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.

Some of my favorite chocolatiers are Jacques Torres, L.A. Burdick, Christopher Elbow, La Carambole, Pierre Hermé, and Ginger Elizabeth. Some other notable chocolatiers are Patrick Roger, and XOX.

Reviews
My personal reviews.
Directory
Store addresses.
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.

Latest Notable Updates

July 2022: Added Dean’s Sweets and Old Port Candy Co.
June 2022: Added Aurora Grace Chocolates, Marcie Blaine Artisinal Chocolates, Shane Confectionary, and Tschudin Chocolates & Confections.
April 2022: Added Markham & Fitz and Formosa Chocolates.
March 2022: Added La Carambole and ChocAllure.
February 2022: Sampled Rococo Chocolates.
January 2022: Added Cococo Chocolatiers and Éclat Chocolate.
December 2021: Added Brooklyn Born Chocolate and Pizzelle’s Confections.

Directory

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5th Avenue Chocolatiere. 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.
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Abdallah Candies. Web. $19/lb. in 2020. Shipping $11. Classic chocolates (such as creams and nuts) done well. Recommend in Standard category.
6075 147th Street W. / Apple Valley, MN 55124. 1-952-890-4770 x3.
3501 County Road 42 West / Burnsville, MN 55306. 1-952-0859.
Adirondack Chocolates Web. $14/lb. in 2004. Formerly Candy Man. I cannot recommend the chocolate, but the buttercrunch is pretty good except it is a bit too chewy and the nuts are too soft.
Store: 61 Main Street / Lake Placid, NY.
Factory store: 5680 NYS Route 86 / Wilmington, NY 12941. 1-800-232-4626.
Alegio Chocolate. Web. Review.
1511 Shattuck Avenue / Berkeley, CA 94709. 1-510-548-2466.
522 Bryant Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-324-4500.
11 Maiden Lane / San Francisco, CA 94108. 1-415-399-9922.
Alexander’s Patisserie. Web. $79/lb. in 2015. Pleasant with soft fillings, good balance of flavors, but not as good as the price.
209 Castro Street / Mountain View, CA 94041. 1-650-864-9999.
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.
Amy’s Candy Bar. Web. Good toffee.
4704 North Damen Avenue / Chicago, IL 60625. 1-773-942-6386.
And Sons Chocolatiers. Web. Flavors. $139/lb. in 2020. Shipping $36. Pleasant pieces but not up to their premium price.
9548 Brighton Way / Beverly Hills, CA 90210. +1-310-276-2776.
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.
Anna Shea Chocolates. Succeeded in 2021 by Cocolotte with new owner.
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.
Arcay Chocolates. Web. $91/lb. in 2020. Shipping $0.
Store: 1280 4th Street NE / Washington, DC 20002-3457.
Mail: ACK Chocolate Industries LLC / 10836 Antigua Terrace, #202 / Rockville, MD 20852. 1-239-961-8695.
Artisan Confections. Web. Flavors. $89/lb. in 2020. The Lemon-Blueberry is a good combination; the flavors play off each other well. Otherwise, I would prefer stronger flavors and better pieces at their prices.
1025 North Fillmore Street, Suite H / Arlington, VA 22201. 1-703-524-0007.
Artisan du Chocolat. Web. Review.
89 Lower Sloane Street / London SW1W8DA / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7824 8365.
Ashby Confections. Web. $93/lb. in 2016. Shipping $12.50. Good for Standard chocolates, but very overpriced.
16C Victor Square / Scotts Valley, CA 95066. 1-831-454-8299.
1001 Center Street / Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 1-831-234-1171.
Astor Chocolate Corporation. 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. Retails Neuhaus and other chocolates.
35 High Street / Boston, MA. 1-617-737-1197. Weekdays 7:30 to 6.
Auer, Chocolaterie. See Chocolaterie Auer.
Aurora Grace Chocolates. Web. Review. $101/lb. in 2022. Shipping $20.
517 South 5th Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147. 1-201-597-0333.
Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates. Web.
43 Grove Street / Peterborough, NH 03458. 1-866-924-5993. 1-603-924-5993.
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Batch PDX. Web. No retail shop, sold mostly through other retailers.
See web site for retailers and ordering by phone or email.
Office: 8329 SW Cirrus Drive / Beaverton, OR 97008. 1-503-913-3789.
Bavarian Chocolate Haus. Web. Flavors. 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 $70/lb. in 2015.
91 Charles Street / Boston, MA 02114. 1-617-725-1900.
6318 Biscayne Boulevard / Miami, FL 33138. 1-305-560-5300.
Belgian Chocolatier Piron. Web. $42.41/lb. in 2012. Not recommended.
509 Main Street / Evanston, IL 60202. 1-847-864-5504.
Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. Web. Flavors.
658 Darling Street Rozelle / Sydney / NSW 2039, Australia. +61 (02) 9810 2690.
Bernachon. See Chocolaterie Bernachon.
Beth’s Chocolate. Web. $89/lb. in 2019. I like the Limesicle and Crème de Cassis, but the price is high.
Appointment only: 27 Waldorf Road / Newton, MA 02461. 1-617-803-3678.
Biagio Fine Chocolate. Renamed The Chocolate House.
Birnn Chocolates of Vermont. Web. Flavors. Wholesale only. Not recommended.
Factory: 102 Kimball Avenue, Suite 4 / South Burlington, VT 05403. 1-800-338-3141, 1-802-860-1047.
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. See The Chocolate Dragon Bittersweet Cafe and Bakery.
Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Renamed Ragged Coast Chocolates.
Bliss Chocolatier. Web. Flavors.
3100 SW 7 Highway, Suite D / Blue Springs, MO 64014. 1-816-655-2093.
Blue’s Chocolates. Renamed Chocolaterie.
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.
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.
Factory store: 8 cours Sénozan / Voiron / France. +33 (0) 476 052 809.
Brenner, Max. See Max Brenner.
Bridgewater Chocolate. Web. Review.
559 Federal Road / Brookfield, CT 06804. 1-203-775-2286.
Brooklyn Born Chocolate. Web. $111/lb. in 2021. Shipping $10 (zone based). Chef Jean-François Bonnet from the former Tumbador Chocolate. Quite enjoyable but not up to the price.
Factory: 815 Martin Street / Rahway, NJ 07065. 1-718-788-0200.
Bruges Chocolaterie. Web. Facebook.
3015-B Millwood Avenue / Columbia, SC 29205. 1-803-381-7210.
Bruno, Sebastien. See Sebastien Bruno.
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. Flavors. $82/lb. in 2020. Shipping $0.
47 Main Street / Walpole, NH 03608. 1-603-756-2882.
52 Brattle Street / Cambridge, MA 02138. 1-617-491-4340.
220 Clarendon Street / Boston, MA 02116. 1-617-303-0113.
156 Prince Street / New York, NY 10012. 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. Web. $32/lb. in 2004.
121 State Street / Portsmouth, NH. 1-603-559-9778.
60 State Road / Kittery, ME. 1-207-439-0096.
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Cacao & Cardamom. Web. Review. Flavors.
