Where to find artisanal chocolate in South Florida

Adriana and Bernie Schaked with some of their chocolate at Schakolad Chocolate Factory. (Linda Bladholm)

Linda Bladholm blogs at lindasfoodadventures.com at simplesite.com on what she cooks, where she eats and who she meets along the way.

The Place: Anyone who has enjoyed “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” can now experience it firsthand at Schakolad Chocolate Factory, with headquarters in Orlando and franchises in Fort Lauderdale and Davie. At the factory in Orlando, the chocolate is made in micro batches from bean to bar, and you can take a tour. At the local store, you make your own chocolate to take home in a goodie bag. The local shop has glass cases in which 70 different chocolates are displayed; you also can choose a box or basket. Chocolate bars can be customized with logos, names and greetings.

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