Chocoholics, prepare for a sugar rush: Today is World Chocolate Day. Whether it’s rich and dangerous or sweet and creamy, in the form of bonbons, truffles, fudge, bark or bars, chocolate is an easy way to brighten your day. Be sure to celebrate Chocolate Day with a jaunt to one of the fantastic chocolate and candy shops in and around Plano.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

We’re fanatics about Dude, Sweet Chocolate and not just because they’re conveniently located in Downtown Plano. Dude, Sweet’s Chef Katherine Clapner is a master, crafting up one-of-a-kind delicacies with style, humor and universal appeal. Highlights include dark chocolate bark known as “Crack in a Box,” the delicate, fragrant Flower Child Truffle with bergamot, jasmine and orange and their various “Potions” like Love Potion #3 with agave nectar, red zinfandel, Patron orange liqueur, brandy citrus and spices.
1016 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074 | 972.424.6200

dude sweet chocolate love potion #3 serve on top of vanilla ice cream
Love potion #3 | courtesy of dude sweet chocolate

Isabelly’s Chocolates and Sweet Treats

Isabelly’s is famous for a multitude of creatively delicious chocolates including gourmet truffles, bonbons, bark, toffee and Dallas Observer’s “Best Cake Balls” 2014. This June, Isabelly’s took home the Dallas Market Center’s Gourmet Gold Award for Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert with their Chocolate Dipped Chili Pepper. Stop in and savor something bold this chocolate day.
200 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081 | 972.803.4360

isabelly's award winning chocolate covered chili peppers
Isabelly’s chocolate dipped chili peppers | courtesy of isabelly’s

Sublime Chocolate

Sublime Chocolate is a “Bean to Bar” chocolate shop, meaning they roast and winnow their cocoa beans in house for select items. Their “Bean to Bar” chocolates include chocolate tablets and tasting bars and the rest of their truffles and custom items are soon to be bean to bar as well. Each piece is artfully designed and a perfect Chocolate Day treat.
908 Watters Creek Blvd. Allen, TX 75013 | 214.383.6776

sublime chocolate sugar free chocolate tablet allen texas
Sugar free chocolate tablet | courtesy of sublime chocolate facebook page

Goodies Texas

A 15-year-old institution in the heart of Downtown McKinney, Goodies Texas is well known and well loved. They make all the best stuff: fudge, pralines, chocolates, chocolate-covered pretzels and nuts and some more unusual fare such as chocolate-covered twinkies.
114 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069 | 972.542.3040

dark chocolate sea salted caramels from goodies texas mckinney
Dark chocolate sea salted caramels | courtesy of goodies texas facebook page

Driving toward Dallas? DFW’s best chocolate shops

Sablon Chocolate Lounge
3839 McKinney Ave. #157, Dallas, TX 75204 | 469.779.6600

Chocolate Secrets
3926 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 | 214.252.9801

Kate Weiser Chocolate
3011 Gulden Ln. #115, Dallas, TX 75212 | 469.619.4929

JK Chocolate
4710 W Lovers Ln. Dallas, TX 75209 | 214.350.0427

The Chocolate Rose
2431 Shorecrest Dr. D5, Dallas, TX 75235 |972.402.9490