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5 Hidden Gem Buffalo Chocolatiers You Might Not Know About

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Written by Morgan Culhane

Published on November 16, 2021
Photo courtesy of The Sweet Whisk

Never underestimate the power of good chocolate. Here in Buffalo, we’re lucky enough to have plenty of chocolatiers talent in town. Local shops are always our favorite, and these shops demonstrate why. While there are lots of big name chocolate-makers in WNY with multiple locations, here are a few hidden gems you may not have heard of but are absolutely worth adding to your must-try list.

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1. Park Edge Sweet Shoppe

325 Abbott Rd Buffalo / (716)-824-0228 / Website

Buffalo flats and pretzel rods and sponge candy sticks, oh my! Park Edge on Abbott always keeps it real with unique takes on the “norm”. With a decidedly chocolate-forward approach, this sweet shoppe can turn anything into an enjoyable chocolatey treat. From popcorn and suckers to nuts and “bark” – you name it, they’re doin’ it with a twist!

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2. The Sweet Whisk

27 Chandler St Suite 315, Buffalo, NY 14207 / (716) 342-2011 / Website

As part of the Chandler Street revitalization, The Sweet Whisk has perfected the bon bon with the finest chocolate from France. They have a selection of original bon bons such as cookies and cream, strawberry, and peanut butter as well as gluten free and vegan options. In addition to this selection, they also offer Buffalo Boozy options. Looking for a greater selection for special events? They also offer specialty bars, dessert shots, pastry tarts and other sweet treats.

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3. Nikki’s Chocolates

27 Chandler St, 2nd Floor Suite 205, Buffalo NY 14207 / (716) 348-8739 / Website

From chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels to breakable chocolates and chocolate bombs, Nikki’s has decadent treats covered. Plus, they offer much more, including everything from cheesecakes and cookies to cakes, trifles, and other desserts. Stop by the shop to pick up a goodie or to, order online, or hire them for catering orders!

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4. Highland House Candies

1 Buffalo St, Hamburg NY 14075 / (716) 697-0048 / Website

Sponge candy, clusters, Buffalo shaped chocolates, Charlie Chaplins, chocolate Oreos, truffles, and chocolate covered sea salt Habaneros are just some of the interesting finds you’ll encounter at Highland House. The list of sweet treats doesn’t end with chocolate – as the name implies, they’ve got plenty on the candy front too! Find gummies in fun shapes, freeze dried candy like Milk Duds, Nerd Clusters, and Skittles, and novelty candies galore.

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Photo from Blue Table Chocolates’ Facebook

5. Blue Table Chocolates

44 Brayton St, Suite B. Buffalo / 716) 866-3725 / Website

Bold, vibrant, and flavorful – these chocolates are anything but ordinary. This shop creates a hodgepodge of flavors including PB&J, sunflower seed, cookies & cream, spicy cherry, and more. A regular dose of chocolate is the key to happiness, especially when it’s delivered to your doorstep every month. A subscription to Blue Table Chocolates is #giftoftheyear worthy. Find these guys at the Horsefeathers Market on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.

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This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/morganculhane/" target="_self">Morgan Culhane</a>

Written by Morgan Culhane

Morgan is a storyteller with a passion for exploring Buffalo's food and beverage scene. She enjoys drinking craft beer so much that she started a business dedicated to promoting this industry. As the co-founder of Content on Draft, she develops social media marketing strategies for craft beverage companies in Buffalo and beyond… and she loves it!

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