8 Delectable Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in North Carolina

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

1 Black Mountain Chocolate

Winston-SalemSee on mapSee 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).

2 Chapel Hill Toffee

2 Chapel Hill Toffee

Chapel Hill

Taste this top-secret blend of dark chocolates coating both sides of traditional English toffee, with a sprinkling of pecans atop the layers.

3 Duck Donuts

3 Duck Donuts

DuckSee on mapSee 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 the state.

4 Videri Chocolate Factory

4 Videri Chocolate Factory

RaleighSee on mapSee on map

Take a self-guided tour and sample their 70 percent Classic Dark bar; some of their bars are seasoned with salt or pepper.

5 Carolina Candy Company

5 Carolina Candy Company

WilmingtonSee on mapSee on map

Try the signature Tarheel Toffee, made with butter, almonds, cane sugar and ground almonds. And check out the white chocolate shells and starfish.

6 Escazu Artisan Chocolates

6 Escazu Artisan Chocolates

RaleighSee on mapSee 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 Cookies

Winston-Salem

They’re ultralight. Wafer thin. And packed with flavor. Try the classic ginger and sugar flavors at places like Mrs. Hanes Hand-Made 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.

 

8 Potts Chocolates

8 Potts Chocolates

CharlotteSee on mapSee on map

Stop by for the truffle of the month – unveiled at tasting parties. Owner Blair Potts creates his own vanilla extract and uses Appalachian honey.

Is your mouth watering for more satisfying adventures? Get your fix with The Official 2019 North Carolina Travel Guide.

Updated October 24, 2019
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