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4 places to self-medicate with chocolate

Where to get your cocoa fix in Atlanta

City Guide Dustin Chambers for CL
Photo credit: Dustin Chambers/CL

With all that silly Valentine’s Day madness firmly in the rearview, let’s be honest: Did your lack of a valentine actually kind of get you down this year? Sure, you played it cool, posting a carefully crafted Facebook update reminding everyone — in a totally witty and not even bitter way — that V-Day is really just a stupid, commercialized holiday perpetuated by bloodless corporations. But maybe that was just a shaky front meant to conceal how painfully alone you are in the world. It’s OK, we’ve all been there. Truth is, lovers come and lovers go. The only thing you can really count on for the warm and fuzzies year after year is glorious chocolate. Here are four places to get your fix in Atlanta, regardless of what month it is.


Food

This Atlanta sweets shop expands to the Westside with its factory and factory store. The shop takes a bean-to-bar approach crafting their chocolate. Expect the same treats you would from the other locations, like hot cocoa mix, Himalayan sea salt bars. Tours at noon on Friday. | more...

Candy Store

If you can dip it in chocolate, Kilwins has got it. This expansive sweet shop in Atlantic Station specializes in chocolates, confections, truffles, cremes, candy, caramels, and fudge — much of crafted right there on-site. | more...

Stores

Since 1977, Maison Robert has been a destination for pastry and chocolate. This family-run shop excels in sweets such as chocolate-dipped almond or coconut macaroons, but also offers a few delightfully simple sandwiches, including ham and Swiss on house-baked croissant, and stellar quiche by the sli... | more...

Candy Store

This bean-to bar chocolate store does everything in house. Only beans from small farms in the Americas and cane sugar are included in these artisan dark chocolate bars. | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.



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