5 Mouth-Watering, Milwaukee-Made Chocolates You Need to Try

The confection that woos, soothes and inspires. Indulge in these local sweets made from the cacao bean.

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.
Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

A. Eat your heart out, Frango: These mint meltaways are from Northern Chocolate Co. (2036 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)

B. Sea salt caramels dipped in milk and dark chocolate from Burke Candy & Ingredients (3840 N. Fratney St.)

C. Crunchy, chocolate-encased fairy food, or sponge candy, from Kehr’s Candies (Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St.)

D. Flavored truffles (Thai peanut butter, caramel fleur de sel, Sao Thome) from Indulgence Chocolatiers (211 S. Second St., 4525 N. Oakland Ave., 6538 W. North Ave., Tosa)

E. Almond butter toffee, the bailiwick of 97-year-old Niemann’s (7475 Harwood Ave., Tosa) arsenal of sweets

‘Hot Chocolates’ appears in the November 2016 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.