Why not splurge on some good local chocolate for Easter? We’ve put together a list of chocolatiers in the Chocolate area, with information on how to place orders.
Visit each website, and, if available, visit in person, to get the full scope of what’s offered.
Where: Design Center of Carolinas, 1930 Camden Road, Suite 135, Charlotte, NC 28203
Order: Shop at 20degreeschocolates.com. Shipping is available for orders of $20 and more, and for $50 and more in warmer months. In-store shopping is also available. You can also order online and pick up in-store, and there’s no minimum for that.
More info: Chocolate comes from the fruit of the cacao tree, which only grows within 20 degrees of the equator. The company’s name reflects how precious chocolate is, and that, at its core, it’s an agricultural product. Twenty Degrees Chocolates uses premium ingredients and develops flavor combinations to comfort or surprise you.
Where: 2935 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Order: Order online or shop at the store. Free shipping on all US orders above $50.
More info: This three-generation family of chocolatiers creates artisanal chocolates, using traditional recipes.
Where: 610 Jetton Street, Suite 150, Davidson, NC 28036
Order: Order online or stop at the store.
More info: Owner Ana, from Venezuela, purchased Davidson Chocolates from its original owners. The shop offers high-quality handmade and fresh chocolate truffles and confections unique flavor combinations.
Where: In process of moving to a new location. Online ordering avaialble.
Order: Order online.
More info: Potts Chocolate sources raw cacao beans from places like Madagascar, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru, and develops roasting and processing profiles that best fit the confection in which the chocolate will be used. They create their own vanilla extracts and work with beekeepers to supply the honeys that they use.
Where: 1 Union Street S, Concord, NC 28025
Order: Call or stop by.
More info: This business in the heart of Concord is owned by husband and wife team Jean Luc Barrucand, from Lyon, France, and Ann Marie Barrucand. Stop by and browse their artisanal chocolates, desserts, specialty cakes and custom wedding cakes.