5 Denver Chocolate Shops You Should Know About

Truffles at Chocolate Lab. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

They say chocolate is a direct route to the heart — good for any occasion at any time and with Valentine’s day right around the corner we thought it completely necessary to round up some of our favorite Denver Chocolate shops. The list is short and sweet (pun intended) and contains only Colorado-based chocolatiers and their wonderful candies. From truffles to toffee, to caramel apples and fudge — these chocolate shops are cranking out the most notable rocky mountain coco in the Denver area.

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Chocolate Lab

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Where: 2504 E Colfax, Denver

The  Lowdown: The Chocolatiers at Chocolate Lab have got their truffles down to a science. The combination of high quality ingredients and love for chocolate has resulted in a candy shop that is dedicated to bringing the best in world class chocolate to Denver. The art of the truffle is what the shop aims to master and I believe that they have. The milk chocolate truffle was creamy, rich and deep in complexity. This is one of the first times I considered comparing chocolate to an old world style bottle of wine. The flavors linger beyond the last bite and transform with  a distinctly smooth and playful finish. Every truffle and chocolate confection in this shop is hand dipped and made with a true intention on being the best.

Temper Chocolate @ Denver Central Market

Photo courtesy of Temper.

Where: 2669 Larimer Street, Denver

The Lowdown: Temper Chocolates and Confections is Denver’s premier specialty chocolate shop from Chocolatier Anna Martinez and Partner Mark Callahan located inside the Denver Central Market. Temper offers a collection of French-style, hand-crafted bonbons as well as products from some of the best chocolatiers from around the world. Bonbon flavors keep a fun and modern appeal inspired by music (think the Queen Bey, a Lavender infused dark chocolate ganache in a dark chocolate shell or the Stevie Nicks with Blood orange and chai ganache in a milk chocolate shell).

Miette et Chocolat @ Stanley Market

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Where:  2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

The Lowdown: The massive Stanley Market may fall just outside the border of Denver but with it being so close and so good we couldn’t leave out Miette et Chocolat. The brand new shop combines classic French patisserie and the aesthetic of modern art with its handcrafted and hand-painted bonbons and candy bars. They even construct avant-garde sculptures that you can watch being made through a large window into their open kitchen. Getting a chance to watch the artistry in action will make that added drive time to Aurora more than worth it.

READ: A Look at Miette et Chocolat and Their Gourmet Cocoa for the Holiday

Roberta’s Chocolates

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Where: 4840 W 29th St., Denver

The Lowdown: Roberta’s Chocolates is a wonderfully quaint sweet shop located at the top of 29th street tucked below Sheridan Blvd. The name Roberta’s Chocolates doesn’t quite do the shop justice — there more than chocolate to offer the candy connoisseur.  Truffles, chocolate lollipops, creamy smooth fudge and dozens of giftshop-like sculpted novelties cover the walls. The little shop has been serving sweets and treats to Denverites since 1995 and has no sign of stopping soon. The chocolatiers here also offer custom made chocolates for that special someone — choose from over 10,000 molds to make a custom chocolate or candy that is as unique and special as your Valentine is! Just as a heads up — the shop also has tons of nic nacs and novelties — an inedible addition to their candy selection. The place makes for a great tourist gift shop stop as well.


Deiter’s Chocolates

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Where: 1734 Evans Ave

The Lowdown: The last shop on the list is the oldest producer on the top-5 list — Deiter’s Chocolates A.K.A. Dietrich’s Chocolates has been making chocolate in the Denver area for generations — over 35 years. The current owner and chocolatier Adrienne Johnson-Conway worked with the previous owner for 15 years to learn the ins and outs of making the perfect German and Bavarian-style chocolate confections before purchasing the business and renaming it Deiter’s in 2016. The shop is known for its truffles. The unusual and unique truffles always seems to catch my attention. Chai spice, creme brulee and hot chili pepper are some of the eye catchers on the long list of truffles that the shop has to offer.


  1. Roberta’s is on the Denver side of Sheridan in Denver, not in Edgewater (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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