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Chocolaterie Stam named The Most Magical Chocolate Shop in Iowa

As the temperatures drop and snow swirls, this news is welcome indeed; the best hot chocolate in the state can be found at Ames’ own Chocolaterie Stam, according to a national media source.

Eat This, Not That! (, with cooperation from Yelp, compiled a list of “The Best Chocolates from Every State.” All the businesses on this list are in the Chocolatiers category on Yelp. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star ratings for a business. Then, the writers hand-picked what they thought was the very best chocolate treat served at each shop.

In Iowa, the choice was clear as the data pointed towards locally-owned Chocolaterie Stam of Ames (230 Main Street). “This Dutch-inspired chocolate has been created by the Stam family in Amsterdam, and they’ve been at it since 1913,” reported Eat This, Not That. “The inside of the chocolate shop is described by some reviewers as old school and homey. While the chocolates are delicious, we hear the hot chocolate is unrivaled.”

To see the delectably sweet listings for the best chocolates in every state, or to learn more about the ratings, see the full article here.

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