Our Story:

How we got started in the chocolate business:

As a true labor of love and friendship, Chocolate Works has provided cake baking, chocolate making and cake decorating supplies to the residents of New Bedford that they could ever need for over 35 years. The family owned and operated business first opened its doors in the summer of 1981 when owners Dorothy Lavoie and Elaine Cordeiro decided to combine their skills and interests to give the people of New Bedford what they wanted; all things to make and decorate cakes and chocolate. Inspiration to open the store came through a shared passion of baking and decorating between Dorothy, who had an interest in candy making, and Elaine who loved to decorate anything sweet.

The combination of their skills and love for decorating cakes and chocolate resulted in a supply store that everyone in the community can enjoy. Chocolate Works is not only a chocolate and candy supply store, it is a landmark of the community where friends and family can gather to share in life's sweet moments. Elaine has since kept their dream alive and the store open saying 'Chocolate Works is still in the works'. She caries on not only for herself and the memory of her mother-in-law, but for all those who share in their passion for chocolate, cakes, candy, and all things sweet.

Chocolate Works specializes in supplying cake and chocolate baking goods as well as a wide variety of decorating supplies. They carry their own chocolate dipped pretzels, lollypops, and chocolate fondue for those chocolate feinds who want to chocolatize absolutely everything. The store carries a large selection of candy making supplies such as molds, cookie cutters, and cake fondant, as well as wicker chair and chocolate fountain rentals.

Chocolate works has everything you could ever need to make your next special event absolutely outstanding and to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.

Image Below; 1981 - From left to right: Dorothy, Omer and Elaine
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