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Best Chocolate Shops In Baltimore

February 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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Chocolate makes people happy. Chocolate lovers will be sent into a blissful coma if they stop by one of these wonderful chocolate shops in the Baltimore area. Each of these five places has its house favorites that everyone comes back for. Which item will you pick to love from each location?

Rheb’s Candy
3352 Wilkens Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21229
(410) 644-4321

Rheb’s Candy, which has been family owned and operated since 1917, offers a variety of boxed assorted chocolates, boxed assorted candy, chocolate nuts, chocolate chews, chocolate truffles, chocolate fudge and chocolate creams. You can go online and scroll through the tempting pictures to create your own custom assorted box for $17.50 for one pound or $35 for two pounds. If you can’t make it into the shop, Rheb’s will ship directly to you.

Ma Petite Shoe
836 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 235-3442

Don’t let the name of this one-of-a-kind boutique fool you because it offers a wonderful assortment of artisan chocolate from around the globe. Not only can you find truffles and chocolate bars, but also chocolate drink mixes. When you go in, you are sure to find many unique flavors of chocolate like the Blood Orange Caramel Exotic Candy Bar, Aztec Hot Chocolate, Chai Truffles or Dark Chocolate Nut Nirvana Bar.

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( Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

9630 Deereco Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 561-7705

Kirchmayr Chocolatier opened in 1985 to bring childhood memories from Bavaria of enjoying and gifting fine chocolates for holidays and all occasions. Make sure to check out some of the specialty items like the chocolate-covered hazelnuts and chocolate-covered dried cherries. Also, be sure to check the seasonal items for gift giving. The milk chocolate- and white chocolate-dipped strawberries are amazing.

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Cacao Lorenzo Chocolatier
1818 Pot Spring Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 453-9334

This artisanal and European-style chocolaterie has a variety of chocolates, bonbons, pralines, truffles, chocolate-covered roasted nuts, creative seasonal fruits and berries in chocolate, hot cocoa mix and solid chocolate bars. Everything is store made with fresh, natural ingredients, even the fillings. If you want to sample a little bit of this and that, try the filled chocolate assortment which includes French Cappuccino Balls, Basque Squares, India, Dos Corazones, Chestnut Candy, Luna di Miele, Lavender Flower and Kirsch.

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10768 York Road, Suite B
Cockeysville, Md. 21030
(410) 878-3353

Parfections uses natural ingredients from around the world when it creates its 30 unique truffle flavors, a variety of chocolate barks, dried fruits dipped in chocolate and fresh dipped strawberries. Be sure to check out the seasonal truffles and the “Heavy Seas” beer-infused truffles. If you really want to enjoy the chocolate, try out the Chocolate of the Month club. Each month, you will receive a selection of chocolates that include handmade truffles, chocolate barks and tropical dipped dried fruits. The Club costs $35 per month, including shipping.

Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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