Chocolates for every sweet toothSample heaven at these favorite chocolate shops

Chocolate lovers: we have your fix. Wisconsin’s craft candy makers turn out some of the best sweets around, and we know the best spots to find truffles, cordials, caramels and more. Treat yourself to something delicious or pick up a special gift for someone you love–or better yet, do both! Here are some of our favorite Wisconsin chocolate shops.

Middleton: Chocolaterian

If you love chocolate, you’ll want to pay a visit to this charming café. While the café’s bistro fare draws a loyal following, the star here is the bakery case that’s loaded with an assortment of traditional favorites (like flourless chocolate cake), along with a few items you didn’t know you needed, (like Badger Bait, a unique concoction that contains the stuff of chocolate dreams: fudgy brownie, chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache—you’d better order two).

Oneida County: Dan’s Minocqua Fudge

Generations of travelers have headed to Oneida County just to enjoy the great outdoors. At least that’s what they tell their friends. Step into Dan’s and you’ll see another reason why people head to this scenic northern Wisconsin destination. Dan’s has the largest selection of handmade chocolates in the Northwoods, including 100 varieties of hard candy and taffy. And that’s not all: Dan’s has ice cream!

West Bend: Candyman on Main

There was a time when just about every small-town Main Street had a charming candy store with a dazzling assortment of sweets. Fortunately, West Bend still has such a place. Candyman on Main is a timeless treasure. You name it, they have it: chocolate pretzels, truffles, angel food candy and much more.

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