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…

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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’s your favorite old-school chocolate shop in New Jersey? For another delectable journey, check out this Garden State Donut Trail.