8 Chocolate Shops for Artisanal Sweets Aplenty in Delaware

For artisan treats in the First State, these neighborhood chocolate shops take the cake.

February is undoubtedly the best month for chocolate lovers. With Valentine’s day dessert specials at local restaurants and chocolate shops ramping up inventory, it’s the perfect time to visit a new sweet shop.

Find artisanal truffles, chocolate-dipped strawberries and much more at these eight chocolate shops in Delaware.

Candy Kitchen

This local candy chain has locations throughout coastal Delaware and Maryland. Candy Kitchen carries everything from fudge and taffy to chocolates, truffles and more. Some locations at the beaches close for the off-season, but you can stop by the Fenwick Island outpost and a few locations in Rehoboth all year round.

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Multiple locations throughout DE & MD

Govatos Chocolates

Govatos Chocolates is a third-generation family-owned business in Wilmington dating back to 1894. The Govatos family has perfected the art of chocolate making, and their delectable chocolate treats are perfect for any occasion. Make a custom order or choose from an assortment of pre-made chocolates including chewy caramels, creams, fruits, freshly roasted nuts and more.

4105 Concord Pike, Wilmington

Sweet Dreams Confections Co.

For high-quality artisanal candies in Middletown, Sweet Dreams Confections Co. is a no-brainer. From pre-made assorted truffle and bite boxes to novelty items like thick-cut chocolate-covered bacon, Sweet Dreams has something for every sweets lover.

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1 Shallcross Place, Middletown

Dolle’s Candyland

Famous for saltwater taffy, Dolle’s Candyland is also an ideal stop for sweet popcorn varieties, fudge and, of course, artisan chocolates. The popular seashell chocolates are the perfect addition to a gift box for any beach lover in Delaware.

9 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

Edie Bee’s Confection Shop

This little Lewes candy shop is a perfectly curated collection of artisan candies from around the world. Specialty chocolate boxes are perfect for a quick grab-and-go gift. Or, for a more personalized experience, check out the chocolate case and choose individual chocolates and truffles to build your own box.

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115 2nd Street, Lewes

Snyder’s Candy

Snyder’s is a classic candy shoppe with a variety of licorice options, along with chocolates, fudge, gummies, saltwater taffy and much more. If you’re shopping for a licorice lover, Snyder’s Candy carries a variety of Dutch licorice, along with treats from Australia, Spain, England, Italy and more. On the chocolate side, Snyder’s offers plenty of novelty chocolate from around the world—including Hershey bar flavors you’ve likely never seen. Plus, find unique truffles, fudge, turtles and other temptations.

60 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

Candy for All Occasions

This family-owned and -operated candy store has been in business in Wilmington since 1990. Along with weddings and special events, the shop also sells a wide variety of handmade chocolates like buttercreams, caramels and dipped strawberries.

2215 Concord Pike, Wilmington

Cobblestone Chocolates

Cobblestone Chocolates is a charming chocolate business based in New Castle. A Delaware woman’s passion for truffle-making led her to open the full-time chocolate shop. Nowadays, locals can shop innovative and complex truffle flavors like raspberry amaretto, chili tequila and cherry whiskey, to name a few. Order online for shipping to your door or pickup at the New Castle location.

1 Delaware Street, New Castle

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