The folks over at have concocted the ultimate chocolate-lover's road trip through Illinois...and one of their stops is right here in Quincy. named The Yum Factory as one of the seven best chocolate shops to visit in the state of Illinois. The author raves about their "rustic, factory-esque setting" with "more sweets than you can imagine." And yes, it does sound pretty good!

Even though it has only been open since 2017, The Yum Factory is becoming one of my favorite places in town to grab something sweet. My girls and I love to stop in on Saturday afternoons for a cupcake and a famous sugar cookie (or two). It's a really fun atmosphere.

The author recommends the turtles, truffles, peanut butter balls, and mint melt-a-ways. Admittedly, I haven't tried ALL of those things yet, but I'm sure I'll get around to it. The Yum Factory is located at 700 Maine Street in downtown Quincy.

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