"Harbor Sweets, an artisan chocolate company based in Salem, is spreading the love by supporting NEADS World Class Service Dogs with their “Be Pawsitive Collection.” more

WBZ News covers our Duck Tour in Boston with NEADS, an organization that trains a wide range of Service and Assistance Dogs. Our Be Pawsitive Collection supports NEADS. more

The Boston Herald covers our Boston Duck Tour with NEADS, an organization that trains a wide range of Service and Assistance Dogs. Our Be Pawsitive Collection supports NEADS. more

"Harbor Sweets is releasing Mother's Day collections for dog moms and moms who love dogs." Candy Industry covers our Spring offerings! more

BNN Breaking covers our Spring and Easter Chocolate Lineup! more

Our Robert L. Strohecker Chocolate Rabbit and Harbor Sweets' history were featured in this New York Times roundup of food news! more

Our Ultimate Dark Chocolate Easter Basket was included in Food Network's round up of the 20 Best Prefilled Easter Baskets for Kids You Can Buy Online! more

"What’s love without a little chocolate?" Our Ultimate Heart Assortment was named one of the best heart-shaped foods for Valentine's Day by Forbes! more

"Enjoy a sweet new twist for this Harbor Sweets signature item!" Harbor Sweets and our Love Sloops were included in Time Out's list of "Where to Take Your Sweetie for Sweets This Valentine's Day in Boston." more

Harbor Sweets President Colleen Norvé speaks with WBZ's Jordan Rich about our sweet offerings for Valentine's Day! more

Our Nordic Moonlight Shadow Box was included in Northshore Magazine's "The Perfect North Shore Gift for Every Foodie on Your List". more

Our Nordic Moonlight Shadow Chocolate Gift Box was named in The Boston Herald's article, "The Best Holiday Gifts Match Their Passions". more

Our Cocoa Santé and "A Whale of a Christmas" Advent Calendar were featured in a video by Seacoast Lately!

Made in Massachusetts visited our new store in Beverly! more

The Salem News covers the opening of Harbor Sweets' new location in Beverly! more

Our Dancing Deer Chocolate Gift Box was chosen as a perfect hostess gift by the Cape Gazette! more

Harbor Sweets opens retail location on Rantoul Street in Beverly more

Harbor Sweets was named one of 24 Local Boston Shops With The Best Gifts In The Entire City by Boston Uncovered! more

WickedLocal took a tour of our Salem Factory! more

"Harbor Sweets opened its new 1,400-square-foot location at 140 Rantoul Street, which includes a full candy store featuring assorted Harbor Sweets chocolates and an ice cream shop featuring Harbor Sweets staples Sweet Sloops, Marblehead Mints and Sea Biscuits." more

Our Coffin Box was featured in USA Today's list of Halloween gift ideas! more

Harbor Sweets Halloween Countdown Calendars are featured in this New York Times October Roundup! more

Harbor Sweets President Colleen Norvé speaks with WBZ's Jordan Rich about our sweet offerings for Halloween! more

"Harbor Sweets, an artisan chocolate company based in Salem, Massachusetts, the epicenter of all things Halloween, announced the launch of its much-awaited Halloween Countdown Calendar and its Coffin Box...." more

iHeart Radio features our Halloween Countdown Calendar and our Coffin Box. "Harbor Sweets, the chocolate shop serving Salem, Massachusetts for 50 years, has a spooky and delicious new product for the upcoming Halloween season." more

Love advent calendars? Harbor Sweets in Salem now has them for Halloween more

Harbor Sweets Golf Collection featured in Boston Herald's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide. "Dad loves his chocolate, right? And he’s also always ready to tee up. So give both in one swing: Harbor Sweets has made a nifty and tasty Golf Collection." more

Harbor Sweets Gather Chocolate Gift Box is featured in Today's 2023 Mother's Day Gift Guide! more

Robert L. Strohecker - the man who inspired it all! A legendary chocolate bunny salesman who's been making Easter sweeter since the 1890s! more

New England Monthly highlights some Harbor Sweets Easter Treats in their April issue. Read the full piece here (page 49) more


WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Harbor Sweets President, Phyllis LeBlanc about some of our most popular products! Check out the latest clips to learn about everything from our Easter Bunnies, to Dark Horse Chocolates, Sweet Sloops and more! more

Your Tango, came up with the 15 best adult Easter Basket fillers, including our sailboat-shaped Sweet Sloops! more

This chocolate rabbit has a history! Read about the inspiration behind our one-of-a-kind Robert. L. Strohecker Assorted Rabbits! more

Learn about some of our Easter best-sellers including the Robert L. Strohecker Assorted Rabbits and the Milk Chocolate Moon Bunnies! more

