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Monterey Bay Chocolates
We offer a full line of butter creams, dairy-cream caramels, select nut clusters & creamy truffles.
We’ve got a full line of:
- butter creams
- dairy-cream caramels
- select nut clusters
- creamy truffles
- specialty chocolates
- sugar-free selections
- and beautiful gift boxes of various sizes
Nestled on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, along the rugged Pacific Coast, lies a charming, old, world-class chocolate factory known as Monterey Bay Chocolates. Originally begun on author John Steinbeck's famed Cannery Row, then relocated to quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, this confectionary's fine chocolates have become known and enjoyed the world over... Years ago, founder Verne Ricketts, began creating recipes for rich caramel in his tiny candy kitchen. Once he found the most satisfying taste, he perfected the recipe for the "Carmel Turtle." These wonderful morsels are still carefully made by hand, combining select California pecans, the finest Belgian chocolate, and the original Ricketts recipe of dairy-cream caramel, fire-cooked in single-batch copper pots, to bring you the richest confection unparalleled in flavor.
Over the years, the kitchens of Monterey Bay Chocolates have created over 100 chocolate confections of unique characteristics. With a full line of butter creams, dairy-cream caramels, select nut clusters, creamy truffles, specialty chocolates, sugar-free selections, and beautiful gift boxes of various sizes, we are happy to offer these fine confections to you.
Please take a tour of our factory on this site, and click on the "Free Tour Ticket," which can be used on your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula on the Central Coast of California, for a real tour of the chocolate factory, complete with samples to taste and a free truffle for each person in your party. Of course you will enjoy making your selections to take with you from our famous "Chocolate Buffet," a 40 foot long serve-yourself chocolate bar at the conclusion of your tour.
Turtles: $11.95 per lb.
Our turtles are our first, oldest and best products. We use fresh dairy cream and confectioners sugar in hand made batches of only 75 pounds, caramelized to perfection in the copper kettles of the chocolate factory. The hot caramel is then poured directly from the pot onto carefully chosen trays of almonds, pecans, cashews or macadamia nuts, then hand-topped with a dollop of milk, dark or white chocolate.
Creams: $11.95 per lb
Our creams are made the old fashioned way, in small batches with real butter and cream, then beaten to the proper consistency. After the cream has cooled, it is formed into rounds and enrobed in mild or dark chocolate. Each of our creams has it's own decoration so that we can tell which of our delectable flavors is contained inside. These fine creams melt in your mouth, and we will not sell them to our customers until they have "aged" and reached the correct gooey texture. Our creams come in either Dark or Milk chocolate with the flavors of Chocolate, Vanilla, Orange, Raspberry, Black Cherry, French Roast, Bordeaux, Butter Pecan and Key Lime.
Truffles: $11.95 per 4oz.
Monterey Bay Chocolates line of truffles are unique in the chocolate business in that we do not make the traditional round shape, but create ours in squares, larger than average with a smooth ganache center. Only the best dairy cream, chocolate and flavors are used as well as the best nutmeats, chocolate chips, coffee products and liqueurs are used, creating eighteen different delicious choices of Amaretto (Dark Chocolate), Bailey's Irish Cream (Milk Chocolate), Black Cherry (Dark), Butter Rum (Milk), Cappuccino (Dark), Champagne (Milk), Chocolate Chip (Milk), Deliciously Dark (Dark), Espresso (Dark), Grand Marnier (Milk), Kahlua (Dark), Kona Coffee (Milk), Macadamia Milk (Milk), Mint (Milk), Peanut Butter (Milk), Raspberry (Milk), Snow White (White).
Cluster: $11.95 per lb
Our line of clusters are all done by hand, combining generous portions of almonds, cashews, macadamia or Virginia peanuts with rich dark or milk chocolate, melted and tempered to achieve a highly presentable gloss finish.
Haystacks: $11.95 per lb
Coconut Haystacks are rich in flaked fresh coconut, made in mild, dark or white chocolate.
