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Cant-Miss Sweet Spots

Here's a decadent list of the best places to satisfy your chocolate craving.


Chocolate turtles from Turtle Alley.

(Photo: Hallie Baker)

Cake Pops

This confectionery boutique specializes in the ultimate sweet on a stick: the cake pop. There are 15 rotating flavors and six standards, including vanilla, sweet cream, red velvet, cookies and cream, confetti and – of course – chocolate.

Chocolate Springs Cafe
Lenox, Mass.

Chocolatier Joshua Needleman and his team bring an array of expertly-crafted chocolate confections to the table in a setting that is equally sweet. Visit for chocolates and truffles of all varieties, velvety mousse cakes and the signature Serious Hot Chocolate.

Darby’s Bakery
West Boylston, Mass.

This family-run bakery cranks out chocolate sweets. Employees fill, frost and top cookies, cupcakes and candy bars by hand.

Providence, East Providence, North Kingstown and Warwick, R.I. 

Chocolate lovers would be remiss if they didn’t save room for the death by chocolate cake – six layers of chocolatey goodness!

Max Brenner

From do-it-yourself ice cream treats and chocolate beverages to savory appetizers like chocolate-dusted waffle fries and Vidalia onion rings with dark chocolate ranch dressing, Max Brenner is a chocoholics heaven.

Quincy, Mass.

Customers love Purefections’ P2c2, made with smooth chocolate, rich caramel and crunchy potato sticks.

Sugar Factory
Ledyard, Conn.

Don’t miss this sweet spot inside Foxwoods Resort Casino! It’s a chocolate-lovers dream, serving chocolate pizzas, martinis, sundaes and shakes.

Turtle Alley
Gloucester & Salem, Mass. 

This small chocolate factory specializes in crafting premium turtles by hand, with tasty versions like cherry apricot and almond that go beyond the classics.

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