5 Delightful Chocolate Shops to Celebrate National Chocolate Month

It’s probably no coincidence that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but we also want to make it clear that National Chocolate Month is just as good a reason to be grabbing decadent treats wherever you are in the Valley. To that end, we’ve had a look for the best chocolate shops to stop and satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re doing it for that special someone, more brownie points for you! You know, because brownies are chocolate? Get it?

San Francisco Chocolate Factory

702 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Imagine a place chock-full of chocolate dipped bananas, custom-made peanut butter or caramel cups, and even sugar free chocolate nut clusters made with peanuts or cashews. Now imagine that place in Phoenix. That’s right, you’re picturing San Francisco Chocolate Factory, an establishment that features locally produced gourmet chocolates, be it frozen dipped cheesecake or their Mocha/Coffee Caramel Apple. If you’re not salivating yet, you will be when you step inside. Visit SFCF for fudge, fruit, or other creations that have to do with chocolate. You can thank us later.

Zak’s Chocolate

6990 E Shea Blvd Sweet 116, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Tons of variety is available to those who browse online through the selections at Zak’s Chocolate. Here, you can safely pick up online orders you place, as Zak’s is playing it smart with a “preorder pickup only” policy. You don’t have to walk in and risk it all to get the perfect chocolates — but you do need to order this weekend if you want to be able to have a curbside pickup of your favorites by Valentine’s Day this Monday! Get on with it and peruse the online selection — Zak’s will have your order ready ASAP, and you will be able to rest easy knowing your chocolates are a safe but mouthwatering gift.

Wei of Chocolate

SAN Center, 810 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Ever dream of having a subscription that satisfies your craving for cacao-based goodness? Us too. That’s why Wei of Chocolate stands out among its peers as a local company with organic, gluten free, soy free, vegan chocolate that’s been ethically sourced — and can be delivered in one-time or subscription packages to your home. If you really care for someone who’s a chocolate lover, setting up a recurring plan of Coconut Salt dark chocolate or the Vietnamese Coffee infused chocolate might be the way to show them how much you love them. It would work for us, anyway… hint, hint.

Upchurch Candy Co.

914 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Wholesale in chocolate, candies, gum, and more can only be made sweeter by Upchurch Candy Co., who offers delivery all around Maricopa County and will ship to places outside the Phoenix area. From mints and fine chocolates to nostalgia candies, there’s always something at Upchurch worth grabbing, so stop by and order the candies that meet your fancy for any day this month, or for a special occasion down the road.

Sweeties Candy of Arizona

1986 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85224

This family-owned emporium features old-school callbacks and bulk packaged candies from today as well. Fan of Mexican candy like Pulparindos or Tajín-covered lollipops? Sweeties has you covered. Chocolate bars? Licorice? Sour or milky sweets? Yes, yes, and double yes. You can even find bags and bags of sugar free candy for the people you know who like sweets but can do without staying up all night!

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