Chocolate Store Reviews and More

I review chocolate confections (pralines, cordials, bonbons, and other chocolates with stuff in them). Here is a web site with reviews of solid chocolates and chocolate bars. Here is more information about what I will and will not review.

Use the geographic index to stores by location.

Reviews
My personal reviews.
Directory
Store addresses.
Guide
Latest updates, introduction, and more.
Notes
Explanatory notes.
Indices
Indices to reviews and directory.
Directory
This page has address and phone information for many stores. Some of these stores have reviews in my reviews page.

Most of the addresses listed are for stores. However, sometimes other addresses are shown for a business:

5th Avenue Chocolatiere. Web. Standard, $30/lb. in 2009. Peanut butter crunch and toffee were nice, other pieces not so much.
693 Third Avenue (at 43rd Street) / New York, NY 10017. 1-212-935-5454.
See web site for more stores.
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Ackerman's. See Wilton & Noble.
Aida Opera Candies. Web. $17/lb. in 2008. Uninteresting, not much variety.
1375 Burlingame Avenue / Burlingame, CA 94010. 1-650-344-3333.
Alegio Chocolaté. Web. Review.
1511 Shattuck Avenue / Berkeley, CA 94709. 1-510-548-2466.
All Things Chocolate. Formerly part of The Chocolate Truffle.
31 Saint James Avenue / Boston, MA 02116. 1-877-423-9400. 1-617-423-9400.
Alps Sweet Shop. Web.
269 Main Street / Beacon, NY 12508. 1-845-831-8240.
114 Main Street / Fishkill, NY 12524. 1-845-896-8080.
Amber Lyn Chocolates, Inc. Web. $23/lb. in 2009. Shipping $9. Sugar-free chocolates sweetened with maltitol.
Mail: 1812 W. Sunset Boulevard, #34 / St. George, UT 84770. 1-888-252-9234.
Anette's Chocolate Factory. Web. Review.
1321 First Street / Napa, CA 94559. 1-707-252-4228.
André's Confiserie Suisse. Web. Okay, not of particular note, has a pistachio marzipan piece.
5018 Main Street / Kansas City, MO 64112. 1-800-892-1234.
Anthon Berg. Web. Limited availability outside Denmark.
Appleton Chocolates Company. Web. Specializes in maple and local fruit flavors.
567 Lake Road / Wentworth, Nova Scotia / Canada B0M 1Z0. 1-888-354-5355.
Artisan du Chocolat. Web. Review.
89 Lower Sloane Street / London SW1W8DA / United Kingdom. +44 (0) 20 7824 8365.
Astor Chocolate Corporation. Web. Web. Skip it.
651 New Hampshire Avenue / Lakewood, NJ 08701. 1-732-901-1000.
Atelier del Cioccolatto di Felix Brunatto. See Brunatto Chocolate Atelier.
Au Chocolat. Web. Review.
35 High Street / Boston, MA. 1-617-737-1197. Weekdays 7:30 to 6.
Auer, Chocolaterie. See Chocolaterie Auer.
Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates. Web.
43 Grove Street / Peterborough, NH 03458. 1-866-924-5993. 1-603-924-5993.
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Bavarian Chocolate Haus. Web. Disappointing.
2483 White Mountain Highway / North Conway, NH 03860. 1-603-356-2663.
Beacon Hill Chocolates. Web. A nice store with chocolates from several fine chocolatiers. My selection averaged $77/lb. in 2009.
91 Charles Street / Boston, MA 02114. 1-617-725-1900.
Belgian Chocolate Shop, The. Shipped worldwide: $48-57/lb. in 2006. Shipped in EU: £25-£30/500 g. Ships chocolates from several Belgian chocolatiers.
Mail: 17 Rue de l'Eglise / 62134 Predefin / France. +33 (0) 3 21 04 95 79.
Belgian Chocolatier Piron. Web. $42.41/lb. in 2012. Not recommended.
509 Main Street / Evanston, IL 60202. 1-847-864-5504.
Belgian Truffle House. Web. $24/lb. in 2002. Good, simple, delicate flavors.
714 Broadway / Somerville, MA 02144. 1-617-666-2617.
Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. Web.
658 Darling Street Rozelle / Sydney / NSW 2039, Australia. +61 (02) 9810 2690.
Bernachon. See Chocolaterie Bernachon.
Bernard Callebaut. See Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut.
Bissinger French Confections. Web. Review.
3983 Gratiot Street / Saint Louis, MO 63110-1776. 1-800-325-8881.
See web site for stores in Saint Louis and Minneapolis.
Bittersweet, The Chocolate Café. Web. Small cafe that sells several fine chocolatiers, mostly packaged.
2123 Fillmore Street / San Francisco, CA 94115. 1-415-346-8715.
5427 College Avenue / Oakland, CA 94618. 1-510-654-7159.
Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Web. $65/lb. in 2008. Shipping $17. Reconstituted chocolate and waxy lecithin detract from Black Dinah's pieces and are not acceptable at this price. On an island, so visiting is not easy. See web page for retailers.
1 Moore's Harbor Road / Isle Au Hait, ME 04645. 1-207-335-5010.
Boehm's Homemade Swiss Candies. Web. $34/lb. in 2011. Shipping $15. Pieces are precisely executed but remain Standard, not Fine.
255 NE Gilman Boulevard / Issaquah, WA 98027. 1-425-392-6652.
18864 Front Street NE / Poulsbo, WA 98370. 1-360-697-3318.
Retailer: Boehms Chocolates Burien / 148 SW 148th Street, Suite B120 / Seattle, WA 98166. 1-206-243-2027. Web.
Bonbon, Le. Web. Carries Godiva, Moonstruck, Zan, and others.
2050 Mountain Boulevard / Oakland, CA (Montclair Village). 1-510-339-2962.
Bon Bons Chocolatier. Web. $28/lb. in 2007.
319 Main Street / Huntington, NY 11743. 1-631-549-1059.
Bonnat Chocolatier. Web. €64/lb. in 2007. Shipping €14. Century-old chocolatier recommended by a correspondent.
See web site for retailers.
Factory store: 8 cours Sénozan / Voiron / France. +33 (0) 476 052 809.
Retailer: Crossings / 4 New Street / Worcester, MA 01603. 1-800-209-6141. 1-508-755-5860. Web.
Box Hill Confections. Web. Truffles $39/lb., $82/lb. in 2013. Shipping $15. Skippable.
See web for retailers.
Brenner, Max. See Max Brenner.
Bridgewater Chocolate. Web. Review.
559 Federal Road / Brookfield, CT 06804. 1-203-775-2286.
Broken Wheel Farm. Web. $12/lb. in 2001. Good cherry truffle, low price is one of best bargains around.
702 Broadway Road (Route 113) / Dracut, MA 01826. 1-888-211-7713.
Brunatto Chocolate Atelier. Web. Also known as L'Atelier del Cioccolato di Felix Brunatto.
Store: O'Higgins 124 / Curacaví, Chile. +56 (02) 836 3114.
Brussels Pralines. €7.3/lb. in 2003. Good by normal standards, but this is Bruxelles. Good for price but not nearly as good as is easily available in the city.
Rue de la Colline 4 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 512 29 16. Near Grand Place.
B.T. McElrath Chocolatier. See McElrath Chocolatier, B.T.
Burdick Chocolate. Web. Review.
47 Main Street / Walpole, NH 03608. 1-603-756-2882.
52-D Brattle Street / Cambridge, MA 02138. 1-617-491-4340.
5 East 20th Street / New York, NY 10003. 1-212-796-0143.
See web site for other stores.
Butlers Chocolates. Web. €21/lb. in 2009. Lackluster but suitable for price.
24 Wicklow Street / Dublin 2 / Ireland. +353 (1) 671 0591.
See web site for other cafés in Dublin, Cork, Galway, London, New Zealond, and Paramus, New Jersey.
Byrne & Carlson. Email. Review.
121 State Street / Portsmouth, NH. 1-888-559-9778.
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Cacao Atlanta. Web. Review. $124/lb. in 2012. Shipping $16.
Buckhead: 2817 Peachtree Road / Atlanta, GA 30305. 1-404-467-4670.
Virginia Highlands: 1046 North Highland Avenue / Atlanta, GA 30306. 1-404-892-8202.
Cacao et Chocolat. Closed. Web site refers to De Neuville Chocolat Français.
Café Ströbele. Review.
Hirschstraße 4 / 89073 Ulm / Germany. +49 (0731) 6 37 79.
Callebaut. Web. Callebaut is a large Belgian chocolate brand. It was merged with Cacao Barry to become Barry Callebaut. A member of the former owning family, Bernard Callebaut, operates the separate Canadian company Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. I find Callebaut chocolate to be excellent for baking.
Callebaut, Bernard. See Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut.
Canady Le Chocolatier. Web. $38/lb. in 2012.
2136 West Fulton Street / Chicago, IL 60612. 1-312-208-5094.
Candinas Chocolatier. Web. Review.
Factory store: 2435 Highway PB / Verona, WI. 1-800-845-1554. 1-608-845-1545.
Store: 11 West Main Street / Madison, WI 53703.
Candy House of Davis. About $25/lb. in 2006. Pretty truffles, but flavors were understated and chocolate had little character. Formerly Candy House of San Francisco.
901 Third Street / Davis, CA 94616. 1-530-758-3652.
Candy Castle. Web. Good toasted coconut, okay rumball and marzipan, but buttercrunch is smothered in chocolate.
1853 Massachusetts Avenue / Lexington, MA 02420. 1-781-862-4499.
1784 Massachusetts Avenue / Cambridge, MA 02140. 1-617-547-2109.
Candyland and Nora's Candy Shop. Web. Maker of Turkey Joints, candy-coated chocolate and Brazil nuts shaped like turkey bones. It is a cute novelty but uninteresting chocolatewise.