Caramels: $11.95 per lb
The Caramel line begins with the exact same caramel used in the turtles, made with fresh dairy cream. The fresh, hot caramel is poured on large slab tables, cooled and cut into rectangular pieces. An extra ingredient in some of our caramel is chocolate, creating the rich darker version of our vanilla caramel. When we add pecans or peanuts to our caramel, they are added in the cooking process, not just sprinkled on top after the caramel has been poured. We do this because the heat and wet ingredients of the caramel mix with the natural flavors of the nuts and create a much more integrated taste experience. Your choice of peanut, pecan, chocolate, or vanilla caramel bars, covered in mild or dark chocolate and decorated by handcome in either Dark or Milk chocolate with the flavors of Chocolate, Vanilla, Pecan and Peanut.
English Toffee: $11.95 per lb
Our English Toffee is unique in its taste and texture. We have found the secret of cooking the ingredients to perfection: The toffee is not too hard, and not grainy or sticky at all. The secret to our success is that we make each batch small, and carefully watch the mixture as it boils to stop it from burning or thickening too much.
Giant Peanut Butter Cups: $11.95 per lb
One of our most popular items, the giant peanut butter cup is 3 oz. of decadence; a center of white chocolate & creamy peanut butter is surrounded by rich milk chocolate. When rich caramel is added to the center, it becomes a Peanut Butter Dream! (see below) Either way, a big favorite!
Giant Peanut Butter Dreams: $11.95 per lb
One of our most popular items, the giant peanut butter cup (see above) is 3 oz. of decadence; a center of white chocolate & creamy peanut butter is surrounded by rich milk chocolate.
When rich caramel is added to the center, it becomes a Peanut Butter Dream! Either way, a big favorite!
Jelly Bars: $11.95 per lb
Our orange and raspberry jelly bars are small batch cooked, poured and cut into fruity sticks, then covered in milk or dark chocolate.
Peanut Butter Bars: $11.95 per lb
Peanut Butter items are always good, and Monterey Bay Chocolates does not disappoint. We make peanut butter filling by mixing equal parts of real smooth peanut butter and white chocolate, then cut it into bars.
Sugar - Free $13.95 - $14.95 per lb
For the best handmade chocolates without sugar, you've come to the right place. Delicious Sugar-Free chocolates are here... Almond Crunch, Cherry Cordials, Clusters (Dark or Milk chocolates and with either Peanuts or Cashews), Coconut Haystack, Creams (Dark or Milk chocolates and with either Chocolate, Vanilla, Orange, Raspberry or Peppermint flavors), Deluxe Assortment, Fudge Meltaway, Honeycomb, Pecan Nougat Roll, Raspberry Jelly, Rocky Road and Turtles (Dark or Milk chocolates and with either Pecan or Cashews).
Assorted Handmade Gift Boxes:
The gift box line of Monterey Bay Chocolates is distinctive and eye-catching. All boxes are packed by hand in beautiful gold trays with clear lids, wrapped in gold ribbon and finished with a stretch bow or gift wrapped with our beautiful floral gift wrap or holiday wrap. For years this packaging has stood out on the shelf or display areas, easily recognized by chocolate lovers as the high quality line from the Monterey Bay Chocolate Factory.
* $39.95 $29.95 $12.95
(54-60 pieces, 3 lbs) (36-40 pieces, 2 lbs) (18-20 pieces, 1 lb)
* $7.95 $5.95 $7.95
(8 oz. box) (English Toffee 6 oz.) (Caramels 6 oz.)
Gift Boxes-Easter:$5.95 (4 oz), $7.95(8 oz) and $12.95(1 lb.) per box
Three assorted handmade chocolates are gift wrapped in Easter eggs and Tulip covered paper.
Our wish is for you to enjoy all the richness that chocolate has to offer!
Our Chocolates are influenced by our surroundings:
Beautiful, perfect, and unique in all the world.
Our store hours are weekdays from 9:30am - 8:30pm,
and Sundays from 12:30pm - 5:30pm,
At the factory, tours run every 15 minutes, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- 1291 Fremont St, Seaside, CA 93955, USA
- Contact: email@example.com