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Get more than your fill of chocolate at Capital Confections

Chocolate turkeys and truffles-filled cornucopias are sweet touches for Thanksgiving.
Chocolate turkeys and truffles-filled cornucopias are sweet touches for Thanksgiving. Capital Confections

Chocolate is an integral part of Thanksgiving, right? Well, it can be.

Take the custom-made chocolate turkeys and truffles- and cordials-filled chocolate cornucopias at Capital Confections, for instance. Both are available in milk and dark chocolates. Someone mentioned they would make fine hostess/host gifts when you show up at a relative’s or friend’s home on Thanksgiving Day. What’s not to like?

The cornucopia (which can be custom-filled) weighs about five and three-quarters pounds ($80), with the turkey coming in at around four and a quarter pounds ($50), said chocolatier and store co-owner (with wife Teresa) Craig Higgins, who made them.

“I tell customers, ‘Don’t ask us what we have, tell us what you want,’” said Craig Higgins. “We’ve done some pretty goofy things.”

For Christmas, the Higgins will offer their annual Santa Grande, a chocolate Santa Claus that weighs 30 pounds and stands three feet tall ($275).

The candy store is well-known for its award-winning truffles and sugar-free items, and stocks hundreds of other kinds of sweets, along with multi-flavored gelatos. It’s also known for its baskets made of chocolate, which come in five sizes and which you can fill any way you wish.

If you want to learn a thing or two about chocolate-making, the store has classes. Just don’t eat the materials before the lesson is done.

Capital Confections is in Town & Country Village at Marconi and Fulton avenues, Sacramento; (916) 973-0249, www.capitalconfections.com and www.shoptownandcountry.com.

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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