When you are roaming through the streets of downtown Dillsboro, you are going to notice a smell in the air. The smell of chocolate. If you follow the fragrance through the air you will eventually end up at the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory. In this beautiful building, you will find a world filled with chocolate, candy and other goodies along with a great selection of gifts. They are constantly making their own candies and confectioneries, that are served up fresh everyday and some of the best fudge that you will ever taste.
One of the most interesting things that the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory has to offer is the Shooter. This is a chocolate toasting cup (yes, you read the correctly, the cup itself is chocolate), filled with a chocolate ganache that has been infused with a a touch of alcohol. Now, this is literally just a dab of liquor as there is less then 3% alcohol in these wonderful creations. They come in flavors ranging from apple martini to Irish creme so you will certainly be able to find a favorite. If you are still having a hard time wrapping your head around the concept, imagine an open faced truffle.
Along with their shooters, they have tons of chocolate creations. From truffles ti brio to bark to fudge, their are more varieties of chocolate in this shop then you will find in more stores twice its size. You can find those items from the past that were favorites of yours as a child to new creations that are fresh from their research and development department. For instance, they have an Aztec “Spicy” Turtle. This creation is just the right blend of pecans, caramel and dark chocolate with just a bit of spice to make it interesting. Or maybe you are in the mood for something a little strange, like – Dark Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers. These are honest to goodness Ritz crackers that have had a layer of peanut butter spread on them and then dipped in wonderful dark chocolate. The slight bitter of the dark chocolate with the sweet of the peanut butter and the savory cracker is a treat that you will not believe.
Along with the chocolate madness, they have candy galore. Jelly Bellies, jawbreakers, jujubees and much more, there is a flavor or style of candy for everybody in your group. Whether you have that unusual person that loves licorice or the person that can’t turn down a bag of chocolate covered coffee beans, this is an awesome candy store that has a little bit of everything. Almost all of it is homemade and made fresh on a daily basis.
Along with the the sweets they have a gift shop that you won’t believe featuring gifts that celebrate the Smokies and of course, gifts to warm the heart. They are located right near downtown Dillsboro. Roam the streets and stop in for some treats. Sit down and enjoy the smells and sounds of a candy factory, take some fudge home to the neighbors and have a great time while you visit the North Carolina side of the Smokies.
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory
28 Church Street