The Sweetest Road Trip in New Jersey Takes You To 9 Old School Chocolate Shops
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chocolate, and isn’t that almost the same thing? While that may not be true for everyone, chocolate has always brought me joy. I’ve been going to the same shops for years – they’ve been around for decades and I know I can count on quality candy and friendly service. While I’m also a fan of more modern shops, I enjoy these old-school favorites, all across the state. Follow along on this sweet road trip to visit some of the best chocolate shops in New Jersey.
Are you ready to take the sweetest of all New Jersey road trips? For an interactive map, click here. You can add stops as you see fit! New Jersey has so many amazing chocolate shops, it was hard not to make this a 10-hour road trip! Other old-school favorites worth checking out include Genevieve’s Home Made Chocolates in Garfield (since 1944), Kilwins in Ridgewood (since 1947), Douglass Fudge in Wildwood and Stone Harbor (since 1925), and Conrad’s Confectionery in Westwood (since 1928), and Krause’s Homemade Candies in Paterson and Fairview (since 1929). What are your favorite old-fashioned chocolate shops in New Jersey? For another delectable journey, check out this Garden State Donut Trail.
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Are there any dessert trails or road trips to follow in New Jersey?
If you have a sweet tooth and are ready to follow another sweet trail, we have two: the New Jersey Bakery Road Trip and the New Jersey Milkshake Trail. Along the Bakery Road Trip, discover local favorites that may be lesser-known around the state. Are you in the mood for cupcakes? Crystal Cupcakery in Columbus is one of the stops along the way. On the Milkshake Trail, one stop is Benny’s Luncheonette in Fair Lawn which makes the most delectable, over-the-top milkshakes you’ll ever see!
What are the best candy shops in New Jersey?
Got a sweet tooth? Well, you’re in luck because the Garden State has some pretty incredible candy stores that you will want to visit ASAP. With two locations, one in Metuchen and one in Middletown, 2 Chicks With Chocolate turns chocolate into delicious works of art. Experience the artisanal bonbons they are known for at either location and check out their chocolate workshops and classes. IT’SUGAR in East Rutherford is a place like you’ve never seen before - a 22,000 square foot, three-level department store filled with every candy imaginable. You can spend hours in this place!
Are there any chocolate factories I can tour in New Jersey?
It’s fun to get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of our favorite sweets are made. One, in particular, David Bradley Chocolatier has observation windows into their Robbinsville factory so you can see the process of chocolate-making. And best of all, they give free samples!