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The lifestyle on the Treasure Coast is pretty sweet.

How can it not be, with the area’s amazing beaches and small town vibe? It’s not just the local produce, or even the locals themselves, that are sweet. The natural area has inspired chocolate and candy confections that are hard to turn down. The local’s at Harbour Ridge have picked out their favorites. Sample them yourself at these three Stuart storefronts.


 Established in the early 50’s, Kilwins has quickly become a landmark of Tradition in Port St. Lucie. Residents can’t resist stopping by for a scoop of delicious ice cream or a bite of chocolate candies. It’s impossible to not pick something up when they have chocolate and caramel covered pretzel rods, caramel apples, candy-filled gift baskets, and huge tubs of ice cream on display. Toasted coconut is a local favorite. Even if customers don’t buy something, they stop by to watch fudge being made on-site!

Importico’s Bakery Cafe

Born and raised in South Florida, Importico’s truly has made a name for itself on the Treasure Coast. When customers step inside one of their three locations, they have to stop and marvel at the delicately decorated cakes and pastries. Their new location down Colorado Avenue in Downtown Stuart means that now it’s easier to pick up your baked goods and treats!

Signature Sweets Chocolate

Across the way from Kilwins is another delicious chocolate shop in Downtown Stuart. Stop in here to sample chocolates and ice creams that aren’t found at your usual sweet store. Strolling through their shop reveals flavors such as Champagne Truffle chocolates and Valencia Orange Sorbet. They even have frozen yogurt!

Castronovo Chocolate

Most Treasure Coast residents don’t know that they live alongside a celebrity chocolatier! Denise Castronovo of Castronovo Chocolate has been taking the foodie world by storm with her award winning bars, and has received shout outs from The Washington Post to The New York Times for bars such as white chocolate with lemon salt and lemon oil and chocolate infused honey. She imports cacao beans from Latin American farms that ethically harvest them, and blends her chocolate without soy or emulsifiers. Check out her sweet treats iN Stuart.

Bruno Chocolate Creations

We couldn’t finish this list without mentioning this store! BCC has always worked to be as involved in the community as they possibly can be. Their customer service is just as sweet as their products, with staff offering school tours and samples. If that doesn’t win you over, the chocolate covered orange peels and lollipop gift baskets surely will!

Life along the Treasure Coast is pretty sweet. The area manages the perfect balance between hosting charming cities with tons of activities, and leaving plenty of space for the unique wildlife that calls it home. Mornings and evenings hold brightly colored skies made by the sun. Locals are as warm and welcoming as the weather is. It’s easy to see why people who come to visit tend to stick around.

Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.

Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.

To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.