321 North Doxtator Street / Rome, NY 13440. 1-888-544-8224. 1-315-337-4530.
Candy Man. Web. $14/lb. in 2004. I cannot recommend the chocolate, but the buttercrunch is pretty good except it is a bit too chewy and the nuts are too soft.
Route 9N / Jay, NY 12941. 1-800-232-4626.
61 Main Street / Lake Placid, NY.
Carl Brandt. Web. Wholesale German importer.
55 Walls Drive / Fairfield, CT 06430. 1-203-256-8133.
Cary's of Oregon. Web. Very good toffee.
1700 Nebraska Avenue / Grants Pass, OR 97527. 1-888-8222-9300.
Charbønnel et Walker. Web. English and French chocolates. Marzipan and ginger marzipan are okay, but Amande is bland.
One, The Royal Arcade / 28 Old Bond Street / London W1X 3AB / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7491 0939.
Also available in Bergdorf Goodman and Saks 5th Avenue in New York.
Charles Chocolates. Web. Charles Chocolates is back after an absence. I look forward to visiting the new store.
535 Florida Street / San Francisco, CA. 1-415-659-8770.
Charles Chocolatier. €34/lb. in 2010. Many pieces had an oily sensation, which I found increasingly unpleasant as I sampled them.
15 Rue Montorgeuil / 75001 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 08 57 77.
Chaudun, Michel. See Michel Chaudun.
Chilmark Chocolates.
19 State Road / Chilmark, MA 02535 (Martha's Vineyard). 1-508-645-3013.
Chocolat. Nice shop with McElrath, Moonstruck, Fran's, Lake Champlain, and other Fine and Standard chocolates.
2801 Leavenworth Street / San Francisco, CA 94113. 1-415-674-8852.
540 San Anselmo Avenue / San Anselmo, CA 94960. 1-415-454-4525.
Chocolat Céleste. Web. Review.
652 Transfer Road, Suite 16A / Saint Paul, MN 55114. 1-877-644-3823. 1-651-644-3823.
Chocolat Chocolat.
21 Saint Andrews Street / Cambridge / UK. +44 (0) 1223 778 982.
Chocolat Michel Cluizel. Web. Review. Formerly La Fontaine Au Chocolat.
201 Rue Saint-Honoré / 75001 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 44 11 66.
Chocolate Affaire. Chocolates $14/lb., truffles $34/lb. in 2005. Fair number of truffles but not great quality. Limited selection of chocolates, largely nut clusters and peanut butter.
603 East Calavaras Boulevard / Milpitas, CA 95035. 1-408-945-1620.
Chocolate Bar. Web. Truffles by Andrew Shotts and Gustaf Mbrouk, $81/lb. in 2009, other bars and confections, overpriced, mostly uninteresting.
712 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor / New York, NY 10019. 1-212-582-8283.
220 Centre Street / Beach Haven, NJ 08008. 1-609-492-2577.
Chocolate By Design (Massachusetts). Succeeded by The Chocolate Truffle.
Chocolate By Design (New York). Web.
26 Wall Street / Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. 1-518-686-7897.
Chocolate by the Bald Man. See Max Brenner.
Chocolate Café. See Nantucket Clipper.
Chocolate Cellar, The. Web. £36/lb. in 2009. Not bad, but not good enough to justify the price.
11-13 Hanover Street / Liverpool L1 3DN / United Kingdom. +44 (0151) 200 2202.
Chocolate Connoisseur. Web. Review.
513 South Park Avenue / Winter Park, FL 32789. 1-407-622-1166.
Chocolate Covered. Tiny store with good selection of high-quality packaged chocolates, including Cluizel, Fran's, and Cary's.
3977 24th Street / San Francisco, CA 94114. 1-415-641-8123.
Chocolate Deities. Web. Deity-themed novelty chocolates.
118 La Bergerie Lane / Red Hook, NY 12571. 1-845-758-5519.
Chocolate Dream Box. Web. Review.
710 Blossom Hill Road / Los Gatos, CA 95032. 1-408-356-2626.
Chocolate Fanatic, The. Varying items, from around $24/lb. to around $72/lb in 2012.
76 Route 101A, Unit #5 / Amherst, NH 03031. 1-603-672-7133.
Chocolate Fetish. Web.
36 Haywood Street / Asheville, NC 28801. 1-828-258-2353.
Chocolate Garden, The (Michigan). Web. Review.
2691 Friday Road / Coloma, MI 49038. 1-269-468-9866.
Chocolate Garden, The (New York). See new name, Kee's Chocolates.
Chocolate Haven. See Jacques Torres Chocolate.
Chocolate Heaven. $17/lb. and up in 2004. Tourist trap with overpriced chocolate novelties.
Pier 39, #D1 / San Francisco, CA 94133. 1-415-421-1789.
Chocolate Loft. See Garrison Confections.
Chocolate Moose. Review.
184 North Broadway Road (Route 28) / Salem, NH 03079. 1-603-893-2225.
Chocolate & More. Web. €20/lb. in 2003. Nice.
Westenriederstraße 15 / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 25 54 49 05.
Chocolate Room. Web. $48/lb. in 2010. Some chocolates from Knipschildt, Tumbador, and others.
269 Court Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231. 1-718-246-2600.
Chocolate Secrets. Web. $71/lb. in 2009. Shipping $50. Retails Marquise de Sévigné, Michel Cluizel, Amedei, and Fauchon.
3926 Oak Lawn Avenue / Dallas, TX. 1-214-252-9801.
Chocolate Shop, The. Web. (Chocolate Now LLC.) Carries Fran's, Moonstruck, and unlabeled Fine chocolate around $60/lb. in 2012. Standard chocolate around $22/lb. in 2012. Raspberry jelly is nice.
3 Lebanon Street / Hanover, NH 03755. 1-603-643-9031.
Chocolate Society. £21/lb. in 2003. Gianduja with lemon is very nice, novel, and interesting sensation. Flavors remain separate in mouth. Black currant piece is very good. Nuts in one piece were soft instead of crunchy.
36 Elizabeth Street / London SW1W 9NZ / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7259 9222.
Chocolate South. Web. $101/lb. in 2014. Shipping $15.
1050 Marietta Street NW / Atlanta, GA 30318. 1-404-815-8859.
Chocolate Springs Café. Web. $68/lb. in 2013. Shipping $12. I was disappointed.
56 Pittsfield Road, #3 / Lenox, MA 01240. 1-413-637-9820.
Chocolate Therapy. Web. $77/lb. in 2013. Not bad but technique needs work (several pieces had soft tempers) and stronger flavors.
60 Worcester Road / Framingham, MA. 1-508-875-1571.
702 Legacy Place / Dedham, MA. 1-781-329-1571.
Chocolate Truffle, The. Web. Review. My favorite general shop in the US.
494 Main Street / Reading, MA 01867. 1-866-333-4616. 1-781-944-7155.
586 Main Street / Lynnfield, MA 01940. 1-781-334-9800.
18 Thompson Street / Winchester Center, MA 01890. 1-781-729-0409.
Chocolate Visions. Web. Review. $55/lb. in 2006. Shipping $8. Excellent, nice flavors.
See web site for retailers.
Kings Village Shopping Center / 224 C Mount Hermon Road / Scotts Valley, CA 95066. 1-831-4440-9256.
Retailer: Fog City News / 455 Market Street / San Francisco, CA 94105. 1-415-543-7400.
Retailer: Beckmann's Old World Bakery / 2341 Mission Street / Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 1-831-423-2566.
Chocolate.com LLC. Web. Sells the chocolates of over 180 brands across the US.
Office: 188 Needham Street, Suite 255 / Newton, MA 02464. 1-800-396-8137. (Registered in Delaware.)
Chocolaterie, The. Web. Review.
The Avenue Forsyth / 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 4126 / Cumming, GA 30041. 1-678-513-2700.
Chocolaterie Auer. Web. ₣44/lb. in 2003. Okay but not great. Signature piece was good. Mendiants were good blend but light. Chocolate-covered fruit was too sugary; I could not taste the fruit. Hazelnut paste was good and definitely Swiss style. Almond piece was weak.
4 Rue de Rive / Genève 1204 / Switzerland. +41 (022) 311 42 86.
Chocolaterie Bernachon. Review.
42 Cours Franklin Roosevelt / 69006 Lyon / France. +33 (0) 4 78 24 37 98.
Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. Web. Review. Compare to Callebaut.
1-800-661-8367.
Chocolaterie Cluizel. See Michel Cluizel.
Chocolaterie M. de Koninck.
78 Saint Vincent / Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec / Canada J8C2Z7. +1-819-326-8889 or +1-819-324-8898.
Chocolaterie Wanders. See Wanders Artisan Chocolaterie.
Chocolates by Leopold. Web.
The Sweet Spot / 30 Church Street / Montrose, PA 18801. 1-570-278-1230.
Chocolatier. A nice little shop near the Lindt & Sprüngli factory.
27 Water Street / Exeter, NH 03833. 1-888-246-5528.
Chocolatiers (UK) Limited. Web. Online retailer of fine and unusual chocolatier bars.
Mail: 5 Hall Terrace / Great Sankey / Warrington / Cheshire WA5 3EZ / United Kingdom.
Chocolatier Blue. Web. Review.
Flagship: 1964 University Avenue / Berkeley, CA 94704. 1-510-705-8800.
See web site for other stores.
Chocolatier Desiree. Web. $42/lb. in 2004. Good Belgian chocolates but priced a bit high.
165 South Murphy Avenue, #C / Sunnyvale, CA 94086. 1-408-306-3127.
Dolores Street (between 5th and 6th) / Carmel, CA.
Chocolatier M. Web.