According to Boston Herald, "A Christmas stocking without chocolate in it is basically just a sock." Check out the full list of last minute stocking stuffers that won't break the bank including Sweet Sloops! more


Harbor Sweets Owner and CEO Phyllis LeBlanc answers questions about her sweet life from chocolates to dressage! more


Harbor Sweets "Reindeer Dreams" Christmas Calendar and Peanut Butter Pony featured in the Winter issue of UnTacked Magazine more

New podcast from Destination Salem offers a "Sweet" conversation with Harbor Sweets CEO Phyllis LeBlanc more


Looking for something fun to do while visiting Salem? NorthShore Magazine highlights the top 17 must sees, including visiting Harbor Sweets! more


Thinking about hiking the Blue Ridge Mountain Trails? Don't forget these 10 essentials, including Harbor Sweets Trail Mix! more

Things To Do In Salem takes a behind the scenes look at Harbor Sweets Chocolate Factory! more

Meredith Melling, The La Ligne cofounder and former Vogue editor, says Sweet Sloops are a must have when visiting her home state! more

Harbor Sweets Named BONS2021 Editors' & Readers' Choice Winner! It turns out that chocolate was essential for many during the pandemic.... more

Harbor Sweets receives 2020 Massachusetts Manufacturing Awards for continuing to produce the highest quality chocolate despite the global pandemic! more


A wonderful article about Harbor Sweets Moon Bunnies!



On March 29, 2021, PHYLLIS LEBLANC, Harbor Sweets Owner and CEO, participates on a panel of women entrepreneurs, hosted by Massachusetts State Rep. PAT HADDAD and State Senator JOAN LOVELY, in a discussion about Covid19 challenges and recovery strategies. View the panel.  

North Shore Magazine - Harbor Sweets voted 2020 Reader's Choice for best candies on Boston's North Shore! To our customers, wonderful friends and fans, thank you for your support!

Made In Massachusetts special article! Read how a part time chocolate dipper rose to become CEO of this growing Salem candy company!... more

North Shore Magazine - Harbor Sweets voted 2019 Reader's Choice for best chocolate and best candies on Boston's North Shore. The magazine mentions Harbor Sweets has your dessert, gift giving, and party favor needs covered... more

Harbor Sweets is delighted that our Kashmir Spice Cocoa Sante was selected as the winner of the 2019 Sofi Bronze award by the Specialty Foods Association! video here.


Salem Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce awards the Excellence in Retail award to Harbor Sweets! Diane Edwards, Harbor Sweets' Marketing Manager, accepted the award April 24, 2019.


North Shore Magazine - Harbor Sweets voted Editors' choice for best chocolate on the North Shore 2018! The magazine mentioned our standout qualities like our love of traditional chocolate making, combined with unique newer chocolate lines that bring more exotic flavors with ingredients like Thai ginger sea salt, chipotle salt, and local honey..."more

North Shore Magazine - Harbor Sweets voted Editors' choice for best chocolate on the North Shore 2017! "Philosophy: All their treats are truly small-batch, artisanal chocolates..." more


Dark Horse Chocolates featured in the US Dressage Magazine. more


Gather featured in the FOOD&WINE 2016 Gift Guide more

Smithsonian National Postal Museum highlights Harbor Sweets for its 'American Mailing Industry Story'.... more


WCVB TV's Chronicle show features Harbor Sweets in an excellent segment about the ongoing issues with honeybees and other pollinators. more


RadioBDC interviews CEO Phyllis LeBlanc on the plight of the pollinator, raising social awareness and Gather chocolates more Pictured: Julie Kramer, Music Director of RadioBDC (left) Phyllis LeBlanc, CEO of Harbor Sweets (right)

Confectionary News - Social Enterprise: Harbor Sweets' honey-themed chocolate aims to protect bee population more

North Shore Magazine - Harbor Sweets voted Editors' and Readers' choice for best chocolate on the North Shore 2016!
"Harbor Sweets is known for its exquisite, nautical-themed chocolates..."more

Chronicle: Made in Massachusetts
Watch as Harbor Sweets introduces Salt & Ayre on Chronicle!...more

Harbor Sweets introduces collection of truffles and caramels
Salem-based Harbor Sweets introduced Salt & Ayre Chocolate, a collection of truffles and sea salt caramels to celebrate its 40th anniversary. According to owner and CEO Phyllis LeBlanc, the company's traditional...more

The Wall Street Journal interviews our CEO!
Phyllis LeBlanc often jokes she has two important family members: her husband and her 1,200-pound horse, Chiron. "Just like a husband and wife, a horse and rider...more

Harbor Sweets Is Celebrating 40 Years of Chocolate-Making
New England-based Harbor Sweets, a chocolatier, is celebrating 40 years of making all natural milk and dark chocolates. Known for their signature Sweet Sloops, the company is...more


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