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September 23, 2013


Choc South

In 2004, Amy Everett Stankus left her longtime career as a licensed architect to pursue the sweet life.

While perfecting her chocolate-making skills, the Mississippi native worked as a personal chef. Five years ago, Stankus formed Chocolate South and began selling her sweet creations to friends, neighbors and others.

Last year, she opened Chocolate South, a sunny shop in Atlanta’s West Midtown.

Stankus uses premium chocolate, organic cream and other local or organic ingredients to make her hand-made truffles, bonbons and bars, which celebrate the South.

A favorite is the Georgia Peach Tea bonbon, which won the “Flavor of Georgia” competition earlier this year.

But there are others, including Mississippi Mud, Lavender Vanilla and Scarlett, a brandied cherry cordial. Among the newer flavors are Mint Julep and a Rosemary/Sage ganache.

Chocolates range from $1.50 to $6 per piece.

Purchase online at or in the Atlanta area at Chocolate South, 1050 Marietta St. NW, 30318, at the intersection of Brady Avenue and Marietta Street.

A special selection of chocolates is also sold at Atlanta MADE, 1187 Howell Mill Road (

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