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Sunday Sweet Tooth: Simple Pleasures in Aplington

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One of LeAnn Schipper's simple pleasures is chocolate, which is partly why she started her own business to sell a wide variety of sweet, chocolaty treats.

"A lot of chocolate covered cherries and a lot of truffles, and a lot of lollipops for kids birthday parties," said LeAnne Schipper.

Schipper started Simple Pleasures nearly three years ago. She said she was itching to do something creative.

"There's an annual chocolate walk in Aplington and they sell tickets, and they needed someone to make the truffles. At the time, one of my good friends was the economic developer in Aplington, so she said if you want to get started, this is perfect," said LeAnn Schipper.

Schipper works out of her home. She makes wedding and baby shower favors and lots of gift baskets. Valentine's Day and Easter are her busiest holidays.

Her chocolates are also available in some stores in eastern Iowa.

"One is in Aplington, For Heaven's Sake and Lollipops at the theater in Grundy Center and then a store in Waverly called Changing Season," said Schipper.

While she didn't expect to start running her own chocolate business...

"Nope. Not at all," she said.

Schipper said she enjoys the creativity of it, and her relatives never complain when she lets them taste test her chocolate.

For more information on Simple Pleasures, click here.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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