Flagship store and lab: 5000 Westheimer Road, #602 / Houston, TX 77056. 1-281-501-3567.
Store: 2013 West Gray / Houston, TX 77019. 1-713-814-5914.
Cacao Atlanta. Web. Review. $124/lb. in 2012. Shipping $16.
Virginia Highlands: 1046 North Highland Avenue / Atlanta, GA 30306. 1-404-892-8202.
Buckhead: 3035 Peachtree Road NW, Suite A150 / Atlanta, GA 30305. 1-408-228-4023.
Factory store: 202 Permalume Place / Atlanta, GA 30318. 1-404-437-8585.
Cacao et Chocolat. Closed. Web site refers to De Neuville Chocolat Français.
Cadeau Bonbon. See Cadeau Csokoládé Cukrászda.
Cadeau Csokoládé Cukrászda (also known as Cadeau Bonbon). Web. HUF 5900/lb. in 2014.
Veres Pálné utca 8 / Budapest / Hungary. +36 (1) 317 71 27.,
Café Ströbele. €20/lb. in 2006. A nice assortment of chocolates, including several good hazelnut pieces.
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. I find Callebaut chocolate to be excellent for baking.
Candinas Chocolatier. Web. Review. Flavors.
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. Web. Flavors. 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. Good toasted coconut, okay rumball and marzipan, but buttercrunch is smothered in chocolate.
1853 Massachusetts Avenue / Lexington, MA 02420. 1-781-862-4499.
Candy Man. Renamed Adirondack Chocolates.
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.
Carambole, La. Web. Review. Flavors. Some amazing pieces, not to be missed.
Atelier (by appointment): Veemarkt 192 / 1019 DG Amsterdam / Netherlands.
Retailer: The Chocolate Shop / Limoenhof 1 / 2564 KV Den Haag / Netherlands. +31 (0) 6 14 85 45 42.
Retailer: Cacaomuseum / Limoenhof 1 / Czaar Peterstraat 175 / 1018 PK Amsterdam / Netherlands. +31 (0) 612 797 707.
Carl Brandt. Web. Wholesale German importer.
55 Walls Drive / Fairfield, CT 06430. 1-203-256-8133.
Cascade du Chocolat, La. Web. $181/lb. in 2022. Good but overpriced at half that.
109 Water Street / Exeter, NH 03833. 1-603-777-5177.
214 State Street / Portsmouth, NH 03801.
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 (0)20 7491 0939.
Also available in Bergdorf Goodman and Saks 5th Avenue in New York.
Charles Chocolates. Web. $99/lb. in 2019. July 2021: Online only, retail store closed pending move.
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.
Chequessett Chocolate. Web. $108/lb. in 2021. Shipping $9. Not recommended.
8 Highland Road / North Truro, MA 02652. 1-774-538-6249.
Chili Chocolate. Web, Facebook. 648 NOK/lb. (1429 NOK/kg) in 2018.
Chili Chocolate / Søregata 27 / 4006 Stavanger / Norway. +47 40 45 32 87.
ChocAllure. Web. Review. Flavors.
Pick-up by appointment: 24 Gary Road / Needham, MA 02494. 1-857-928-9236.
Choco Bel. See La Maison du Chocolat Artisanal.
Choco-Logo. Web. Chocolate bars and pralines with custom embossing and full-color printing.
Choco-Story. Web. A chain of chocolate museums in Bruges, Brussels, Chichen Itza, New York, Paris, Prague, Uxmal, and Valladolid.
Chocolat Abeille. Web. Review. Flavors.
421 South 11th Street / Omaha, NE 68102. 1-402-315-9006.
Chocolat Boutique. Web. Flavors. $53/lb. in 2019. Pleasant, a few nice pieces possibly worth the premium, but not all hits. I liked the Raspberry Caramel and Cocoa Marzipan.
1012 Market Street / Fort Mill, SC. 1-803-802-9980, 1-704-916-9146.
Chocolat Céleste. Web. Review. Flavors.
652 Transfer Road, Suite 16A / Saint Paul, MN 55114. 1-877-644-3823. 1-651-644-3823.
Chocolat Chocolat. Web.
Grand Arcade / Saint Andrew’s Street / Cambridge CB2 3BJ / UK. +44 (0) 1223 778 982.
Chocolat Michel Cluizel. Review. Formerly La Fontaine au Chocolat.
201 Rue Saint-Honoré / 75001 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 44 11 66.
Chocolat Moderne. Web. $132/lb. in 2018. Not recommended.
27 West 20th Street, #904 / New York, NY 10011. 1-212-229-4797.
Chocolate By the Bald Man. See Max Brenner.
Chocolate By Design. Succeeded by The Chocolate Truffle.
Chocolate Cartel. Web. $59/lb. in 2019. Shipping $25. Not worth it.
111 Romero Street NW (Old Town) / Albuquerque, NM 87104. 1-505-797-1193
315 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Suite A/ Albuquerque, NM 87123.1-505-797-1193.
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 Chocolate. Web. Retails a wide variety of chocolates, some very fine.
1130 Connecticut Avenue / Washington, DC 20036. 1-202-466-2190.
Chocolate Covered. Web. Tiny store with good selection of high-quality packaged chocolates, including Cluizel and Fran’s.
4069 24th Street / San Francisco, CA 94114. 1-415-641-8123.
Chocolate DC. See Chocolate Chocolate.
The Chocolate Dragon Bittersweet Cafe and Bakery. Web. Small cafe that sells several fine chocolatiers, mostly packaged.
5427 College Avenue / Oakland, CA 94618. 1-510-681-4456.
Chocolate Dream Box. Web. Review. Flavors.
15557 Union Avenue / Los Gatos, CA 95032. 1-408-356-2626. 1-877-761-6251.
Chocolate Fetish. Web. Flavors. $60-62/lb. in 2015. Shipping $15. Skip it.
36 Haywood Street / Asheville, NC 28801. 1-828-258-2353.
Chocolate Garden, The (Michigan). Web. Review. On hiatus as of October 1, 2018, no return date stated.
2691 Friday Road / Coloma, MI 49038. 1-269-468-9866.
Chocolate Garden, The (New York). See new name, Kee’s Chocolates.
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.
The Chocolate House Web. Around $120/lb. in 2020. Carries chocolates from several fine chocolatiers, including some very nice pieces.
1904 18th Street NW / Washington, DC, 20009. 1-202-903-0346. (Formerly Cocova and Biagio Fine Chocolate.)
Chocolate Loft. See Garrison Confections.
Chocolate Moose. Web. $11/lb. in 2003.
184 North Broadway Road (Route 28) / Salem, NH 03079. 1-603-893-2225. May be closed in summer.
Chocolate & More. See House Of Cacao.
Chocolate Room. Web. $48/lb. in 2010.
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 Society. Web. £53/lb. in 2020. Expertly made pieces and some very nice flavors, but the business model of unique pieces each month prevents choosing or repeating your favorites.
Factory: Station Road Business Park / Burton, Somerset / BA10 0EA / United Kingdom. +44 (01963) 824366.
