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History Meets Chocolate By Monica Pierce
ico’s claim-to-fame, the Wiseman Chocolate House, was built in 1903 by artist Rufus Wiseman. The building was brought to life when Kevin Wenzel and his wife, LaDonne, opened the doors to share their products. The building now boasts the title of the best chocolate truffle in Texas.
Prior to opening the doors of the Wiseman House, Wenzel took classes in Pennsylvania and learned the best chocolatiering techniques. His passion for chocolate and treats became a recognized art and his appreciation for history makes the chocolates that much more appealing.
The Wenzels, who moved to Hico in 1996, transformed the Victorian home into a chocolate craver’s dream.
“When Kevin bought the house, he renovated it, and while he was doing that he started the Hico Historic Society.
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