The Best Chocolate Shops and Confectioners in St. Louis

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at One of These Popular Candy Stores

St. Louis, Missouri
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Who doesn't love chocolate? Whether it's Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or just the second Tuesday of the month, there's always a good reason for chocolate. St. Louis has plenty of shops offering chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet truffles, and other sweet treats.

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The Chocolate Affair

Chocolate Affaire
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1011 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249-1521, USA
+1 618-654-9340

The Chocolate Affair candy store is located on the main floor of the Tibbetts House Bed and Breakfast in Highland, Illinois. The shop and the B&B celebrate all things chocolate. Spend the night and enjoy a chocolate-themed breakfast, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or just stop by the candy shop for a box of your favorite truffles to take home.

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Bissinger's Chocolates

Box of Bissinger's Chocolates

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32 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

When you mention gourmet chocolate in St. Louis, Bissinger's is probably the first candy shop to come to mind. The first Bissinger's store opened in St. Louis in 1927, and the company's been creating beautiful handmade chocolates and candies ever since. Bissinger's offers a wide variety of truffles and bonbons, but its chocolate dipped fruit is legendary.

The shop offers coffee and cafe food during the day and wine with your chocolate at night. There's always a variety of seasonal, bark, and panned confections available in the Bissinger's store.

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Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Company

5025 Pattison Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
+1 888-222-7710

The name pretty much says it all. The passion at Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Company is indeed chocolate. You can find the finest milk and dark chocolates mixed with nuts, nougat, fruit and more. Signature chocolates include heavenly hash, molasses puffs, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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Kakao Chocolate

7272 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143-2438, USA
+1 314-645-4446

Kakao has developed a loyal following by using the finest, all-natural ingredients to create its artisan chocolates. Chocolate-lovers can indulge in a variety of truffles, brownies, barks, and other confections.

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Crown Candy Kitchen

1401 St Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106-3920, USA
+1 314-621-9650

There are many reasons to make a trip to Crown Candy Kitchen. This candy shop and soda fountain has been a St. Louis tradition since 1913. Many customers come for the fantastic malts, shakes, and sundaes, but don't miss out on the handmade candy as well. There are all kinds of truffles and nut clusters, but Crown Candy is known for its solid chocolate figures. Think hearts for Valentine's Day, bunnies for Easter, and Santa for Christmas.

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Bailey's Chocolate Bar

Bailey's Chocolate Bar

Bailey's Chocolate Bar

1915 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104-2536, USA
+1 314-241-8100

If you want more than just candy, then try Bailey's Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square. St. Louisans love its chocolate themed menu, but also its warm and romantic atmosphere. That's why they consistently rank it among the best places in St. Louis for a first date. Start with drinks like a chocolate martini or chocolate vodka and end your meal with one of their incredible desserts. Some favorites are Bailey's chocolate brownie, milk chocolate bread pudding or its flourless molten cake.

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Merb's Candies

Merb's Candies

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4000 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA
+1 314-832-7117

Merb's is another candy shop with a long history in St. Louis. It opened in the 1920s in its original location on South Grand and now has two other locations in St. Louis County. Merb's is filled with hundreds of kinds of candy, including wonderful handmade chocolates. Customers line up for the chocolate covered strawberries in the spring and Bionic Apples in the fall.

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Bankhead Chocolate

810 US-61 BUS, Bowling Green, MO 63334, USA
+1 573-324-2312

Mention Bankhead Chocolate and the one thing that comes to mind is turtles, the chocolate kind. Bankhead's most popular candy is called a Chocolate Drop Turtle. It's caramel and pecans topped with a dollop of smooth milk chocolate. Delicious.

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