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    Candy Jar Confections

    Taste of Utica!

    This cute neighborhood candy store offers some of the tastiest chocolate in town. Margaret is always whipping up something new and exciting. This down home shop has some of the best tasting fudge in the area and they even do custom orders if you're hosting a Valentine's Day party!

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    Meyers Chocolate

    Famous in the States!

    This amazing place has been featured in Oprah Winfrey's "O"publication. Martha Stewart knows of them too. In fact, she featured some of their treats in Wedding Magazine. From chocolate covered pecans to chocolate covered wine truffles, this shop is crazy good!

     

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    Krause's Candy

    Known in Town for 86 Years!

    When it comes to chocolate, Krause's candy is the first name that pops into my head. The Krause family has been making central New Yorkers happy since 1929! They offer dozens of unique, tantalizing treats including novelty items like chocolate molded musical instruments, and my favorite, the Uber 72% dark chocolate bar. Make you're special someone smile and get here if you can!

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    Sweet on Chocolate

    Chocolate Paradise!

    Granted, this candy paradise isn't in Utica, but I just had to include this gem! Located in the heart of Syracuse, they've been around for nearly 20 years! They specialize in making handmade, gourmet chocolate. The have over 20 varieties of truffles and "Sweets." College students will be rushing to place their Valentine's Day orders, so if you'd like to taste some of the "best chocolate" around, you need to hurry!