Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day At Austin's Best Candy Shops

Did you know that milk chocolate has its own day?

This delicious treat dates back to 1839 when it was invented by the German company Jordan & Timaeus. On July 28th, we celebrate its delicious flavor and beloved creamy consistency.

If you would like to celebrate America's favorite chocolate, stop by one of the following shops:

Chocolaterie Tessa

Owned by master chocolatier Tessa Halsted, this candy store uses time-honored traditions to handcraft its chocolates in small batches. Tessa is a self-admitted chocoholic who began honing her chocolate making skills at the age fourteen when she worked at her family's chocolate shop. In 2016, her milk chocolate salted butter caramels won the silver medal at the International Chocolate Awards, which is the largest such competition in the world.

See's Candies

See's Candies date back to 1921, and their motto is "Quality Without Compromise." Charles See opened the first store in Los Angeles using the candies his mother made in her home's black-and-white kitchen. This kitchen inspired the store's checkerboard theme, and today, some of the candies are still made using her original recipes. Its success has led to more than two hundred stores across the country, and the menu includes Milk California Brittle, Milk Buttercream, and Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets.


Now well-known around the world, Godiva began in Brussels in 1926 when Pierre Draps Sr. started making pralines in his confectionery workshop. Twenty years later, his son perfected his Truffe Originale recipe that has become iconic for both Godiva and the entire chocolate industry. Other menu options include Mexican Milk Chocolate Bars, Milk Chocolate Truffles, and Milk Chocolate Caramels.

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