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Dorinda's Chocolates, Reno

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Retail locations:

Downtown Reno: 727 Riverside dr. Suite E Reno, NV 89503

Southcreek Shopping Center: 75 Foothill rd.

Tucked away in a quaint old Reno neighborhood and beside the lush, green Truckee River lies Dorinda’s Chocolates, the home of all natural hand-dipped chocolates, created by Dorinda Vance.

Dorinda, also known to some as the Duchess of Chocolate, is a mother of 4 boys. She homeschooled her sons until they reached high school, and when her last two sons were in 7th and 8th grade, Dorinda decided to pursue her dream and love for chocolate. She became a professional Chocolatier. Since the age of 12, Dorinda has been making her famous chocolate covered cherries. After studying and learning the science behind chocolate at E’cole Chocolat, a chocolate making program, and gaining experience in hands-on courses at Berry Callebaut, a chocolate academy in Chicago, Dorinda continues to hone her skills today. Dorinda has also received numerous awards. Upon receiving her first and most meaningful award, “Best Most Original taste” for her sea salt caramels, Dorinda realized that she had a taste for combining ingredients to create a decadent flavor.

At Dorinda’s, we only ever use whole, fresh ingredients. Dorinda wants to make chocolates that people can really enjoy and eat. People like quality chocolate, nuts, and caramels—real flavors. It is always fun to try a lavender or Matcha tea truffle, but how many of those can you actually eat? Dorinda makes chocolates that can be enjoyed, such as a lemon truffle, which is made with real lemon juice. You can taste the freshness, the lemon, without preservatives or an artificial taste leftover in your mouth. Every piece of Dorinda’s chocolates tantalizes the taste buds, leaving you craving more.
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  • Favorite Chocolate shop right next to the Hub coffee house. Always have to pick up a few chocolates to go with our coffee. Especially love her homemade caramels. But the hardest part is just...  more »
  • This place makes AMAZING chocolates, though they are not cheap. If you'd asked me whether I'd be willing to pay $1.80 per small piece for chocolates before I encountered Dorinda's, I'd tell you that....  more »
  • We chose to use Dorinda's chocolates for a corporate event and purchased 9 different types of gorgeous chocolate (90 pieces). Dorinda's chocolates were a huge hit and elevated our event to the next level of class and elegance, not to mention the fact that they were all gorgeous and phenomenally yummy! Highly recommend, perfect for gifts and everyday purchases as well!
  • On my way biking to Idlewild, I sometimes stop here for a treat. My favorite ice cream roll here is the one with boba pearls and green tea Matcha. It takes me back to good ol days in Malaysia. I strongly suggest they add more variety to their mix, just try to randomly surprise us here and there. But overall, I really love this place and its amazing location right next to Truckee river and Idlewild.

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