Sylvain Dupuisstraat 38 / 8300 Knokke / Belgium. +32 (0) 50 61 44 60.
Chocolats par Michel Chaudun, Le. See Michel Chaudun.
Chocolatt from Belgium. Web.
12008 Wilshire Boulevard, #101 / West Los Angeles, CA 90025. 1-888-808-8548 or 1-310-442-2245.
Choco-Logo. Web. Chocolate bars and pralines with custom embossing and full-color printing.
Christian Constant. €41/lb. in 2003. Good quality but not one of my Paris favorites. Many pieces have fancy spices or compositions that do not interest me.
37 Rue d'Assass / Paris / France.
US distributor.
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate. Web. Review.
118 Southwest Boulevard / Kansas City, MO 64108. 1-816-842-1300.
401 Hayes Street / San Francisco, CA 94102. 1-415-355-1105.
Chuao Chocolatier. Web. Review.
The Lumberyard, Suite C-109 / 937 South Coast Highway 101 / Encinitas, CA 92025. 1-888-635-1444 or 1-760-635-1444.
University Towne Centre / 4465 La Jolla Village Drive, H-09 / San Diego, CA 92122. 1-858-546-1463.
Retailer: Coupa Cafe / 538 Ramona Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-322-6872.
More retailers.
Ciel Chocolatier. Web.
20615 East Valley Boulevard, #D / Walnut, CA 91789. 1-909-869-7800.
Claudio Corallo. Web. As a producer from raw cacao beans to finished chocolate, Claudio Corallo could be quite interesting, but I have not tried them yet.
Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe.
Rua Cecilio da Sousa n 85 / Principe Real / Lisbona / Portugal CP 1200-10. +351 914 951 610.
US retailer.
Cluizel. See Michel Cluizel.
Coco Délice. Web. $62/lb. in 2009. Shipping $15. Not recommended. Price was too high, chocolate flavor was weak.
See web page for retailers.
Cocoa Bella Chocolates. Web. Review. Exceptional selection of Fine chocolates from US and Europe.
2102 Union Street / San Francisco, CA 94123. 1-415-931-6213.
Westfield San Francisco Centre / 845 Market Street / San Francisco, CA 94103. 1-415-896-5222.
Westfield Valley Fair / 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard / Santa Clara, CA 95050. 1-408-246-1633.
Cocoa Belt, The. Web. $22/lb. in 2009.
58 Maple Street / Danvers, MA 01923. 1-978-774-4332.
Cocoa and Co. Web. Carries chocolates of several fine chocolatiers, most listed elsewhere in this directory.
1-847-441-9870.
CocoaMill Chocolate Company. Web. $22/lb. in 2007.
115 West Nelson Street / Lexington, VA 24450. 1-800-421-6220. 1-540-464-8400.
Cocova. Web. Carries chocolates from Co Co. Sala, J. Chocolatier, Michel Cluizel, and Christopher Elbow.
1904 18th Street NW / Washington, DC, 20009. 1-202-903-0346.
Compartés Chocolatier. Web. Truffles $105/lb. in 2012. Overpriced and mostly underflavored (excepting peppermint and strawberry).
912 South Barrington Avenue / Brentwood, CA 90049. 1-310-826-3380.
Conditorei Mohrenköpfle. €19/lb. in 2006. Okay, but see Chocolat and Stroebele in Ulm.
Kramgaße 1 / Ulm / Germany. +49 (0731) 3 74 99 12.
Confiserie Altmann & Kühne. Web.
Am Graben 30 / A-1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (1) 533 09 27.
Confiserie Chocolat. Web. €15-20/lb. in 2006. A variety of brands at good prices.
Rabengaße 18 / 89073 Ulm / Germany. +49 (0731) 1 43 69 83.
Confiserie Sprüngli. Web. Pralines about CHF 54/lb., truffles CHF 57-67/lb. in 2006. Not related to Lindt & Sprüngli.
Bahnhofstraße 21 / Postfach 8022 / 8011 Zürich / Switzerland. +41 (044) 224 46 46.
See web site for more stores.
Constant, Christian. See Christian Constant.
Corné Port Royale. Sells Manon, Godiva, Neuhaus, and others. Use if you do not have time to leave the train station.
Gare du Midi / Bruxelles / Belgium.
Address unknown / Wavre / Belgium.
Cosmic Chocolate. Web. Review.
Mail: 5002 B Telegraph Avenue / Oakland, CA 94609. 1-877-612-2639. 1-510-654-2923.
Côte de France. Web. Review.
25 Avenue de l'Opera / Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 61 41 46.
3 Avenue Mozart / Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 88 17 79. Near La Muette station.
See web site for current list of shops.
Coupa Cafe. Web. Carries Chuao Chocolatier's chocolates.
538 Ramona Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-322-6872.
Cygnes, Les. Web. Review. Sells Kim's Chocolates.
The Thistles Shopping Center / 46 Bastion Wynd / Stirling FK8 2EA / Scotland, United Kingdom. +44 (0) 1786 469767.
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Dalloyau. Review.
99 Rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 99 90 00.
Dancing Lion Chocolate. Web. $192/lb. in 2012. Makes one-time-only pieces in small batches.
917 Elm Street / Manchester, NH 03101. 1-603-625-4043.
De Brito Chocolate Factory. Web. Toffee $13/lb., truffles $29/lb. in 2006. Good toffee.
160 Briggs Road / Hollister, CA 95023. 1-800-588-3886. 1-831-637-0164.
Debauve et Gallais. Web. Web. $88/lb. in 2005.
30 Rue des Saints-Pères / 75007 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 99 26 39.
DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Web. Review. Sent unsolicited commercial email.
10105 Auburn Park Drive / Fort Wayne, IN. 1-800-482-4373.
Déclinaison Chocolat. Web.
6 Rue du Fossé des Tailleurs / 67000 Strasbourg / France. +33 (0) 3 88 22 28 38.
1 Rue Thomas Edison / 67450 Mundolsheim / France. +33 (0) 3 88 20 29 43.
5 Rue Georges Clemenceau/ 67500 Haguenau / France. +33 (0) 3 88 07 13 90.
DeFluri's Fine Chocolates. Web.
130 North Queen Street / Martinsburg, WV 25401. 1-304-264-3698.
DeGroot Truffles. See The Truffle Shop. Review.
DeLafée. Web. Will not review: Price. $116/lb. in 2006 (through Harmony Sweets).
Office: DeLafée International Sarl / Avenue du Premier-Mars 6 / 2000 Neuchâtel / Switzerland. +41 (032) 724 48 60.
Demel K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker. Web. The cat's tongues were recommended to me.
Kohlmarkt 14 / A-1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (1) 535 17 17 0.
De Neuville Chocolat Français. Web (French only).
Numerous stores in France.
Destination Chocolate. Web. $80/lb. in 2012. Carries Christopher Elbow (recommended), Norman Love, and others.
15 Bowen's Wharf / Newport, RI. 1-401-847-1223.
Deveres Chocolate Company. £16/lb. in 2009.
56 Burleigh Street / Cambridge / UK. +44 (0) 1223 327 773.
Die Praline. €15/lb. in 2003. Very good for the price, a definite stop when in Frankfurt.
Kleinmarkthalle / Hasengaße 7 / 60311 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 28 82 60.
Dilettante. Web. Review.
416 Broadway East / Seattle, WA 98102. 1-206-329-6463.
Dirt Cowboy Cafe. Web. $44/lb. in 2012. Carries unbranded Fine chocolates, somewhat bland.
7 South Main Street / Hanover, NH 03755. 1-603-643-1323.
Dolce Bella Chocolates. Web. $56/lb. in 2012. Worth a visit when in town.
5325 Prospect Road / San Jose, CA 95129. 1-408-446-4296.
Donnelly Chocolates. Web. Review.
1509 Mission Street / Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 1-888-685-1871.
Downey's Chocolates. Web.
23902 Aliso Creek Road / Laguna Nigel, CA 92677. 1-877-815-0814. 1-949-637-8293.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Web.
408 West 8th Street, #102 / Dallas, TX 75208. 1-214-943-5943.
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Eclipse Chocolate. Web.
2145 Fern Street / San Diego, CA. 1-619-578-2984.
eChocolates.com. See Vintage Chocolates.
el Eden Handcrafted Chocolates. Closed in March 2003.
Eilles Chocolatier. €19/lb. in 2003. Nice for price.
Hauptwache 12 / 60313 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 28 75 64.
Maximilianstraße 11 / 88131 Lindau / Germany. +49 (08382) 6439.
Elegant Truffle, The. Web. Web.
1111 Scott Street / San Diego, CA 92106. 1-619-222-1889.
Elisabeth Brussels. Review.
Rue au Beurre 43 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Grand Place. +32 (02) 426 01 78.
Elk Candy Company. Web. Review.
1628 Second Avenue / New York, NY. 1-212-650-1177.
Elly Siedl. €23/lb. in 2003. Pieces were not to my taste, flavors did not blend well. Marzipan has too much alcohol. Has unusual pineapple cream.
Am Kosttor 2 / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 22 15 22.
Maffeistraße 1 / 80333 München / Germany. +49 (089) 22 44 34.
Enstrom's Almond Toffee. Web. Toffee $19/lb., truffles $25/lb. in 2011. Shipping $10. I recommend their milk-chocolate Almond Toffee Petites. Truffles okay, but almond tasted like extract. Nuts and chews were unremarkable.
Orders: Web or 1-800-367-8766.
200 South 7th Street / Grand Junction, CO 81501. 1-970-683-1000.
201 University Boulevard, #118 (near Cherry Creek North Drive) / Denver, CO 80206. 1-303-322-1005.
523 East Cooper Street / Aspen, CO 81611. 1-970-429-1411.
See web site for other stores.
