On the search for the best chocolates in Connecticut brings us to Castle Hill Chocolate in Newton.

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Big review coming, a bunch of chocolates at this place.

But here’s the thing, they turnover varieties super quick. So you’d have to keep going back and trying new things.

This isn’t a problem, except as you will see they are pretty inconsistent, so it’s a gamble when you can’t get what you remember is good and have to keep trying.

There is no question that these chocolates are gorgeous.

The problem is they are wildly inconsistent in terms of how good they are.

I asked them to give me their greatest hits, and for narrative ease I’ll start with the worst and move on to the best.

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Ganache

Honestly, the whole thing tastes like wine that has gone bad.

The dark chocolate is solid, which elevates this a bit.

It has all the right setup, but not the execution.


Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Spiced Pear Caramel

The whole thing was very odd.

The pear tastes like pear liquor, and the cinnamon coats your tongue with a weird texture.

There is some small blending with salt at the end, which helps out.


Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Overall, I can’t not taste ferrero rocher.

Don’t get me wrong, I like ferrero rocher, but this is so similar.


Dark Chocolate Brownie Batter Ganache

As strange as it is to say, this one was too sweet.

The dark chocolate here is much sweeter than dark chocolate you’d get other places.

The cocoa flavor in the brownie batter and the dark chocolate makes the whole thing good overall, but a little disappointing.

The Rating, Dark Chocolate Brownie Batter Ganache


Dark Chocolate Minted Silk Ganache

We’re getting good here.

The only way to describe this is it is the absolute best Andes Mint you will ever eat.

But it is still really close to being an Andes mint.


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

The Raspberry preserve in this is blended in to a silky dark chocolate.

You can almost feel the puree in each bite.

Amazing contrast of the dark chocolate and the tart raspberry.


The recommendation:

Honestly, this place is a toss up. The artistry involved is top notch. And sometimes the chocolates are wonderful. Other times, they go overboard and experiment with something that doesn’t end up very satisfying. That, and as they change up their menu seemingly so often, makes this place a wildcard. If you live nearby, have fun but go for things that sound a bit more traditional.


Address: 6 Queen St, Newtown, CT 06470
Closed Mondays
Phone: (203) 270-1199