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Dancing Lion Chocolate

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917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
+1 603-625-4043
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband bought me a egg for Easter It cost 45.00 for one egg. Never heard of this but was excited to try. Reviews were good. Unfortunately the egg was not worth the money. For 45.00 I did not expect a hollow egg with chocolate that was so hard to bite because it was hard. Sad to say but hersheys... More 

Thank ann5472
DLC_Chocolatier, Owner at Dancing Lion Chocolate, responded to this review

Dear Ann, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your chocolate art egg. I make the eggs with real tempered chocolate, which sets up quite hard, and is similar to that used in any high quality fine chocolate bar. Each is handcrafted and I hope, beautiful and tasty. You received a Medium Art Egg, which is about 4 inches... More 

Middleton, MA
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160 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a visit to this tiny, specialty chocolate shop in downtown Manchester. I am a chocoholic and have been very fortunate to try chocolates all over Europe and the US. Richard, the owner, is thrilled to let you experience the joys of authentic Mayan hot (or cold) drinking chocolate in his beautiful little hamlet. Listening to... More 

1 Thank Donna D
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've visited Richard's shop on many occasions and, not only are his chocolates artistic hand-crafted masterpieces, they are also delicious. The shop is filled with chocolate creations which change frequently so you can always find something new to be amazed at. Don't miss the chocolate drinks, my favorite is the drinking chocolate with espresso. Treat yourself and stop in.

1 Thank WineNot_Boutique
Manchester, NH
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I visited Dancing Lion on Small Business Saturday and was reminded what a true delight this tiny chocolate haven is. Enjoy hot chocolate and beautiful edible chocolates. I ordered a Panatone (Italian specialty bread) for Christmastime, which also impressed family and friends. Treat yourself this week!

Thank ssfer
Manchester, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stopped by for first time before matinee at Palace Theater. Excellent location and a superb selection of hand crafted and exotic chocolates. Great to enjoy yourself but they also offer a very nice variety for gift giving. Check out the solid chocolate masks! You'll be amazed at the talent of presentation and taste creations.

Thank CinManch
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was one of those situations where the chocolates looked so lovely that I almost felt bad eating them. Almost. They were certainly as delicious as they were pretty. I received a box of 5 very unique chocolates as a gift. Inside the box was a small note from the creator describing how all of the chocolates are unique and... More 

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you're a chocolate fan, this is somewhere you must see before you die. Dancing Lion is my go-to spot for gifts, treats, and nice things for myself, of course! Richard is an amazing artist, and the rotating special bars keep me coming back. I love the drinking chocolate - make sure to take the time to sit down and... More 

Thank Alyssa L
Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you want an amazing desert experience, go no where else. The owner is so enthusiastic and involved in everything that gets made. He's friendly, informative, and truly loves his work. It is both artistic and delicious.

Thank leaton01
New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had the Mayan Drinking Chocolate with Chili- it was delicious. And chocolate ice cream with pepper was the best ice cream ever!! Chocolate bark is great! Will go out of my way to go again.

Thank SuMurph
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Dancing Lion Chocolate is a perfect place. Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy is an amazing artist. Their chocolate treats are unique and wonderful . This is a definite must if you're a chocolate fanatic! Prices are very reasonable(Its an art not just chocolate) . The people working there are so sweet and smiles on their faces the whole time! Visiting here... More 

Thank Ibrahim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cafe, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-625-4043
I first encountered the True Soul of chocolate in 1995. For fifteen years I have sought her subtle nuances, studied her moods, struggled to understand her complex temper. She is a most difficult mistress; coquettish and proud, quick to anger, open only to the most patient of overtures.I’ve learned to prepare her in the ancient ways of the Maya and in the gleaming kitchens of the finest Parisian chocolatiers. I have studied her at ecole Chocolat in Vancouver and at the prestigious Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in the Rhone Valley of France. I am proud to count among my friends some of the finest chocolatiers from Montreal to Melbourne to Guatemala.Chocolate is my passion. I will never master her–who can master one so willful and tempestuous? But I will continue to woo her and to craft a small bit of her soul into each truffle and bonbon I create.For chocolate is art. And as art she is magnificent.

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