged items, and the staff will customize gifts if you ask. Stop in on your birthday to score a free truffle.