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robertj001 Oct 2, 2006 05:29 PM

Can anyone recommend sites where one can buy the very BEST gourmet chocolates or Gift Baskets?

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  1. Cheese Boy RE: robertj001 Oct 2, 2006 08:46 PM

    Here's one, "Sweet Sophisticate" basket:

    (1) http://www.fox-obel.com/Fox_Obel_Gift...

    Details: http://www.fox-obel.com/ProductDetail...

    1. iamadonut RE: robertj001 Oct 3, 2006 12:55 AM

      Le Roux Chocalatier

      http://www.chocolatleroux.com/index_e...

      they sell the best caramels on earth. no exageration.
      http://www.chocolatleroux.com/chocola...

      1. TexasToast RE: robertj001 Oct 4, 2006 10:35 AM

        Well, if you want the best . . .

        http://www.francetoyourdoor.com/main.asp

        http://www.zchocolat.com/default.asp?...

        http://www.markys.com/caviar/customer...

        Try some of those.

        TT

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          chococat RE: robertj001 Oct 4, 2006 01:44 PM

          Try Zingerman's. They're fantastic and expensive but not snooty.
          www.zingermans.com

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            robertj001 RE: robertj001 Oct 5, 2006 09:08 AM

            Some fanatstic ideas there - thank you very much everyone.

            Please keep the ideas coming - still haven't found a really high end supplier of BEAUTIFULL Gift Baskets!

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              Kelli2006 RE: robertj001 Oct 5, 2006 04:57 PM

              I found a few to add to the list;

              Katzinger's Deli in Columbus Ohio http://www.katzingers.com/howtoorder....

              West Point Market in Akron Ohio http://www.westpointmarket.com/store/...

              Gallucci's Italian market in Cleveland https://www.gusgallucci.com/cgi-bin/o...

              Ballduccis in NYC http://www.balduccis.com/

              Harry and David in NYC http://www.harryanddavid.com/webapp/w...

              Harry London chocolates http://www.londoncandies.com/

              Godiva Chocolate http://www.godiva.com/catalog/default...

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                HillJ RE: robertj001 Oct 7, 2006 02:08 AM

                Vosges Chocolate. I've been to the site in NYC for a unique "tasting" experience (which by itself is a great gift item) or try mail order, gift baskets and street locations.
                http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/

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                  robertj001 RE: robertj001 Oct 7, 2006 09:54 AM

                  Kelli

                  Some fantastic suggestions there - thank you so much!

                  Robert

                  1. alkapal RE: robertj001 Aug 1, 2008 07:20 AM

                    i just noticed how old this thread is! but it was on the current "boards"?!

                    anyhoo, i just saw this chocolate maker on some show, and her creations are like incredible jewelry. so gorgeous. while i have not eaten them, i sure wish i could. but they are a tad expensive.... chocolat moderne http://www.chocolatmoderne.com/

                    the chocolatier(e ?) is an ex-banker. just have a look if for nothing but eye-candy!

                    for example, look at these cherry cordials. http://chocolatmoderne.com/AMA.html
                    but do note, the tv camera shows them off better. they have a glisten and almost-iridescense.

                    look at these flavors: (wowee!) "“Mixe Pastorale“
                    Flavors that embrace the pleasures of spring and summer, both tropical and continental, with citrus and spice and ingredients from as far away as Tasmania!
                    Les Nymphes (Lychee), Apricôte Bask, Oyasumi Orange, Sesame Samba, Taste of Tasmania (Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey), Banane Flambée, Don Juan (72% Venezuelan Ganache), Madame ‘X’tasy (Salted Illy Espresso Caramel)."

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                      Angela Roberta RE: robertj001 Aug 1, 2008 08:44 AM

                      The best American-style boxes of chocolates I've ever had were from Bissinger's:
                      http://www.bissingers.com/

                      Their classic collections are fantastic!

                      Ahh, if I could only afford the price and the calories, I'd order these all the time.

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                        lilfoodiegirl RE: robertj001 Aug 5, 2008 10:46 PM

                        The best chocolate fudge (and maple fudge) comes from an unexpected source:
                        www.vermontnutfree.com
                        They have creamy milk chocolate drops and the dark chocolate is surprisingly creamy as well.

                        My favorite gift baskets come from:
                        www.manhattanfruitier.com
                        THE most elegant and ripe fruit ever in beautiful baskets with fresh flowers.

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