Once upon a time, a little girl wished upon a dandelion to have her own candy store one day. The little girl preserved that memory, chasing her dream until she met her future husband, a chocolatier who made sweets since he was only 10-years-old.
Denay and Greg Maheu own Taste and See, a unique candy store that sells various chocolates, gelato, and coffee. Together, they opened the store in 2009 with their son, Brock, in Ashdown, Arkansas and eventually moved to Texarkana to serve a larger market.
The two began taking chocolatiering classes and developed their own recipes, coming across several master gelato chefs. With the help of Brock, the experience catapulted their dream into a reality.
Brock attended classes to learn the basics of making gelato, Italian style ice cream. He learned the mechanics of the business and helped his parents successfully run Taste and See, inventing his own gelato recipes. They offer flavors like eggnog, white chocolate peppermint, and black walnut.
Most recently, they’ve added whole bean coffee, coffee drinks, and espresso drinks to the menu. Customers can have flavored syrups added to their coffee drinks. They offer flavors such as pumpkin spice, salted caramel, and Kahlua.
This year, Taste and See is celebrating their 5th year at the Arts Market in downtown Texarkana. THey will sell coffee beans, granola, handmade fudge, english toffee, and assorted gift baskets and boxes. Hot Cocoa Kits will also be offered, made with real chocolate from the store.
You can find Taste and See on the 3rd floor of the Arts Market this Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, at the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Center in downtown Texarkana.
Friday, December 1st open from 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, December 2nd open from 10 AM to 4 PM
For more information, please contact Jeanne Harrel at 903-792-8681.