Dean’sSweets proudly offers elegant, hand-dipped truffles, caramels, buttercreams, and other chocolates, created from the finest imported chocolate and using the highest quality local ingredients whenever possible.
Co-owner and chocolatier Dean Bingham and co-owner / partner-in-life, Kristin Bingham, take full advantage of Maine’s bounty to source ingredients. They use regionally harvested organic maple tapped in Madison, Maine, sea salt from coastal Marshfield on the caramels, cream from nearby Smiling Hill Farm, and butter from Kate’s Homemade, churned 20 miles south in Old Orchard Beach. Maine blueberries are used in the blueberry truffles, while a sprinkling of spirits in the blueberry and Needham truffles comes from Cold River Vodka, an award-winning distillery in nearby Freeport that makes vodka from Maine potatoes.
Those and the more than 30 other varieties of truffles, caramels, and buttercreams sold at Dean’sSweets are hand-made and hand-dipped in Dean’sSweets’ 1,200-sqare-foot kitchen and retail store in Portland. Other flavors include Lemon-Apricot Chevre, using local goat cheese; Chocolate Stout truffles, blended with Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing; and Fox Family Maine Potato Chips, adding salt and crunch to milk-chocolate bars.
All chocolates are made in small batches with no preservatives or artificial flavors. No nuts or nut products are used, allowing the ever-growing population of people with nut allergies to enjoy the chocolate without the worry. Most options at Dean’sSweets are gluten free, and dairy-free and vegan chocolates also are available.
Dean’sSweets ships across the US or worldwide. Dean’sSweets can also be purchased in person at 475 Fore St., Portland, Maine. Phone orders are also welcomed at 207-899-3664.