Érico Fine Chocolates. Web. Has chocolate museum.
Store, attraction: 634 Rue Saint-Jean / Faubourg Saint-Jean Baptiste, Quebec, QC / Canada G1R 1P8. 1-418-524-2122.
Esther Price Candies. Web. $9/lb. in 2004. Unremarkable. Not recommended. Warning: I gave Esther Price a unique email address. Sometime later, I received suspicious email sent to that address.
1709 Wayne Avenue / Dayton, OH 45410. 1-800-782-0326.
Ethel M Chocolates. Web. $25/lb. in 2004. A subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Okay, well developed flavors, creams not too sweet, but too many artificial flavors. Better than average factory chocolates but still factory chocolates.
Factory: 2 Cactus Garden Drive / Henderson, NV 89014. 1-800-438-4356 or 1-888-627-0990. The tour is just a peek through some windows.
See web site for locations, mostly Nevada.
Ethel's Chocolate Lounge. Web.
1-800-471-0352.
2 North Riverside Plaza / Chicago, IL. 1-312-993-7515.
520 North Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL 60611. 1-312-464-9330.
900 North Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL 60611. 1-312-440-7447.
See web site for more stores.
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Fannie May Candies. Web. Regular $25/lb., FM Artisan $91/lb. in 2012. Shipping $12. Skip it.
Mail: 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550 / Chicago, IL 60631. Online order questions: 1-800-333-3629. Other customer service: 1-800-999-3629.
Store Locator.
Farris and Foster's Chocolate Factory. Web. $20/lb. in 2004. A good, fun Standard chocolate store. Pleasant buttercrunch, mild nuts, strong creams, consistent quality although the chocolate itself is a bit subdued.
3022 Corrine Drive / Orlando, FL 32803. 1-407-894-1981.
870 South Sun Drive, Suite 1060 / Lake Mary, FL 32746. 1-407-333-4645.
Fauchon. Web. Review.
Park Avenue and 56th Street / New York, NY. 1-718-784-7001 or 1-866-784-7001.
26, place de la Madeleine / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 42 60 11.
See web site for more stores.
Fiori Chocolatiers. Web. $83/lb. in 2006. Shipping $11.
See web site for retailers, mostly in Washington.
Mail: 695 143rd Avenue NE / Bellevue, WA 98007. 1-425-922-8169.
Five Star Truffles. Web. $47/lb. in 2009. Okay, but XOX Truffles across town is a better deal.
411 Divisadero Street / San Francisco, CA 94117. +1-415-552-5128.
Fleur de Cocoa. Web. $46/lb. in 2006. Mixed bag, sometimes prominent robust flavors, sometimes mild and weak. I liked the orange caramel, the Claire with its creamy pistachio marzipan, and the Palerme with its medium-strength hazelnut.
39 North Santa Cruz Avenue / Los Gatos, CA. 1-408-354-3574.
Fog City News. Sells a wide variety of chocolate bars and a few pralines.
455 Market Street / San Francisco, CA 94105. 1-415-543-7400.
Fontaine au Chocolat, La. See Chocolat Michel Cluizel.
François Payard. See Payard.
Fran's. Web. Fine chocolate but not particularly interesting.
1-206-322-6511.
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Galler. Review.
Rue au Beurre 44 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 502 0266. Near Grand Place
Rue au Bodenbroeck 17 / Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Grand Sablon.
Ganache Chocolatier. Web (not working March 2013).
58 East Pine Street / Zionsville, IN 46077. 1-877-873-6948. 1-317-873-6948..
Ganong. Web. Not recommended.
One Chocolate Drive / Saint Stephen, New Brunswick / Canada E3L 2X5. 1-888-598-8811.
Garrison Confections. Web. Review.
815 Hope Street / Providence, RI 02906. 1-401-490-2740.
Gérard Mulot. €30/lb. in 2003. Weak flavors. Some good fruit ganaches. Some pieces interesting, some disharmonious.
76 Rue de Seine / 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 43 26 85 77.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Web. Review.
Ghirardelli products are sold in many stores, including baking products in grocery stores.
Attraction: Ghirardelli Square / 900 North Point Street, #52 / San Francisco, CA 94109. 1-415-359-9335.
Office: 1111 139th Avenue / San Leandro, CA 94578-2631. 1-510=483-6970.
Ghyslain Chocolatier. Web.
350 West Deerfield Road / Union City, IN. 1-866-449-7524.
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates. Web. Review.
1801 L Street, Suite 60 / Sacramento, CA 95811. 1-916-706-1738.
Glatigny, Jacques. See Jacques Glatigny.
Global Chocolates. Web. Carries Lindt chocolates.
P.O. Box 764 / Hayward, CA 94543.
Godiva. Web. Review.
Gowell's Home Made Candy. Web. $18/lb. in 2007. Shipping $12. Not recommended.
727 North Main Street / Brockton, MA 02301. 1-508-583-2521.
Grammy Lammy's Handmade Candies. Web. $14/lb. in 2004. Easter bunnies, peanut-butter cups, and other unremarkable chocolate novelties.
484 Congress Street / Portland, ME 04101. 1-888-756-8414.
Grand Confectionary, Le. Web. About $19/lb. in 2006. Unremarkable.
Town & Country Village / 2605 El Paseo Lane / Sacramento, CA 95821. 1-916-973-0249.
Granite State Candy Shoppe. Web. Review. The classic little chocolate shop, nestled in downtown Concord. Strong marzipan, okay peanut butter bolster, but otherwise uninteresting.
13 Warren Street / Concord, NH 03301. 1-603-225-2591.
Green Mountain Chocolates. Web. $16-$20/lb. in 2002. Strong flavors, weak chocolate. Jelly piece is good. Orange cream has fresh orange juice tang.
35 Crossroads / Waterbury, VT 05676. 1-802-244-8356.
Grendel Sweets Handcrafted Chocolates. Web. $36/lb. at market, $50/lb. online in 2004. Novelty truffle cookies, nicely done flavors.
1-408-410-5444.
See web site for farmers' markets in California cities Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and Campbell.
Grishman, Linda. See Sweet on Vermont.
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Harbor Candy Shop. Web. Review.
248 Main Street / Ogunquit, ME 03907. 1-800-331-5856 or 1-207-646-8078.
Harbor Sweets. Web. Review.
85 Leavitt Street / Salem, MA 01970-5546. 1-800-243-2115.
Harmony Sweets. Web. Carries DeLafée.
27111 167th Place SE, Suite 105-13 / Covington, WA 98042. 1-888-737-9338. 1-425-802-3854.
Harvard Sweet Boutique. Web. Toffee and desserts.
Factory: 25 South Street / Hudson, MA 01749. 1-888-579-3387.
Hauser Chocolatier. Web.
Orders: 1-888-599-8231.
Factory: 59 Tom Harvey Road / Westerly, RI 02891. 1-401-596-8866.
Store: 137 Greenwood Avenue / Bethel, CT 06801. 1-203-794-1861.
Haven's Candies. Web. $15/lb. in 2003. Go for the Katahdin Crunch ($17/lb.), a chewy, crunchy novelty, although not big on chocolate. The rest does not impress.
87 County Road / Westbrook, ME 04092. 1-207-772-1557.
542 Forest Avenue / Portland, ME 04101. 1-207-772-0761.
Hebert Candies. Web. $19/lb. in 2004. A small Massachusetts chocolatier. Not reviewed since ownership changed in 2005.
Hebert Candy Mansion / 575 Hartford Turnpike / Shrewsbury, MA 01545. 1-866-432-3781.
Hédiard. Web. Review.
See web site for stores in Paris and elsewhere.
Helene de Troies. €10/lb. in 2003. Tourist trap, skip it. Type is high Standard, but Fine is easy to find in Bruxelles.
Rue de l'Etuve 32 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Mannekin Pis.
Hermé, Pierre. See Pierre Hermé.
Hévin Chocolatier, Jean-Paul. See Jean-Paul Hévin Chocolatier.
Hilliard's House of Candy. Web. $19/lb. in 2006. Shipping $9. Not recommended.
Orders: 1-800-286-8533.
316 Main Street (Route 138) / Easton, MA 02356. 1-508-238-6231.
122 Webster Street (Route 123) / Hanover, MA 02339. 1-781-878-8533.
195 Washington Street / Canton, MA 02021. 1-781-828-9004.
Hollis Chocolate Barn. Web. $28/lb. in 2013. Very limited hours. Good for price.
8 Silver Lake Road / Hollis, NH 03049. 1-603-465-2420.
Holl's Chocolates. Web. Average Swiss chocolate.
2001 Grand Central Avenue / Vienna, WV 26105. 1-800-842-4512.
Hotel Chocolat. Web. £21/lb. in 2009.
See web site for stores in the United Kingdom.
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Imhoff Stollwerck Museum. Web. A very good chocolate museum, with lots of English in the exhibits. Visit it if you are in Köln (Cologne). You can skip the shop. It sells a variety of packaged chocolates, and chocolates in the display case were €18/lb. in 2003.
Attraction: Rheinauhafen 1a / 50678 Köln / Germany. +49 (0221) 93 18 88 0.
Indulge. Web. Tiny, not bad, but not worth a trip.
16 Lincoln Street / Newton Highlands, MA 02461. 1-617-965-7855.
Intemperantia. Web. Review. Sent unsolicited commercial email and continued after being told to stop.
15324 Antioch Street / Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 1-800-982-0088.
Island Candy Company.
1795 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24) / Orr's Island, ME 04066. 1-207-833-6639. Open May to December.
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Jacky Pédro. Review.
39 Grande Rue / 61000 Alençon / France. +33 (0) 2 33 26 00 47.
Jacques Torres Chocolate. Web. Review.
