I can understand why so many people love chocolate. After all, the botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means “Food of the Gods.” Personally, I'd rather have chips and salsa, but if it's chocolate you crave, there are many places in the greater Phoenix area where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are spots around town where you can buy chocolate products for your lover, your sweetheart, your best friend, your children, or even yourself!
Where To Buy Chocolate in the Phoenix Area
Cerreta Candy Company
The only store is in Glendale, Arizona, but you can also order online. The Cerreta Candy Company is a family owned business, founded almost 30 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family. You can take a free tour of Cerreta's!
Chocolade van Brugge
Opened in December 2013, Chocolade van Brugge is the exclusive chocolatier in North America to import handcrafted chocolates directly from the award winning chocolatier Willaert Francis in Belgium. Offers more than more than 60 different handcrafted chocolate confections, chocolate bars, marzipan, cookies and chocolate figurines. Indoor or outdoor seating at the cafe. Scottsdale.
One retail location in Phoenix, or order online. "Today we still use the same 48-year-old family recipe to create the world’s best brownies. Each batch is handcrafted from Callebaut dark Belgian chocolate, premium Grade AA butter, farm fresh eggs, fluffy cake flour - and a dash of magic!"
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory
"Over 400 varieties of candy, hard-to-find specialty toys and plush animals thoughtfully organized and displayed to create an enjoyable shopping experience." And yes, chocolate! Located at: Arizona Mills in Tempe, Arrowhead Mall in Glendale, Chandler Fashion Center, Superstition Springs in Mesa, Metrocenter and Paradise Valley Malls in Phoenix.
"Godiva's history began more than seventy-five years ago in Brussels, Belgium when master chocolatier Joseph Draps founded a chocolate company that was named in honor of the legend of Lady Godiva." Godiva Chocolates has three stores: Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, Scottsdale Fashion Square, and Chandler Fashion Center. Godiva Chocolates are also sold at other fine stores, like Macy's, A.J.'s Fine Foods, Saks, Dillards and Neiman Marcus.
Julia Baker Confections Chocolate Dessert Boutique
Julia Baker's chocolates are quickly becoming recognized worldwide; she makes custom chocolates for celebrities -- and for all of us here in Arizona. Visit Julia Baker Confections at Biltmore Fashion Park in Central Phoenix, where the wine bar will feature the finest wines with a menu of Julia’s signature chocolates and desserts.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
"Individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge and chocolate dipped items in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables." There are six locations: Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Outlets at Anthem, Phoenix Desert Ridge Marketplace, Paradise Valley Mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Arizona Mills in Tempe and Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.
San Francisco Chocolate Factory
Hand dipped, gourmet chocolate treats in North Phoenix. "We make our own chocolate and candy confections in small batches because freshness in chocolate really does matter."
See's has stores in Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale in the major malls. They also have locations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Sweeties Candy of Arizona
Sweeties has only one store, and it is located in Chandler. No online ordering. Large quantities and small. More than just chocolate, they carry nostalgia candies, too, if they are still manufactured.
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All locations and offerings are subject to change without notice. All quotations were found at the business' web site.