• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Paul Thomas Chocolates and Gifts


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About Us

North Georgia's Finest Chocolates and Holiday Gifts

Paul T. Hoffman, Chocolatier and founder of Hoffman's Chocolates of Florida, has worked since 1975 to deliver incredible candies, chocolates and sweets for all to enjoy.

Our chocolate shop is located on the Historic Dahlonega Square in the Hall's Block Building. While visiting our shop, have fun watching the chocolates being made using the finest ingredients from scratch based on old fashioned time tested recipes.

Over 80 fine handmade chocolates, including Sweet Cream Truffles, Butter Creams, Turtles, Our signature Coconut Cashew Crunch. Products are made with Homemade Caramel, Marshmallow and Peanut Butter.

Make sure you pick up a souvenir of our historic town, the DAHLONEGA CHOCOLATE GOLD BAR, made from rich milk or dark chocolate, golden raisins, and Georgia Pecans, created at Paul Thomas Chocolates.

Attractive Corporate or Family Gift Baskets and Trays can be personalized for Holiday and Special Events. Weddings, Birthdays, Graduation, Baby and even Corporate Reward Candybars with your own specially designed wrapper.

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  • Over 80 Handmade Chocolates (Sugar Free & Gluten Free Available)
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Gift Baskets and Trays
  • Custom Chocolate Bars
  • Wedding Favors


Easter Items
Easter Baskets
Boxed Chocolates - Great for Gifts
Paul and Lori - Owners of Paul Thomas Chocolates
Some of our fine Chocolates
Our store located in the Hall Block building right off the square
Some of our delicious pralines
We have all types of truffles.  These are pumpkin pie
We also have gifts and collectibles
We are a Trip Advisor award winner
Gift Platters

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