About Us

From the silkiest fudge, creamiest caramel, light, fluffy truffles and toffees enrobed in the finest chocolate and crushed nuts, to turtles (featured on NPR's "The Splendid Table") in all combinations: cashew, pecan, almond, or macadamia,  in milk, dark, or white chocolate - clusters, exquisite barks, and original signature confections, Turtle Alley Chocolates tempts the sweet-lover in all of us.

Located in historic Gloucester, Massachusetts, with a second store in Salem, Massachusetts, Turtle Alley's reputation for warm, personal service and the finest, freshest hand-made chocolates is based on these simple principles: use natural ingredients, finest grades of chocolate, real butter, fresh cream, imported nuts and spices, and handcraft small batches for the freshest taste experience available anywhere. It's not just our motto, it's our mission.

And while we offer a vast array of traditional fare, Turtle Alley is also known for new and innovative taste combinations: smoked hot pepper barks, white chocolate blueberry cashew turtles, cherries steeped in brandy or gran marnier, chocolate covered ginger, and -- our very own "Umba" -- the perfect combination of coconut, caramel, and roasted almonds. Ask what's new as we're always cooking up fresh taste sensations.

If you're new to Turtle Alley we'd suggest that you start with one of our samplers (available in 1 or 2 lb. Boxes) or, if you like, make up your own box from the menus on the left. Either way we'll get your Turtle Alley hand-made chocolates to you as fast as our sticky hands can manage.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hallie Baker, Proprietor

Please come visit our sweet new location in Salem!  318 Derby St.  It so pretty we can't STAND IT!!


Gloucester:  Mon-Sat, 10-6pm  Sunday, 12-6pm

Salem:  Mon-Sat, 10:30-6:30pm  Sunday, 12-6pm


We close at 2 pm. on New Year's Eve, and we remain closed until we re-open on January 8th.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!