Your Guide To Delicious Chocolate In Charlotte

February 8, 2018

Think outside of the heart-shaped box at the drug store for Valentine’s Day. Charlotte has plenty of places to buy a sweet gift for your sweetheart, or to take your girl squad for a fun chocolate tasting. Forget Cupid...if you want to win the heart of a chocoholic, check out these delightful chocolate hotspots:

Potts Chocolate
They offer one-of-a-kind chocolate confections made from cacao beans they buy from all over the world…including places like Peru, Madagascar, Costa Rica and Venezuela. Potts even makes its own vanilla extract and they’re even picky about the beekeepers they use to supply honey.

The retail location, at 619 S. Cedar Street in Charlotte, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm, but you can email the store to arrange a group tasting.

 

Twenty Degrees Chocolates
Twenty Degrees Chocolates takes inspiration from movies, music, pop culture and world travel to create celebrated chocolate treats.  Their chocolates are created by hand in their kitchen in the Queen City, employing traditional European techniques and equipment. They use the finest French and Swiss couverture chocolates and the freshest natural ingredients. Twenty Degrees Chocolates are currently available at retail through Petit Philippe – a wine and chocolate tasting room at 2820 Selwyn Ave #160 in Charlotte.


The Secret Chocolatier
It’s no secret that the business is run by a family of chocolate artisans. The Dietz and Ciordia families, to be exact.

Want to give a great gift? How about 3 classes: chocolate bark making, chocolate tempering, and truffle making. The chocolatiers will throw in the apron they’ll need and you can give that as a prelude to the classes. Pay online or pick the package up from a store. Your giftee can book the dates when they are ready!

 

Godiva Chocolatier
It’s the name synonymous with giving the best chocolate that money can buy. Godiva is a veteran chain specializing in gourmet Belgian chocolates, truffles, cocoa & other sweet gift items located inside SouthPark Mall.

Bar Cocoa
A premier chocolate shop in the Queen City, Bar Cocoa is a delectable dessert bar, retail shop, and cooking lab, for chocolate lovers of all ages. Located in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton at 201 E Trade Street in Charlotte, the dessert bar offers a cozy dining nook and sidewalk terrace to enjoy house-made pastries, French macarons, cakes, house-made gelato, and Norman Love Confections.

 

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Throughout the  store located inside Northlake Mall you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Linger awhile longer and learn how fudge is made as they fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab, the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample! But don't leave without sharing your experience with a gift of fine chocolate, elegantly crafted and beautifully packaged in boxes, tins and baskets. 

 

Lindt Chocolate Shop
Since 1845, Lindt Swiss Master Chocolatiers have put passion and meticulous craftsmanship into creating the finest chocolates. Attention is lavished on Lindt Chocolate Making – starting with the selection of the finest raw materials and highest quality ingredients and resulting in the final delightful creations. You can stroll into their store at Charlotte Premium Outlets.