Have a fondness for sweets and looking to try some new treats? Great news, Ontario’s Southwest has multiple artisanal chocolate shops that will do just the trick!
Dutch Boys Chocolate - Kingsville
When you head to Dutch Boys Chocolate be sure to expect the unexpected. This shop embraces the art of chocolate, with ingredients and in appearance - from a wide variety of flavours to uniquely hand-crafted designs. They’ll definitely have you coming back for more. They have online shopping and curbside pick up options for their delicious product line-up too!
Chocolatea – Ingersoll
Just like the name, Chocolatea offers tea and chocolate. They specialize in small-batch, handcrafted, artisanal chocolates. This shop does everything by hand, using local products. Chocolatea has an online store ordering for select items, all available for pickup and delivery.
You can also learn to make your own gourmet truffles at Chocolatea with their Truffle Camp. Book the private experience with your bubble, up to 4 people, and get hands-on with head chocolatier Cindy to craft artisan truffles with fine chocolate and local ingredients. Dates available until December 19th.
Annies Chocolates - Kilworth & London
Creating handmade chocolates since 1996, Annies Chocolates has two locations to serve you their collection of delicious chocolates and sweet treats using their special blend of chocolates. For your convenience, they offer online shopping with store pickup or local delivery as well.
Bella Chocolatier - Chatham
Located in downtown Chatham, Bella Chocolatier is a gourmet chocolate shop that offers handcrafted chocolates, truffles, barks, brittles, fudge, and more. Best of all, they have shipping Canada-wide with all of their tasty products available on the online store.
Habitual Chocolate - Woodstock
Habitual Chocolate embraces the culinary arts and handcrafts all of their chocolates using beans from small farms located across South America. This shop will become your go-to chocolate shop. Get some of these bean to bar treats at the store or one of the retailers listed on their website.
Forrat’s Chocolates - London
Forrat’s Chocolates are masters at making fresh quality European-style handcrafted truffles and chocolates. All chocolates are made on-site with only fresh ingredients. Their chocolate lounge allows you to partake in this edible experience. Forrat’s offers take out and delivery in the London area.
Ontario’s Southwest is the home to culinary wonders, including the best artisanal chocolates around. To see more of our great region, be sure to visit the Next Stop:Taste series for episodes that will direct you towards even some unforgettable moments.
Since Windsor is currently in lockdown, we recommend that locals stay home and use this article to inspire future travel. Better yet, buying gift cards and shopping online is a great way to show your support for these local businesses while staying safe.