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New handmade chocolate shop in downtown Chapel Hill

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bbqme Feb 4, 2010 11:40 AM

Lots of really interesting sounding flavors.

http://www.thechocolatedoor.com/

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    burgeoningfoodie Feb 4, 2010 11:55 AM

    Saw this listed in The Independent. Thats something good to have in Chapel Hill (especially with all the coffee shops around). I mean there is Staam which is great but something closer to the campus was a good decision.

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      bbqme Feb 5, 2010 07:43 AM

      Stam does not make their chocolates on the premisies. It is shipped from their original store in Iowa. Of course Southern Season also sells a lot of chololate but again, not handmade by them. The only handmade chocolates that I can think are Bon Meil in Carroboro, Matthew's Chocolates in Hillsborough, and Carolina Confectionary south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County. So it's nice to finally have one in Chapel Hill. Hope they prosper.

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        LulusMom Feb 5, 2010 08:31 AM

        Me too (hope they prosper). I can't wait to try them. I wasn't massively impressed with Stam.

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          BullCityChow Feb 5, 2010 09:51 AM

          I love the Dolly Mama chocolates - they're all handmade locally, and she sells them at the Durham Farmer's Market plus a few local retailers. Really good stuff.

          http://dollymamachocolate.com/

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            anne7134 Feb 5, 2010 11:22 AM

            I second Dolly Mama chocolates. They are delightful!

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              LulusMom Feb 5, 2010 12:50 PM

              The name alone makes me want to give them my business.

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              burgeoningfoodie Feb 5, 2010 12:53 PM

              Local Yogurt uses some of her chocolate..

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              mpyre9 Feb 14, 2010 06:05 AM

              carolina confectionery has been closed for a while now. i'm not a big fan of matthews.

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                meatn3 Feb 14, 2010 07:18 AM

                I also am not a fan of Matthews. Horrendous customer service makes the chocolate experience leave a very bad taste in the mouth.

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                  bbqme Feb 16, 2010 08:49 AM

                  Looks like CC has gone to an internet-only based business.

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