Leading Ladies 2017

Jennifer Dowell

Jennifer’s Chocolates

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Jennifer Dowell is sweet – and not just because of her personality. She’s the chocolatier behind Jennifer’s Chocolates, the beloved candy shop that’s been in the Wakefield Mall for years. “Since I bought it in 1996, my husband has rebuilt the shop for me twice,” she says. “I started making the chocolates 19 years ago.” Jennifer has trained at Johnson & Wales, and with master chocolatiers at culinary schools in Florida, Chicago and New York City. “I really enjoy making the chocolates,” she says, “and the relationships I’ve developed with customers over the years.

Her confections are unforgettable. She makes beautiful chocolate treats like Raspberry Cream Hearts, Espresso Bars, Chocolate Buddhas, Smoked Sea Salt Caramels, Peanut Butter Cups, Champagne Gems, Chocolate-Dipped Glazed Apricots, and cranberry, coconut or cashew clusters. That’s in addition to a selection of candy and sweets, and gifts. Jennifer’s also carries the biggest selection of balloons in South County, and will personalize them. “People call me a temptress,” she says. Not that that’s a bad thing. When people are also saying she makes “the best chocolates ever,” well, that’s tempting.

Wakefield Mall | 783-8423 | JensChocolates.com