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Chocolate - Reviews

If you've left your Milky Ways behind and graduated to the cocoa bean-rich big guns, this chocolate collection is for you. We favor exclusive, handcrafted offerings, whether from famous chocolatiers like Jacques Torres or fair trade-supporting upstarts like Sweetriot in New York, or Amedei in Italy, known for making the most expensive chocolate in the world.

Chuao Chocolatier, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars

Top 10 Chocolate Bars
From a Belgian classic to a Beverly Hills trailblazer, our picks for the best chocolate bars are sure to delight your inner child.

Choose from the best

Endangered Species Chocolate partners with organizations for up to three years before working with another

Endangered Species Chocolate
Meet the chocolate bar that's changing the world. Not only is it Fair Trade Certified, vegan and gluten-free, but with each bar purchased, 10 percent of profits are donated to help save endangered species.

Find Lemon Poppy Seed and the other flavors

Cacao beans in Guittard Chocolate Bars are sourced from the Caribbean, Central and South America

Guittard Chocolate Bars
Do you prefer milk, semisweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate? Find the cacao content that suits your tastes from 30 to 100 percent in this new line of Fair Trade Certified, non-GMO chocolate bars.

Discover your favorite type

Sweet Sloops are a classic bestseller at Harbor Sweets

Harbor Sweets Sweet Sloops
All taste buds on deck with these delightfully handcrafted, sailboat-shaped, chocolate-covered toffees. Harbor Sweets does other delicious, sea-inspired themes such as sand dollars, lighthouses and seashells.

Step on board

Chef Inspirations is a internationally-inspired limited edition gift box by Godiva
Godiva Chef Inspirations Flavors of the World Chocolate Gift Box

With ingredients chosen by highly skilled chefs during their worldwide culinary travels, the Chef Inspirations gift box makes for a delightful, globally inspired surprise.

Take a culinary trip

Kona Bar's Vanille de Tahiti Chocolate Coffee Bar has the finest vanilla from Tahiti
Kona Bar's Vanille de Tahiti Chocolate Coffee Bar

This Belgian milk chocolate bar, filled with bits of 100% kona coffee and the finest Tahitian vanilla, is a decadent treat for chocolate lovers to behold.

Get your kona coffee

Lula's Sea Salt Caramels features chocolates with sea salt from all over the world
Lula's Sea Salt Caramel's

These smooth sea salt caramels feature a diverse assortment of sea salts from around the globe.

Find your favorite sea salt

Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook features chocolate-focused recipes

Mast Brothers Chocolate
Featuring recipes for everything from brownies to cacao nib scallops, this cookbook from the darlings of the bean-to-bar movement will fill you with sweet inspiration.

Become your own chocolatier

“Dulcey” Blond Chocolate Bar is a new brand of chocolate from Valrhona
Valrhona 'Dulcey' Bar
The Dulcey is a brand new "blond" chocolate bar from French luxury chocolate maker Valrhona. It contains 32 % cacao butter and has a smooth, creamy texture.

Time to go blond

More Chocolates

Bite into gourmet chocolate bites

Amano Artisan Chocolates

Amedei Chocolate

Bovetti: Artisan Chocolatier

Brix Chocolates

Cacaocuvee Dark Secret

Cabaret Dessert Chocolate

Chocolate French

Chuao Chocolatier


Comparte's of California

Escazú Artisan Chocolates

Godiva Chocolatier

Good & Evil Bar

Ghyslain Chocolatier

Intentional Chocolates

J. Emanuel Wine Truffles

Jacques Torres

Lady Chocolatier

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Leonidas Chocolates

Lily O'Briens Dessert Collection

Maker's Mark Bourbon Chocolates


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