St. Augustine Chocolate

Nothing says “I love you” to me like really good chocolate.  Fortunately, I live in a city rich with options: handmade chocolates, frozen hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, chocolate croissants, chocolate Chocolate CHOCOLATE… no wonder I love St. Augustine!

Everyone has their favorites- these are a few of mine.  If I left out YOUR favorite chocolate shop in St. Augustine, comment below and I’ll add it to the list!

  • Claude’s Chocolate makes the most amazing truffles from the best ingredients!  He is my favorite chocolatier.  Ever.  And his wife Nicole is super “sweet’ too!  The best deal at Claude’s is the sampler- you choose 4 truffles and a piece of bark for under $5.
  • Bistro de Leon prepares fresh-baked chocolate croissants every Saturday and Sunday.  Do whatever you can to get one!  I like mine warm.  Delish.
  • Whetstones is a local chocolate “factory”.  They sell fudge, chocolates and offer chocolate tours.  Their frozen hot chocolate has been called one of the best in the States… while I wouldn’t go that far, I did find it refreshing!
  • Tour de Chocolate  St. Augustine is home to many amazing food tours.  The company that started it all is City Walks- and their Tour de Chocolate is a great way to taste the best chocolate dishes around town!
  • Kilwins makes fudge right before your eyes at their store halfway down St. George Street.
  • Fudge Buckets is another local fudge shop- on Orange St.  Offering flavors from traditional {chocolate} to outrageous {sangria!}, if fudge is your love, this is your place!
  • Newcomer, The Chocolate Turtle, boasts house made desserts like the gooey caramel filled treat synonymous with their name. Round out your experience there with a coffee or glass of wine.

Chris and I vacationed right here at home for our 14th anniversary.  We, of course, made time for CHOCOLATE!  This photo is in Claude’s across from the Casa Monica Hotel & facing the Lightner Museum plaza.

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