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
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Amwell Guest House
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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 www.wisemanhousechocolates.com
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
1209 Rice St. Hwy 281 S., Hamilton 254-386-3141
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