“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz) Whether you’re a full-fledged chocoholic or just an occasional taster, Sacramento has its share of fine chocolate shops.  From dark chocolate concoctions to milk chocolate rabbits and white chocolate truffles, you can get your chocolate fix or buy a spectacular gift at a number of Sacramento-area shops that specialize in chocolate.

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Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

1801 L Street Suite 60
Sacramento, 95811

Ginger Elizabeth is a formally trained chocolatier who makes everything in her shop from scratch.  You can find chocolates infused with fresh peppermint, orange jasmine tea, passion fruit and more.  She hand makes her chocolate bars, some mixed with ingredients like toffee or key lime.  Many reviewers on “Yelp!” rave about the Salted Caramel Macaroons, Chocolate Bark and the Frozen Hot Chocolate.

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Capital Confections

Town & Country Village
2605 El Paseo Lane
Sacramento, 95821

Capital Confections are known for their hand-rolled truffles in a variety of flavors.  But they also make a variety of molded chocolate treats.  You can find everything here from a dark chocolate Eiffel Tower to a white chocolate swan filled with truffles.  They can mold chocolate into about any shape you can imagine from cars to animals to sports equipment.

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Truffle Gateau

931 Enterprise Ave.
Sacramento, 95825

Is it a truffle or a baked treat?  Truffle Gateau is both.  Linda Bartlett and her daughter started Truffle Gateau with an original recipe for a baked truffle. In 2006, their dark chocolate edible gold Truffle Gateaux was the exclusive chocolates to the U.S. Tour of King Tut!!  The award-winning confections are produced in Sacramento and sold nationwide online and in stores like Neiman-Marcus.

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Kobasic’s Candies

5324 Riverside Blvd.

This family-owned shop has been in the chocolate candy business for four generations.  They make all their candy in small batches to ensure its quality and freshness.   Their specialty is their specially blended Kruffles (their version of a truffle). If you can’t make it down to their shop, you can always order on-line.

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

1039 2nd St.
Sacramento, 95857

This Old Sacramento favorite has been in business for 26 years.  You can smell the chocolate wafting out the doors of this shop where they make their own fudge, brittle and caramel-dipped apples among other things.  You can watch as employees make fudge or dip crisp apples in caramel, chocolate and sprinkles!