When it comes to satisfying a sugar craving, there’s nothing like chocolate. Whether it’s dark or milk chocolate, or filled with marshmallow or peanut butter, who can’t resist its sweet allure? If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with some top-quality candy, we’ve put together a list of some of the best chocolate shops in the United States. Bon appétit!Discover HomeExchange
People often say that we eat with our eyes, meaning that presentation is everything when it comes to cooking, baking, and chocolate making. In this area, Christophe Artisan Chocolatier does not disappoint! Stop by one of their two stores in the Charleston, SC area for a few pieces of delicious hand-painted chocolates that taste as beautiful as they look! We recommend tasting their Earl Grey tea-flavored chocolate.
Nut allergies are some of the most common allergies amongst candy lovers (and people in general). However, this can make indulging in sweets difficult and potentially dangerous since even nut-free chocolate can be made in a factory or in a kitchen with nuts. That’s where Vermont Nut Free Chocolates comes in! Since 1998, this company (started by a mother of a son with a severe peanut allergy) has been providing candy that is made in a 100% peanut, tree nut, coconut, and sesame-free facility. Each piece of chocolate is guaranteed to be nut-free and delicious. For those with other allergies and intolerances, their website also includes detailed lists of ingredients for each item. We recommend diving into a bag of their chocolate-covered pretzels.
If you’re looking for candies that are as much a feast for the eyes as they are for your tastebuds, then look no further than Norman Love Confections! This establishment strives to turn desserts into a work of art. From unique geometric shapes to beautifully vibrant painting on each piece of chocolate, each bite is guaranteed to be a unique experience for each chocolate lover. We recommend trying out their heart-shaped white chocolate raspberry candies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Based in Cambridge, MA, this woman-owned business established by Catharine Sweeney and Elaine Hsieh strives to make delicious candy with all-natural ingredients and without artificial preservatives or flavors. Because of this, each bite of chocolate feels as fresh as it is divine. We recommend taking a bite (or ten) out of their fall-inspired maple fudge - You won’t regret it!
Nestled in downtown Manhattan in the historic neighborhood of Nolita lies Stick With Me Sweets, a team of chocolatiers determined to provide customers with the best chocolate they can produce. Each bonbon is made with locally and ethically sourced ingredients, which will leave you feeling as good as you are satisfied. Lead by head chef and founder, Susanna Yoon, each piece of chocolate is prepared meticulously over the course of several days as it is made, hand-shelled and painted, and polished. If you’re mouth is already watering, we suggest that you dig into their bourbon maple pecan-flavored bonbon.
Enjoy a taste of geometrically-designed organic chocolate sourced from the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Venezuela at Milla Chocolates. Founded by award-winning chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz, each piece of chocolate is made delicately by hand and tastes divine. If you want a taste of heaven, we recommend trying their black sesame caramel bonbons.
If you’re still in the mood for ethically-sourced chocolate (And let’s be honest - who isn’t?), then Katherine Anne Confections is the place for you! They use fair trade cacao and locally-sourced ingredients, such as Jersey cream, seasonal fruits, local wildflower honey, organic agave nectar, and more to create their one-of-a-kind candies. If you’re in the mood for a classic, we recommend trying out their lemon poppyseed truffles.
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No doubt your mouth is watering after hearing about all of these fantastic chocolate stores filled to the brim with unique and luxurious treats. Feel free to order a box online, or stop by the store in-person during your next trip to one of these great cities. Don’t forget to save some chocolate for your journey back!