66 Water Street / Brooklyn, NY 11201. 1-718-875-9772.
285 Amsterdam Aveue / New York, NY 10023. 1-212-787-3256.
Chocolate Haven / 350 Hudson Street / New York, NY 10014. 1-212-414-2462.
Jacques Glatigny.
44 Grande Rue / 61000 Alençon / France. +33 (0) 2 33 26 18 23.
Jean-Paul Hévin Chocolatier. Web. Review.
See this page for boutiques in Paris, Tokyo, and Hiroshima.
Jinil au Chocolat. $20/lb. in 2001. I was unable to detect any flavor in some of Jinil's chocolates.
238 Madison Avenue / New York, NY 10016. 1-212-679-7415.
John & Kira's. Web. Formerly Jubilee Chocolates. $55/lb. in 2004. Fancy creams, natural flavors, but overpriced. The mint is the flavor of biting into a real mint leaf, and I like the raspberry. Color chart.
1-800-747-4808. 157 West Wyoming Avenue / Philadelphia, PA 19140.
See web site for retailers in Philadelphia, New York City, and Ann Arbor.
Jomart Chocolates. Web. $22.50/lb. in 2007. Shipping $9.50. Nicely tart rasbperry jelly and very good pistachio marzipan. Unfortunately, the chocolate is weak. Friendly service.
2917 Avenue R / Brooklyn, NY 11229. 1-718-375-1277.
Jubilee Chocolates. See John & Kira's (new name).
Just Truffles. Web. $43/lb. Buttery truffles, weak flavors, not my preference.
1326 Grand Avenue #A / Saint Paul, MN 55105. 1-877-977-9177.
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K Chocolatier by Diane Krön. Web. Review.
9606 Little Santa Monica Boulevard / Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 1-310-248-2626.
3835 Cross Creek Road / Malibu, CA 90265. 1-310-317-0400.
19 East 69th Street / New York, NY 10021. 1-212-861-2111.
Kaffeerösterei. Web. Retails several brands.
Uhlandstraße 173/174 / 10719 Berlin / Germany. +49 (030) 88 67 79 20.
KC Chocolatier. Web. $68/lb. in 2012. Shipping $15. A franchise of Kim's Chocolates.
545 West Diversey Parkway / Chicago, IL 60614. 1-773-525-7775.
Kee's Chocolates. Web. Review. Formerly Chocolate Garden.
80 Thompson Street / New York, NY 10012. 1-212-334-3284.
452 Fifth Avenue (inside HSBC) / New York, NY 10018. 1-212-525-6099.
Kellerhaus. Web. $17-19/lb. in 2011. Not bad, worth a stop when you are in the area.
259 Endicott Street North (Route 3) / Weirs Beach (Laconia), NH. 1-888-557-4287. 1-603-366-4466.
Kennebec Hand-Dipped Chocolates. Web. Mostly ordinary, good blueberry cream and almond cluster, coffee cream is too mild.
10 Western Avenue / Augusta, ME 04430. 1-800-374-1857.
Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company. Web. Chocolates $22/lb., truffles $36/lb. in 2011. Shipping $10.
8 Main Street / Kent, CT 06757-0919. 1-860-927-1445.
Kilwins. Web. $25-30/lb. in 2012.
1050 Bay View Road / Petoskey, MI 49770. 1-231-347-7112.
See web site for numerous stores.
Kim's Chocolates. Web.
Factory: Nieuwlandlaan 12 / B-3200 Aarschot / Belgium. +32 (0) 16 55 1580.
Kirchmayr Chocolatier. Web. Skip it.
9630 Deereco Road / Timonium, MD 21093. 1-410-561-7705.
Knipschildt Chocolatier. Web. Review.
Watts Plaza / 4 New Canaan Avenue / Norwalk, CT. 1-203-435-0895.
Kollar Chocolates. Web. Review.
V Marketplace / 6525 Washington Street / Yountville, CA 94599. 1-707-738-6750.
Kron Chocolatier. (Also see K Chocolatier.) Web. Chocolates $22.50/lb., truffles $45.50/lb. in 2008. Shipping $12.
5 Bond Street / Great Neck, NY 11021. 1-800-564-5766. 1-516-829-5550.
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La... For names beginning with "La," look up the next word in the name. For example, for "La Maison," see "Maison."
Lady Pralines. €10/lb. in 2003. Tourist trap, skip it. Refused to sell choices from the display case, would sell only prepared boxes with unknown contents.
Rue de l'Etuve 34 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Mannekin Pis.
Lake Champlain Chocolates. Web. I like their Hazelnut 5-Star Chocolate Bar occasionally.
1-800-465-5909.
See web site for retailers across the United States.
L'Atelier del Cioccolatto di Felix Brunatto. See Brunatto Chocolate Atelier.
Laughing Moon Chocolates. Web.
118 Depot Street / Stowe Village, VT 05672. 1-802-253-9591.
Laurent Vals Chocolates. Web.
Mail: 16 Barney Street / Newport, RI 02840. 1-401-846-1388.
Order online or see web site for retail partners.
Lavish Sweets. Web. $10/lb. in 2006. Shipping $0. Russian-style candy chocolates. Not recommended.
2303 South Dallas Street / Denver, CO 80231. 1-303-752-1093. 1-800-267-1439.
Le... For names beginning with "Le," look up the next word in the name.
Lenôtre. Web. Review.
44 Rue d'Antenil / 75016 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 24 52 52.
15 Boulevard de Courcelles / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 63 87 63. At Villiers station.
Paris Las Vegas (Bally's) / 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South / Las Vegas, NV 89109. 1-702-946-7000.
See web site for more stores in Paris and worldwide.
Leonidas. Web. Review.
See web site for numerous stores around the world.
LeRoux Kitchen. Web. Primarily a kitchen equipment store, LeRoux also carries chocolates from Black Dinah, Lake Champlain, and Moonstruck.
23 Market Street / Portsmouth, NH 03801. 1-603-430-7665.
62 Main Street / Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. 1-508-693-0030. (Limited selection.)
161 Commercial Street / Portland, ME 04101. 1-207-553-7665.
Les... For names beginning with "Les," look up the next word in the name.
Leschanz GmbH. See Wiener Schokoladekönig.
Leysieffer. Web. €14/lb. in 2003. A nice assortment and a good pistachio white-chocolate bar.
Kaufinger Tor (by Marienplatz) / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 26 04 40 6.
See web site for other outlets.
Life By Chocolate. Web. $40/lb. in 2007. (Bark $15/lb., meltaways $20/lb.) Looks good from the web site. Chef claims to make the best cherry cordials you will ever have.
In the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn / Routes 32 and 81 / Greenville, NY 1208. 1-888-665-0044. 1-518-966-5219.
Li-Lac Chocolates. Web. Review.
40 Eighth Avenue (at Jane Street) / New York, NY 10014. 1-866-898-2462.
Grand Central Terminal / 324 Market Hall / New York, NY 10017. 1-212-370-4866.
Lillie Belle Farms. Web. Offers some intriguing pieces.
Factory: 1345 Daisy Creed Road / Jacksonville, OR 97530. 1-888-899-2022. 1-541-664-2815.
Linda Grishman Chocolates. See Sweet on Vermont.
Lindt & Sprüngli. Web. Review. Not related to Confiserie Sprüngli.
One Fine Chocolate Place / Stratham, NH 03885. 1-603-778-8100.
Loco for Coco. Web.
2415 C Lawndale Drive / Greensboro, NC 27408. 1-336-333-0029.
Louise's Belgian Chocolates. Web. $50/lb. in 2004.
Village Mews Plaza / 194 Robertson Road / Nepean, Ontario / Canada K2H 9J5. 1-888-470-3333. 1-613-726-1494. Near Ottawa.
283 Richmond Road / Ottawa, Ontario / Canada K1Z6X2. 1-613-722-6262.
Love, Norman. See Norman Love Confections.
Lucas Belgian Chocolate. Web. Truffles $31/lb. in 2006. Shipping $8. Nothing special.
73 State Street / Charleston, SC 29401. 1-843-722-0461.
Lucas Home Made Candies.
6 Main Street / Haverstraw, NY 10927. 1-845-947-1220.
Lula's Chocolates. Web. (Lula Lund's Chocolates, LLC.)
2 Harris Courte, Suite B-6 / Monterey, CA 93940. 1-866-585-2724. 1-831-655-8527.
Lunettes et Chocolat. See MarieBelle.
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Mackenzies Chocolates. Web. Nice Standard shop, good variety, very nice pistachio marzipan. $25/lb. in 2008. Shipping $9, free over $50.
1492 Soquel Avenue / Santa Cruz, CA 95062. 1-831-425-1492.
Maison du Chocolat, La. Web. Review.
1018 Madison Avenue / New York, NY 10021. 1-212-744-7117.
Carrousel du Louvre / 99 Rue de Rivoli / 75001 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 97 13 50.
See web site for additional stores.
Maison du Chocolat Artisanal, La. Web. Review. My favorite shop in Belgium.
Rue Marché-aux-Herbes 67 (a.k.a. Grasmarkt 67) / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 513 78 92.
Manon, Le Chocolatier. Sold through various retailers, including La Maison du Chocolat Artisanal. I liked the cream at Mary Chocolatier better.
Factory at Rue Tilmont 64 / 1090 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 425 2632.
Marcolini, Pierre. Web. Review.
Place du Grand Sablon 39 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 514 1206.
Marie's Candies Web. Email. $17/lb. in 2011. Shipping $12. Pleasant Standard class.
311 Zanesfield Road / West Liberty, OH 43357. 1-866-465-5781. Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm.
MarieBelle. Web. Review. Sent unsolicited commercial email and continued after being told to stop. Not recommended. (Corporate name Maribel's Sweets, Inc.)
