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County Since the debut of their website, business has really picked up for the small-town chocolate factory. The Wiseman has even started selling wholesale to companies across the state of Texas.

“We actually don’t have a location outside of Texas but we ship nationwide,” said Finch. Holidays are always a hectic time for consumers and the same idea rings true for the Wiseman House. “Christmas is our busiest holiday. Our business picks up the first of November and doesn’t slow until the first of March,” Finch said.

Lodging The Inn at Circle T

4021 West Hwy 36, Hamilton 254-386-3209

Amwell Guest House

405 West Boynton, Hamilton 254-386-4533

Hamilton Inn

1447 US Hwy 281 South, Hamilton 254-386-8864

Even if it’s not the holiday season, the Hico Hills Inn Wiseman House has something for every one. Whether you desire dark chocolate, 401 North Railroad Ave, Hico melt for milk chocolate, or just prefer 254-796-4217 the toffee taste, Wiseman has all your chocolate-craving needs. If you would Hico’s Almost Home Bed & Breakfast like to learn more about the historic 102 Rogers, Hico chocolate house, the Wiseman even 254-796-4789 offers classes to help customers learn the art of chocolatiering. They also provide guided tours to learn how the pros create Hico’s Nothin’ But Time Bed and that perfect piece of chocolaty paradise. Breakfast 306 Hickory, Hico The goal of the Wiseman House is to 254-796-4666 become recognized as the “Premier Texas chocolate company,” said Finch. Other historic societies and surrounding towns expressed their gratitude that he brought the house to its former glory,” said Crystal Finch, director of operations at Wiseman. “It’s worth coming just to see the house.” The Wiseman House participates in various tasting events through the state and even some outside of Texas. The most prestigious event the Wiseman House has catered at was the Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama. Finch, who has worked at the Wiseman House for 5 years, helped put together the event, but Wiseman and his father actually attended the event. The Texas Society put on the ball and afterward the Wiseman noticed a boost in sales.

For more information, visit their website at

Events Relay for Life

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce April 27

World Series of Team Roping Circle T Arena May 4-6

American Cancer Society Golf Tournament Brandon Sommerfeld, 254-386-3383 May 12

Old Rock House Bed & Breakfast 302 East Third St., Hico 214-538-1201

Standifer Street Guest Houses 407 East Standifer St., Hamilton 254-386-8212

The Loft Bed & Breakfast 109 East First St., Hico 254-485-2817

Western Motel

1209 Rice St. Hwy 281 S., Hamilton 254-386-3141

Photograph by Landon Haston


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Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas

Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas