Driftless Chocolates is located in the Paoli Mill
Our shop is in a beautiful place with the Paoli Mill Park just outside our door...and alongside the winding Sugar River. Driftless Chocolates is open Noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Paoli is so close to Madison. But ask anyone, and they'll tell you it's a welcoming "world away" with all it's unique artisan shops...and, of course, our single origin handmade chocolates...experience it!
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Meet Stan Kitson, our Chief Chocolatier
He’s happiest when he’s creating handmade chocolates. Well, actually he’s a tad more happy when he’s sharing his creations…that’s his true joy.
Stan is always dreaming of new flavors to try. We have a number of new offerings now.
Find your favorites in our online fine chocolates shop. More are always in the make. New flavors are introduced each season. Check back often! Your suggestions are always welcome. Call at 608-497-1725 or email at email@example.com.
Chocolates Bring Us Together
Bite into a deep, dark chocolate, and you’re bound to make comment to whoever is within earshot, “The only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate!”
Before opening our own artisan chocolate shop, we ran the idea past friends, and, wow, talk about passion. The stories just flowed with everyone’s individual tales about what they love about the chocolates they choose.
We experimented with flavors, had tastings with family and friends (a group that grew exponentially in the months before opening…everyone wanted “in” on the taste), and now, here we are: OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Chocolates Are Us
Robyn has been in business with husband Stan for 30+ years. She is known for her entrepreneurial skills and growing a chocolate business is right up her alley! Read Robyn's story.
Our Very Own Small Batch Chocolate Connoisseurs
This is a small group of trusted critics who share exactly what they think with our chocolatier. Their opinions help us grow.
Ecole Chocolat Certified Chocolatier
Learning the fine art of being a chocolatier was pure joy for Stan. Creating fine chocolates is what he loves to do.
The Driftless Area of Wisconsin
Chocolate inspirations. New flavors. Art. Nature. All abound here in the breath-taking beauty of The Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Land never touched by glaciers, it preserves history that dates back tens of thousands of years.
Our Home: The Driftless Area of Wisconsin
Meet Donald Rock (pictured above). It’s our favorite outcropping ever and it’s located in what we believe is one of the most beautiful spots in Wisconsin not too far from where we live. We hike it every chance we can.
Stan and I and our yellow lab Watson…and our kids…and friends…and whoever we bring to Donald Park, simply fall in love with it.
The whole Driftless Area — with its rugged hills, meandering streams, rolling fields, sculpted topography never touched by glaciers — is a magical world unto itself for us.
A true inspiration for all things chocolate!