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Amazing chocolates and wonderful people.

-Kathy Nelson G.





(1949 - 2021)

Since its creation in 2008, North East Chocolates has gone through many transformations. Originally established as a gift shop named 'Treasures by the Bay,' founder Sheila Stauffer grew the demand for her sweet confections from a small countertop display of chocolates. To her surprise the popularity grew so quickly that the store moved into the nearby town of North East so it could become a dedicated chocolate shop.

See full history...

Today, you can visit our nostalgic 'Itsy Bitsy Candy Store' & tasteful welcome center on Main St in the water-oriented town of North East, Maryland.

Need it shipped? Whether you are craving a treat or need a memorable gift, North East Chocolates ships throughout the United States.  Simply place the order online and we will do the rest! Don't see what you're looking for, or need a custom arrangement? Text (443) 907.7682 to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.



North East Chocolates wants to bring smiles to our customers AND to our community.  Free community events, kids activities, event sponsorships, Library and after-school programs, small business assistance, Veteran recognition and events, Holiday celebrations, kids fishing tournaments, and charity donations have been some of our most favorite ways to give back.


Know that you are not only helping grow a small business, you are supporting the enrichment of an entire community.  We thank you for being such fantastic customers for over 10 years. Here's a taste of how you have helped us impact our region of Maryland!

(NEW 2021)

Chocolate Therapy Suite (by appointment only)



Voted #1 Sweets in Cecil County by Cecil Whig Readers


Voted Most Loved Candy Store by Hulafrog (Aberdeen/Bel Air, Maryland)


Voted Maryland Chocolatier of the Year and Best Chocolate in Maryland (Sea Salt Caramels) by Lux Life Magazine


Listed as top Old Time Chocolate Shops in Maryland by 'Only in Your State'


Christie L. McDevitt awarded as Cecil County Tourism Person of the Year

(2015, 2016, 2017)

Voted Business Person of the Year by North East Chamber of Commerce


North East Chocolates inducted into Cecil County's Business Hall of Fame (Cecil County Chamber of Commerce)

(2016, 2017)

Marketing Award presented by Cecil County Tourism


Developed and launched 'Main St North East' free small business marketing service & social media platform


Co-awarded in the success of North East events by Cecil County Tourism

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