Chocolate Springs Café. Web. Flavors. $81/lb. in 2022. Shipping $28. A few nice pieces but overall a bit disappointing.
56 Pittsfield Road, #3 / Lenox, MA 01240. 1-413-637-9820.
Chocolate Therapy. Web. Flavors. $64/lb. in 2019. Not bad but could use stronger and better flavors.
60 Worcester Road / Framingham, MA. 1-508-875-1571.
Chocolate Truffle, The. Web. Review. Flavors. $29/lb. in 2019. A nice general shop. Closes briefly at times for vacation.
494 Main Street / Reading, MA 01867. 1-877-335-3630. 1-781-944-7155.
Chocolate.org. Web. Untried, seems to be an aggregator for chocolate sales.
Office: 245 Fischer Avenue, #A-2 / Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 1-949-398-2206.
Chocolaterie California (California). Web. Review. Flavors. Formerly Blue’s Chocolates and Chocolatier Blue.
1964 University Avenue / Berkeley, CA 94704. 1-510-705-8800.
See web site for other retailers.
Chocolaterie, The (Georgia). Web. Review.
3099 Main Street / Duluth, GA 30096. 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. Web. Review.
42 Cours Franklin Roosevelt / 69006 Lyon / France. +33 (0) 4 78 24 37 98.
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.
Chocolates by Leopold. Web. $36/lb. in 2015.
170 Church Street / Montrose, PA 18801. 1-570-278-1230.
214C Reynolds Road / Johnson City, NY 13790. 1-607-203-1869.
107 West Main Street / Boalsburg, PA 16827. 1-814-808-6254.
Chocolatier. Web. A nice little shop.
27 Water Street / Exeter, NH 03833. 1-888-246-5528.
Chocolatier Blue. Renamed Chocolaterie.
Chocolatier Desiree. $77/lb. in 2016. Standard Belgian chocolates priced 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 De Chloé, Les. Web. Flavors. CAD 78/lb. in 2019. Shipping CAD 25 (Canada only).
546, Duluth East / Montreal H2L 1A9 / Canada. +1-514-849-5550.
Chocolats par Michel Chaudun, Le. See Michel Chaudun.
Chocolatt from Belgium. See Lady Chocolatt.
Chocopologie Web. Review.
Currently (2022-01) no stores of their own, may be working on a cafe in Norwalk, CT.
Chocotopia Web. 859 CZK/lb. in 2010. Worth stopping in. Limited hours.
V Oblouku 728 / 252 43 Průhonice / Czech Republic. +420 226 776 776.
Christian Constant. Web. €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 des Écoles / 75005 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 53 63 15 15.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier. Web. Review. $75/lb. in 2017. Shipping $16.
90 Society Street / Charleston, SC 29401. 1-843-297-8674.
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate. Web. Review. Flavors.
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. Repeat spammer.
The Lumberyard, Suite C-109 / 937 South Coast Highway 101 / Encinitas, CA 92025. 1-888-635-1444 or 1-760-635-1444.
Store: Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, Suite A-1 / 3485 Del Mar Heights Road / San Diego, CA 92130. 1-858-755-0770.
More retailers.
Cielo. Not recommended. Pieces on display and in box had bloomed. I found them to have little flavor and discarded the box unfinished.
Factory: Nardovegen 10 / 7032 Trondheim / Norway. +47 920 53 765.
Cluizel. See Michel Cluizel.
Cocoa and Co. Web. Carries chocolates of several fine chocolatiers, most listed elsewhere in this directory.
1-847-441-9870.
Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company. Web. $22/lb. in 2007.
115 West Nelson Street / Lexington, VA 24450. 1-800-421-6220. 1-540-464-8400.
Cococo Chocolatiers. Web. CAD 70/lb. in 2021. Shipping to US CAD 22. More expensive than I consider worthwhile for this quality. Good color chart. Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brand is a corporate/legal issue, no longer affiliated with Bernard Callebaut.
Office and factory: 2320 2 Avenue SE / Calgary AB T2E 6J9 / Canada. +1-587-393-1801.
See web site for stores in Calgary, Victoria, and South Surrey.
Cocolotte Web. Review. Flavors. Was Anna Shea before change of owner in 2021.
December 2021: Web site does not have ordering but is showing signs of development. To order, call 1-847-428-5446.
The Arboretum of South Barrington / 100 West Higgins Road / South Barrington, IL 60010. 1-847-428-5446.
Cocova. Renamed The Chocolate House.
Compartés Chocolatier. Web. Flavors. 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. Web. €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. (2022-07: Web site appears nonfunctional but store is apparently still open.)
Rabengaße 18 / 89073 Ulm / Germany. +49 (0731) 1 43 69 83.
Confiserie SchokoLädchen. See SchokoLädchen.
Confiserie Sprüngli. Web. Pralines about CHF 54/lb., truffles CHF 57-67/lb. in 2006.
Bahnhofstraße 21 / Postfach 8022 / 8011 Zürich / Switzerland. +41 (044) 224 46 46.
See web site for more stores.
Confiserie Tee. (a.k.a. Reichhart Confiserie und Teespezialitäten).
Münsterplatz 90 / 89073 Ulm / Germany. +49 (0731) 6 47 87.
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.
Côte de France. Web. Review.
25 Avenue de l’Opera / Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 61 41 46.
Coupa Cafe. Web. Carries Chuao Chocolatier’s chocolates.
538 Ramona Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-322-6872.
Creo Chocolate. Web. $100/lb. in 2021. Some nice pieces but not $100/lb. nice.
122 NE Broadway / Portland, OR 97232. 1-503-477-8927.
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Dalloyau. Review. Web.
101 Rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 99 90 00.
See web site for other stores in and near Paris.
Dallmann Confections. Web. Flavors. $68/lb. in 2015.
789 West Harbor Drive, Suite 122 / San Diego, CA 92101. 1-619-238-0045.
Dancing Lion Chocolate. Web. $180/lb. in 2015. Makes one-time-only pieces in small batches.
917 Elm Street / Manchester, NH 03101. 1-603-625-4043.
Davidson Chocolate Co. Web. Truffles. Confections. Truffles $53/lb., confections $34/lb. in 2019. The truffles are not bad, but go for the confections.
610 Jetton Street, #150 / Davidson, NC 28036. 1-704-896-7245.
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.
De Neuville Chocolat Français. Web (French only).
Numerous stores in France.
Dean’s Sweets. Web. $71/lb. in 2022. No nuts.
475 Fore Street / Portland, ME. 1-207-899-3664.
54 Cove Street / Portland, ME.
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. Flavors. Sent unsolicited commercial email.
10105 Auburn Park Drive / Fort Wayne, IN. 1-800-482-4373.
Déclinaison Chocolat. Facebook. Déclinaison’s retail shops may have closed. Sales may be available by appointment.
By appointment: 19 Rue des Orfèvres / 67000 Strasbourg / France. +33 (0) 3 88 32 90 56.
DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates. Web.
130 North Queen Street / Martinsburg, WV 25401. 1-304-264-3698.
DeGroot Truffles. See The Truffle Shop. Review.
Demel K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker. Web.
Kohlmarkt 14 / A-1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (1) 535 17 17 0.
