The Chocolate Moose leaves tasty tracks downtown

Heritage Day
October 14, 2016
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October 14, 2016

The Chocolate Moose leaves tasty tracks downtown

The Chocolate Moose is a prime spot for getting tasty snacks.

The Chocolate Moose is not your typical bakery. Originally situated on Main Street for five years, the shop relocated to South Main Street under new ownership in the spring of 2016.

This quaint little sweet spot provides customers with delectable pastries, sandwiches and gourmet coffee.

The location of The Chocolate Moose is unique. Positioned inside a shopping square, with narrow brick streets and vintage-like décor, the bakery has an old-fashioned and almost romantic feel about it.

Once inside the shop, with its wood floors and brick walls, the customer is greeted with a delicious sweet smell and a display of perfectly decorated cupcakes and sweets.

The Chocolate Moose is a piece of heaven to a sweets addict. Baking their products every morning and offering a wide variety of cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, pie and pudding—The Chocolate Moose is confident they offer something for everyone.

But the Moose’s menu is not limited to confections. They also carry breakfast scones, yogurt parfaits, sandwiches and salads.

As far as beverages go, the Chocolate Moose is proud to serve Travelers Rest’s Leopard Forest coffee or O-Cha leaf tea with a full expresso bar.

The bakery’s cupcake flavors are not all traditional. For example, a few selections from their fall flavor schedule include caramel waffle, bourbon pecan, death by chocolate, sweet potato and French toast.

Their sandwiches include avocado chicken salad, bacon, brie, onion jam and arugula. A cupcake is $2.95, a dozen is $32 and a sandwich is $7.

One popular menu item is the cake pop. It may be small but the little round ball-on-a-stick is packed full of goodness.

For $2.50 customers can choose a cake pop flavored red velvet, chocolate or vanilla and dipped in a white or dark chocolate coating.

The Chocolate Moose strives to make its products available to as many people as possible so the shop offers a gluten-free cupcake—one flavor per day.

Their chocolate cake recipe, which is available in the store every day, is egg- and dairy-free for those who have allergies or  who are vegan.

The owners, Emily Dallam, Elizabeth Gibbs and Anne Marie O’Hara, love visitors.

They have a community room that is available for reservation for special events such as bridal showers, birthday parties or fun get-togethers.

They explain their heart for their business on their website: “We feel honored to carry on such a thriving, beloved business in the heart of Downtown Greenville. This city and our customers are important to us, and we hope we can help your make life a little sweeter!”