Our Mission

Our Mission
As an established small business and local icon of nearly one hundred years, Stowaway Sweets has built a well deserved reputation for quality hand dipped chocolates and superior customer service.  The difference between Stowaway Sweets and other chocolate shops is in our craftsmanship.  With our on site factory located just below our shop, chocolates are made daily and not pumped with additives, preservatives and plastics to have a shelf life.  We always say it's not only what you do taste in our chocolates but what you don't taste that makes them so special and delicious!
A New England Tradition since 1929
Three generations of family members have been lovingly hand dipping chocolates on site with our original chocolate recipes for almost one hundred years!  Current owners and chocolatiers, Don and Emily DeWitt bring years of experience in food and hospitality as well as their love of  chocolate and design to the marble tables of Stowaway Sweets chocolate factory.  Emily's first job as a young student was working at Stowaway Sweets before embarking in a career in film, fashion, and food. Don is a trained Executive Chef and Chocolatier who started his career in New York City's top restaurants.


Word about the delectability and quality of Stowaway Sweets hand dipped chocolates spread quickly through the years and throughout the world.  Loyal customers have included everyone from Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, President Calvin Coolidge (whose favorite was our French Mint Fudge!), and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Original correspondence between these impressive clients are displayed on the walls of Stowaway Sweets. Their popularity led to the loyalty of many other dignitaries and celebrities including Katherine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Sandra Bullock and Oprah Winfrey--just to name a few!

Our Impact

We only have one planet, so we source our cocoa and ingredients sustainably while giving back to the community that has allowed our small business to grow.

Stowaway Sweets is a proud contributor to: The Cocoa Horizons Foundation, Every Mother Counts, My Brothers Table, RAW Artworks, The Marblehead Food Pantry, The Little Free Pantry, Marblehead Public Schools, The Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead Youth Sports.

Please learn more about us by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as editorials featured in: The Boston Globe, The Marblehead Reporter, and NorthShore Magazine.