With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve got chocolate on the brain. Whether you’re craving truffles, fudge or chocolate-covered strawberries, here are the top Des Moines chocolateries to put those sweet-tooth pangs to rest.
Home of famously delicious marshmallows, Beaverdale Confections also offers a decadent collection of truffles, toffee, fudge and caramels. To sample the best the shop has to offer, pick up a Socially Distanced Snack Pack ($35) with chocolate-dipped pizzelles, BeaverCrunch (Iowa-grown popcorn coated in caramel and milk, dark and white chocolate) and more. All treats are made with love in house.
Turtles, toffees, truffles–oh my! Chocolate Storybook whips up a selection of chocolate to make you melt. For a unique treat, sample the chocolate-covered bacon or even gourmet pickle-flavored cotton candy. The shop’s chocolate-covered strawberries are a favorite come Valentine’s Day, so be sure to pre-order.
The Stam family has been in the confectionery business for more than 200 years, offering the highest quality products–and even local delivery! The chocolaterie’s bonbons are particularly popular, and its 6-in.-tall solid hand-crafted chocolate letters, available in dark or milk, are too fun for a quirky but tasty present.