Chocolate truffles in a box, local chocolate and candy shops on cape cod

When I first moved to Cape Cod, I was impressed by how many local chocolate and candy shops there were. They all take great pride in their hometowns, that everything is homemade, and that they’re a must for either a special occasion or just because. Here are some good ones that really put the “good” in good!

Ghelfi’s :: Falmouth and Mashpee

Owned by a third-generation candy maker, Ghelfi’s opened their Falmouth candy shop in 1987. My dad is a huge fudge fan and prides himself on finding the best there is, which he did when he gave us a few flavors one holiday (his favorite was the Penuche Nut Fudge).
Must-get: Penuche Nut Fudge

Kandy Korner :: Hyannis

Having been in business for over 40 years, Kandy Korner in Hyannis is a destination in and of itself. Not only do they sell candy, ice cream, and personalized treats, but they’re also very engaged with the Hyannis and Cape Cod community.
Must-get: Chocolate-Covered Apples

Stage Stop :: Dennis

Stage Stop is a Dennis Port candy shop and has been locally owned and operated since 1982. Since we live in Dennis, we got chocolate-covered Oreos from Stage Stop that we put in our wedding guest welcome bags!
Must-get: Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Brewster Sweets :: Brewster

Family owned and operated, Brewster Sweets is located in the Lemon Tree Village Shops. I found Brewster Sweets when I ordered from Cape Cod Charcuterie and had to ask where the delicious truffles they included were from!
Must get: Dark Sea Salt Truffles

Chatham Candy Manor :: Chatham

Chatham Candy Manor is proudly women-founded, owned, and operated and has been in business for 70 years. Their delicious treats are made with copper kettles and dipped by hand. I love bringing their chocolate-covered cranberries as gifts when we visit family and friends.
Must-get: Dark Chocolate-Covered Cranberries

Chequessett Chocolate :: Truro

Sustainably sourced and nautically inspired, Chequessett Chocolate is a community-focused chocolate shop that is focused on innovative flavors. It’s also one of our favorite places to stop at when we’re on the Outer Cape to get a smoothie or ice cream at their High Tide Kitchen food truck.
Must-get: Provincetown Pure Dark Bar

Looking for other gift ideas that aren’t chocolate? Check out 10 Gifts for Kids You Can Purchase Locally. And if you’re closer to Boston, be sure to check out Boston’s 15 Best Chocolate Shops from Boston Moms.

Ashley Flanagan
Ashley Yehl Flanagan has lived in Dennis, MA since 2017, when she and her husband Chris moved from Washington, DC. While on Cape, Ashley has been an active part of the Cape community, including participating as board member of Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disabilities (FORWARD) from 2020-2022, member of Cape Cod Young Professionals, and as a parishioner of Our Lady of the Cape. Ashley met her husband Chris Flanagan in 2014, and after four years of dating, tied the knot in 2018. Ashley and Chris are raising three children on the Cape, their daughter and twin boys. During Ashley’s senior year of college, she started a career in the federal government, which led her to travel to 106 countries doing public affairs work. For the past six years, Ashley has been a senior member of press operations at a federal agency, where she leads public communications on global issues. Growing up, Ashley aspired to be a journalist and while in middle school, wrote movie reviews for her local paper, The Hill Country News. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC and lived in London during her junior year.


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