is a 3rd generation candy family, and "Connecticut's largest retail chocolate manufacturer." Munson's Chocolates has several "Best of Hartford's Area" Awards and has been recognized as "The Best" all over Connecticut, including "Best Candy" in Connecticut Magazine
, to "Best Chocolate Shop" from the Hartford Magazine
, to "Best Sweet Shop" by the Hartford Advocate
, and "Best Candy" in a reader's poll in Fairfield Country Magazine
The shop has a long history. In1946, Ben and Josephine Munson began their company, calling it the "Dandy Candy Company" and basing it out of Manchester, CT. It was right at the end of WWII; they began using their sugar rations to make batches of wafers and ribbon candy. Through three generations, the Munson family has become locally famous for their delicious chocolate candy and their attention to customer service.
The Munson's website includes a virtual tour of Munson's chocolate factory
with pictures of the kitchen, enrobing, molding and packing departments. Munson's also helps out with fund raising
ideas for businesses, community groups and schools looking for ways to make money. Custom items, party favors and premiums are also available.
Fans and family of the UCONN Huskies
delight. There are special chocolate bars just for UCONN fans. Check it out at UCONN Bars at Munson's
. Munson's also offers pre packaged party favor candy bars ranging in price from 1.75 to 4.35 a piece.
Some of Munson's best: Cordial Cherries, Route 6 Toffee Crunch, Gourmet Truffles, and the Almond Bark which is a heavenly rich dark chocolate combined with fresh roasted whole almonds. With Easter right around the corner, think of Munson's when you think chocolate Easter bunnies
, too. The milk chocolate egg filled with mini jellybeans shown above sells for $4.98.
Stop by and see them at Munson's Chocolates Online
or visit any of their 10 retail locations in the Hartford area at Munson's Chocolate Factory Store Locations
Munson's is also on Facebook