Chocolate - 2009 Winners

Published Mar 30, 2009

Shopping for something sweet isn't hard. But if you need something that is delicious AND meaningful, nothing beats the gift of chocolate. The tradition has been around for decades, so why mess with a good thing? Check out the Best Chocolate in and around Orange County vetted by HOT LIST voters.

2009 Winner

1. Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Voters Love

"Not just the best in O.C. but the best in the world! I LOVE chocolate and it doesn't get any better than this. Great..." 

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200 Main St Huntington Beach CA 92648
2009 Runner-Up

2. Leonidas Chocolates & Cafe

Voters Love

"I really dont like chocolate but I happened to walk in to Leonidas and Vivian was very warm and welcoming to my husband and..." 

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2800 N Main St Santa Ana CA 92705
2009 Finalist

3. Downey's Chocolates

Voters Love

"Tracy Downey and her team have created a little corner of heaven, just a few doors down from our favorite wine shop! I..." 

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23902 Aliso Creek Rd Laguna Niguel CA 92677
2009 Finalist

4. Bodega Chocolates

Voters Love

"Amazing chocolate. Place to go for must have flavor." 

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17290 Newhope St Fountain Valley CA 92708
2009 Finalist

5. Helen Grace Chocolates

Voters Love

"reasonably priced and extremely delicious. also have frozen bananas sometimes!" 

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5886 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach CA 92649
2009 Finalist

5. Balboa Candy

Voters Love

"they had the most amazing selection of candy I have ever seen. we had a blast! what a cute little island" 

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301 Marine Ave Balboa island CA 92662
2009 Finalist

5. Luisa Chocolatiere: The Queen of Fine Chocolate!

Voters Love

"Simply the best!!! Luisa's chocolates and truffles are the best I've ever tasted. If you know the taste of fine chocolate..." 

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26941 Cabot Rd Laguna Hills CA 92653
Contest Overview
  • 31,054
    Total Votes
  • 25,496
  • 138

The 2009 Best of the OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 31,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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