- 822 N. Michigan Avenue
- Chicago, IL 60611
- (312) 337-7711
Hershey’s Chicago is an interesting store. By this time in the day, my brother and sister-in-law had rejoined J and I and we started walking back down Michigan Avenue so they could check out the holiday lights and do a little shopping. We made it back down to the Water Tower Place area and the area around the old pumping station was shoulder to shoulder people. We made our way around the square to Hershey’s to see what they had to offer.
Who doesn’t like Hershey’s chocolate bars? The Hershey’s Chicago shop is tucked back off Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower area. It may not be right on Michigan, but you’re not going to have a hard time finding it with the giant Hershey’s sign on the side of the building. When we walked in, we were met by a security guard who was handing out chocolate squares and directing people away from the door so there wouldn’t be a traffic jam. J and I started looking at gift boxes and she tried to talk me into buying giant Hershey bars for Christmas presents. I didn’t listen to her, but I probably should have.
There was a loud screeching over the intercom and the music stopped. Then, we heard a voice start talking about frosting cupcakes. We made our way to the back of the store where the cafe is and found a baker singing and putting on a cupcake frosting show for the dozens of people crammed into the back of the store. Since everyone was watching the guy frost, it made it easier for us to keep looking at candy. I’m a huge Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fan and they had a lot of different sized bars and collectibles.
It started getting crowded again, so J and I headed towards the door figuring my brother and his wife would figure it out eventually. On the way out, I passed the same security guard who gave me another square of chocolate, so I took it and headed outside where my brother just happened to have the same idea and he ducked out of a side door.
Hershey’s Chicago was cool. There were a lot of neat gift ideas that you could only get there. We didn’t get anything, but it was worth stopping in just to look around.