Top 5 Scenic Drives near Asheville, NC Paired with Chocolate Fetish Chocolates.
A favorite way to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is to take scenic drive near Asheville, NC. Why not enhance the experience with a moment of chocolate ecstasy? Here are some suggestions for scenic drives near Asheville, NC and the perfect chocolates to pair them with for a truly transcendent Asheville chocolate experience.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Often regarded as one of America’s most scenic roads, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers unmatched, spectacular mountain scenery. Weather you drive north or south on the Parkway from Asheville you’ll find your self reaching heights. Much like the Mountain Sunrise Truffle it’s all about the journey, so go slow, stop frequently and enjoy the blend of bright orange citrus zest and European dark chocolate.
Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway
Nationally recognized for it’s scenic drive this winding 79-mile route has surprises around every corner. The Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is also named the Copperhead Loop by motorcyclists who love all the curves. Curves reminiscent of the loops found on our darkest dark chocolate truffle, the After Midnight. With a blend of four high cocoa content chocolates dipped in a special EXTRA dark blend. The taste is pure, unadulterated, and delicious.
Mt. Mitchell Scenic Byway
Starting at the top of Mt. Mitchell, drive 52 miles among the peaks and valleys of Yancey and Madison counties through the Toe River Valley and Burnsville. This area is a mecca for artists with many galleries and artist studios. But why just look at art when you can taste it? This decadent disc of dark or milk chocolate is hand decorated with a colorful Blue Ridge Mountain Scene and finished with a white chocolate hand piped, “Asheville, NC.”
Newfound Gap Road
Drive the very popular U.S. Highway 441 through Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Cherokee. First stop should be the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum. Then drive 18 miles and climb 3,000 feet to Newfound Gap on the Tennessee border and enjoy the floral beauty much like the Blossom Truffle. This rich dark chocolate center is delicately flavored with lemon zest, a touch of ginger and a hint of saffron, then encased in dark chocolate couverture. You’ll be pleased to find a crystallized violet petal adorning the peak of this treat.
Waterfall Byway: US Highway 64
Drive 98 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains, through charming towns and by plenty of beautiful waterfalls. Begin in Chimney Rock and travel west on U.S. Highway 64 by Lake Toxaway and through Cashiers and Highlands. Stop at roadside waterfalls Dry Falls and Bridal Veil as you enter the Cullasaja River Gorge and enjoy the shimmering water as it cascades. Our Diamond Griottine will pair perfectly with this sight. As you bite through the sparkling silver dusted dark chocolate you’ll find that the interior liquid white chocolate ganache will burst forth and begin to dribble down your chin. Enjoy this treat in one bite and savor the French brandied cherry that lays within.