Deveres Chocolate Company. £16/lb. in 2009.
56 Burleigh Street / Cambridge / UK. +44 (0) 1223 327 773.
Diane Krön Chocolatier. 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.
Die Praline. €15/lb. in 2003. Very good for the price.
Kleinmarkthalle / Hasengaße 7 / 60311 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 28 82 60.
Dilettante. Web. Review.
416 Broadway East / Seattle, WA 98102. 1-206-329-6463.
Divine Treasures. Web. $33.50/lb. (general) and $62/lb. (“truffles”) in 2018. Vegan chocolates. Good ingredients and execution, large assortment, recommended for vegans, but the lack of dairy is limiting to me.
Parkade Plaza / 404 Middle Turnpike West / Manchester, CT 06040. 1-860-643-2552.
Donnelly Chocolates. Web. Review.
1509 Mission Street / Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 1-888-685-1871.
Dropsen. Web. 362 NOK/lb. (799 NOK/kg) in 2018. Candy store with assortment of commercial chocolate. Price is for self-serve display case, not recommended.
Klubbgata 6 / 4013 Stavanger / Norway.
See web site for other stores in Norway.
Dübenkropp. Web.
Grolmanstraße 20 / 10623 Berlin / Germany. +49 (030) 313 8330.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Web. Truffles $62/lb. in 2017. Toffee (but soft like fudge) about $33/lb. Shipping $15. Not for me.
408 West 8th Street, #102 / Dallas, TX 75208. 1-214-943-5943.
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Éclat Chocolate. Web. Flavors. $114/lb. in 2022. Shipping $19. Nice, some full bodied flavors. Would like to see additional pieces from Éclat. Priced high. Color chart.
24 South High Street / West Chester, PA 19382. 1-610-692-5206.
Eclipse Chocolate. Web. $84/lb. in 2015. Unexciting.
2145 Fern Street / San Diego, CA. 1-619-578-2984.
EHChocolatier. Web. $111/lb. in 2014. Good chocolates but nothing spectacular. Overpriced.
Kitchen and shop: 145 Huron Avenue / Cambridge, MA 02138. 1-617-284-6096.
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. Standard, unremarkable.
1111 Scott Street / San Diego, CA 92106. 1-619-222-1889.
Elisabeth Brussels. Web. Review.
43 and 49 Rue au Beurre / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. Near Grand Place. +32 (02) 426 01 78.
55 Rue du Marché aux Herbes / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium.
55 Rue de l’Etuve / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium.
Elly Siedl. Web. Flavors. €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.
Emanuel, J. Chocolatier. See J. Emanuel Chocolatier.
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.
Escazū Artisan Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $114/lb. in 2019. Shipping $12. Not recommended.
936 North Blount Street / Raleigh, NC 27604. 1-919-832-3433.
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.
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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.
Fastachi. Web.
598 Mount Auburn Street / Watertown, MA 02472. 1-800-466-3022.
83 Charles Street / Boston, MA 02114. 1-617-924-8787.
Fauchon. Web. Review.
26, place de la Madeleine / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 42 60 11.
See web site for more stores.
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. Web. 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.
Formosa Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $165/lb. in 2022. Shipping $20. Ordinary Fine chocolate, not worth anywhere near the price.
(Might be production only, not open to public.) 2340 Powell Street, #394 / Emeryville, CA 94608.
Pickup: Taiwan Bento / 412 22nd Street / Oakland, CA.
Fran’s. Web. Fine chocolate but not particularly interesting.
Several stores in Seattle and widely retailed.
Freia Sjokoladebutikken. 187 NOK/lb. (413 NOK/kg) in 2018. A store of the Norwegian Freia company. Not recommended.
Karl Johans gate 31 / 0159 Oslo / Norway. +47 22 42 74 66.
French Broad Chocolate. Web. $96/lb. in 2019. Shipping $6. Not recommended, overpriced.
Lounge and boutique: 10 South Pack Square / Asheville, NC 28801. 1-828-252-4181.
Factory: 821 Riverside Drive, Suite 199 / Asheville, NC 28801. 1-828-348-5169. Check web for hours and tours.
Fruth, Eduard A. Web.. Facebook.
Kettenbrückengasse 20 / 1040 Wien / Austria. +43 664 143 22 43.
Wiedner Hauptstraße 114 / 1050 Wien / Austria. +43 676 9522 880.
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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.
Ganong. Web. Not recommended.
One Chocolate Drive / Saint Stephen, New Brunswick / Canada E3L 2X5. +1-888-598-8811.
Garrison Confections. Review.
72 Ledge Street / Central Falls, RI 02863. 1-401-725-0790.
Gaté Comme des Filles. Web. $168/lb. in 2021. Much too expensive.
1 Bow Market Way, #8 / Somerville, MA 02143. 1-617-764-5872.
Gérard Mulot. See Maison Mulot.
Gerbaud. Web. HUF 10030/lb. in 2014. The confectionary of Gerbaud Café. Good quality, worth the price. Some mild flavors I would prefer stronger.
Vörösmarty tér 7 / 1051 Budapest / Hungary. +36 (1) 429 9000.
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. $86/lb. in 2016. Shipping $15. Overpriced, not recommended.
350 West Deerfield Road / Union City, IN. 1-866-449-7524.
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates. Web. Review. Flavors.
1801 L Street, Suite 60 / Sacramento, CA 95811. 1-916-706-1738.
2413 J Street, Suite B / Sacramento, CA 95816.
Glatigny, Jacques. See Jacques Glatigny.
Godiva. Web. $52/lb. in 2016. Not recommended due to decline in quality relative to price. Available online and through third-party retailers.
Goldhelm Schokoladen. Web. Pralines €33/lb., “Canache” €32/lb. in 2019. International shipping €25. Okay, mostly not to my taste, but you might find some pieces you like.
Krämerbrücke 12-14 / 99084 Erfurt / Germany. +49 (0361) 644 188 0.
See web site for some information on other locations.
Gourmet Boutique. Web. Retails products of several chocolatiers, worth checking when nearby.
10 Huntington Avenue (in Westin Copley) / Boston, MA. 1-617-266-2906.
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.
Grand Confectionary, Le. Web. Flavors. About $19/lb. in 2006. Unremarkable.
2580 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 12 / Sacramento, CA 95825. 1-916-485-8000.
Granite State Candy Shoppe. Web. $24/lb. in 2018. Classic chocolate shop, nestled in downtown Concord.
13 Warren Street / Concord, NH 03301. 1-603-225-2591.
832 Elm Street / Manchester, NH 03101. 1-603-218-3885.
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.
Grishman, Linda. See Sweet on Vermont.
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Harbor Candy Shop. Web. Large assortment of mostly Standard chocolates.
248 Main Street / Ogunquit, ME 03907. 1-800-331-5856 or 1-207-646-8078.
Harbor Sweets. Web. $39-46/lb. in 2017. Not worth the price.
85 Leavitt Street / Salem, MA 01970-5546. 1-800-243-2115.
Harvard Sweet Boutique. Web. Toffee and desserts.
