Where to indulge in the most decadent chocolate in the Orlando area

Local shops, factories offer gourmet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth

By Nathaniel Rivas - Digital Intern

ORLANDO, Fla. - Chocolatiers in the Orlando area serve up all kinds of decadent creations to help people satisfy their sweet tooth. 

Combinations with popcorn or different flavors bring life to a variety of treats. Factories and shops in Central Florida allow people to enjoy the luscious combinations and to see the delights being made right before their eyes.  

Here are several gourmet chocolate shops in the Orlando area:

Courtesy: Peterbrooke Chocolatier Facebook

Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Location: 300 Park Ave. South, Winter Park
Website, Local WebsiteFAQs, Shop

You can explore different European-styled chocolate options, ranging from the popular chocolate-covered popcorn to a basket or assortment of hand-dipped chocolates. Flavors include milk, white and dark chocolate. Plain chocolate is listed as gluten-free, and the 72 percent chocolate option contains no dairy. 

Courtesy: Farris and Foster's Facebook

Farris and Foster's 
Location: 4875 New Broad Street, Orlando 
Website, FAQs, Order

A reservation is highly recommended to get into this local chocolate factory, which ranks highest for chocolatiers in Orlando on Yelp. Bestsellers vary from the triple chocolate popcorn to truffles to "Farris Wheels," which is a layer of cashews or pecans covered with caramel and topped with chocolate. Sugar-free chocolates are available along with custom boxes and baskets. All the chocolate is gluten-free, but dark chocolate is the only one not containing milk. 

Courtesy: Disney Springs' website

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
Location: Disney Springs 
Dining website, main website

Along with the complimentary chocolate square and the famous chocolate bark in the chocolate shop, this chocolatier offers sweets and drinks with the famous Ghirardelli flavors. Sundaes, milkshakes, floats, ice cream and chocolate-flavored drinks give guests the chance to taste the chocolate in a new light. Ghirardelli plans to remove all gluten from its chocolate by 2020

Courtesy: Disney Parks' blog

The Ganachery
Location: Disney Springs
Website, Menu

This shop combines the sweetness of chocolate with the magic of Disney. Guests can watch as the chocolate is made right before their eyes. Chocolate squares and custom chocolate bars and lollipops of different Disney characters are available for purchase. 

Courtesy: Godiva's blog

Godiva Chocolatier Orlando Premium Outlets 
Location: 8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando
Website, FAQs, Shop

The famous Belgian chocolatier gives guests a chance to see the world famous chocolate made firsthand. Boxes of chocolate and individual cookies and truffles can be found and enjoyed at the site. Godiva advises people with allergies to dairy, nuts or gluten not to eat any Godiva chocolate.

Courtesy: Universal Orlando Resort's blog

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Location: CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando
Website, Dessert menu

From crazy milkshakes to lunch or dinner, the restaurant offers unique creations on all the food and sweets. Creations including the "Chocolate X5" milkshake and the "Chocolate Brownie Bark" sundae overload on the cocoa. Guests can buy a wide variety of chocolate squares, bars and boxes and save it for the road. 

Below you can find a map view of more shops located in Central Florida:


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