Fun Things to Do with Special Needs Kids in The Palm Beaches
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Step into The Palm Beaches’ most sought-after chocolate destinations
As the highly anticipated Willy Wonka movie, starring Timothée Chalamet, is set to unfold on screens in just a few days, the air is abuzz with excitement and the scent of cocoa. What better way to celebrate the magic of this movie than by indulging in the real-life wonders of chocolate available in The Palm Beaches?
From delectable truffles to chocolate sculptures, Palm Beach County boasts an array of heavenly chocolate shops. Keep reading and discover our top 10 chocolate stores, perfect for finding exquisite holiday gifts or simply satisfying your sweet tooth cravings.
Locations: Greenacres, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens
With six exquisite locations across South Florida (and four of them in The Palm Beaches), Hoffman’s Chocolates is one of the county’s most famous chocolatiers.
Their story started more than 45 years ago, when the very first location was opened in a quaint chocolate boutique.
Their secret lies in sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients from across the globe, often opting for local treasures whenever possible.
From delectable chocolate-covered pretzels to curated assortments, delicious fudge, and ice cream, Hoffman’s Chocolates is an enchanting haven for all chocolate enthusiasts! And for those seeking to elevate their holiday gifting with some premium chocolates, Hoffman’s Chocolates promises a wide variety of gift options for kids and adults alike.
Located in Jupiter, The Chocolate Spectrum is a family-operated artisan chocolate company with a heartwarming mission. Founded in 2013 by Valerie, inspired by her son Blake, who has autism, the company employs individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Starting in Valerie’s home kitchen and later moving to their shop in Jupiter in 2016, their goal is twofold: crafting delicious chocolates and providing opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through training and employment, they empower over 50 individuals with autism and other special needs, focusing on fostering valuable business skills. For those interested in their Apprenticeship Programs, inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from sales contribute to funding their programs, which are accessible both in-store and online, with nationwide shipping available year-round. Their offerings include a variety of treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries, truffles, birthday gift boxes, chocolate bars, and more.
Location: West Palm Beach
Founded by brothers Brian & Ken Shenkman and located in West Palm Beach, Bulk Candy Store stands as a one-of-a-kind haven for candy and chocolate connoisseurs. This unique family-owned store offers nostalgic candies, color-themed assortments, and chocolates for any occasion. Additionally, their gourmet popcorn is made fresh every day in the store, tantalizing the senses with over 50 distinct flavors.
Central to their offerings is the intriguing Candy Tour, a 45-minute guided exploration into the history and production processes behind beloved candies. Guided by live narrators and complemented by video presentations, visitors are immersed in an educational journey through rooms adorned with towering ceilings, one entirely cloaked in candy, showcasing the artistry of confectionery creation. At the end of the tour, participants receive candy samples and an exclusive discount to explore the store’s wide-ranging selection.
Looking for a sweet holiday gift? Get your Holiday gift trays at Bulk Candy Store starting at just 10.99$.
Location: Delray Beach
5150 Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory focused on challenging tradition and pushing the limits of imagination.
Located in Delray Beach and founded by Tyler Levitetz, this unique store offers a variety of artisanal products, such as chocolate bars, brownie kits, cookies, chocolate-covered candied bacon, toffees, peanut butter cups, and much more.
If you visit on a Saturday, make sure you join the Factory Tour at 1 pm, where you will get to know everything about the facility and the machinery used to produce chocolate. The tour is $25 and includes a free 5150 chocolate bar of your choice. All participants will also receive 25% off of their purchases following the tour. Click here to get your ticket.
Location: Boynton Beach
For over 40 years, Scheurer’s Chocolate has been hand-crafted locally in Boynton Beach, offering a diverse range of chocolate varieties catering to every taste bud!
Since its establishment in 1980, Scheurer’s has remained a family-owned business, serving delightful hand-dipped chocolates and prioritizing the use of premium ingredients. Scheurer’s features an array of gifts and merchandise sourced from various small businesses nationwide, including jellies and jams, shortbreads, hard candies, bracelets, gift baskets, ornaments, decorative items, and more!
