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.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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 Lady424 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.
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
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.
Albuquerque, NM 87123
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.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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.
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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.
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.