With her ever-popular Dorinda's Chocolates & Essentials retail locations well entrenched in Truckee and Reno, expert chocolatier Dorinda Vance is known throughout the region as the "Duchess of Chocolate." She and her staff handmake a tempting selection of chocolate confections, caramels, chocolate-dipped fruit and biscotti, chocolate-covered nuts and coffee beans, toffee creams, Tahoe bark, caramel corn and so many other treats. Be sure to try their award-winning sea salt caramels (which use of honey instead of high fructose corn syrup). Dorinda says quality is her main ingredient, which starts with using Valrhona chocolate from France. All components of her chocolates are natural, with no artificial ingredients and no wax. (Yes, most modern chocolate includes paraffin wax as a preservative).
Dorinda knew she was on to something when her chocolates were awarded “best and most original flavor” at her very first trade show surrounded by major chocolate companies with big product ranges and even bigger budgets. Since then her creations have made it into stores throughout Reno and Tahoe, including Sierra Street Kitchen and Cocktails, Fine Vines Cheese and Wines, Nakoma Golf Resort and Whitney Peak Hotel.
Dorinda’s Chocolates also offers quick domestic shipping options for those who want to taste our confections at a distance, so no matter where you are, you can easily enjoy the quality, care and connection we pack into every bite.
Downtown Truckee, CA
Riverside Drive, Reno, NV
Rancharrah Village, Reno, NV