Some of our favorite treats? The Candied Chocolate Seashells, the Florida Alligator, and the Prosecco Gems!
Scheurer’s Chocolate is situated on E. Ocean Ave, steps away from the beautiful Boynton Marina and several dining options.
Location: West Palm Beach
Oh My Chocolates in downtown West Palm Beach crafts artisanal masterpieces using premium chocolate and the freshest ingredients, infused with intense flavors of fruits, oils, nuts, and more. Rejecting assembly lines, these chocolates are tempered on a large marble table, following old-fashioned European methods.
Their Downtown West Palm Beach store offers a selection of homemade-style chocolate products, such as creamy caramels, truffles, gourmet chocolate apples, butter cream centers, rich fudges, and unsurpassed butter toffees, as well as creamy gelato handmade each day—all rooted in family-made recipes and signature chocolate-making traditions.
The store is located on the famous Clematis Street, where you will find plenty of dining options as well as bars and clubs.
Location: Boca Raton
Chocolates by Mr. Roberts has been a Boca Raton staple for over four decades. Every chocolate is meticulously handcrafted using natural ingredients based on original, time-honored recipes before being dipped in pure dark, milk, or white chocolate – ensuring no chemical preservatives are used!!
Established in 1982 by Heinz Robert Goldschneider, known as “Mr. Roberts,” and his wife Denise, the brand quickly embedded itself within Boca’s thriving small business community. Now, Matt & Lisa Schwartz proudly carry on the legacy as the newest custodians of “Mr. & Mrs. Roberts,” committed to preserving the traditions established over 40 years ago.
Try their award-winning truffles and hand-dipped items, and explore the innovative new products, including an array of sugar-free options.
The store is located just a 4-minute drive from Mizner Park, a walkable area filled with stores and restaurants.
Location: Palm Beach
Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers a quintessentially American chocolate experience in the European tradition. Classic indulgences include rich truffles, hand-crafted caramels, and cherry cordials. Moreover, their signature creations include daily hand-dipped treats such as chocolate-covered cookies, pretzels, popcorn, and succulent strawberries, dipped in Peterbrooke’s unique blend of milk chocolate, velvety dark, and sweet, creamy white chocolates.
Founded in 1983 by chocolate expert Phyllis Lockwood Geiger, the store’s vision is to revive the finesse of European chocolate making while crafting an inviting “American neighborhood experience,” using Phyllis words.
Since the opening of the first store in 1983, Peterbrooke Chocolatier has expanded to 25 locations. The Palm Beach location features a rotating gelato case, a chocolate-tasting bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and interactive prep areas, bringing customers much closer to the chocolate-making experience.
Locations: Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth Beach
An integral part of Americana since 1947, Kilwins offers top-notch chocolates, ice cream, and confections, ensuring that many products are made fresh in each store and paired with exceptional service. Visit one of the three locations in The Palm Beaches, where you’ll find premium chocolates, original recipe ice creams, and confections.
In Lake Worth Beach, you’ll find Kilwins steps away from the beach. Grab an ice cream there and enjoy it with waterfront views.
In Delray Beach, Kilwins is right on Atlantic Ave, a buzzing street in downtown Delray Beach, where you’ll find several shops, bars, and restaurants.
In Jupiter, Kilwins is over the Intracoastal bridge in the town’s new Downtown Entertainment District across from Harbourside Place.
Location: Palm Beach Gardens
Visit the Gardens Mall and immerse yourself into the world of Swiss chocolate at Läderach, where you’ll find over 100 different chocolates, from pralines truffles to fudge, tablets, and slabs.
Offering the finest Swiss chocolate with the finest ingredients, this famous confectionary manufacturer boasts more than 100 locations worldwide—and we are lucky to have one in Palm Beach Gardens!
Made from cocoa sourced directly from the farmers, it’s easy to find a delicious gift for someone special!
And after your chocolate shopping, make sure to check out the other stores in the Gardens Mall, which is home to more than 140 iconic brands including Chanel, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
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