Updated: Feb 15
Truffles and Chocolate Wine to Opera Fudge and Chocolate Covered Strawberries; these four chocolatiers, pastry chef and the only winery in Hershey are winning Valentine's Day for their customers. From Hershey, Harrisburg, Lebanon and York, these entrepreneurs are the best at what they do. I'm talking handcrafted, onsite goodness. I recommend a stroll through their websites and social media to see all that they offer through Valentine's Day and throughout the year.
Chocolates By Tina Marie
More than two dozen, small batch, artisan chocolates are handcrafted in their shop just a few miles from Hershey Park. You'll also find retro candy along with chocolate covered bacon, gluten and sugar free offerings and gift baskets at the Hummelstown location as well as their Farmstead Farmers Market location.
Frederic Loraschi Chocolate
Based in the capital of Pennsylvania, you'll find Frederic Loraschi Chocolate. Just 5.2 miles from the Capitol, Frederic Loraschi Chocolate is a hidden gem in the Colonial Park neighborhood of Harrisburg. Using the finest ingredients, Loraschi is Known for his handcrafted, gourmet chocolate truffles and other confections. You can also find them in The York Merchant on Market
4615 Hillcrest St Harrisburg, PA 17109
Founded in 1875, Miesse Candies and ice cream parlor uses all natural ingredients. Miesse Candies does things the old fashioned way by hand dipping their chocolate covered fruits and nuts and even serving ice cream from an antique soda fountain. You'll find them at the water street location and at the Lancaster Central Market, the oldest, continuous running public farmers market in the country.
118 N Water St #102 Lancaster, PA 17603 717-392-6011 Facebook
Opened in 1931, Opera fudge originated at Wertz Candies in Lebanon, PA. and is one of two places nationally known for making Opera Fudge. No one knows exactly where the name came from but there did used to be an opera house across the street in the late 1800's. You can find this creamy, chocolate treat ( using local cream ) at their downtown location as well as their location at the Brickerville House Specialty Shoppes
718 Cumberland St Lebanon, PA 17042
Providence Divine Cakes and Pastries
No blog on chocolate would not be complete without chocolate cake! For more than a decade, Providence Divine Cakes and Pastries has been creating elegant wedding cakes. Located at Olde Tollgate Village in York, PA., they are also known for their custom cakes, pastries, pops and tarts. This Valentine's Day you can treat yourself to many chocolate confections including heart shaped cookies and cakes.
Cullari Vineyards and Winery
You may be wondering why we've included a winery in this line up of chocolate bliss. Not only are they the first and only vineyard in Hershey ,PA, turns out that Cullari Vineyards and Winery crafts a chocolate wine as one of their 35 offerings. Note that the tasting room is separate from the winery and their second location is at the Brickerville House Specialty Shoppes
1251 E Chocolate Ave
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