Factory: 25 South Street / Hudson, MA 01749. 1-888-579-3387.
Hauser Chocolatier (also known as Hauser Chocolates). Web. Skip it.
Factory: 59 Tom Harvey Road / Westerly, RI 02891. 1-401-596-8866. 1-888-599-8231.
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. $25/lb. in 2019. Not recommended.
Hebert Candy Mansion / 575 Hartford Turnpike / Shrewsbury, MA 01545. 1-866-432-3781.
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.
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.
House of Cacao Web. €20/lb. in 2003. Nice. Formerly Chocolate & More.
Westenriederstraße 15 / 80331 München / Germany. +49 (089) 25 54 49 05.
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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.
Infusion Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $93/lb. in 2016. Shipping $21. Good but pricy. Worth trying once.
550 N. Midvale Boulevard / Madison, WI 53705. 1-608-233-1600.
Island Candy Company. Web.
1795 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24) / Orr’s Island, ME 04066. 1-207-833-6639. Open May to December.
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J. Chocolatier. Web. May make appearances at Eastern Market.
Office: 321 7th Street SE, 2nd Floor / Washington, DC 20003. 1-202-333-4111.
J. Emanuel Chocolatier. Web.
461B Main Street / Chester, NJ 07930. 1-908-955-7591.
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.
350 Hudson Street / New York, NY 10014. 1-212-414-2450.
See web site for more stores.
Jacques Glatigny. Web.
44 Grande Rue / 61000 Alençon / France. +33 (0) 2 33 26 18 23.
Jean-Charles Rochoux. Web. €49/lb. in 2021 (without VAT). Shipping €49 to US (€15 domestic).
16 rue d’Assas / 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 84 29 45.
Jean-Paul Hévin Chocolatier. Web. Review.
See this page for boutiques in Paris, Japan, and elsewhere.
Jentene på tunet. Web. Estimated 635 NOK/lb. (1400 NOK/kg) in 2018. Hit and miss, worth a try.
Mosletta 241 / 7580 Selbu / Norway. +47 41 63 66 63.
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. Flavors. 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. Office: 163 West Wyoming Avenue / Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Office: 718 Carpenter Lane / Philadelphia, PA 19119.
See web site for retailers and market schedule.
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. Flavors. $43/lb. Buttery truffles, weak flavors, not my preference.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, store is closed but Just Truffles continues to do business on the web.
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K Chocolatier by Diane Krön. See Diane Krön Chocolatier.
Kaffeerösterei. Web. Retails several brands.
Uhlandstraße 173/174 / 10719 Berlin / Germany. +49 (030) 88 67 79 20.
Kakawa Chocolate House. Web. Truffles $73/lb., caramels $42/lb. in 2019.
1050 Paseo De Peralta / Santa Fe, NM 87501. 1-505-982-0388.
1300 Rufina Circle, #A4 / Santa Fe, NM 87507. 1-505-930-5460.
173 Essex Street / Salem, MA 01970. 1-617-548-4567.
Kate Weiser Chocolate. Web. Review. Flavors.
3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 115 / Dallas, TX 75212. 1-469-619-4929.
8687 North Central Expressway, Suite 400B / Dallas, TX 75225. 1-469-619-0605.
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. Flavors. $116/lb. in 2022. Formerly Chocolate Garden.
228 Columbus Avenue / New York, NY 10023. 1-917-965-2216.
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.
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. Flavors.
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.
Kita, Oliver. See Oliver Kita Fine Confections.
Knipschildt Chocolatier. See Chocopologie.
Kollar Chocolates. Web. Review. Flavors.
V Marketplace / 6525 Washington Street / Yountville, CA 94599. 1-707-738-6750.
Konditorei Chocolaterie Jochen Opitz. Web. €37/lb. in 2015. Nice quality.
Grosser Hirschgraben 28 / 60311 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 21 99 90 11.
Konfektgalleriet. Web. 431 NOK/lb. (950 NOK/kg) in 2018. Retails Belgian chocolatier Daskalidès. I liked the Veronique, Crocantino, Europa Lait, Europa Dark.
Torgallmenningen 8 / 5014 Bergen / Norway. +47 907 95 510.
Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. Web. Not reviewed due to excessive and restrictive shipping (FedEx Overnight only, $50 in 2018).
43 West 42nd Street / New York, NY 10036. 1-212-201-1985.
Krön Chocolatier. (Also see Diane Krön 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."
Ladurée. Web. €51/lb. in 2014. Good but not quite good enough for their price.
Numerous boutiques in France and worldwide.
Lady Chocolatt Web. Flavors. $53/lb. in 2014. Not recommended. Only piece I suggest is the Orange Praliné.
12008 Wilshire Boulevard, #101 / West Los Angeles, CA 90025. 1-888-808-8548 or 1-310-442-2245.
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 but overall quality is not good.
1-800-465-5909.
See web site for retailers across the United States.
Laughing Moon Chocolates. Web.
118 Depot Street / Stowe Village, VT 05672. 1-802-253-9591.
Le... For names beginning with "Le," look up the next word in the name.
Lee’s Candy Kitchen. Web. Varied prices, some $22/lb. in 2020. Candy shop with numerous things from multiple retailers, some worthwhile.
Mills Falls Marketplace / 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253. 1-603-279-5175.
91 Main Street / Plymouth, NH 03264. 1-603-238-9420.
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 Ragged Coast Chocolates, 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 Schokolade König.
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.) 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. Flavors. $68/lb. in 2015.
211 N. Front Street / Central Point, OR 97502. 1-888-899-2022. 1-541-664-2815.
Linda Grishman Chocolates. See Sweet on Vermont.
Lindt Web. Review. (Formerly Lindt & Sprüngli.)
Store locator.
Loco for Coco. Web.
2415 C Lawndale Drive / Greensboro, NC 27408. 1-336-333-0029.
Lolli & Pops. Web. Mostly Junk, some Standard, but you may find a gem like Christopher Elbow if you look carefully.
Scattered through the United States.
Love, Norman. See Norman Love Confections.
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. Flavors. 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.
Maison du Chocolat Artisanal, La. Review. My favorite shop in Belgium.
Rue Marché-aux-Herbes 67 (a.k.a. Grasmarkt 67) / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 513 78 92.
(The shop in this location in 2021 is named Choco Bel. I do not know if it is La Maison renamed or is a new business.)
Maison Mulot. Web. €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.
Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates. Web. $74/lb. in 2016. Shipping $18. Not recommended due to price.
1445 Monterey Street / San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 1-805-782-9868.
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.
Marcie Blaine Artisinal Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $93/lb. in 2022.
Inside Verde, 108 South 13th Street / Philadelphia, PA 19107. 1-215-546-8700.
Marcolini, Pierre. Web. Review. €76/lb. in 2021. Shipping $0.
Place du Grand Sablon 39 / 1000 Bruxelles / Belgium. +32 (02) 514 1206.
Marie’s Candies Web. Flavors. 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. Flavors. Retails KC Chocolatier and other brands.
1268 Lincoln Avenue / San Jose, CA 95125. 1-408-295-9050.
Markham & Fitz Chocolate Makers. Web. $77/lb. (truffles) and $128/lb. (bonbons) in 2022. Shipping $0. Not recommended.
