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Sweet tooth alert: Best local chocolate shops

Posted February 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. EST
Updated February 12, 2019 8:46 a.m. EST

— It's almost Valentine's Day and that means chocolate!

Here is a list of the WRAL.com Voters' Choice Award winners for best local chocolate:

Winner: Videri (327 W. Davie St., Raleigh) - In addition to the delicious bars, Videri has confections and a coffee bar. Plus, they are planning to open a second location in Transfer Co. Food Hall.

Second Place: Chapel Hill Toffee - This family-run business is based in Chapel Hill. They make all of their own dark chocolate and pecan toffee by hand. You can get Chapel Hill Toffee online and at various retailers in the Triangle.

Third Place: Escazu (936 N. Blount St., Raleigh) - The bars are delicious gifts on their own (the Chipotle chili and vanilla!), but you can also get a box of freshly made truffles.

Honorable Mention: Chocolate Smiles (312 W Chatham St., Cary) - This place is a chocolate-lover's dream! Fudge, truffles, chocolate covered fruit and just about anything else sweet can be found here. The lines can get pretty long around the holidays so make sure to place your orders early.

Honorable Mention: Chocolatay Confections (306 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill) - This family-owned chocolate shop has a location inside Blue Dogwood Public Market. You can also order their confections online. We love their sea-salt caramels!