The Best Chocolate! Where in the World to Get it!

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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!

Where to find 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.”

The Perfect Truffle - Best Chocolate
Photo credit: Perfect Truffle

 

2. Sarris Candies

Sarris Candies
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Melissa H-V. commented, “ Sarris Candies in Canonsburg, PA…their chocolate covered pretzels are amazing! Sanborn’s in NH…everything they make is melt-in- your-mouth delish.  Zoe’s is my local choice.”

3. Sanborn’s

Sanborn's - Best Chocolate
Photo Credit: Sanborn’s

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!

Zoe's Chocolates
Photo Credit: Zoe’s

5. Wilbur Buds

Wilbur Buds - Best Chocolate
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Celeste C. says, “Wilbur Buds from Lititz, PA.  I think they also sell them in Boscov’s at their candy counter.”

6. Hoffman’s

Lauren Y. replied, “Hoffman’s in South Florida. Nothing compares!”

Hoffman's
Photo Credit: Hoffman’s

7. Switzerland and Germany

The Best Chocolate! Switzerland & 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.”

8. Dandelion

Dandelion Chocolate
Photo Credit: Dandelion

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!!!”

Pennsylvania Dutch Market
Photo Credit: Pennsylvania Dutch Market

10. See’s Candies

See's Candies
Photo Credit: 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

Harry & David
Photo Credit: Harry & David

Cristi H. says “Harry & David milk chocolate truffles are amazing!”

12. Wockenfuss Candies

Wockenfuss Candies
Photo Credit: Wockenfuss

Cristi H. says “Whenever we’re in Ocean City, Maryland, we get chocolates at Wockenfuss Candies.”

13. Norman Love Confections

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hand-painted gourmet chocolate from acclaimed Chef Norman Love. Beautiful, preservative-free, and guaranteed to wow.
 
 

14. Rheb’s Candies

Rheb's Candies
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Shelly R. “Actually the hands down best chocolate I have EVER had is at Rheb’s in Catonsville, Md… on holidays there is usually a line around the corner! They have been featured on the news in Baltimore… they are amazing! The dark chocolate is their best imo especially the truffles (milk chocolate is extra sweet while the dark chocolate is sweeter than most-here)”
 
 

15. SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

Spagnvola Chocolatier
Photo credit: Spagnvola Chocolatier
 
Lauren G. “SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier is the best. They’re internationally ranked, have their own cacao farm so everything is farm to market, and have a delicious product.”

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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The Best Chocolate! Where in the World to Get it!

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