Florida September 05, 2015
These 13 Chocolate Shops In Florida Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Explode
Who doesn’t love rich, creamy, absolutely addictive chocolate? Okay, maybe there are a few people out there, but we also have the chocoholics to balance everything out. This list is for you guys.
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1. William Dean Chocolates
The artisanal chocolates made in this shop in Belleair Bluffs are so lovely they were even used in the film The Hunger Games. They're also handcrafted and incredibly delicious.
Peterbrooke started as one store but is now a chain throughout Florida, and even has a location in Alabama and Georgia. It's a Florida landmark, with the best chocolate popcorn you'll find anywhere.
3. Sweet Pete's
Sweet Pete's is the brainchild of the creator of Peterbrooke, but has a broader focus than just chocolate and is located only in Jacksonville, with a location in Illinois in the works. It deserves mention for its gorgeous facilities in an historic building and its commitment to creativity in candy making.
4. Castronovo Chocolate Factory
Castronovo Chocolate Factory is located in Stuart and makes a visit to this charming city even more sweet, with chocolate made straight from the bean.
5. Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory
This chocolate factory in Daytona Beach offers free tours and a buy two get one free promotion for September for their prepackaged items. What more could you ask for?
6. Miami Beach Chocolates
Miami Beach Chocolates was started by a mother-son team with the goal of becoming South Florida's premier chocolatiers. Whether you're searching for kosher, sugar-free, vegan or regular dairy options of the highest quality, this is the place for you.
7. Ashworth Artisan Chocolate
This shop located in the Duckweed Urban Market in Downtown Tampa serves up pure perfection handmade by a real artist.
8. Key Largo Chocolates
This chocolate shop embraces its Florida roots with tons of key lime, flamingos, and a healthy dose of fun.
9. Whetstone Chocolates
Next time you're in the nation's oldest city, add a tour of St. Augustine's original chocolate factory to your list of sights to see. You won't be disappointed.
10. Grimaldi Candy Company
Grimaldi has locations in Rockledge, Melbourne and Cocoa. Customers rave about the addictive chocolate-covered potato chips.
11. Oh My Chocolates
This fun and funky shop in West Palm Beach also has thousands of choices of amazing chocolate treats. If you still can't find the one for you, there's also delicious gelato.
12. Chocolate Kingdom
The next best thing for anyone who ever dreamed of touring Wonka's, Chocolate Kingdom in Kissimmee is more than a chocolate shop, it's the ultimate chocolate experience, complete with cacao tree greenhouse and a river of chocolate.
13. World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe
This chocolate museum in Orlando is a must for those who want to learn more about the history and making of their favorite dessert. There is even a collection of solid chocolate sculptures!
Do you have any other favorite chocolate shops that should have made our list? Please let us know in the comments below.