When it comes to these delightful and delicious indulgences from across our state, we say enjoy dessert first. Or better yet, make these treats your whole meal.
1 Black Mountain Chocolate Bar
1 Black Mountain Chocolate BarWinston-SalemSee on map
Go on a behind-the-scenes tour at the factory and sample truffles, tarts, brownies and cookies. You can also order containers of award-winning drinking chocolate to take home (available in Signature Dark and cayenne-cinnamon). Craft cocktails include a number of sweet options that invite you to "drink your dessert."
2 Chapel Hill Toffee
3 Duck Donuts
3 Duck DonutsDuckSee on map
Made-to-order doughnuts mean visitors get to choose their coatings and toppings. Indulgent options include peanut butter icing, bacon pieces and salted caramel drizzle. The original location remains in Duck, but you’ll find more than a dozen other locations around our state.
4 Videri Chocolate Factory
5 Carolina Candy Company
6 Escazu Artisan Chocolates
6 Escazu Artisan ChocolatesRaleighSee on map
This gourmet chocolatier turns cacao beans into bars, bonbons and other confections. Unique varieties include Venezuelan cacao that’s ground with goat milk to create a deliciously tangy treat. The place’s best-kept secret? Scratch-made ice cream produced with local dairy products.
7 Moravian Cookies
7 Moravian CookiesWinston-Salem
They’re ultralight. Wafer thin. And packed with flavor. Try the classic ginger and sugar flavors at places like Mrs. Hanes' Moravian Cookies, where you can tour the bakery that cranks out 10 million of these crispy cookies every year. You can also buy tubes of “the world’s thinnest cookie” at Winkler Bakery, part of Old Salem Museums and Gardens.
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