Follow the Chocolate Trail [VIDEO]

Move over Willy Wonka. Chocoholics will want to revise plans right now so your next Beso Del Sol Resort vacation includes a day on the Chocolate Trail. This heavenly path that will take you to some of the area’s most delectable treats.

Get in your car or hop on the Jolley Trolley and get ready to visit the best chocolatiers in the St. Pete/Clearwater area.

William Dean Chocolates, Bellair Bluffs
You can’t go wrong with chocolates so beautiful they were featured in a major motion picture (The Hunger Games). Some may say they’re too pretty to eat, but we know it can be done.

The Fudge Factory, Tarpon Springs
Only 14 varieties of homemade fudge? Will it be enough? Only cream, sugar and cocoa go into the purest fudge in town.

The Candy Bar, Dunedin
Retro favorites to artisan chocolates: it’s never too late to make those candy store memories in this charming sugar shop.

Strachan’s Ice Cream, Dunedin
Continue the chocolate debauchery with some homemade chocolate ice cream or try one (or more) of the 27 varieties of fudge at Strachan’s, right across the street from The Candy Bar.

The Candy Kitchen, Madeira Beach
This is a candy-lovers dream. Even non-chocoholics will find lots of sweet treats here. Taffy, gummies, and novelty candy light up this repository of richness with a blaze of color and variety.

Kilwin’s, Madeira Beach
Kilwin’s does chocolate well, but their specialty item is marshmallow. Try a bag of their marshmallow cubes, with flavors like cocoa, toasted coconut and cinnamon.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory, St. Pete
Handmade European truffles are Schakolad’s specialty, along with custom gifts and kosher and vegan options.  

If you get to even a few of these places, we want to see photos! It just all looks soooo good.

Have you explored the wonderful world of candy in the Dunedin area? Tell us where your favorite shops are.

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.

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