801 SE 8th Street, Suite 45 / Bentonville, AR 72712. 1-479-234-4658.
Marquis de Ladurée, Les. See Ladurée.
Marquise de Sévigné, La. Web. Review. Flavors.
Store: 11 Place de la Madeleine / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 65 19 47.
Museum: Rue du Pont du Péage / 67118 Geispolsheim (Strasbourg) / France. +33 (0) 3 88 55 04 90.
Mary Chocolatier. Web. Review. Flavors.
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.
720 7th Avenue / New York, NY 10036. 1-646-467-8813.
841 Broadway / New York, NY 10003. 1-646-467-8803.
1500 Walnut Street / Philadelphia, NY 19102. 1-215-344-8150.
745 Boylston Street / Boston, MA 02116. 1-617-274-1741. (August 2022: Closed “temporarily” per sign.)
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. Now a part of Annie B’s Candy, very limited offerings.
3590 Century Avenue North / Saint Paul, MN 55115. 1-800-328-5598.
Melt. Web. Review.
59 Ledbury Road / Notting Hill / London W11 2AA / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7727 5030.
Mendocino Chocolate Company. Web. Review.
45050 Main Street / Mendocino, CA 95460. 1-707-937-1107.
410 North Main Street (Highway 1) / Fort Bragg, CA 95437. 1-707-964-8800.
À La Mère De Famille. Web. €40/lb. in 2020. Shipping €13. Lots of pralinés and ganaches, some marzipan.
35, rue du Faubourg Montmarte / 75009 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 47 70 83 69.
See web site for other stores.
Michael Mischer Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $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. Flavors. Review.
1-800-500-3396.
Ferry Building Marketplace / One Ferry Building, #30 / San Francisco, CA 94111. 1-415-834-9494.
801 22nd Street / San Francisco, CA 94107. 1-415-489-2881.
Michael Rosenauer. Web. Retails numerous brands.
Schwedenplatz 2 / 1010 Wien / Austria. +43 (1) 5335 338.
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. Review.
US orders: Web.
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: 199 Madison Avenue / New York, NY 10016. 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.
Michis Schokoatelier. Web. Nice neighborhood chocolatier.
Sandweg 60 / 60316 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 408 980 66.
Middlebury Sweets. Web.
12 Ossie Road (Route 116) / East Middlebury, VT 05753. 1-802-388-4518.
Mignon Chocolate. Web. Flavors. $63/lb. in 2020. Shipping $0. Not recommended.
Mignon Chocolate Cafe / 315 N. Verdugo Road / Glendale, CA 91206. 1-818-549-9600.
Mignon Chocolate Boutique / 6 East Holly Street / Pasadena, CA 91103. 1-626-796-7100.
Mignon Chocolate Cafe / 936 N. Brand Boulevard / Glendale, CA 92102. 1-818-945-5022.
Miller’s Candy Emporium and Chocolatier. Carries a variety of packaged chocolates, including Lake Champlain and Dan’s Chocolates.
186 Main Street / Sebastopol, CA 95472. 1-707-829-9040.
Mischer, Michael See Michael Mischer Chocolates.
Mon Aimee Chocolat. Web.
2101 Penn Avenue / Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 1-412-395-0022.
Mondel Homemade Chocolates. Web. Ordinary Standard.
2913 Broadway / New York, NY 10025. 1-212-864-2111.
Moonstruck Chocolatier. Web. Review.
See web site for Moonstruck cafés.
Morley Candy. Now part of Sanders Fine Chocolates. Truffles $34/lb., other $15/lb. in 2004. Their Peanut Butter Block is fun, and their pieces are competently executed, but they use low quality chocolate and have weak flavors.
Mrs. Nelson’s Candy House. Web. Wide assortment but fairly ordinary.
292 Chelmsford Street / Chelmsford, MA 01824 (very near Route 3 exit 31). 1-978-256-4061.
Mulot, Gérard. See Maison Mulot.
Munson’s Chocolates. Web. $23.50 to 27.50/lb. in 2018. Unremarkable.
174 Hop River Road / Bolton, CT 06043. 1-860-649-4332.
Multiple stores in Connecticut.
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. (Became Choco-Story in 2014, may have changed.)
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.
My Brigadeiro. Web. Flavors. About $60/lb. in 2017. Go for the Chocolate Monster cookie. Fun truffles, but generally not premium chocolates in spite of the premium price.
(The Brazilian brigadeiro is made with condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter rather than the chocolate and cream used for truffles that most readers are more familiar with.)
33 South Main Street / Hanover, NH 03755. 1-603-277-2187.
Myzel’s Chocolate. Web.
140 West 55th Street / New York, NY 10019. 1-212-245-4233.
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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.
Nikadi. Facebook. $134/lb. in 2019 at Boston store, now closed. Not recommended: Overpriced and was a bit gritty.
Cra 97 #24c-75 / Bodega 33 Centro Empresarial Muelle Industrial Etapa III / Bogotá / Colombia. +57 350 724 6384.
Nora’s Candy Shop. See Candyland.
Norman Love Confections. Web. Flavors. Review.
11380 Lindbergh Boulevard / Fort Myers, FL 33913. 1-239-561-7215.
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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.
Old Port Candy Co. Web. $56/lb. in 2022, some things cheaper. Standard, nice enough, but tourist-area premium price.
422 Fore Steet / Portland, ME. 1-207-772-0600.
Olde Pepper Candy Companie, Ye. Web. $26/lb. in 2019.
122 Derby Street / Salem, MA 01970. 1-978-745-2744.
59 Main Street / North Andover, MA 01845-2426. 1-978-689-3636.
Oliver Kita Fine Confections. Web. $99/lb. in 2020. Not recommended.
18 West Market Street / Rhinebeck, NY 12572. 1-845-876-2665.
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.
Opitz, Jochen. See Konditorei Chocolaterie Jochen Opitz.
OvediaArtisanChocolates. Web. $60/lb. in 2022.
36 Main Street (parking and entrance on Mill Street) / Amesbury, MA 01913. 1-978-388-7700.
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Painted Truffle, The. See Sciascia Confections.
Patrick Roger. Web. €57/lb. in 2019, shipping €11. Very good, but online ordering is limited. I got a box with ten pieces each of five types, and there seemed to be no choices of types.
2-4, place St. Sulpice / 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 43 29 88 25.
3 place de la Madeleine/ 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 42 65 24 47.
108 boulevard Saint-Germain / 75006 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 43 29 38 42.
See web site for more stores in Paris, France, and Belgium.
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.
Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates. Web.
143 Wardour Street (Soho) / London W1F 8WA / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7437 0011.
33 Camden Passage (Islington) / London N1 8EA / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7427 5750.
20 The Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street / London EC3V 3LP / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7929 7007.
Pédro. See Jacky Pédro.
The Perfect Truffle. Web. Flavors. $88/lb. in 2021. Excellent visual presentation, good truffles, but a bit short on flavor quality.
25 North Market Street / Frederick, MD 21701. 1-301-620-2448.
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.
