10 Best Chocolate Shops in Vermont

With plenty of fresh milk around and a history of insisting on wholesome and natural foods, you shouldn't be surprised that Vermont is home to some seriously decadent chocolate shops. From bark to brittle and butter crunch to CBD-infused products, chocolate shops in the Green Mountain State don't mess around. Next time you have a craving, check out one of these amazing spots. 

Chocolate Barn, Shaftsbury, VT

Initially set in a restored 1842 sheep barn, the Chocolate Barn prides itself on “old-fashioned customer service” and its in-house, hand-made chocolate confections. You’ll find dark chocolates, milk chocolates, white chocolates, and custom molded chocolates, in addition to favorites like butter crunch, cherry cordials, turtles, velvet creams, and truffles.

Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, VT

Established in 2002, Laughing Moon Chocolates set out to produce fresh, delicious chocolates in a customer-driven, community-focused space. The idea was to “carefully examine and weigh decisions about” the raw ingredients, the energy and time it took, and the end product. Call it conscious chocolate, if you like, but locals call it delicious.

Tavernier Chocolates, Brattleboro, VT

Locally sourcing many of their product, these transplant Vermont chocolatiers hand-craft each batch of chocolates in a converted 1910 brick mill building. Taking their inspiration from the surrounding Southern Vermont Connecticut River Valley, you’ll find handmade bonbons, chocolate covered fruit, and chocolate charcuterie at their shop and online store.

Snowflake Chocolates, Jericho, VT

Established in 1986 by Bob Pollak and his wife, Snowflake Chocolates is named after the famous Vermonter and photographer of snowflakes, Wilson A. Bentley. Moreover, each small batch of chocolates is hand-formed as part of a 50-year family tradition, and you will find turtles, barks, nut chocolates, caramels, peanut butter-filled treats, and butter crunch.

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Lake Champlain Chocolates, Multiple locations

By far Vermont’s most well-known chocolatier, Lake Champlain Chocolates offer factory tours at their Burlington location. With retail shop across the State, this chocolate juggernaut is most famous for their truffles, chocolate bark, and caramel, but their product line is too immense to list here, and you can quickly browse through it online.

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The Vermont Truffle Company, Rutland, VT

Established in 2013, The Vermont Truffle Company creates hand-crafted truffles out of local, high-quality ingredients, and their confections are, by many accounts, both unique and artistic. The Vermont Maple is their most popular flavor, but other options include vanilla, coffee, sea salt caramel, peppermint, creme brulee, cheesecake, and more.

Vermont Confectionery, Bennington, VT

This tiny chocolate shop could be easily overlooked if you don’t know what you are looking for. And that would be a shame, as it may be one of the best mom and pop chocolate shops in the state. Chock-a-block full of hard candies, maple products, fudge, chocolates, jelly beans, Vermont cheeses, and more, Vermont Confectionery is, perhaps, best known for the sweet treat that they call a Vermonster.

Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, VT

Established in 2003, Nutty Steph’s makes chocolate bars, granola, and whimsical chocolate confections. Using only GMO-free, high-quality ingredients, the small team of women at Nutty Steph’s have been churning out favorites like maple toffee, chocolate truffles, dipped shortbread, candied ginger, barks, CBD-infused products, and salted caramels for many years.

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Mother Myricks, Manchester Center, VT

Known for their famous Butter Crunch and Lemon LuLu Cake, Mother Myricks was founded in 1978 by Ron Mancini and his wife. Over the years, this Southwestern Vermont confectioner has been an ice cream maker, a chocolatier, and a baker, and they continue to pump out sweet treats like fudge, specialty chocolates, cakes, caramels, and brittles.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, Colchester, VT

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates was founded in 1998 by Gail and Mark Elvidge. Their son had a severe nut allergy, and they found it very difficult to obtain nut free chocolates. As a response to this shortage, Gail began making homemade chocolates out of her own kitchen so that it was guaranteed to be nut free.

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