If you’re looking for a sweet treat, why not take a whimsical trip to a candy store? Local candy stores throughout Massachusetts offer everything from chocolate-covered fruits, to salt water taffy, to rich caramel. Satisfy your sweet tooth at these 10 best candy stores in the Bay State.
Mastering chocolates and other confections since 1917, Hebert Candies is tops for satisfying even the most discerning sweet tooth. Whether for a special occasion or just a mid-week treat, they have everything you could possibly want—and more.
In addition to their decadent imported Belgian chocolates, Au Chocolat features a wide range of confections including chocolate dipped nuts, truffles, and almond butter crunch. Their chocolate dipped pretzels are the perfect combination of sweet and salty tastes.
If you’ve never tasted a dark chocolate meltaway or a white chocolate pecan cup, you have to visit Pandolfi’s Fine Chocolates. Their signature chocolates include both of these selections, but their chocolate covered fruit, turtles, and sugar-free chocolates are well worth a visit, too.
Featuring a wide range of candies, all the chocolates at Puopolo Candies are homemade in house. Be sure to check out their amazing sea salt caramels and the nice variety of chocolate bark. Buy an assorted box of chocolates as a gift, but be sure to get a little something for yourself as well.
Known for their award-winning truffles, Green Mountain Chocolate has been hailed “Top 3 in the U.S.” by the New York Times and “Top 10 in the World” by Gourmet magazine. Their chocolate covered potato chips and butter crunch are best-sellers.
You’ll know you’ve received an exemplary gift when someone gives you a box of chocolates from Hilliard’s Chocolates. Whether they are cream-filled, caramels, nut centers or nougat, you’ll want to enjoy each and every one slowly—simply to make them last a little bit longer. Hilliard’s even makes decadent chocolate bars and provides a discount for your fundraiser.
In addition to their classic chocolates, L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates has made a name for themselves with their chocolate mice and chocolate penguins. And rest assured, these aren’t just chocolate molded animals. They are filled and hand dipped, with toasted almonds and caramel used for their facial features. The shops even carry high quality drinking chocolate—which is different from hot cocoa. It’s much richer, creamier, and way harder to find.
In addition to their rich, creamy assortment of homemade chocolates, Simply Sweet even makes their own nonpareils and sea salt caramels. Their peanut and raisin clusters are truly to die for.
Who says all the best candy stores must feature chocolate? Salt water taffy is a Massachusetts tradition, and Willey’s Handmade Candy makes it up fresh every day. Okay, so they do sell chocolates, too. And let’s not forget their sweet and salty peanut brittle and caramel corn.
When in the Deerfield area—and craving candy—be sure to visit Richardson’s Candy Kitchen and buy some Dixies. What are they? They are decadent chocolates with roasted nuts and caramel inside. Their Dixies are so good, and so well-known, they were featured on the Food Network.