Laketown Chocolates in Waconia

A new Waconia shop specializes in custom chocolates
Local handmade chocolates from Laketown Chocolates in Waconia.

With a library of 1,500 chocolate molds, Laketown Chocolates can make just about anything you can dream up in milk, dark or white chocolate. The shop fills specialty orders for customers across the country, making everything from custom party favors to private label chocolate bars for grocery stores.

But it’s also open to fill your last-minute chocolate fix.

A division of Custom Chocolate LLC, Laketown Chocolates opened in Waconia last May when owner Larry Wilhelm, of Victoria, relocated the entire business to Waconia. The company’s factory store carries a few of its best sellers—like the Sea Salt Caramels, Chunky Gourmet Bars flavored with bacon and Hand-Dipped Chocolate Pretzels—as well as factory over-runs and tasty “experiments.” The store also carries ready-made gift baskets, along with containers and supplies for making your own gift basket.

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Laketown Chocolates, 141 W. First St., Waconia; 952.442.1063; store hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday.