Having garnered a local fan base for its delicious and daring creations, 5150 Chocolate in Delray Beach is a natural choice for upscale Halloween candy. Try the silver-colored milk chocolate tombstones ($7 each), packaged atop crushed Oreo soil.
Dolcetto o Scherzetto
For fun-size candies that are far more treat than trick, stop by Palm Beach’s Amici Market, the area’s exclusive retailer of Venchi chocolates ($58 per pound). The Italian company creates hundreds of flavors, including the Cremino 1878, featuring almond paste sandwiched between layers of milk gianduja made with Piedmont hazelnuts.
Fly by Night
Earlier this year, Lisa and Matt Schwartz became the owners of Chocolates by Mr. Roberts, which has been in Boca Raton since 1982. Come October, fill your basket with a creepy cast of chocolate characters, including a dark chocolate bat ($9).
Somebody’s Watching Me
Halloween is prime time at Scheurer’s Chocolate in Boynton Beach. In operation since 1980, this woman-owned chocolate shop offers an array of spooky sweets, including solid googly eye pops ($6 each), available in milk and dark chocolate.
Take a Bite
A Florida institution since 1983, Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers gourmet favorites. Fulfill your “apple a day” quota at the Palm Beach location, which makes custom decorated caramel apples ($18 each) and plain caramel apples with chocolate drizzle ($15 each).
The Great Pumpkin
Founded in Lake Worth, Hoffman’s Chocolates now operates four locations across the county. The company’s most popular Halloween item is its chocolate pumpkin ($5), with milk chocolate hiding an Oreo center.
Jupiter’s The Chocolate Spectrum is an artisan chocolate company with a mission: to give individuals with autism or other developmental differences hands-on business training. The Chocolate Spectrum carries a range of Halloween goodies, such as these homemade mummy twinkies ($5 each), crafted using natural ingredients and dipped in white chocolate.