Best Chocolate You Can Buy 2022



We know that any chocolate bar — even those from the convenience isolate at your local pharmacy or gas station — is delicious in a pinch. But is there any better than indulging in the sugary-sweet goodness of a chocolate that is more of an experience than a quick fix? No matter if you prefer to go all-out with a chocolate-covered caramel, or skip the dairy altogether by picking up a coconut-infused nutty treat, there’s a luxe chocolate bar out there that you’ll be unable to resist. We’ve rounded up the very best chocolates that you can buy, whether it’s for yourself as a special treat, or as a tasty gift for a fellow choco-maniac.

The finest chocolate is so much more than truffles these days: There are chocolate surprises for every taste bud and occasion, and even those with special dietary needs will find options on this list. We’ve rounded up the best options for vegans, low-sugar options for diabetics, and diet friendly picks (those who are going Paleo, listen up). And we’ve curated our list to prioritize chocolatiers that source fair trade, ethically grown chocolate from around the world.

Experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Test Kitchen weighed in to showcase the best milk, dark, and white chocolate treats, available in truffles, bars, and meltaways in all shapes and sizes. These velvety smooth chocolates have been tasted and enjoyed by our experts, and we’re including our notes on the best option for any chocolate lover. You’re bound to find the perfect option to cure your next 3 pm slump or add to the holiday gift basket. You’ll never settle for another chalky, overly sugary bar again!

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Organic Dark Chocolate Bar, 70% Cocoa

If any chocolate can be deemed “healthy” in the candy isolate, it’s Alter Eco’s line of organically produced bars and truffles. Free of artificial flavors and preservatives, these chocolate bars are often low in sugar while offering flavors like Salted Caramel or Brown Butter. Plus, dark chocolate lovers can score bars like this one and others, up to 90% pure cocoa.


Old Hollywood Smoked Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar

Compartés has been making gourmet, game-changing chocolate bars for many years, but they recently became an Internet sensation after introducing their avocado toast chocolate bar (yes, really!). You can shop 60 other amazingly unique flavors right here.

We love a brand with a mission, and this one just happens to also make an eye-poppingly delicious choco bar, too. Taking aim at slave labor in chocolate harvesting, as well as other social justice issues in the industry, Tony’s informs each chocolate lover about these issues by printing information directly onto their wrappers.


Toasted White Chocolate Bar

If you like chocolate a little more sweet, this white chocolate bar harnesses savory notes from toasted brown butter, and is reminiscent of a classic dulce de leche dessert.


Caffeinated Chocolate Energy Bites

Along with your sugar fix, get an added dose of energy with these bite-size bars, complete with caffeine equivalent to 1/2 cup of coffee. The best part? No bitter aftertaste.


Beyond Good Chocolate Bars

Beyond Good always works to source single-origin chocolate, like this batch from Uganda — but it also strives to make unique flavors that are so different from one another. This variety pack comes loaded with citrus-y orange chocolate, savory crispy rice bars, and salty-and-sweet salted caramel varieties.


Black Fig Dark Chocolate Bar

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate

You’ll love this pairing of pure dark chocolate with black mission figs sourced from California, all rolled into one sensual chocolate bar. This gourmet bar is unlike anything other flavor pairing that chocolate lovers have seen yet (there are actual fig bits to bite into!).


Gray Salt Caramel Holiday Box

These delicate works of art are so much more than just a sweet treat — Fran’s dark chocolate and velvety caramel are married by a dusting of salt for a savory touch. A smaller gift set makes for a great stocking stuffer for any chocolate lover.

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Organic Mexican Disc Stone Ground, Variety Pack

The brand uses traditional Mexican stone mills to create stone ground chocolate. Flavors in this pack include: Cacao Puro, Chipotle Chili, Cinnamon, Coffee, Guajillo Chili, 85% Super Dark, Salted Almond, and Vanilla.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

It’s a must-grab for any TJ’s shopper, as these individually-wrapped peanut butter cups will kick any afternoon slump to the curb. Plus, there are smaller individual-sized packets up by check out (if you want to take a few for your work snack drawer!).


Signature Chocolate Assortment

This luxe retailer has been known for their opulent chocolate assortments (and dazzling storefronts in cities!) for more than 20 years. Each chocolate is made by hand by one of their artisans, making these assortment boxes a great gift for any true chocolate lover.


La Maison du Chocolat Chocolate Selection, Set of 14

Some of the most flavorful chocolates you’ll find in any specialty store, La Maison du Chocolat’s product is just as much about presentation as it is about quality and taste. Their signature filled chocolates are smooth and creamy, with high-quality cremés and jellies that feel just as luxurious.


Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffle Bar

“With a little bit of spice from cayenne, and warmth from cinnamon, this bar is so special — unlike anything I’ve had before,” Miller tells us. If you’re in for a unique bite with a kick, this vibrant bar is just for you.


The Original Peppermint Bark

With a bit of a crunch and a whole lot of smooth flavor notes, this peppermint bark is one of Williams Sonoma’s signature offerings during the holidays. It definitely melts in your mouth, and with its signature tin, it makes for a good mailed gift!

Patrick Chocolate

This craft chocolatier has outperformed at the annual Good Food Awards since it was founded in 2006. The PB&J spin from the Missouri-based chocolatier blends peanut butter and dark chocolate for a fun spin on a unique chocolate bar.


Chocolate Bar Ruby Cocoa 34%

Pink chocolate?! Yes, really! Ruby chocolate is quite similar in taste to all the other chocolate you’ve had in the past, but this newcomer is specially processed to earn its vibrant hue. It’s neither too bitter nor too sweet; a mild option for adventurous eaters!


Himalayan Pink Salt Dark Chocolate

It’s a salted chocolate with a twist, as it’s free of gluten and soy, vegan-friendly, and Paleo-friendly, too. Wei of Chocolate uses coconut sugar rather than pure cane sugar here, which adds a bit of a unique flavor for those with a refined palate (plus, it helps this be a better-for-you treat!).


Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate

Known for being a leader in “no” chocolate — we’re talking no dairy, refined sugar, cane sugarand so on — Hu makes a variety of flavored and classic chocolate bars that pass the vegan, paleo, and gluten-free test.


Exotic Truffle Collection, 16-Piece

Just when you thought you’d tried it all, Vosges Haut Chocolat entered the picture with this 16-piece set of exotic truffles inspired by a variety of rare flowers from around the world.


64% All Natural Cocoa Baking Bars, Semi Sweet

If you love to bake, some of the best chocolate to use in our go-to cakes, pies, and breads comes from Guittard. Even non-bakers will love the brand’s curated chocolate bars, including a new semisweet bar that makes use of floral aromatics for a complex flavor.

Assistant Food Editor Becca Miller admits that she often can’t unwrap these meltaways fast enough to pop them in her mouth. They’re infused with pure peppermint oil, meaning your taste buds will be washed in a cool minty embrace all while savoring a creamy center that’s irresistible.

We love a boutique chocolatier! Texans have been able to enjoy regional takes on sweets from Chocolate Bar (chocolate-covered Fritos, anyone?) across the state, but these sweet caramels made in can be shipped across the nation.


Milk Chocolate Diamond Pralines

Pralines are a luscious treat all on their own, but you’ll love how this praline is covered in a thin layer of chocolate (all while offering a lower fat bite compared to others on the market). RED also offers this scrumptious box with a coconut filling for those who may be adverse to nuts.

An American favorite since the early 1920s, See’s Candies is known for their wide assortment of chocolate truffles: chocolate-covered nuts, rich caramels, and of course, their famous California Brittle.

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