No matter what age you are, there’s just something about a giant candy store that appeals to everyone. The aisles of choices, flavors to be discovered, colors, and scents all evoke pure joy and the promise of a little sugar high. One such store in Virginia, For The Love Of Chocolate, delivers this experience in just about every variety of chocolate or candy that you could dream of.
For The Love Of Chocolate is located in Richmond's trendy Carytown district. It may not appear to be large from the outside, but once you open the door you'll have entered a world not unlike Willy Wonka's.
When you walk into the store, you'll notice flags of different countries hanging from the ceiling. This designates the different origins of chocolates you can choose from, including France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.
You could easily spend an hour marveling at all of the truffles made in-store. From the most traditional flavors to the most unusual (such as watermelon, photographed above) there's certainly something for everyone in this display case alone.
And while there is an endless supply of chocolate in this specialty shop, there's an equal amount of other unique candies. Even the M&M's are organized by color, creating a tantalizing display that allows visitors to always have plenty of their favorite.
And the same goes with Jelly Bellies...you'll never again have to pick out your favorites from the jumble.
For The Love Of Chocolate has been voted "Best Place To Get Your Candy Fix" by Richmond Magazine, and it's no mystery why. The store offers over 1,000 different kinds of chocolates and candies, putting it on the map as one of the largest candy retailers in the country.
Get ready to load up on all your favorites. You can try novelties like these White Chocolate Coconut Curry Cashews, or dive into your childhood dreams with Lucky Charms Marshmallows by the pound.
In addition to the chocolates and specialty candies, there are also organic treats available for those with restrictive diets.
...and in case all this wasn't enough, they even have bacon flavored goodies.
So whether you're stopping in for something small or feel like taking a few bags home with you, there's really no wrong way to experience this magical candy shop in Richmond.