Store: 484 Broome Street / New York, NY 10013. 1-212-925-6999.
Store: Lunettes et Chocolat / 25 Prince Street / New York, NY 10012. 1-212-925-8800 or 1-866-925-8800.
Mariette Chocolates. Web. Retails KC Chocolatier and other brands.
1268 Lincoln Avenue / San Jose, CA 95125. 1-408-295-9050.
Marquise de Sévigné, La. Review.
32 Place de la Madeleine / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 65 19 47.
Martine's Chocolates. Web. Review.
400 East 82nd Street / New York, NY 10028. 1-212-744-6289.
6th Floor, Bloomingdale's / 1000 Third Avenue / New York, NY. 1-212-705-2347.
Mary Chocolatier. Web. Web. Review.
Rue Royale 73 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 217 4500. Near Congress Column.
Available at Beacon Hill Chocolates in Boston.
Max Brenner (Chocolates by the Bald Man). Web. $61/lb. in 2012. Swiss style (lots of dairy), weak flavors, undistinguished, overpriced.
745 Boylston Street / Boston, MA 02116. 1-617-274-1741.
See web site for other locations.
Mazet de Montargis. Web.
37 Rue des archives / 75004 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 44 05 18 08.
43 Rue Gén Leclerc (Place Mirabeau) / 45200 Montargis / France. +33 (0) 2 38 98 63 55.
McElrath Chocolatier, B.T. Web. Review.
2010 East Hennepin Avenue, No. 9 / Minneapolis, MN 55413. 1-612-331-8800.
Melt. Web. Review.
59 Ledbury Road / Notting Hill / London W11 2AA / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7727 5030.
Mendocino Chocolate Company. Web. Review.
1-800-722-1107.
Michael Mischer Chocolates. Web. $70/lb. in 2013. Good, strong dark chocolate, excellent execution, but generally not to my taste. Recommended for people who want to taste nice chocolate just accented by other flavors, but not those who want a stronger blend of other flavors.
3352 Grand Avenue / Oakland, CA 94610. 1-510-986-1822.
Michael Recchiuti. Web. Review.
1-800-500-3396.
Recchiuti Confections / Ferry Building Marketplace / One Ferry Building, #30 / San Francisco, CA 94111. 1-415-834-9494.
See web site for retail partners.
Michel Chaudun. €53/lb. in 2010. Nice, but Paris has better.
149 Rue de l'Universite / 75007 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 53 74 40.
Michel Cluizel Web. Web. Review.
Attraction: Chocolatrium / Avenue de conches / 27240 Damville / France. +33 (0) 2 32 35 20 75.
Factory: Avenue de conches / 27240 Damville / France. +33 (0) 2 32 35 60 00.
Store: 584 Fifth Avenue / New York, NY 10036. 1-646-415-9126.
Store: Chocolat Michel Cluizel / 201 Rue Saint-Honoré / 75001 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 44 11 66. North of the Louvre.
Miller's Candy Emporium and Chocolatier. Carries a variety of packaged chocolates, including Tom and Sally's, Lake Champlain, and Dan's Chocolates.
186 Main Street / Sebastopol, CA 95472. 1-707-829-9040.
Mischer, Michael See Michael Mischer Chocolates.
Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge. Web. Nice-looking assortment of hand-crafted truffles.
751 East 36th Avenue / Anchorage, AL. 1-907-677-9985.
423 G Street / Anchorage, AL. 1-907-868-1818.
Moeder Babelutte. €7.3/lb. in 2003. Pretty good for the price. Not great, but good marzipan, good hazelnut.
Rue d l'Etuve 36 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Mannekin Pis.
Mon Aimee Chocolat. Web.
2101 Penn Avenue / Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 1-412-395-0022.
Monique's Chocolates. $42/lb. in 2010. Mostly truffles with single-origin chocolate.
539 Bryant Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-323-9669.
Moonstruck Chocolatier. Web. Review.
See web site for Moonstruck cafés.
Morley Candy. Web. Truffles $34/lb., other $15/lb. in 2004. Their Peanut Butter Block is fun, and their other pieces are competently executed, but they use low quality chocolate and have weak flavors.
23770 Hall Road (M59) / Clinton Township, MI 48036. 1-586-465-5800.
18577 East Nine Mile Road / Eastpointe, MI 48021. 1-586-771-8560.
436 South Main Street / Rochester, MI 48307. 1-248-656-2590.
Mrs. Nelson's Candy House. Wide assortment but fairly ordinary.
292 Chelmsford Street / Chelmsford, MA 01824 (very near Route 3 exit 31). 1-978-256-4061.
Mulot, Gérard. See Gérard Mulot.
Munson's Chocolates. Web. Review.
About a dozen stores in Connecticut, see web site.
Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate. Web. A small museum, not greatly interesting, but worth a few minutes. The Imhoff Stollwerck Museum in Köln, Germany, is much better.
Attraction: Grand Place 13 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium.
Muth's Candy. Web. Skip it.
630 East Market / Louisville, KY 40202. 1-800-556-8847, 1-502-585-2952.
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Nantucket Clipper. Web. Nice truffles, okay buttercrunch.
1-888-225-4843.
Store is named Sweet Inspirations / 26 Centre Street / Nantucket, MA. 1-508-228-5814.
Another store is Chocolate Café / Cape Ann, MA.
Nelson's Candy House. See Mrs. Nelson's Candy House.
Neuhaus. Web. Review.
See review for several stores.
New England Chocolate Company. Web. $19/lb. in 2006. Shipping $8.
Orders: 1-866-465-9295.
123 Lafayette Road / Salisbury, MA 01952. 1-978-465-9295. Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm.
Nora's Candy Shop. See Candyland.
Norman Love Confections. Web. Review.
11380 Lindbergh Boulevard / Fort Myers, FL 33913. 1-239-561-7215.
Notter School & Chocolate Studio. Web. Review. $39/lb. in 2004.
8204 Crystal Clear Lane, Suite 1600 / Orlando, FL 32809. 1-407-240-9057. Near Florida Mall.
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Oakland Chocolate Company, LLC, The. Web. $51/lb. in 2013. Weak flavors, not up to the price.
See web for retail outlets.
Mail: 3228 Helen Street / Oakland, CA 94608. 1-510-545-2462.
Olivier's Candies Limited. Web.
2828 54 Avenue SE, Bay C / Calgary, Alberta / T2C 0A7 / Canada. 1-403-266-6028.
1316 9th Avenue SE / Calgary, Alberta / T2G OT3 / Canada. 1-403-275-5195.
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Painted Truffle, The. See Sciascia Confections.
Patsy's Candies. Web. $21-25/lb. in 2007.
Factory store: 1540 South 21st Street / Colorado Springs, CO 80904. 1-866-372-8797. 1-719-633-7215.
Payard. Web. Web. Review. $54/lb. in 2012.
116 West Houston Street / New York, NY 10012. 1-212-995-0888.
210 Murray Street / New York, NY 10282. 1-212-566-8300.
1 West 58th Street / New York, NY 10019. 1-212-986-9241.
Payard Brazil / Shopping Center Iguatemi / Av. Brig. Faria Lima 2232 / Loja 1Y-14 A / 01451-000 São Paulo SP / Brazil. +11 (00 5511) 3819-4929.
See web site for locations in Las Vegas, Japan, and Korea.
Peaberry's Coffee & Tea. Web. Sells Poco Dolce, Moonstruck, and other chocolates. I liked the Poco Dolce tiles, but they are expensive.
5655 College Avenue / Oakland, CA 94618. 1-510-653-0450.
Pédro. See Jacky Pédro.
Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Web. $25/lb. in 2004. Average quality in Standard class with too-high price. Some novel pieces: cream cheese and graham cracker, coconut cluster. Some problems: stale toffee, unpleasant raspberry truffle. 6 oz. toffee package had only 5.3 oz., but pound assortment had a pound.
Store: 300 Park Avenue South / Winter Park, FL 32789. 1-407-644-3200.
Factory: 1470 San Marco Boulevard / Jacksonville, FL 32207. 1-800-771-0019.
See web site for stores in Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Fleming Island.
Petit Chocolatier, Le. €22/lb. in 2010. Skip it.
+33 (0) 1 45 04 76 02.
Phillips Candy House. Web. $20.50/lb., truffles $27/lb. in 2005. Milk chocolates were okay but a bit too expensive for this quality. Dark chocolates were not as good for me. Truffles not tried.
818 Morrissey Boulevard / Boston, MA 02112. 1-800-722-0905.
South Shore Plaza / 250 Granite Street / Braintree, MA 02184.
Piccadilly Chocolates.
Dolores / Carmel, CA 93923. 1-831-620-0389.
Pieces of Heaven Fine Chocolates. Web.
3686 The Barnyard (in lower level of Monterey Barn) / Carmel, CA 93923. 1-831-625-3368.
Pierre Hermé. Web. Review.
72 Rue Bonaparte / 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 43 54 47 77.
Store: 185 Vaugirard/ 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 83 89 96.
See web site for more stores.
Pierre Marcolini. See Marcolini, Pierre.
Piron Belgian Chocolatier. See Belgian Chocolatier Piron.
Planète Chocolat. Email. Review.
Rue du Lombard 24 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 511 07 55.
Powell's Sweet Shoppe. Web. Pralines $13-17/lb., truffles $28/lb. in 2006. Not recommended.
35 North Santa Cruz Avenue / Los Gatos, CA 95030. 1-408-395-5200.
Preston's Candy. $15/lb. in 2004. Nothing special.
1170 Broadway / Burlingame, CA 94010. 1-650-344-3254.
Pride's Crossing Confections. Web. $16/lb. in 2002. Very good marzipan, soft, maybe whipped. Good Almond Delight (almonds and caramel in a chocolate box) and orange jelly. Otherwise average.
