5 Places to Buy Local Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Get ready for the sweetest holiday of the year with these Rhode Island favorites.
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A Valentine’s Day selection from Sweenor’s Chocolates. Photo from Sweenor’s Facebook page.

We all need a little pick-me-up this year, so treat yourself (and your Valentine!) to locally made chocolates, truffles and more sweet treats.

Sweenor’s Chocolates

Sweenor’s has been a local favorite for gourmet chocolates and candies for more than sixty years. Shop for classic heart-shaped boxes of assorted truffles or surprise someone special with a shipment-friendly gift box of chocolate-covered Oreos and other sweet treats. Order online or shop at the Wakefield or Cranston locations.

How to visit: Wakefield: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Cranston: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The details: 21 Charles St., Wakefield, 401-783-4433; 43 Hillside Rd., Cranston, 401-942-2720, sweenorschocolates.com


The Chocolate Delicacy

Give in to your holiday chocolate cravings and split a two-pound box of assorted truffles with your Valentine! Online ordering and curbside pickup is available.

How to visit: Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday closed.

The details: 28 Gilbane St., Warwick, 401-884-4949, chocolatedelicacy.com


Hauser Chocolates

Get romantic with some boozy truffles in a variety of chocolate combinations, like chardonnay, Grand Marnier, Champagne or even a raspberry vodka martini.

How to visit: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The details: 59 Tom Harvey Rd., Westerly, 800-289-8783, hauserchocolates.com


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Aura’s Chocolate bar’s “I love me berry much” bar with strawberries. Photo from Aura’s Chocolate Bar Facebook page.

Aura’s Chocolate Bar

The artisan chocolates at Aura’s are made with Venezuelan cocoa, a nod to owner Aura Fajardo Quintero’s South American heritage. She combines the world-renowned cocoa with local ingredients to create rich chocolates unique to Rhode Island. Order online now for Valentine’s Day, as orders can take up to two weeks to be processed.

How to visit: Tuesday-Saturday 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

The details: 250 East St, Cranston or order online at auraschocolatebar.com.


Andre’z Dipped & Drizzled

Whether you are looking for seasonal novelty items, stocking stuffers, a delicious gift, or an afternoon pick me up, simply follow your nose and taste buds to Andre’z Dipped and Drizzled.  A third generation chocolate shop featuring all things dipped in chocolate such as their famous “loaded apple”.

How to visit: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The details: 1903 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence, 401-500-0262, andrezdippedanddrizzled.com.