Gayle’s Chocolates Hosts 1st Annual Vortex Crunch and Wine Tasting event on Friday September 20th - Visit Sedona Blog

Gayle’s Chocolates Hosts 1st Annual Vortex Crunch and Wine Tasting event on Friday September 20th

With their new home of Cottonwood, Gayle's Chocolates team has already used the neighboring town of Sedona as inspiration for our newest signature creation, the Vortex Crunch. Rumored to have healing and energy powers, visiting Sedona’s vortex is said to be a truly spiritual experience. The Vortex Crunch sets out to mirror the experience -but with a chocolate twist! Crispy rice cereal, dried Michigan cherries, almonds, cashews, toffee, glazed orange peel and toasted coconut are drizzled with a layer of semisweet milk chocolate that can be said to be its own kind of spiritual healing.

Join Gayle’s Chocolates  on Friday September 20th from 12pm to 3pm as they unveil their new store with their First Annual Vortex Crunch Event in collaboration with Carlson Creek Vineyard and tasting room in Cottonwood. Guests will enjoy wines that pair with the Vortex Crunch,  including Carlson’s 2014 Rule of Three red blend and Carlson’s 2017 Muscat. 

Carlson Creek Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery located in the heart of Cochise County in Southeastern Arizona, with tasting rooms located in Cottonwood, Scottsdale and Willcox, Arizona. Carlson Creek produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Malvasia Bianca, with Chenin Blanc and Merlot varietals being locally sourced.

Sedona locals and owners, The Portnoy Family welcomes guest to Gayle's new location in Cotttonwood

Enjoy delicious sips and a real-life Willy Wonka factory experience at Gayle’s flagship store and be the first to experience and taste the deliciousness at 541 N. Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

One of Gayle’s favorites…truffles with endless flavors to choose from!

If you can’t make the event don’t worry! Gayle’s makes specialty chocolates for a myriad of different holidays and events including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. And, Gayle’s is gearing up for this upcoming holiday season. Whether it be a Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern, one of their signature Chocolate Party Turkeys with Constant Craving Stuffing or a Solid Chocolate Santa, Gayle’s has got you covered for all your holiday and corporate chocolate needs!

Chocolate heels, chocolate globes, chocolate turkeys… whatever chocolate you desire Gayle’s has you covered!

With endless amounts of unique designs to choose from and an incredible array of flavors, Gayle’s satisfies the cravings of all chocolate lovers. The chocolate flavors available include milk, white, dark, milk toffee, milk almond, milk cherry pecan, dark almond, dark peppermint crunch, dark orange almond and dark coffee toffee chocolate.

These chocolates are a delicious and fun way to treat yourself, give a “wow” factor gift, celebrate an event, and a great idea for corporations and their businesses.

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