641 Hale Street / Beverly, MA 01915. 1-978-927-2185.
Purdy's Chocolates. Web. Assortment CAN$26/lb., Turona CAN$41/lb. in 2012. Some nice pieces, like the Peanut Butter Crunch Mayan, but overall ordinary.
2777 Kingsway / Vancouver, British Columbia / Canada V5R 5H7. 1-800-478-7397.
See web site for more stores.
Pure Chocolate. Renamed Purefections.
Purefections Web. A gem of a store. Assortments from fine chocolatiers and some of their own. Do not miss the P2C2.
102 Franklin Street / Quincy, MA 02169. 1-617-328-6248.
Puyricard. Web. €28/lb. in 2003. Some hits, some misses, but skip it. Very good natural marzipan, pungent and strong.
27 Avenue Rapp / Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 05 59 47.
See web site for more stores.
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Recchiuti, Michael. See Michael Recchiuti.
Regis Chocolatier. Web. Review.
89 Rue de Passy / 75016 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 27 70 00.
Ricard Chocolat. Web.
Address unknown / New York. 1-877-826-3443 or 1-877-599-9933.
Richard Donnelly. See Donnelly Chocolates.
Richart. Web. Web. Review.
Limited selection at Gastronomie 491 / 491 Columbus Avenue / New York, NY 10024.
See web site for stores in Paris and Lyon.
Richardson's.
Route 5 and Route 10 / Deerfield, MA 01342. 1-413-772-0443.
Rischart's Backhaus. Web. €17/lb. in 2003. Suitable for price but unremarkable.
Marienplatz 18 / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 23 17 00 0.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Web. Not much chocolate in their chocolate.
230 stores, mostly in the US. 1-888-525-2462 or 1-800-344-9630.
Rococo Chocolates. Web. Bars £26-32/lb. in 2009.
321 Kings Road / London SW3 5EP / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7352 5857.
5 Motcomb Street / London SW1X 8JU / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7245 0993.
45 Marylebone High Street / London W1U 5HG / United Kingdom. +44 (020) 7935 7780.
US retailer: Miss Dels General Store, $48-50/lb. in 2009.
See web page for other retailers.
Rogers' Chocolates. Web.
Orders: 1-800-663-2220.
Factory: 4253 Commerce Circle / Victoria, BC V5W 1X5 / Canada.
See web site for stores in Victoria, Sidney, and Whistler.
Romānicos Chocolate. Web.
1801 Coral Way, Suite 116 / Miami, FL 33145. 1-305-854-9936. 1-877-848-4857.
Russo's Candy House. $13/lb. in 2001. Not bad, some pieces good for their type, okay buttercrunch.
555 Broadway (intersection of Route 1 and Lynn Fells Parkway) / Saugus, MA 01906. 1-781-233-1737.
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Salon du Chocolat. Web. Carries Manon and Van Dam.
Noordeinde 182 / Den Haag (The Hague) / 2514GR Netherlands. +31 (0) 70 360 9600.
San Francisco Chocolate Factory. Web. Makes plain chocolate bars and disks, but boutique carries products of several fine chocolatiers.
286 12th Street / San Francisco, CA 94103. 1-888-732-4626. 1-415-677-9194.
Saratoga Chocolates. Web. Review.
14572-B Big Basin Way / Saratoga, CA 95070. 1-408-872-1431.
Savannah's Candy Kitchen. Web. Around $18-21/lb. in 2005. The peanut brittle is nice and crunchy if you like the strong peanut flavor. Other items were plain or uninteresting to me. Repeatedly sent junk mail after I asked them to stop.
225 East River Street / Savannah, GA 31401-1220 or 1-800-443-7884.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Web. Review.
480 North Orlando Avenue, #131 (Winter Park Village) / Winter Park, FL 32789. 1-407-677-4114.
See web site for more stores in the United States, Bahamas, and Israel.
Schoggi Imported Swiss Chocolates. Review.
87 Yerba Buena Lane (near 760 Market Street) / San Francisco, CA 94103. 1-415-243-4444.
Schoko-Direkt. Web. €9/lb. in 2004. Retail web site for wholesaler suesswarenversand.de.
SchokoLogo. See Choco-Logo.
Schurra's Candy Factory. $13/lb. to $23/lb. in 2005. Nice marzipan, but mostly just okay.
840 The Alameda / San Jose, CA 95126. 1-408-289-1562.
Sciascia Confections. Web. (Formerly The Painted Truffle.) Mediocre “fine” truffles, hugely overpriced.
Store: The Stockton Market / 19 Bridge Street / Stockton, NJ.
Store: The Chestnut Hill Market / 8229 Germantown Avenue / Philadelphia, PA.
Office: 105 Guinness Lane / North Wales, PA 19454. 1-215-996-0606.
See's Candies. Web. Review.
Send Out Chocolates. Web. (Soma Exquisite Chocolate Truffles, LLC.) Ships truffles.
Mail: 1042 Willow Creek Road, A101-449 / Prescott, AZ 86301.
Sensual Chocolatiers. Web. Fine hand-rolled truffles.
865 Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 214 / Incline Village, NV 89451. 1-206-347-1035. 1-800-585-7885.
Franchise: 7702 Floyd Curl / San Antonio, TX 78230. 1-210-692-0900.
Serenade Chocolatier. $20/lb. in 2001. Strong passion fruit cream. Marzipan truffle is just separate marzipan and chocolate, not great.
2 South Station / Boston, MA 02110. 1-617-261-9941.
Brookline Village / 5 Harvard Square / Brookline, MA 02445. 1-617-739-0795.
Seroogy's Chocolates. Web.
144 North Wisconsin Street / De Pere, WI 54115. 1-800-776-0377.
Seven Sisters Sweet Shop. Web. Review.
8711 East Pinnacle Peak / Scottsdale, AZ 85255. 1-877-585-7835.
Sharona's Chocolate Shop. Web.
128 East 3rd Avenue / San Mateo, CA 94401. 1-650-348-3128.
Shaw's Confections. $16/lb. in 2006. Nothing special, but the marzipan is good.
122 West Portal Avenue / San Francisco, CA 94127. 1-415-681-2702.
Shirley's Fine Chocolate and Gifts.
14 N. Washington Street / North Attleboro, MA 02760. 1-508-695-8837.
Shubie's. Carries chocolates of Chocolate By Design.
32 Atlantic Avenue / Marblehead, MA 01945. 1-781-631-0149.
Simply Sweet. Web. $23/lb. in 2007. A box labeled 1 lb. contained less than 12.3 oz. A bit overpriced even as labeled ($18/lb.).
58 Merrimac Street / Newburyport, MA 01950. 1-978-462-3226.
Sinful Sweets. Web.
4415 Butler Street / Pittsburgh, PA 15201. 1-412-235-7865.
Sjaak's Organic Chocolates. Web. Dark Chocolate Raspberry bar has a nice filling.
Orders: Web.
Mail: P.O. Box 750159 / Petaluma, CA 94975.
Office: 1340 Commerce Suite D / Petaluma, CA 94954. 1-707-775-2434.
Snake & Butterfly. Web. I enjoyed the Blueberry Balsamic and White Chocolate, Peach, and Passion Fruit truffles. The caramels were less attractive to me.
191 East Campbell Avenue / Campbell, CA 95008. 1-408-466-4023.
Something Sweet. Most $13-21/lb. in 2012. Not recommended.
8 Glen Road / Powerhouse Mall / West Lebanon, NH 03784. 1-603-298-6610.
155 Dorset Street / South Burlington, VT 05403. 1-802-658-5680.
282 Berlin Mall Road, #9 / Montpelier, VT 05602. 1-802-223-2490.
Route 7 / Rutland, VT 05701. 1-802-775-6134.
Spoonful of Sugar. More candy than chocolates. I only recommend the Peanut Butter Heaven, a fun mix of Spanish peanuts and peanut butter.
129 1st Street / Benicia, CA 94510. 1-707-746-5188.
Sprüngli, Confiserie. See Confiserie Sprüngli.
Stella's Fine Chocolates. Web. $22-26/lb. in 2010.
176 Route 101 (Village Shoppes) / Bedford, NH 03110. 1-603-472-3131.
Stephany's Chocolates. Closed in 2006. Purchased by Enstrom's.
Stowaway Sweets. Review.
154 Atlantic Avenue / Marblehead, MA 01945. 1-781-631-0303.
Sugar Plum. Web. $25/lb. in 2008.
88 Dilley Street / Forty Fort, PA 18704. 1-800-447-8427.
Swan Chocolates. Web. Review.
501 Daniel Webster Highway / Merrimack, NH 03054. 1-800-490-7926.
Sweet Earth Chocolates. Web. Fair trade, organic.
1445 Monterey Street / San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 1-805-782-9868.
Sweet Inspirations. See Nantucket Clipper.
Sweet Mimi's Chocolates. $19.50/lb. in 2004. Andover attracts shoppers for reasons unclear to me. If you're one of them, Sweet Mimi's is worth a stop.
10 Post Office Avenue / Andover, MA 01810. 1-978-749-9969.
Sweet on Vermont Artisan Confections. Web. Review. Formerly Linda Grishman Chocolates.
Mail: 48 Sky Drive / Burlington, VT 05401. 1-800-862-5814.
Sweet Smelling Savour Chocolates. Web.
322 Main Street / Cromwell, CT 06416. 1-860-613-0886.
Sweet Spot, The. See Chocolates by Leopold.
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Tamami Chocolates. Web. $48/lb., $54/lb. in 2012.
250 NE Third Street / McMinnville, OR 97182. 1-503-298-9427.
Tartufo. Recommended by a correspondent.
