The best chocolate shouldn’t be that hard find, right?
Well, when we live in a world where every corner we turn, there it is!
We realize that being choosy can be the difference between a mediocre indulgence to a forget-where-we-are-for-a-moment experience!
Where to Get the Best Chocolate!
Isn’t it funny how our cravings for chocolate tend to increase exponentially around Halloween, Christmas-time and Valentine’s Day?
Also, the older I get, the more snobby I am about the quality of it.
As a result, I’m just not willing to “break the diet” for Russell Stover anymore.
So, if I’m going to indulge, I want to bite into decadence!
Our Best Chocolate Reader Poll
In order to get accurate data, I polled our readers!
My question was, “Tell us about the absolute BEST chocolate that you’ve ever tasted, and where you got it from! It can be anywhere around the world! Or it could be in Frederick!”
1. Perfect Truffle
Cara F. said, “Perfect Truffle. Super good and hand made. Soooo good and various different kinds.”
2. Sarris Candies
4. Zoe’s Chocolate Co.
Regina L. comments, “Apple pie chocolates from Zoe’s in downtown Frederick. Melts in your mouth!”
Tracy E. also loves Zoe’s in Frederick, MD!
5. Wilbur Buds
Celeste C. says, “Wilbur Buds from Lititz, PA. I think they also sell them in Boscov’s at their candy counter.”
Lauren Y. replied, “Hoffman’s in South Florida. Nothing compares!”
7. Switzerland and Germany
Because our own Pam with Housewives of Frederick County has visited Europe, she says, “For me, my favorite comes from Switzerland and Germany. Oh my goodness! So melt-in-your-mouth good! I also LOVE the Lindt truffles. Yum!“
Cristi H. says “Of course with my mother being from Switzerland, I’m a confection snob. So Lindt is always #1 for me.”
Allison Y. recommends, “Dandelion from San Francisco.”
9. Pennsylvania Dutch Market – Best Chocolate
Because I had to add my 2 cents, “My most recent favorite came from the little German store in the Pennsylvania Dutch Market – Hagerstown. The chocolate-covered marzipan! SO decadent!!!”
10. See’s Candies
Belinda M. says, “See’s is the best!!!”
From Cristi H. “See’s Candies (California, can order on line).”
11. Harry & David
Cristi H. says “Harry & David milk chocolate truffles are amazing!”
12. Wockenfuss Candies
Cristi H. says “Whenever we’re in Ocean City, Maryland, we get chocolates at Wockenfuss Candies.”
13. Norman Love Confections
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14. Rheb’s Candies
15. SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier
Needless to say, I LOVE having personal recommendations!
Best Chocolatiers in the World
Also, I found a great article by National Geographic called “The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World“.
The chocolatiers in this list hail from Paris, France to Chicago, Illinois!
Naturally, they all look TA DIE FOR!!!
So, it really is OK to indulge a little – after all, there ARE health benefits to eating chocolate (antioxidants, anyone?)!
I mean, life is just too short to eat bad chocolate!
And, if that’s not a famous quote…well, it should be!
So, did we miss any?
If so, tell us your faves in the comments!
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