(The Triangle Trend) — From milk chocolate, to dark, to white, caramel, truffles, turtles, mint, and more, chocolate is one of those rare delicacies that can be enjoyed in an infinite amount of forms. It’s a treat that can be incorporated into any snack of the day, plus has variants that have even been deemed as healthy (Dark chocolate, I’m looking at you!). So if you’re ever in one of those “loco for cocoa” moods, here are all the Raleigh chocolate shops that’ll help you replenish your stash.
327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Videri is an interestingly delicious chocolate factory, though much smaller than many would assume of a factory. You can see the production process behind their bean-to-bar chocolate and enjoy the coffee shop and candy store within the building. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and you don’t even need a tour to enjoy viewing the chocolate being made. Try their chocolate tea for something different! They’re a great place to buy gifts as long as your budget isn’t too tight.
936 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604
Chocolate chasers, your search ends at Escazú. This place is off the beaten path hidden away on a residential area of N Blount St. Serving the best hot cocoa using only the finest milk from Homestead Creamery is just one of the gems they serve. They offer artisan chocolates, coffees, and ice cream. They are currently only offering shipping or pickup, but that’s no obstacle for the chocolate connoisseur.
702 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605
Azurelise chocolate truffles are all about substance and taste, not glamour. In the words of Greg Cox, senior food editor at Raleigh News & Observer newspaper, “These are not your typical prettified confections…They’re truffles for the purist, unadorned squares of chocolate that let their flavor do the talking.”
8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
The Chocolate Boutique is a fantastic local business to visit. They have delicious chocolates for gifts or just as a treat for yourself. They offer birthday parties, date nights for chocolate making, and chocolate fountain rentals! Check them out in Lafayette Village—on the backside.
4325 Glenwood Ave, Suite 1031, Raleigh, NC 27612
Lindt is regarded by consumers as one of the best chocolates around. The truffles have a creamy center surrounded by chocolate that melts in your mouth. They offer a wide variety of flavors. The trademark Lindt is the “guarantee for premium chocolate of distinct smoothness, characteristic taste, and innovative flair.”
8521 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27617
They have a lot of selections, ranging from subtle to very over the top. We recommend trying both their cheesecake apple and chocolate cheesecake apple. They’re a really nice spot and the staff is always friendly. They have a veteran discount and also a punch card! Don’t forget to get one.
P.O. Box 483, Rolesville, NC 27571
That’s Good Chocolate really is that good! Mary only uses the best ingredients, including Belgian chocolate. Her most widely loved delicacies are rocky road clusters and pecan toffee. That’s Good Chocolate is available at local farmers markets and local retail shops, as well as online. If you’re in the neighborhood, you can also pick up your sweets at their Rolesville box. Your one-stop shop for “Belgian chocolates with a Southern twist!”
121 S Fayetteville St, Suite 112, Raleigh, NC 27601
5017 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
Rocket Fizz has chocolate, candy, bottled sodas, lollipops, signs, lunchboxes, toys, and more. They have every kind of candy you’d probably ever want. They even have special flavors of Kit Kats, Reeses, taffy, etc. As well as plenty of items that you’ve never seen before in conventional stores. They even have some sugar-free stuff and lots of nostalgic memorabilia.