This Road Trip Takes You To The Best Chocolate Shops In South Carolina

South Carolina is home to more than one chocolatier and that’s great news for chocolate lovers both far and near. Today we’re channeling our inner Willy Wonka and taking you on a tour de force of the most scrumdiddlyumptious chocolatiers in the entire state! This road trip takes you to the very best chocolate shops in South Carolina, and it’s easily the sweetest adventure you’ll ever take. Let’s go!

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So what do you think: is this not the sweetest road trip ever? Do you agree with our picks for the best chocolate shops in South Carolina? What are you most excited to try? And if you’re Team Dessert First, you’ll be right at home at The Cottage Cafe, a charming little restaurant in South Carolina that’s got some of the most incredible sweet treats around!

Address: 1012 Market St #6537, Fort Mill, SC 29708, USA
Address: 401 Augusta Rd, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Address: 3905 Fernandina Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
Address: 59 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Address: 507 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA
Address: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd # D2, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
Address: 55 New Orleans Rd #101, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
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Best Chocolate Shops In South Carolina

February 16, 2021

Does South Carolina have any old-fashioned candy shops?

If our road trip to the best chocolate shops in South Carolina gave you an insatiable sweet tooth, then you absolutely must visit Candy Kitchen in Charleston. Located in the city’s historic Market Street, Candy Kitchen is like taking your taste buds on a walk down a nostalgic candy-filled lane. It’s a large, old-fashioned candy shop filled with shelf upon shelf of candy. This includes the Great Wall-O-Candy, a bulk choose-your-own system where you can package exactly what you want in a mix-and-match style. If Willy Wonka were to design a candy store, this would be it.

What dessert is South Carolina known for?

That would be coconut cake, which is said to have debuted at the Charleston-based restaurant Peninsula Grill in 1997. Legend has it, guests who scored a table on Peninsula Grill’s second-ever night of service (which just so happened to be Valentine’s Day) witnessed history in the making during the dessert course: a towering, 12-layer coconut cake that, well, took the cake. The rest, as they say, is history: this item has appeared on Peninsula Grill’s menu ever since. This restaurant is one of our absolute favorites, by the way. The award-winning food at Peninsula Grill is only a part of the unforgettable meal you’ll have at this long-running restaurant in The Holy City. Weather permitting, ask to be seated in the enchanting outdoor garden and enjoy the twinkling lights and hand-lit candles in the glow of a Charleston evening.

What are some other fun foodie road trips in South Carolina?

We suggest taking a road trip to any of these country diners in South Carolina; they’re all a little out of the way, but totally worth the drive. Highlights include Johnson Creek Tavern, where you’ll find one of the best low country boils in the state; Harry and Harry Too, which is as much about the ambiance as it  is about the food (the fresh-cut french fries are killer, though); and Seewee, where the fried seafood dishes are legendary.

Address: 1012 Market St #6537, Fort Mill, SC 29708, USA
Address: 401 Augusta Rd, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Address: 3905 Fernandina Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
Address: 59 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Address: 507 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA
Address: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd # D2, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
Address: 55 New Orleans Rd #101, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA