No, you have not died and gone to heaven, you’re just at Adirondack Chocolates or sometimes called the Candy Man Homemade Chocolates. This chocoholic's paradise has experienced 35 years of fine chocolates, serving locals and tourists alike some of the most creative and delicious indulgences since 1977. This shop is located near the base of Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington Village with another location at Lake Placid. Here they have been hand making small batches daily to ensure quality and freshness since the beginning, using the finest natural ingredients and all original recipes the whole way. The owners, Joe Dougherty and Cortland Forrence take their chocolates very seriously and promise that the product is "always fresh, always delicious, and made with a love for the honest, pure taste of fine chocolate." What more could you ask for?
While here your group will get a small dose of chocolate history, including facts such as the origins of chocolate, dating back to 1900 BC when the pre-Olmec peoples used it for sacred rituals. You will also learn that Americans typically eat around 11.64 pounds of chocolate per year, or maybe closer to 15 pounds if you’re a true chocolate lover like myself. Indulge yourself in the many heavenly smelling samples while here or peruse the product and gift shop sections. Try the almond bark, hand-dipped pretzels, almond butter-crunch, coconut or mint chocolate covered patties, turtles, or cherry cordials. Adirondack Chocolates has great service, fantastic deserts, and the best atmosphere in the region!