The holiday season isn’t complete without sampling local chocolates, and there’s plenty in Madison to go around. The region known for premium dairy doesn’t disappoint. Try the goodies at Gail Ambrosia Chocolatier, where elegantly hand-crafted chocolates are the star and the quaint atmosphere makes it the perfect place for post-dinner desserts. Paired and layered flavors give this institution a real kick.
Candinas Chocolatier is another local favorite, with helpful and knowledgeable owners. From bars to truffles and everything in between, you won’t want to miss out on the special seasonal flavors only available this time of year. These luxury chocolates are the perfect pick for a holiday treat for yourself, or as a gift.
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Infusion Chocolates in the Hilldale Shopping Center is a little slice of heaven, and the Mayan hot chocolate is the ideal way to warm during a Madison winter day. Unusual flavors of chocolates are what made them famous, but don’t overlook the more traditional bars and treats. The caramel truffles are especially popular, and the taste is matched by the artistic designs featured on most of the products.
Try Kilwins Madison and get swept back in time to traditional sweet shops of yore. The handmade goodies include chocolates, fudge and caramels as their specialties. Staff and owners are eager to help, and you’ll also want to save room for the ice cream (yes, even in the winter months!).
Which sweet destination will you try first?