For those of you who don’t frequent the charming Lake Norman college town of Davidson, you may not know that we now have THE BEST chocolate in the entire Lake Norman/Charlotte region right in our own back yard!
Located in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center, Davidson Chocolate Co. is a labor of love for owners and confectioners John and Sue Elliott. Using classic recipes from the Drost Family of Holland dating back to 1887, they create their incredible array of chocolate truffles, confections, fudge and specialty items right in their shop.
At much personal sacrifice I have made several trips to Davidson Chocolate Co. to buy samples of their truffles and bark which I can say with great enthusiasm are truly incredible!
They offer about 14 different flavors of truffles from Cappuccino to Cherry Cordial in dark, milk, white and even sugar-free chocolate. John is constantly experimenting with new flavors. One of the favorites is “Hot Chili”!
Using a “full-bodied 70% cocoa mass” their dark chocolates have a richness that is rarely found.
Not only are their truffles decadently delicious, but each one is a mini-piece of art. Because they are made without any preservatives nor paraffin and are very FRESH, the Elliotts recommend that their chocolates be frozen in an air-tight container if not eaten within 2-3 weeks. Of course, whatever I bring home is consumed within a matter of hours!
Davidson Chocolate Co. hand-crafts all of their confections so they are able to offer custom work for weddings, corporate logos, and specialty molds. As they said to me ” there isn’t much we can’t do if a customer has a special need!” If you are celebrating a special occasion consider chocolate.
They also have a wonderful selection of ice cream, fudge and other confections. Well worth the visit!
610 Jetton Street Davidson, NC
704.896.7245 or 877.896.7245.