See web site for additional stores in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
Petite Chocolatièr, La. €22/lb. in 2010. Skip it.
68 Rue de la tour / 75016 / Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 04 76 02.
Phillips Chocolates. Web. Flavors. $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.
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.
Piety and Desire Chocolate. Web. Flavors. $101/lb. in 2019.
2727 South Broad Street / New Orleans, LA 70125. 1-504-491-4333.
Piron Belgian Chocolatier. See Belgian Chocolatier Piron.
Pizzelle’s Confections. Web. Flavors. $172/lb. in 2021. Shipping $25. Visually attractive but only a few pieces stood out.
2211 Seminole Drive SW, #4A / Hunstville, AL 35805. 1-256-513-9745.
Planète Chocolat. Web. 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.
Various locations.
Preston’s Candy. Web. $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 CAD 26/lb., Turona CAD 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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R. Rajsigl. Facebook. Retails various bars and confections.
Maria-Theresien-Straße 18 / 6020 Innsbruck / Austria. +43 (512) 58 74 87.
Ragged Coast Chocolates Web. Flavors. $65/lb. in 2008. Shipping $17. Renamed from Black Dinah Chocolatiers in 2020. Information here is from 2008. Reconstituted chocolate and waxy lecithin detract and are not acceptable at this price.
869 Main Street / Westbrook, ME 04092. 1-207-887-9763.
Recchiuti, Michael. See Michael Recchiuti.
Regis Chocolatier. Web. Review.
89 Rue de Passy / 75016 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 27 70 00.
Reichhart Confiserie und Teespezialitäten. See Confiserie Tee.
Ricard Chocolat. Web.
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel / 150 Kapahulu Avenue / Honolulu, HI 96815. 1-808-922-3140.
Richard Donnelly. See Donnelly Chocolates.
Richart. Web. Review.
See web site for stores in France.
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.
Robin Chocolates. Web. Review. Flavors.
600 South Airport Road, Building B, Suite D / Longmont, CO 80503. 1-720-204-8003.
Rochoux, Jean-Charles. See Jean-Charles Rochoux.
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. £90/lb. in 2022. Shipping to US £24. Has some nice qualities but is high Standard chocolate at Fine prices.
321 Kings Road / London SW3 5EP / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7352 5857.
5 Motcomb Street / London SW1X 8JU / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7245 0993.
45 Marylebone High Street / London W1U 5HG / United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7935 7780.
See web page for other stores.
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.
Roni Sue’s Chocolate Shoppe. Web.
148 Forsyth Street / New York, NY 10002. 1-212-677-1216.
Rosenauer, Michael. See Michael Rosenauer.
Royce Chocolate. Web. US distributor. Mostly Standard/Junk chocolate with too much packaging. Some unusual items might be worth trying for novelty, such as the white chocolate blended with cream cheese in the Sakura Fromage.
Shops in Japan.
Shops in United States.
Rózsavölgyi Csokolådé. Web. HUF 11900/lb. in 2014. Worth trying but I would like to see a little better quality. Some interesting combinations like tomato and orange.
Királyi Pál utca 6 / 1053 Budapest / Hungary. +36 (1) 36 30 814 8929.
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Salt & Ayre Chocolate. A brand of Harbor Sweets.
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.
Sanders Fine Chocolates. Web. (Successor of Morley Candy.)
23700 Hall Road / Clinton Township, MI 48036. 1-586-464-5372.
436 South Main Street / Rochester, MI 48307. 1-248-656-2590.
16387 Kercheval Avenue / Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. 1-313-882-4966.
See web site for more stores in Michigan.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Web. Skip it.
225 East River Street / Savannah, GA 31401-1220. 1-800-443-7884.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Web. Review.
9901 Hawaiian Court / Orland, FL 32819. 1-407-248-6400.
See web site for more stores.
Schell Schokoladen. Web.
Factory and shop: Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 34 / 74831 Gundelsheim / Germany. +49 (0) 62 69 35 0.
Shop: Schloßestraße 31 / 74831 Gundelsheim / Germany. +49 (0) 62 69 42 74 79.
SchokoLädchen (Confiserie SchokoLädchen). Web.
Kaiserstraße 17 / 60311 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 15 39 24 72.
Hauptstraße 67 / 63486 Bruchköbel / Germany. +49 (06181) 76 13 0.
Römerstraße 1 / 63450 Hanau / Germany. +49 (06181) 42 97 37 8.
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: Ferry Market / 32 South Main Street / New Hope, PA.
Office: 105 Guinness Lane / North Wales, PA 19454. 1-215-996-0606.
Sebastien Bruno. Web. 829 NOK/lb. (1827 NOK/kg) in 2018. Overpriced.
Skovveien 6 (entrance on Frognerveien) / 0257 Oslo / Norway. +47 22 44 44 41.
See web site for other stores in Norway.
Secret Chocolatier. Web. $86/lb. in 2016. Hugely overpriced. Some nice pieces, but not premium chocolate.
2935 Providence Road, #104 / Charlotte, NC 28211. 1-704-323-8178.
11318 North Community House Road, #203 / Charlotte, NC 28277. 1-704-323-8178.
See’s Candies. Web. Flavors. Review.
Serenade Chocolatier. Web. Flavors. $52/lb. in 2021. Nice marzipans, but standard chocolate at fine chocolate prices.
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.
Shane Confectionary. Web. $98/lb. in 2022. Standard but reaching upward with flavor choices but not nearly enough to justify price.
110 Market Street / Philadelphia, PA 19106. 1-215-922-1048.
Sharona’s Chocolate Shop. Web.
128 East 3rd Avenue / San Mateo, CA 94401. 1-650-348-3128.
Shaw’s Candy. Web. $16/lb. in 2006. Nothing special, but the marzipan is good.
122 West Portal Avenue / San Francisco, CA 94127. 1-415-681-2702.
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.).
12 Inn Street / Newburyport, MA 01950. 1-978-462-3226.
Sinful Sweets. Web.
539 Liberty Avenue / Pittsburgh, PA 15214. 1-412-720-1381.
Sixth Course. Web. $79/lb. in 2019. Nice, too expensive for common purchases, but worth a try.
1544 15th Street / San Francisco, CA 94103. 1-415-829-2461.
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.
Sjokoladebutikken. Web. Retails multiple brands, prices vary, some 389 NOK/lb. (856 NOK/kg) in 2018.
Thomas Angells gate 12 / 7011 Trondheim / Norway. +47 73 51 00 81.
Snake & Butterfly. Web. Flavors. 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.
Socola Chocolatier and Barista. Web. $113/lb. in 2019. Not worth it, and there are better options in town.
535 Folsom Street / San Francisco, CA 94105. 1-415-400-4071.
Something Sweet. Facebook. 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.
Spagnvola. Web. Not for me, below the curve.
360 Main Street, Suite 100 / Gaithersburg, MD 20878. 1-240-654-6972.
Spindler Confections. Web.
2257 Massachusetts Avenue / Cambridge, MA 02140. 1-617-714-4871.
Sprüngli, Confiserie. See Confiserie Sprüngli.
