About Us

Welcome to the home of Vermont's most mouth-watering chocolates, fudge, truffles and buttercrunch made fresh in our candy kitchen. The Village Peddler and Chocolatorium are located at 261 Old Mill Road in East Arlington, VT. Once an old wagon shed, our historic building in East Arlington now houses an array of Vermont specialty foods such as maple syrup and maple candy; cheddar cheese and crackers; homemade preserves and jelly; honey; and sugar free candy.

We invite you to visit us and discover Cocoa, the world's largest chocolate teddy bear, along with a large selection of cuddly teddy bears, collectible artist bears, pottery and country gifts, bath and body lotions, and taste tempting gift baskets. Also visit our Chocolatorium and explore the world of chocolate. Here you will learn about where chocolate comes from and how it is made. Join us for regularly scheduled tastings and demonstrations.

We also invite you to visit our other store, The Village Chocolate Shoppe, located at 471 Main Street in Bennington VT. While there, you can meet Benny, the chocolate Moose. Benny was made in honor of Moosefest 2005. Also you can meet his wife Molly who was made in honor of Moosefest 2009. Benny and Molly are each 100 pounds of chocolate.

Don't forget to join us for our many activities and special events throughout the year, including our popular FUNtastic Friday family activities in Bennington during the summer months.

Thanks for stopping by.

- The Monte Family

Visit Our Stores

The Village Peddler's current business hours are Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm Eastern Time.

The Village Peddler storefront location is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from January 1 through June 1.

You may contact us by phone at 802-375-6037 or by email at

Our mailing address is PO Box 156, 261 Old Mill Road, East Arlington, VT 05252.

Our second location, The Village Chocolate Shoppe, is located at 471 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. By phone: 802-447-3789.

The Village Chocolate Shoppe's current business hours are Monday-Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm Eastern Time.

The Village Chocolate Shoppe is closed on Sundays from January 1 through June 1. There are special extended store hours around the holidays.

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