29 July, 2021
Virginia's most decadent candy and chocolate shops

Virginia’s most decadent candy and chocolate shops

Halloween might not look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without the candy! Novelty and vintage candies, oversized old-school favorites, and decadent chocolate creations are just a few of the sugar-filled goodies available at local candy and artisanal chocolate shops in Virginia. Order online and send a surprise package to someone you love, or get in the car and create your own decadent trick-or-treating road trip.


The candy store – Roanoke


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The Candy Store, filled with novel oversized gummies, locally made chocolates, and seemingly endless rows of more than 1,200 specialty and vintage candies from around the world, is a boutique candy store well worth a trip to Roanoke.

Sweet Sheep Candy – Fredericksburg

Visit Sweet Sheep Candy to indulge in a variety of gummies, licorice, chocolates, and candy, or order online and have more than 250 types of sweet treats shipped straight to you.

Nancy’s Candy Company – Meadows by Dan

If you’re on a road trip through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, check out Nancy’s Candy Company, a one-stop shop for locally renowned homemade fudge and delicious handmade candies.

For the love of chocolate– –Richmond

Don’t let the name fool you. For the Love of Chocolate is filled with a variety of candies from around the world, including Virginia specialties, kosher, and vegan items. And lots of chocolate, of course.

Rocket Fizz – Leesburg

The nostalgia of Rocket Fizz, a “Soda Pop and Candy Shop” franchise, has captured the hearts and taste buds of adults and children alike. Rocket Fizz is home to thousands of unique and fun candies, bottled soda pops, gag gifts, and toys

It’s sugar – Virginia Beach

While this is a national chain, It’s Sugar is well worth the trip in the heart of Virginia Beach. Pick up some over-the-top candy and gifts, including giant gummy bears and candy bars.

Sweet Art Emporium– –Palmyra

Satisfy your sweet tooth with locally made chocolate-coated caramels, peanut brittle, toffee or Palmyra’s red rocker candy. The Sweet Art Emporium is located in a 1930s building in the haunted village of Palmyra, minutes from the Rivanna River, the creepy trails at Pleasant Grove, the pumpkin patch at Fruit Hill Orchard, the adorable alpacas at Sacred Acres Farm, and Ghost Stories at Camp Friendship.

A secret forest – Richmond

A Secret Forest is an online only store where you can order beautiful lollipops and candies that are really intricate. Check out the Halloween and Holiday themes!

Sugar Magnolia – Blacksburg


Head to Sugar Magnolia for old-fashioned candy canes, gourmet handcrafted popcorn, fine chocolates, and pre-packaged candy. They also have a hot chocolate in the fall and winter!


Geartharts Chocolates – Charlottesville & Richmond


If your preference is chocolate and you want to be pampered, a trip to Gearharts Chocolates in Virginia is a must. Gearharts offers artisanal chocolates that combine Venezuelan chocolates with a bean, fine local and exotic ingredients, and passionate craftsmanship to create luxurious chocolates with depth and complexity.

Baylee’s best chocolates – Roanoke


Photo Credit: Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Take a trip to Baylee’s best chocolates for homemade toffee, caramel, marshmallows, and of course chocolate. Visitors can watch the staff as they create sweet treats right in front of them. Don’t miss the candy and caramel apples this fall.

Cocoa mill Chocolate Co.– –Lexington & Staunton

Cocoa Mill Chocolate Co. has been making handcrafted chocolate since 1993. The wide range of chocolates, including truffles, bark, dipped fruit and hand-poured turtles, is recognized nationwide.

Artisan Confections – Arlington

Artisan Confections specializes in high quality, handmade chocolates that are elegant in both design and taste.

Chocolate topping– –Blacksburg

Chocolate Spike offers artistic chocolate projects from Genie Ranck, manufacturer of unique pralines in unusual flavors.

Glasshouse winery– –Free Union

In addition to making wine, Glass House Winery also makes homemade chocolates. Win win!

Warfels Sweet Shop – Dayton

Warfels Sweet Shoppe offers homemade small-batch chocolates in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley: old-fashioned cream fudge, chocolate cream truffles, and “sugar-free” chocolates, to name a few.

The Royal Chocolate – Virginia Beach


Treat yourself to boxes of handmade chocolate with Belgian chocolate – truffles, creams, caramels, chocolate and caramel-coated pretzels, not to mention the famous chocolate-coated apples at The Royal Chocolate!

Find more sweet treats:

  • 14 Delicious Virginia Hot Chocolates
  • 10 unique goodies for chocolate lovers

Virginia’s Most Decadent Candy Stores and Chocolate Stores post first appeared on Virginia’s travel blog.

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