Louis Melsenstraat 14 / 3000 Leuven / Belgium. +32 (016) 29 13 29 or +32 (016) 23 06 42. 10:30-18:00, closed Monday.
Telluride Truffle. Web. Review.
101 Elkhorn Court / Telluride, CO 81435-8906. 1-866-543-0108. 1-970-728-9565, 1-970-728-1138.
Temps du Sucre, Le. €11/lb. in 2003. Caramel was interesting, an unusual composition. Orange marzipan was interesting but not exciting. Hazelnut was acceptable, delivered but did not excel. Pistachio marzipan was bland.
Rue de l'Etuve 6 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 512 29 95. Near Grand Place.
Teuscher. Web. Review.
230 Newbury Street / Boston, MA. 1-617-536-1922. Web.
307 Sutter Street / San Francisco, CA 94108. 1-415-834-0850.
Stanford Shopping Center / Palo Alto, CA 94304. 1-650-384-0916.
See web site for other stores around the world.
Theobroma Chocolatier. Web. Mostly standard stock, but I recommend their Cortez Crunch bar; it is good and interesting. Also, the glazed apricot in chocolate is a good mix, although the flavors are not strong.
1-877-293-6565.
319 Central NW / Albuquerque, NM 87102. 1-505-247-0848.
12611 Montgomery NE, #A5 / Albuquerque, NM 87111. 1-505-293-6545.
Thomas Sweet Chocolates. Web. Not recommended.
179 Nassau Street / Princeton, NJ 08542. 1-609-683-8720.
29 Palmer Square / Princeton, NJ 08542. 1-609-924-7222.
3214 P Street NW / Washington, DC 20007. 1-202-337-0616.
See web site for other stores.
Thorntons. Web.
Use web site to search for stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Tom and Sally's Handmade Chocolates. Web. Review.
485 West River Road (Route 30) / Brattleboro, VT 05302. 1-800-827-0800.
Torres, Jacques. See Jacques Torres Chocolate.
Totally Chocolate. Web. Custom engraved chocolate.
1855 Pipeline Road / Blaine, WA 98230. 1-800-25-5506 or 1-360-332-3900.
Tourtiller. A correspondent recommend Tourtiller to me as an alternative to Bernachon.
4 Cours Franklin Roosevelt / 69006 Lyon / France. +33 (0) 4 78 52 20 69.
Trafton's Chocolates. Web. Pralines $23/lb., truffles $37-58/lb. in 2012. Unremarkable, overpriced.
2116 Cocoa Circle / Virginia Beach, VA 23454. 1-866-412-7922.
Triolo's Bakery. Web. $58/lb. in 2013. Carries chocolates of Laderach and other chocolatiers.
21 Kilton Road / Bedford, NH 03110. 1-603-232-3256.
Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier S.à.r.l. Web.
(Street address unknown) / CH-1172 Bougy-Villars / Switzerland. +41 (021) 807 21 25.
Truffes au Chocolat, Les. See new name, Olivier's Candies Limited.
Truffle Shop, The. Web. Review.
408 Broad Street / Nevada City, CA 95959. 1-800-366-3538.
Truffles Fine Confections. Web. Typical assortment.
Prudential Center / 800 Boylston Street, #47 / Boston, MA 02119. 1-617-536-2663.
Also Logan Airport and Copley Place.
Tumbador Chocolate. Web.
Factory: 34 34th Street / Brooklyn, NY 11232. 1-718-788-0200.
Turtle Alley Chocolates. Web. $18/lb. in 2007. Shipping $16.
91a Washington Street / Gloucester, MA 01930. 1-978-281-4000.
Museum Place Mall, Suite 110 / Salem, MA 01970. 1-978-740-0660.
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Unbridled Chocolates. Web. About $38/lb. in 2011. Shipping $14 in 2009. Middling Standard.
135 Main Street (entrance on Ling) / Marlborough, NH 03455. 1-603-876-4700.
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Valentino. €7.5/lb. in 2003. One very good jelly if you like jellies. One piece labeled "jelly" was a too sweet cream. Generally uninteresting, skip it.
Rue de l'Etuve 25 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 514 28 63.
Valentino Chocolatier. Web. Review. $38/lb. in 2006.
81 Fortune Drive, #115 / Irvine, CA 92618. 1-949-788-0668.
Van Otis Chocolates. Web. $24/lb. in 2010. I found their pieces generally weak. The pistachio creams are okay.
341 Elm Street / Manchester, NH. 1-800-826-6847. 1-603-627-1611.
Varsano's Chocolates. Web. Review.
179 West 4th Street / New York, NY 10014. 1-212-352-1171 or 1-800-414-4718.
The Velvet Chocolatier. Web.
10403 Stevenson Road, Suite B / Stevenson, MD 21153. 1-410-365-9883.
Verē Chocolate. Web. Verē bars were uninteresting to me. I have not tried their other products yet.
Factory: 12 West 27th Street, 6th Floor / New York, NY 10001. 1-212-279-4448. Limited hours for public, see web page.
See web page for retailers.
Vermont Chocolatiers. Web.
14 East Street / Northfield, VT 05663. 1-877-882-4626. 1-802-485-5181.
Vice Chocolates. Web. Web. Truffles with sweet, soft ganaches, well done. Real raspberry flavor in Rasgasm.
Regular at Oakland Temescal and Sunnyvale farmer's markets.
Village Chocolatier.
79 Whitfield Street / Guilford, CT 06437. 1-203-453-5226.
Vintage Chocolates. Web.
1 Atlanta Plaza / Elizabeth, NJ 07206. 1-800-207-7058.
Vintage Sweet Shoppe. Web. $19/lb. in 2008. Good for the price, but I would visit Anette's first.
530 Main Street / Napa, CA. 1-707-224-2986.
3261 Browns Valley Road / Napa, CA. 1-707-226-3933.
Viva Praha. Web. Museum. 859 CZK/lb. in 2010. Worth stopping in and visiting their chocolate museum.
Celetná 10 / 110 00 Praha 1. +420 224 242 952.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Web. Review.
520 North Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL 60611. 1-312-644-9450.
Peninsula Hotel / 108 East Superior / Chicago, IL 60611. 1-312-355-9858.
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Wanders Artisan Chocolaterie. Web. impressive culinary credentials. I look forward to trying them. $56/lb. in 2007. Free shipping with modest purchase.
See web site for retailers, in Virginia.
Factory: 11486 Robertson Drive / Manassas, VA. Appointment only. 1-866-792-6337.
Wiener Schokoladekönig (Leschanz GmbH). Web. €30/lb. in 2010. Nice local shop just two blocks from tourist throngs.
Freisingergasse 1 / 1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (01) 533 32 19.
Wilbur Chocolate Company. Web. $6/lb. in 2004. Wilbur Buds are similar to Hershey's Kisses in shape and quality.
48 North Broad Street / Lititz, PA 17543. 1-888-294-5287.
William Dean Chocolates. Web. Review. $84/lb. in 2013. Shipping $14.
2790 West Bay Drive / Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770. 1-727-593-0656.
Wilton & Noble. Web. Carries Ackerman's and their own label. £27/lb. (Ackerman's) and £23/lb. (house label) in 2009.
9 Goldhurst Terrace / London NW6 3HX / UK.
St. Pancras International Station / Pancras Road / London NW1 2QP / UK.
Winfrey's Fudge and Candies. Web. $12-16/lb. in 2004. Fairly ordinary, on the good side. I like the milk-chocolate buttercrunch and Easter seasonal cookie dough egg.
42 Newburyport Turnpike / Rowley, MA 01969. 1-978-948-7448.
154 Main Street / Wenham, MA 01984. 1-978-468-5851.
41 Main Street / Stoneham, MA 02180. 1-781-279-7448.
21 Market Square / Newburyport, MA. 1-978-465-8200.
Wiseman House Chocolates. Web.
Factory: 508 West First Street / Hico, TX 76457. 1-866-460-3571.
Store: 406 Grubbs Street / Hico, TX 76457. 1-254-824-2150.
Wittamer. Web. Review.
Place du Grand Sablon 6 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 512-3742.
Wolf's Homemade Candies. Web.
503 South Council Street / Attica, IN 47918. 1-765-762-6707.
2200 Elmwood Avenue / Lafayette, IN 47904. 1-765-446-2211.
Woodhouse Chocolate. Web. Review.
1367 Main Street / Saint Helena, CA 94574. 1-800-966-3468.
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Xocolat. Web.
Freyung 2 / 1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (01) 535 43 63.
Herrenstraße 5 / 4020 Linz / Austria. +43 (0732) 77 09 89.
Theresiengasse 1 / 2500 Baden / Austria. +43 (02252) 86 65 47.
Xocolatl. Web. Retails products of several fine chocolatiers.
Blumengaße 3 / 4051 Basel / Switzerland. +41 (061) 262 01 05.
XOX Truffles. Web. Review.
734 Columbus Avenue / San Francisco, CA. 1-415-421-4814.
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Yellow Kitchen. Web.
135 University Court / Athens, GA 30605. 1-706-543-2015. 1-706-248-7282.
Yves Laporte. €20/lb. in 2003. Small selection of good things at a nice price. Good marzipan and hazelnut. Include in your stroll around Munich, near Viktualienmarkt, southeast of Marienplatz.
Heiliggeistraße 1 / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 29 16 21 12.
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Z. Cioccolato. Web. Candy-barrel store with some Standard chocolates.
474 Columbus Avenue / San Francisco, CA 94133. 1-415-395-9116.
zChocolat.com. Web. Will not review: Legal issues. Most $118/lb., some $177/lb. and $321/lb. in 2004.
428 Bryant Circle, Suite 329 / Ojai, CA 93023. 1-800-529-9512.
45 Rue Emeric David / 13100 Aix-en-Provence / France. +33 (0) 4 42 91 43 65.

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