St. Croix Chocolate Co.

261 Parker St.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
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Ed Neaton


  • Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
  • $
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Chocolatier Robyn Dochterman turns chocolate from all over the world into elegant truffles, using cream and butter from the nearby Crystal Ball dairy to create the candies' soft, luscious centers. She has about 30 flavors in her repertoire, with at least a dozen selections available in the shop. Some of her truffle flavors are inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, including foraged black raspberries and violets. For the latter she blended the chocolate with crème de violet and candied the flowers to decorate each piece. Dochterman covers the basics, such as chocolate-peanut butter and chocolate-caramel, but she also likes her flavors funky. Chocolate-covered dill pickles, anyone? Many of St. Croix's gem-like confections are decorated with colored cocoa butter designs that have been painted into molds or screen-printed onto acetate and transferred to the chocolates in the manner of temporary tattoos. Passion fruit-filled truffles look like glass marbles; Mango Habanero squares are topped with a whisper-thin thread of chili pepper. They're almost look too beautiful to eat. Almost.

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. by Emily Weiss

    Whether you refer to it as "carmel" or "caramel," fans of the the buttery stuff will be happy to find it flowing freely in its many glorious forms this Saturday when St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts its 4th annual Caramelpalooza. ...

  • Caramelpalooza 2013
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4 a.m. by Joy Summers

    Ticky, tacky, sticky caramel coats the entire fall season, when butter and sugar are melted and toasted into luscious strands of gooey, sweet goodness. This Saturday, St. Croix Chocolate Co. will celebrate all the lovable things abo...

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    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4 a.m. by Joy Summers

    If fall had a flavor, it would likely be caramel. Long, dreamy strands of browned butter and sugar would wrap around the colored leaves, apples, and squash to make everything just a little sweeter. This Saturday, guests will celebra...

  • St. Croix Chocolate Company: Sweets for the locavore
    Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:06 a.m. by Heidi Fellner

    The St. Croix Chocolate Company has been supplying the river valley with artisan chocolates since 2010. But located somewhat outside the usual foodie sphere of influence, seasonally inspired chocolates with flavors like violet, pear...

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