The holidays can be a busy time of year for many and a time of hibernation for others. Whether you are bustling around seasonal gatherings or set-up for success at home in a fort made with fleece pillows, these Tennessee chocolatiers are sure to keep the winter blues at ease.
Cocoa Bean & Butter Chocolate Co.
This drool-worthy chocolate company makes handcrafted treats from scratch in Limestone, Tennessee. Cocoa Bean & Butter Chocolate Co. is a small-batch family business, with three generations working together to create these gourmet chocolates, caramels, and baked goods. When visiting Northeast Tennessee, find their chocolates in local shops like The Generalist, Boone Street Market, and the Johnson City Farmer’s Market.
Bellafina Chocolates is a gourmet sweets company located in Kingsport, Tennessee, that donates 100% of its profits to charities that help children. Some of the charities include: Serving Orphans Worldwide, Hope House Center for Women, and Youth Villages. Pictured left to right are Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, Raspberry, and Intensely Orange truffles.
The Southern Churn on State Street
Sweeten up the holidays with a visit to The Southern Churn on State Street in Bristol. The nostalgic vibe of this women-owned business is magnetic, like a kid walking into a candy store. The pleasant smells of fudge, hand-dipped ice cream, and freshly made chocolates are just the right pick-me-up for the season.
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Visit this sweet artisanal chocolate shop for all your sweet-tooth needs and desires. Located in Kingsport, get your sweets by the piece or in a beautifully decorated gift basket.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Jonesborough’s Chocolate Fest in 2023! This will be a three-day event taking place in February, with chocolate stops throughout the oldest town in Tennessee. One ticket provides guests with one chocolate treat, and attendees of the festival will receive a list of chocolate stops and a bag to carry sweets in.
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