Chocolates for your Valentine

Managing Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Premier Realty

If your valentine asks for chocolates, you are in luck in La Crosse!  There are several places where you can get your sweetie the ultimate Valentine's gift.   Who doesn't love handmade chocolate?

The Sweet Shop is located on Caledonia Street. I won't need to give you the address, because you will see the line out the door of people waiting to buy their handmade chocolates and candies.  They have been in business since forever,   I remember buying ribbon candy there at Christmas time.  The smells there are wonderful and selection varies depending on demand and weather conditions.  They are very finicky about quality.  The inside of the shop hasn't changed much in years.  It is like your neighborhood corner store.


The Sweet Shop La Crosse WI  54603 Joan Dickie


Finnotte's is located in downtown La Crosse at 417 Main Street.  Talk about candy heaven! They also hand make their chocolates here and there is a large selection of candies and nuts also.  I spend a lot of time there because it is so hard to make up your mind which creation to take home.  They have an online shop for those that crave their handiwork out of town.  Because it is Valentine's Day, they have special hours so no one misses out.


Finnotte's 417 Main Street La Crosse WI  54601 Joan Dickie


RanniSon's on 16th and Market has been a neighborhood institution since the early 1900's.  They have handmade chocolates and candies.  They also carry the old time candies that we remember from our childhood, like candy cigarettes, wax bottles, rock candy and pixie stix.  What I love best about RanniSon's is the ice cream.  Made on location, there are about 45 different hand dipped flavors.  Blue Moon is the best!  This is another store that you feel like you step back in time when you walk through the door.


D & D Wholesale is an unusual candy store.  It is located in the Jackson Plaza at 1012 19th Street South in La Crosse. The owner spent 30 years in the wholesale candy business and brings unique European and Asian candies to the Coulee Region.  Try out the liqueur filled candies from Germany sometime!  They have a selection of chocolates from Abdullah in Burnsville, MN and a large selection of licorice candies of all types.  But the best is the store made fudge.  There are many flavors to tempt you and your sweetie.


No matter what type of candy you are looking for, there is a shop in La Crosse to help you. Most have holiday hours, but I wouldn't wait until Sunday to shop as all of them sell out quickly.

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Joan Dickie

Broker, Licensed in WI and MN

Proudly serving La Crosse County WI and Houston County MN

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Comments (13)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joan, I can almost smell the Sweet Shop all the way in DC.  Looks like a great way to treat your Valentine.

Feb 12, 2016 11:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well, all you have to do is mention chocolate and I am there. Sounds like a great place - wish you were closer.Nice to know there are local places to find all the chocolate that you need, for Valentine's Day or anytime!


Feb 12, 2016 11:59 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Joan Dickie 

Great local is going to be a chocolate filled weekend for many!

Feb 12, 2016 12:03 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Like Patricia Kennedy I can smell the sweet smell of fresh chocolate.  Yummy!


Enjoy & stay warm Joan Dickie 

Feb 12, 2016 12:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a tempting place that I should steer clear of when in LaCrosse.

Feb 12, 2016 03:40 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh gosh, those look so yummy. I can almost smell and taste them from here.

Feb 12, 2016 07:35 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh and congratulations on making reaching the 100,000 point mark.  That is awesome.

Feb 12, 2016 07:36 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Ok now my sweet tooth is going bonkers.  Nice informational piece for chocolate shoppers on V Day.

Feb 13, 2016 05:19 AM
Dana Tapia
Re/Max of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals

Well, now I want chocolate!  All of it looks amazing.  

Feb 13, 2016 09:52 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joan, I would be breaking down the door to get to those dark chocolate  truffles:))Endre

Feb 13, 2016 01:19 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Joan got very hungry urges reading your chocolate post!  Have a great evening.

Feb 18, 2016 12:45 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Joan Dickie ,  There are some sweet places to visit.  Nice localism blog.

Feb 21, 2016 11:56 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Joan, Local residents should appreciate your post telling them the places to buy chocolate. Chocolate is good any time of the year. 

Feb 26, 2016 05:06 AM