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Best Places to Buy Chocolate in Albuquerque

Albuquerque for Chocolate Lovers


Albuquerque knows its chocolate. There are places to get your chocolate fix in Albuquerque whether you're on the hunt for the gourmet experience or want a box of sturdy, crunchy chocolate coated pretzels. Take a bite of some for yourself, for family, for friends, for Easter, or for any other special or not so special occasion.

1. Buffet's Candy Store

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7001 Lomas Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 265-7731
Buffet's is an Albuquerque institution. From its large painted candy cane outside the store to the mouth watering handmade chocolates and confections found inside, Buffet's is a family owned business, founded over 50 years ago. Best known for their pinon candy creations, they offer a huge variety of Easter and specialty occasion candies as well.


2. Candy Lady

424 San Felipe NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 243-6239; toll free (800) 214-7731
The Candy Lady has become synonymous with any visit to Albuquerque Old Town. It's simply the place to go to for over 20 varieties of fudge, the occasional chocolate pretzel, or the best tasting black licorice string. The old fashioned candy counter with the glass display case makes choosing a confection difficult. Try their southwestern flavors of green chile peanut brittle or chocolate pinon turtles. 

3. Choco Canyon Artisan Chocolates

Choco Canyon sells truffles of many flavors, salted caramels, and southwestern specialty flavors such as raspberry red chile and red chile pinon. You'll find them at the downtown grower's market.

4. Chocolate Art Gallery

6902 4th Street NW #B
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
(505) 717-1025

The Chocolate Art Gallery is a chocolate shop inside an art gallery. The hand blended confections include truffles in flavors such as red and green chile, espresso, and raisins. There are other delectables such as green chile crispy dreams, blissful brownies, and river of chocolate cake. The art gallery contains art from regional artists.

5. Chocolate Cartel

315 Juan Tabo NE, Ste. A
Albuquerque, NM 87123
(505) 797-1193
The Chocolate Cartel's incredible hand crafted chocolates are created by the Van Rixel brothers. They use Xocoatl chocolate in their truffles, chocolate covered candies, bars and items. Quality is the operative word with their products, and the proof is in the taste.

6. Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy

3339 Central NE, Ste. E
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 639-5502

The Chocolate Dude in Nob Hill features truffles, nut clusters, peanut brittle, caramel, fudge, as well as sugar free chocolates. They also dip fruits such as strawberries and apples. Coffee is made on Italian brewing equipment with gourmet beans from Italy.

7. Cocopotamus by NYDC

4431 Anaheim Avenue NE, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 750-4388
Cocopotamus specializes in gourmet chocolates, with an emphasis on truffles. The chocolate is high quality, and a little less sweet. Flavors are short stops with tastes from Japan, Hawaii, Ireland, and more. Cocpotamus chocolates are free of corn syrup and preservatives.

8. Elixir Boutique Chocolates

Tim and Larry's Elixir Boutique Chocolates sells hand crafted truffles, brittles and toffees. Their gift boxes can be ordered online or a full line of their boxed chocolates can be found at Sheila's Sweets, located at 8600 Indian School Road NE.

9. Godiva

The name Godiva has been linked with quality chocolates for over 75 years. Albuquerque is lucky enough to have its own Godiva outlet inside Coronado Mall.

10. Hadley's Tea

7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 9
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 821-4832
Hadley's sells tea, but it also has a glass candy case, filled with delicious truffles, chocolates, and a variety of petit fours. Try one with a freshly brewed cup of teas.
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