"The key to our success," says owner Chuck Smith, "is producing small batches daily. Maintaining the correct temperature is vital when working with chocolate, as is no humidity." You'd expect high quality ingredients and Angell & Phelps demands the best.
The shop is located on Beach Street easily identified by a red and white awning over the front door. Complimentary 20-30 minute in-house tours acquaint guests with details about their carefully controlled production. The factory is quite small and large cottage windows give visitors a clear view of the operations. Guests also learn the history of chocolate, how it is cultivated and the process necessary to make it edible.
At Angell & Phelps, candy making begins with the mixing of the fillings, such as caramel or butter cream, and roasting the nuts. Then the fillings or fruit and nuts are coated in tempered chocolate. Each piece is inspected by hand before it is packaged.
Regular tours don't enter the kitchen, but always include chocolate tastings. Perhaps the heavenly taste has something to do with that angel in the name. I suspect Angell & Phelps chocolates will remain in business at least three more generations.A yummy place.
Angell & Phellps Chocolates
154 S. Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL
1 800 969 2634
Tours are given Monday through Friday mornings at 10 am, 11 am and in the afternoon at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. There are no tour given on Saturdays.