Massachusetts November 11, 2018
The Sweetest Road Trip in Massachusetts Takes You To 10 Old School Chocolate Shops
Chocolate. You either love it, or you…love it, right? When it comes to chocolate, Massachusetts has all your confectionary needs covered. This state is packed with old-fashioned chocolate shops that are just begging to be sampled. Check out this road trip to the best chocolate shops in Massachusetts.
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Chatham Candy Manor, Chatham
Chatham Candy Manor has been making delicious chocolate and sweets since 1955. The treats here include flavor-packed candy fruit slices, chocolate turtles, and plenty of homemade fudge. The rocky road flavor is particularly crave-worthy. (484 Main St., Chatham)
Phillips Candy House, Dorchester
Phillips Candy House is the oldest chocolatier in Boston. The same family has been making chocolate here for four generations. All their chocolate is made in small batches with fresh ingredients and you can even build your own box of fudge. Definitely try the maple half-dips, too!
(818 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester)
Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, Salem
Though they may have a slightly corny name, Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie is actually the oldest candy shop in America. This place has been churning out delicious chocolate for more than 200 years. The shop is famous for their Salem Gibraltar candy, which are special sugary treats created by the shop’s original founder, Ms. Spencer. (122 Derby St., Salem)
Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates, Stoneham
This little shop offers over 20 flavors of fudge, including something called "divinity fudge." This special fudge is made from sugar and marshmallow frappe; it’s an old-fashioned recipe that everyone should try at least once.
(3301, 41 Main St., Stoneham
Herbert's Candy Mansion, Shrewsbury
Herbert’s hand-crafted chocolate has been wooing crowds since 1917. They specialize in delicious milk, dark, and white chocolate and offer plenty of seasonal treats. A box of chocolate from Herbert’s is sure to make a great gift or indulgence.
(574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury)
Pop’s Biscotti & Chocolates, Wilbraham
Head to Western Massachusetts for a taste of Pop’s Biscotti & Chocolates. This old-fashioned spot offers hand-crafted chocolates like peanut butter pyramids and chili chocolates that will have you daydreaming about you next visit. (2341 Boston Rd., Wilbraham)
Berkshire Bark, Sheffield
Berkshire Bark is a specialty chocolate shop that churns out absolutely delicious chocolate "bark." These treats are made with high-quality Belgium chocolate and studded with goodies like citrus zest, roasted nuts, died fruit, and candies. The chocolate from this place make great gifts. (18 Elm Ct., Sheffield)
Catherine’s Chocolate Shop, Great Barrington
Catherine’s Chocolates offers simple, sweet confections that are perfect for munching. Their handmade chocolate cherries are legendary and once you try one, you won’t be able to put down the box.
(260 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington)
Mo’s Fudge Factor, Shelburne Falls
Mo’s Fudge Factor, Shelburne Falls
Does creamy gourmet fudge and small-bath candy sound good to you? Then head down to Mo’s Fudge Factor in Shelburne Falls. The make the richest, most decadent fudge in the area and even ship anywhere in the U.S. Don’t forget to grab some of their cookies, truffles, or hot chocolate.
(9 State St., Shelburne Falls)
Richardson’s Candy Kitchen, Deerfield
Richardson’s Candy Kitchen is a Deerfield institution. They offer a feast of chocolates and candies that taste freshly made because they are. From fudge to peanut butter cups and even Herrell’s Ice Cream, there’s something for every taste. Don’t miss their delectable pecan logs
(500 Greenfield Rd., Deerfield)
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here. If you have a serious sweet tooth, check out this one-of-a-kind chocolate festival coming to Massachusetts.