Located in Raleigh 's Historic City Market, Peche de Chocolat sells fine imported chocolates as well as gifts. The store also holds wine and chocolate tastings on the first Friday of each month. Peche de Chocolat's custom chocolate assortments (choose your favorites from the stores impressive http://www.pechechocolat.com/chocolatemap.html "chocolate map") cost about $40 per pound.
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., (Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) except in June, July and August when hours are Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Chocolate Smiles sells preservative-free chocolates and candies that are handmade in Cary , NC . Chocolates sold at Chocolate Smiles cost between $14 and $20 (for truffles) a pound. Chocolate Smiles products include crèmes, truffles, nut bark, and novelties such as http://www.chocolatesmilesshop.com/products/cs_moulding.htmchocolate moulded into various shapes, such as airplanes, baby rattles and bingo cards. Chocolate Smiles offers affordable local delivery of its products.
Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Escazu Chocolates is an independently-owned chocolate shop that specializes in chocolates inspired by Latin American flavors. All of Escazu's products are handmade in Raleigh. Escazu sells chocolate bars, truffles and other confections. Some of Escazu's products are also available through retailers such as Triangle-area Whole Foods locations.
Matthew's Chocolates107 N. Churton St . Hillsborough , NC 27278
Matthew's Chocolates is located in Historic Downtown Hillsborough since 2007. The store is owned by Matthew Shepherd, who uses his training as a chef and perfumer (he used to own an incense manufacturing company) to create fresh, handmade chocolates. Mr. Shepherd's confections have unique and unexpected flavorings and aromas such as ginger, rose petals and pomegranate.
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512 E. Broad Street Fuquay-Varina , NC 27526
280 Meeting St Cary , NC 27518
The Chocolate Bean sells handmade chocolates and baked goods, including spectacular chocolate-dipped "Apple Creations". The Chocolate Bean also sells fudge, brownies, clusters and other confections in classic flavors. Their chocolates are reasonably priced at about $14-$18 per pound. The Chocolate Bean also sells gelato and custom-roasted coffee.
Lindt Chocolate, the famous Swiss chocolate manufacturer, operates two retail outlets in the Raleigh area.
Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue , Raleigh , NC 27612
Triangle Town Center
5959 Triangle Town Blvd. Raleigh , NC 27604
Godiva Chocolatier, which has 450 stores worldwide, operates two retail outlets in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road
Durham , NC 27713
Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh , NC 27612