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weberd10 Nov 26, 2007 11:53 AM

Just moved to New Haven from Kansas City, and cannot imagine the holiday season without chocolates around the house. Before I send off for a box of Christopher Elbow from back home, can anyone recommend any local chocolate makers? Cheers.

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    Earle Nov 27, 2007 06:35 AM

    Munson's candy ,is sold at the locations show on the web site. Including the location of the factory store. (http://www.munsonschocolates.com/stor...) Hope this helps.

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      coldduck Nov 27, 2007 05:08 AM

      Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury are pretty straightforward and very good. A place in South Norwalk called Chocopolgie is fancier but also very good. Belgique is sublime and a nice ride up into the country.

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        ElizabethHenton Nov 27, 2007 04:03 AM

        It may be worth the drive. Madison is a tiny town 15 minutes north of new haven. Just past town they have a hidden gem of a chocolatier. Paul Staley makes chocolates for the General's residence. They are fantastic and he makes a terrific assortment.

        908 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
        (203) 245-9863

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          weberd10 Nov 26, 2007 06:41 PM

          Excellent, thanks for the recs everyone.

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            Elizzie Nov 26, 2007 05:58 PM

            I think that Doc's Cafe in Westport carries Christopher Elbow chocolates. Sorry I don't have the number at hand, but I know it's listed so you could call to confirm.

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              harrie Nov 26, 2007 05:16 PM

              H. Mangels in downtown Milford makes wonderful truffles; and he's semi-local to New Haven. http://www.hmangels.com/

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                Enfielder Nov 26, 2007 04:32 PM

                In Manchester there's a small chocoltae shop called Organic Belgium Chocolates - it's in the Parkade shoipping center. Shady Glen (great ice cream) is not far from there.

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                  shoes Nov 26, 2007 03:34 PM

                  Munson's is a Connecticut manufacturer. The chocolate is very creamy and good but not a fancy-pants kind of thing. They have stores on Route 1 in Orange and on New Britain Ave. in West Hartford - maybe other outlets, too.

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                    Elizzie Nov 26, 2007 05:59 PM

                    There's a Munson's in Westport on the Post Road/Route 1.

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                    juicemann2 Nov 26, 2007 02:57 PM

                    Bridgewater Chocolates are really good, I have tried many varieties and was never disapointed

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                      veghead04 Nov 26, 2007 12:57 PM

                      Belgique is fantastic.

                      Also consider Chocopologie in SoNo - http://www.knipschildt.com/flash.html Rumor has it that they are pairing with Thali in New Canaan for a set dinner in the future.

                      In the greater Danbury area is Bridgewater Chocolates. I've never tried it, but have heard good things overall. http://www.bridgewaterchocolate.com/

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                        jfood Nov 26, 2007 01:08 PM

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                        jfood has tried a few times at the SONO location but it is always so busy or late with little inventory. There is also a sign on 123 just south of Wendy's in the same strip mall as Fat's Pizza (no joke) that has the Knipschidt sign. Is that open to thepublic?

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                          redfox697 Nov 26, 2007 02:01 PM

                          I believe that it is a production-only facility, not open to the public. I could be wrong though.

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                            Elizzie Nov 26, 2007 05:59 PM

                            The Knipschildt by Fat's is production only.

                      2. jfood Nov 26, 2007 12:02 PM

                        jfood's favorite is not around the corner from you but is in Kent, CT. It's called Belgique Patisserie & Chocolatier

                        1 Bridge St.
                        Junction of Route 7 & 3451
                        Kent, CT 06757
                        860-927-3681

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