Chocolate is a synonymous classic when it comes to reminding your Valentine just how ‘sweet’ they are for Valentine’s Day. Luckily enough, Phoenix has a handful of gourmet chocolate shops that will have every chocolate concoction you could ever dream of. Here are some of the best sweet spots around town.
Cerreta Candy Company
The Cerreta Candy Company has been a family owned business for 40 years. Founded by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio, the mom and pop shop features its famous French mint truffles and fun assorted chocolates in western-themed shapes. Also available to order online.
5345 W Glendale Ave
Goodies are hand-baked using a 48-year-old family recipe in the company’s cozy kitchen, where every brownie, cookie, truffle and bar is hand-packed with care. Each batch is handcrafted from Callebaut dark Belgian chocolate, premium Grade AA butter, farm fresh eggs, fluffy cake flour. Online ordering also available.
4610 E Cotton Center Blvd #100
Baked to order online, choose from such delicoius brownie bites as Raspberry Kiss, featuring real raspberries white chocolate chips and a splash of raspberry liqueur, and the Caramel Camelback Crunch that’s swirled with caramel and a healthy amount of pecans and walnuts.
7601 E. Gray Road, Suite E
Julia Baker Confections Chocolate Dessert Boutique
Quick hitters like the signature French caramel and chocolate mousse are crafted from scratch sans preservatives or artificial ingredients. Owner Julia personally writes and creates all of her recipes and trains her select employees in the creation of her high quality desserts.
Sweeties Candy of Arizona
If you’re at a loss for the perfect chocolate confection, look no further than Sweeties. Family-owned for more than 60 years, this familial shop stocks over 75,000 pounds of candy to create nostalgic candies of yesteryear.
1050 W Chandler Blvd