For an island city with fewer than 10,000 year-round residents, Ketchikan has its share of world-class artists, including Steven Thomas, who creates one of the best-tasting, freshest chocolates you’ll find anywhere.

Enter Ketchicandies on historic Mission Street, but beware: if you came just “to look,” you’re kidding yourself. You can carve a block of chocolate out of the air in this aromatically-rich Parisian-style store. Mountains of fresh chocolate surround you – and at the end of the aisle is a young lady who is happy to trade you chocolate for money.

Try some of Thomas’ unique Alaskan-flavored truffles, jellies or decadent fudge (a good portion of the town is addicted to it). If you want to take some home, ask Steven or Lori to send off a box for you (they ship to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada). Otherwise, chances are pretty good you’ll arrive back home with an empty box.

Getting There

315 Mission Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions