5 Chocolate Shops to Visit in Charlotte

These spots are whipping up something sweet and delicious in time for Valentine's Day

Chocolate is always the right answer, no matter the question. Seal your Valentine’s Day plans and show the wonderful people in your life how much you love and appreciate them with the gift of rich, creamy, delightful chocolate. These local shops and restaurants have lots of ways for you to express your feelings – from bonbons to truffles and lots of yum in between. Visit these tasty spots online or mask up and explore the sweet-smelling shops in person and find the perfect gift sure to delight.

Twenty Degrees Chocolate

Twenty Degrees Chocolate incorporates fresh flavors from Europe, Africa, the South Pacific and beyond to create hand-made confections infused with premium ingredients like Valrhona French couverture chocolate, sweet cream, European-style butter, and locally sourced fresh herbs and fruit. Owner Casey Hickey invites you to stop by the beautiful store located in the Design Center in the South End neighborhood and bring home European-style bonbons, caramels, chocolate bars or a fresh French pastry. Make it a date and enjoy chocolate treats or a specialty espresso drink on the adorable patio. 1930 Camden Rd Suite 135, Charlotte, NC 28203. 980-226-5143.



The Secret Chocolatier

Established in 2008, this small family business can help you feel and send the love with beautiful chocolates made with whole food ingredients and no stabilizers or preservatives. Don’t leave without trying their top-selling item – Sea Salt Butter Toffee – guaranteed to be a hit! Surprise the littlest Valentine in your life with a brownie pop decorating kit or let the staff make shopping easy with a premade goody bag.  2935 Providence Rd #104, Charlotte, NC 28211. 704-323-8178.


Potts Chocolate

With unique truffles, candies, solid chocolate bars and ice cream made with cacao beans sourced from all over the world, you are sure to find the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. For Valentine’s Day pick up an 8 or 16 piece chocolate box with an assortment of truffles including red wine truffles (yes, please), raspberry and macadamia, raspberry and dark chocolate and hot chocolate truffles with layers of dark chocolate ganache and marshmallow. 619 S Cedar St, Charlotte, NC 28202. 704-773-2734.


Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe has the easy win for V-Day. Through February 8 and available for nationwide shipping, you can order a 12-pack gift box filled with melt in your mouth macarons, cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, cake and other sweet things they will love. Start with a Strawberry Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Caramel, Lavender White Chocolate, Valentine’s-themed French Macarons, Berry or Chocolate Lover gift box then add a rose bouquet, decorated pâté sucrée cookies or personalized chocolate or vanilla eclairs for the win. Multiple locations. 


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Davidson Chocolate Co.

This family-owned store in Davidson NC, carries all types of tempting treats for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to make special. From solid chocolate heart lollipops, heart-shaped candy boxes and chocolate-covered strawberries, to popular hot chocolate bombs, the Davidson Chocolate Co. staff is taking orders online for in-store pick up. Visit the Web site to see their complete mouth watering selection and place your order early. 610 Jetton St #150, Davidson, NC 28036. 704-896-7245.


Make this Valentine’s Day delicious with sweets for your sweet!