Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop

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Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop

Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Founded in 1904, Van Holten's Chocolates is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality ingredients and products to satisfy your "Sweet Tooth". We are also proud to feature favorites from around the world. Candy is an art form and a delicacy that brings out feelings and memories. We strive to enhance your experience as well as stimulate your inner memories of family and tradition.
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RCStaab
New York City, NY98 contributions
Crazy store withmany unusual kinds of chocolate-covered candies, flavored popcorns, salt water taffy and most any candy you can imagine. One of the top 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore as seen in my book #100thingsjerseyshore
Written June 6, 2020
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Thank you, we appreciate the review, and glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written June 7, 2020
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Karen5679
Mississauga, Canada138 contributions
Friends
Decided to try their made daily macaroons and they are to die for! Melt in your mouth...coffee was my favourite flavor and had to go back to get more. The fudge is outstanding as well and love the selection of old school candies and off the wall treats. Will be going back for sure!
Written July 12, 2019
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Thank you so much, The macaroons are a staple for us and having different flavors for everyone makes us happy. Thank you for your review we appreciate the feedback.
Written August 31, 2019
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Michcella T
Jersey City, NJ137 contributions
Is there anything sweeter than a candy shop on the boardwalk? I think not! You must be warned about Van Holten's! It is a HAVEN for chocolate and sweets. Once you step in, you'll spend a great deal of time here just deciding on what to purchase. If you're a person with a sweet tooth and very little will power...good luck! This place will be your downfall, but it will be a delicious decline. The smell of the store alone is intoxicating.

In all seriousness, Van Holten's is a staple for my Jersey Shore summers. I need to stop here at least once a season to stock up on delicious treats. Over the years, I've had a variety of goodies here, from their classic chocolates to their macarons (they have macaroons, too), their fresh baked cookies to their vintage candy...there is really something for everyone here. I always have to remember SELF CONTROL in Van Holten's because it is easy to lose your cool here.

My favorite treats at Van Holten's are...
- Dipped Apples: Just wow! You can tell their dipped apples are made in-house, because the fruit is fresh. There are so many varieties, too. I enjoy the classic caramel apple with peanuts, but their fudge apples are great too. There are so many combinations and variety, you will have a hard time settling on one.
- Truffles: Oh man, if you're into chocolates...these truffles are incredible. They are a little more expensive then the rest of the chocolates, but SO worth it. The salted caramel is my favorite. Godiva got nothing on these.
- Fudge: Another show stopper! Their fudge is excellent. Again, so many different varieties, you'll have a hard time choosing just one flavor.

Don't forget, you can also get chocolate by the pound (they have ever classic chocolate you can think of), brownies, gummi candy, popcorn....the list goes on. Like I said, you need some serious will power when you enter into this place!

I hope I can make one last trip here before I return up north!
Written February 11, 2021
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WOW, incredible review, I read it a few times and want to read more, THANK YOU for being a fan. We appreciate you and your patronage. Keep shopping LOCAL it really helps.
Written April 13, 2021
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Tracy S
Stewartsville, NJ173 contributions
Family
This place is amazing and a little bit overwhelming. There are so many options you don't know where to look first plus they have non-chocolate options too. The fudge is amazing with so many choices you may need to get 2lbs to try them all.
Written September 13, 2017
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Thank you for the review, your amazement level makes us happy, we try to always outdo the competition and provide our customers the best selection we can. Thanks again we appreciate the feedback.
Written September 15, 2017
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farrelma
Hillsdale, NJ1,415 contributions
My friend brought back a box of four different fudge flavors from her vacation down the jersey shore. I felt the need to review this place even though the fudge was only a gift because the it was AMAZING! She brought back flavors that I have never tried before. They were sugar cookie, smores, cookie dough, and salted caramel. Every flavor was absolutely amazing! I wish I didn't devour it all so fast!
Written August 28, 2016
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Thank you for the awesome review sorry for the belated reply. We appreciate it.
Written October 7, 2017
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Emily M
Vernon, CT11 contributions
Friends
The fudge here is delicious! Would definitely go back if in the area, a lot of flavor options and other tasty sweets. Staff was friendly.
Written May 22, 2022
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Da-juiceman
Philadelphia, PA248 contributions
Friends
As stated at various reviews, this jewelbox shop on the boardwalk is known for fudge, macaroons, popcorn, candy apples… on and on. The quality of the ingredients are clear in everything we’ve tried. Where there is THIS much variety, personal preference plays heavy. Our family focused on the fudge: the dark chocolate was richly dark and satisfying like a proper espresso, sea salt caramel achieved a perfect balance of sweet and savory. The orange-cream was too sugary for our palate, and the s’more was too marshmallow forward. The Girl Scout cookie fudges were next level - get a box each of thin mints and Samoas. Our recommendation: if it looks and sounds good, give it a shot!
Written July 2, 2021
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Thank you sooo much we appreciate your kind words and we appreciate you!
Written October 5, 2021
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ginny110411
Jackson, NJ227 contributions
OMG! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! If you are a candy lover, this is the place for you! Chocolate lollipops in every type of form you can imagine from animals to vehicles to whatever you won't find anywhere else! Popcorns, truffles, hard candies, soft candies, creme filled, OMG! Personally, I enjoy the homemade fudges and if you fail to find the maple fudge, you'll know I've been there and bought every last piece of it! This is truly an amazing candy-lovers delight!
Written December 20, 2019
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Thank you a 100 times over, sorry we didn't respond faster, we appreciate all reviews.
Written June 7, 2020
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sconrad1961
202 contributions
Had some great chocolate, prices are a bit high but everything tasted great that we purchased. Even had coffee and some other hot drinks. Would get more again next time in area.
Written September 22, 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments, we try to stay competitive on pricing. Glad you were able to experience different items. Please come again. Would love to hear your thoughts on which items were pricey.
Written September 23, 2019
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Discover553324
New Rochelle, NY1 contribution
Fun, nostalgic candy shop experience right on the Seaside Boardwalk.
The only trouble was choosing a treat (or three) !
Written September 11, 2019
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We love that problem, most can't get it down to Three but you did...lol We appreciate the kind words and your visit. Thank you!
Written September 12, 2019
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Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop is open:
  • Sun - Thu 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM