Nothing is better for beating the winter blues than enjoying some rich and decadent chocolates. Indulging in chocolates with a warm beverage or glass of wine might be just what the doctor ordered on a snowy evening. If you are looking for some new chocolates to try, these chocolate shops have everything from imported chocolates from around the world to handmade works of chocolate art. Take a look at some of the best chocolate shops in Pittsburgh to find that next perfect chocolate delight to chase away the winter chill.
511 Adams Ave.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Located in Canonsburg, Sarris Candies is a favorite of Pittsburgh locals. The shop features chocolate candies in any form you crave from filled to truffles to solid chocolate novelties. You can also enjoy this chocolate in the form of hot fudge over ice cream at Sarris’ old fashioned soda fountain and ice cream shop. Pretzels and popcorn covered in the distinctive Sarris chocolate are also available. If you can’t make it to the shop in Canonsburg, Sarris candies are also available in many stores in the area.
Esther’s Homemade Candy
1814 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Family owned since 1973, the folks at Esther’s Homemade Candy have been making hand-made chocolates and hard tack candy for more than 40 years. You can look forward to enjoying cream- and nut-filled chocolates as well as melt-aways, coconut caps and chocolate-covered marshmallows. The chocolate-drizzled popcorn is a favorite of many and the nonpareils make a great gift. If you are watching your sugar intake, sugar-free chocolates are also available.
The Chocolate Moose
5830 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Located in Shadyside, the Chocolate Moose brings together the best chocolates from around the world. You can get your favorite candy bars from the UK, such as the Crunchy bar. You can enjoy the decadent wonders of Godiva, Dolfin or Venchi. And, you can even get some of your favorite gourmet domestic chocolate bars from makers such as ChocoLove, bulk chocolate pieces from Green Mountain or artisan truffles from Moonstruck.
901 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Sinful Sweets is the endeavor of Christopher George, whose passion for chocolates led him to open his shop in 2011. At Sinful Sweets, you can enjoy traditional cream-filled chocolates and truffles as well as classic pecan turtles, coconut clusters and chocolate-covered cherries. There are also such chocolate works of art as bourbon bacon caramels, dark chocolate and sea salt-covered apples and milk chocolate caramel and sea salt almond bark. If you are in the mood for a confection, give the double chocolate stout cake pops a try.
Country Confections Chocolates
2500 Washington Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Located in the North Strabane Town Center in Canonsburg, Country Confections offers high-quality chocolates that are made on site, by hand. At Country Confections, you can enjoy a wide variety of chocolate-covered delights such as gourmet chocolate-covered apples and pears, chocolate-covered popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels. Try a specialty homemade marshmallow treat such as the marshmallow dream which features marshmallow-covered caramel dipped in pecans and then drizzled with chocolate. Country Confections can also help you set up a chocolate station for your next special event or host your next children’s birthday party, a dream come true for any chocolate-loving kid.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.