Head toward the Southwest to the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale in Arizona to satisfy one’s chocolate cravings! The vast selection of candy stores and chocolateries here range from gourmet to quirky. It shouldn’t be a problem looking for the right kind of brown goodies to jumpstart those happy hormones and then some.
Look for these chocolate shops in Phoenix and Scottsdale for the ultimate chocolate fix:
6990 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale
Zak’s Chocolate is a multi-award-winning artisan chocolaterie that specializes in small-batch craft chocolate bars, truffles, brownies, and other chocolate confections. Each batch of chocolates has a distinct flavor, depending on the cocoa beans’ origins to the treatment. Their products are made by hand and only with ethically sourced cocoa beans.
Zak’s expert chocolate making style creates velvety-smooth and creamy chocolate without the bitterness. Moreover, those with dietary restrictions will be happy to know Zak’s dark chocolate bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. They also don’t use artificial ingredients in any of their products to extend shelf life.
51092 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
XO Confections makes chocolates that are “nothing short of delicious visual artistry”. They combine delectable flavors with intricate and vibrantly colored designs.
They take pride in using only the finest ingredients like carefully sourced exotic spices, herbs, teas, fruits, nuts, and liquors. By blending these fine ingredients together, they are able to create unique flavors and aromas.
They have a wide range of confections to choose from: milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and caramels. Try their award-winning chocolates like the Bananas Foster, a white chocolate with bananas flambéed in Bermudan run and brown sugar. Another must-have is the Modena Summer, a strawberry and traditional balsamic vinegar dark chocolate.
4201 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
See’s Candies has been around for over 90 years and has a selection of more than a hundred kinds of chocolates and candies. They have an assortment of boxed chocolates, truffles, lollipops, nuts and chews, as well as sugar-free candy and sugar-free chocolates. There are also egg-free chocolate varieties.
Visit their Scottsdale store for some free samples. Visitors can also create their own personalized box of chocolates at the store’s Candy Counter.
Stone Grindz Chocolate is a Scottsdale online specialty company that sells small batch, single origin craft chocolate. They work hard to bring out the most amazing flavor profiles in their single origin chocolate bars using only cocoa beans, sugar cane, and cocoa butter.
High quality ingredients, an expert chocolate making technique, and imaginative flavors like Moroccan mint and cashew, cinnamon cayenne, and salty almond – these are the ingredients behind the best American craft chocolate.
Nutwhats’, an online specialty store, offers six single origin chocolate bars ranging from 75% to an impressive 92% cocoa content. However, their claim to fame is their quirky signature candy called Scribbles, a combination of chocolate, brittle, and nuts. They even come in a variety of unique and unexpected flavors like jalapeno beer, bacon pecan, peanut pretzel, cashew coconut, and more. These treats are made with premium ingredients and no preservatives.
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