Few things in life are as sweet as freshly-made, rich chocolate. And with Valentine’s Day coming up soon, it’s more tempting than ever to splurge on an order of decadent chocolates or indulge in delicate, locally made candy creations. Evidently, Washington is home to a lot of great chocolatiers and one-of-a-kind sweet shops to help you satisfy your craving—and get an authentic taste of the state while you’re at it.
Here are some of the sweetest chocolate shops to visit in Washington.
Fran’s Chocolates boasts several locations—but its Seattle spot is particularly divine. This family-owned company and confectioner has been serving up freshly created chocolates, truffles, salted caramels and more since 1982. For more information, visit www.frans.com.
Since 1934, Bright’s Candies has been providing the Walla Walla area with thoughtfully crafted chocolates, candies and other confectionary treats that pay homage to Washington’s unique history. For more information, visit www.brightscandies.com.
The Alps Candy
For as delicious as the delicate treats produced by The Alps Candy Company are, the confectioner is equally adorable and worth exploring in itself. Located in Leavenworth, the sweet shop produces small batches of over 200 different (and totally yummy) treats—including everything from fudge and brittle to syrup, chocolates, taffy and more. For more information, visit www.thealpscandy.com.
Chocolati cafes are pretty abundant throughout Washington state, so a sweet treat is never too far away. This locally-loved chocolatier was founded in 2003, and serves up thoughtfully crafted artisan chocolates to the greater Pacific Northwest and beyond. For more information, visit www.chocolati.com.
Johnson Candy Company
There’s something really wonderful about chocolates with an old-fashioned twist—and Johnson Candy Company’s creations are crafted with a nostalgic flair that makes them as delicious as they are unique. Whether you’re stopping in for a box of assorted truffles or are hoping to indulge in the customer-favorite mint sandwich, Johnson Candy Company has everything and more to satisfy your sweet tooth. For more information, visit www.johnsoncandyco.com.