Stephany’s Chocolates. Closed in 2006. Purchased by Enstrom’s.
Stick With Me Sweets. Web. Flavors. Review.
202A Mott Street / New York, NY 10012. 1-646-918-6336.
Stowaway Sweets. Web. $30/lb. in 2015. Adequate for the price but could use more variety and stronger flavors.
154 Atlantic Avenue / Marblehead, MA 01945. 1-781-631-0303.
Ströbele, Café. See Café Ströbele.
Sucré. Web. $79/lb. in 2019. Boutique bakery with some chocolates. Mild flavors, Swiss chocolate, not to my taste.
622 Conti Street / New Orleans, LA 70130. 1-504-267-7098.
3025 Magazine Street / New Orleans, LA 70115. 1-504-520-8311.
3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard / Metairie, LA 70002. 1-504-834-2277.
Sugar Plum. Web. $25/lb. in 2008.
88 Dilley Street / Forty Fort, PA 18704. 1-800-447-8427.
Sugoi Sweets. Web.
Kitchen: 1904 Brookdale Road, #128 / Naperville, IL 60563.
Summerbird. Web. 675 NOK/lb. (1487 NOK/kg) in Oslo in 2018. Weak flavors, not recommended at this price.
Inside Steen & Strøm Magasin / Nedre Slottsgate 8 / 0157 Oslo / Norway. +47 96 09 78 29.
See web site for stores in Denmark, Norway, and Japan.
Sweet Heart. Web. Candy store with some chocolates.
Storgata 71 / 9008 Tromsø / Norway. +47 954 06 605.
Sweet Mimi’s Chocolates. Web. $19.50/lb. in 2004.
94 Main Street / Andover, MA 01810. 1-978-749-9969.
Sweet on Vermont. Web. Formerly Linda Grishman Chocolates. $42-$50/lb. in 2014. Not recommended.
1-802-862-5814.
Sweet Spot, The. See Chocolates by Leopold.
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Tartufo. Web. Flavors. 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. Flavors.
101 Elkhorn Court / Telluride, CO 81435-8906. 1-866-543-0108. 1-970-728-9565, 1-970-728-1138.
Temps du Sucre, Le. Web. €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.
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.
Timothy Adams Chocolates. Web.
539 Bryant Street / Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1-650-323-8282.
Tom and Sally’s Handmade Chocolates. Bought by Hauser Chocolatier.
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. Web. 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.
Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier S.à.r.l. Web. Flavors.
Chemin des Quatre-Vents 1 / CH-1166 Perroy / Switzerland. +41 (021) 807 21 25.
Truffes au Chocolat, Les. See new name, Olivier’s Candies Limited.
Truffle Shop, The. Web. Review. Flavors.
408 Broad Street / Nevada City, CA 95959. 1-800-366-3538.
Truffles Fine Confections. Typical assortment of Standard chocolates.
Copley Place / 100 Huntington Avenue / Boston, MA 02116. 1-617-247-2883.
Burlington Mall / 75 Middlesex Turnpike / Burlington, MA 01803. 1-617-536-2663.
Tschudin Chocolates & Confections. Web. $118/lb. in 2022. Visit when in town. Nice to see exotic pieces attempted, but does not make the goal for me.
Mail: 100 Riverview Center, Suite 100 / Middletown, CT 06457. 1-860-759-2222.
Store: Same location but faces Main Street. Use 280 Main Street for navigation target (not South Main Street).
Turtle Alley Chocolates. Web. $26/lb. in 2017. Shipping $14.
42 Rogers Street / Gloucester, MA 01930. 1-978-281-4000.
318 Derby Street / Salem, MA 01970. 1-978-740-0660.
Twenty Degrees. Web. Flavors. $81/lb. in 2016. Overpriced, skippable.
(Inside Petit Philippe) 2820 Selwyn Avenue, #160 / Charlotte, NC 28209. 1-704-332-9910.
Two Friends Chocolates. Web. $108/lb. in 2019. Overpriced.
Factory and store: 2705 Bur Oak Avenue, Unit 2 / Markham L6B 1K8 / Ontario / Canada. +1-416-871-9707.
United States factory and office: 1-978-264-1949.
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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.
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.
172 West 4th Street / New York, NY 10014. 1-212-352-1171.
The Velvet Chocolatier. Web. Enrobed $63/lb. in 2018. Not recommended.
10403 Stevenson Road, Suite B / Stevenson, MD 21153. 1-410-365-9883.
Vice Chocolates. Web. Truffles with sweet, soft ganaches, well done. Real raspberry flavor in Rasgasm.
Regular at Oakland Temescal and Alameda farmer’s markets.
Village Chocolatier. Web.
79 Whitfield Street / Guilford, CT 06437. 1-203-453-5226.
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. Renamed Chocotopia.
Voisin. Web. Flavors. €32/lb. in 2021. Shipping $0. Some nice pieces but the overall assortment did not appeal to me.
132 Boulevard de la Croix Rousse / 69001 Lyon / France. +33 (0) 4 78 27 33 72.
114 Boulevard Haussmann / 75008 Paris / France. +33 (0) 1 45 22 33 49.
See web site for other stores.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Web. Review.
Store: 2950 North Oakley Avenue / Chicago, IL 60618. 1-773-435-0094.
Store: Terminal 1 B Concourse / O’Hare Airport. 1-773-894-4613.
Store: Terminal 3 B Concourse / O’Hare Airport. 1-773-894-3535.
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Weiser. See Kate Weiser Chocolate.
Weiss. Web. €48/lb. in 2021. Shipping $0. Lackluster.
50 rue de Brest / 69002 Lyon / France. +33 (0) 4 78 42 86 98.
8 rue de Général Foy / 42000 Saint-Etienne/ France. +33 (0) 4 77 21 61 09.
1 rue Eugène Weiss / 42000 Saint-Etienne / France. +33 (0) 6 38 30 73 58.
7 rue des Orfèvres / 67000 Strasbourg / France. +33 (0) 3 88 10 11 92.
See “OUR STORES” at bottom of main page for more.
Wiener Schokolade König (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.
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 Chocolate. 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. Flavors.
1367 Main Street / Saint Helena, CA 94574. 1-800-966-3468.
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Xocolat. Web. Flavors.
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.
The Xocolate Bar. Facebook. Web. Flavors. $67/lb. in 2017.
1709 Solano Avenue / Berkeley, CA 94707. 1-415-233-0760.
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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Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie. See Olde Pepper Candy Companie, Ye.
Yuzu by Nicolas Varnaise & C. Web.
Walpoorstraat 11A / 9000 Ghent / Belgium. +32 473 96 57 33.
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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.
Zart & Bitter. Web. About €36/lb. in 2015. A very attractive shop.
Braubachstraße 14 / 60311 Frankfurt / Germany. +49 (069) 94 94 28 46.
zChocolat Web. Review. Flavors. Nominally €123/lb. in 2021 but occasional two-for-one promotions may reduce that, with free or cheap shipping.
Toll-free from North American: 1-800-529-9512.
Office: 5, rue Fabrot / 13100 Aix-en-Provence / France. +33 (0) 4 42 91 43 65.

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