St. Augustine residents Henry and Esther Whetstone opened their first ice cream store on St. George St. in 1966. The ice cream parlor, now known as Tedi’s Old Tyme Ice Cream, quickly gained a reputation for the best ice cream in town. Longing to break into the chocolate business, the Whetstones set out to learn everything they could about chocolate and began developing recipes in their small kitchen. By 1967, they were selling 13 flavors of fudge in addition to an assortment of hand-dipped chocolate confections.
When daughter, Virginia, joined the family business after graduating from Vanderbilt University, the business began focusing on artisanal offerings and wholesaling their superior chocolates. Although small wholesalers, Whetstone Chocolate remains highly sought after for its quality, creativity and innovation.
Whetstone Chocolate Locations
Open 7 days, Sunday–Thursday: 10:30a.m.–7p.m., Friday– Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
42 St. George Street, 904-825-1720
Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sun noon–5 p.m.
139 King Street, 904-217-0275
Monday– Saturday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Closed Sunday
13 Anastasia Blvd., 904-825-1725