Twelve champion chocolatiers, from the Oregon coast to downeast Maine.
In this monk-run Oregon fudge shop, you will find well over a dozen buttery-smooth confections, boxed and ready to go.
Butter, sugar, almonds, milk chocolate, salt. Can't get much simpler than the ingredient list for Enstrom's superb milk chocolate almond toffee. A Denver best!
Widman’s is a North Dakota candy store known for its unusual chocolate-covered savories, including "chippers" -- chocolate covered potato chips.
Bissinger's makes the best candies imaginable. Raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry cremes and soft caramel-filled chocolates are excellent.
Beerntsen's is a glorious little Wisconsin candy store where you can have a nice, inexpensive lunch and spoon into expertly-made sundaes.
Buffalo's best chocolatier, Alethea's also is a great ice cream parlor with an array of homemade toppings, fresh whipped cream, and crisp nuts to top sundaes.
Turtle Alley's various chocolate turtles are inventive & delicious. The delightful Gloucester, Massachusetts store makes a full range of barks & bon bons.
Jacques Torres is a world-class chocolatier whose iced hot chocolate is noteworthy: a blenderized combo that is frothy, bittersweet, and invigorating.
World's best chocolatier? No doubt, Bridgewater Chocolate makes the greatest truffles. Barks, bars, turtles, & glazed fruits are sensational, also.
For chocolates of all kinds, especially the best chocolate-dipped fruit, Catherine's is the go-to place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Artisan pastries accompany coffee and the world's best hot chocolate at L.A. Burdick, one of New England's top chocolatiers.
Lubec, Maine: Monica's chocolate-covered marzipan is the best we've ever had. Try the peanut butter cups, too. They will make you all but forget Reese's.