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COMPARTES Chocolate Shop in Brentwood -- About to receive new catalogs

liu Oct 5, 2006 12:50 AM

I am so jazzed! I requested online a hard copy of Compartes current catalog, and Mr. Jonathan himself wrote me a personal email to tell me to use the online catalog for now because he is expecting a delivery soon (within a couple of weeks) of his new catalog. Oh, yum!

This is terrific customer service AND they have a great product!

I am currently looking for three smallish hostess gifts for a wedding shower. If anyone has opinions about what I should get -- chocolate covered apricots (my favorite) or truffles or something else????, please let me know.

Thanks!

COMPARTES CHOCOLATES
912 South Barrington
Brentwood

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  1. chica RE: liu Oct 5, 2006 01:00 AM

    I'd get the truffles! Ask Jonathan to pick some out for you. He has new flavors. There's this spicy chile one...I usually just let him fill the box!

    Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. re: chica
      liu RE: chica Oct 5, 2006 01:16 AM

      chica -- I have followed your opinions for quite awhile and I trust your recommendation for the truffles...thanks!

    2. liu RE: liu Oct 5, 2006 06:56 PM

      I am blown away! Mr. Jonathan at Compartes again sent me an email to confirm that his new "hard" catalogs are being distributed. However, you can see all of his amazing offerings online at his website.

      Is this Customer Service at its finest? I am really impressed when I see someone serve and be in the job with such heart and soul.

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      1. re: liu
        liu RE: liu Oct 5, 2006 11:23 PM

        Kudos to the Comparte team who just got written up in the November issue of "Bon Apetit." This has generated some new life for them...and they deserve it!

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        love2chow RE: liu Oct 5, 2006 11:39 PM

        i was in there today putting together a 20 piece box for a meeting, they have a new hazelnut that is outstanding as well as mango with jasmine, peach with rosemary and a homemade peanut butter that is divine, i saw the bon apetit magazine on the counter, its in the new november issue, good write up with a big picture of the truffles and yes liu they deserve it, great stuff, oh by the way, my meeting went so smoothly due to the chocolates that everyone was devouring, they were gone in less than 10 minutes.

        1. Kitchen Queen RE: liu Oct 5, 2006 11:52 PM

          Don't forget about their LOVE NUTS! YUM! :)KQ

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          1. re: Kitchen Queen
            liu RE: Kitchen Queen Oct 6, 2006 12:05 AM

            Helllllooooo, KQ! How's the bride-to-be doing? How is your planning going?

            But I know that your first love is Compartes! As I have noted above, Jonathan has been extremely attentive and very concerned that I receive his newest catalog. I will stop by there either this weekend or next, and I will definitely check out the Love Nuts you are recommending...what exactly are they? I don't know about them. Is this what you are having for your main course at your wedding?

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            Mollusk RE: liu Nov 11, 2006 08:35 PM

            Compartes does amazing chocolate and sea salt combinations. The dark chocolate peanut butter sea salt truffle is amazing. It's like a reese's peanut butter cup for the most sophisticated palate!

            I also adore Compartes sea salt caramels. Either dark or milk chocolate versions blend so nicely with the sweet caramel and savory sea salt!

            Worth a trip to Brentwood!

            1. emily RE: liu Nov 11, 2006 08:43 PM

              I liked the love nuts, but found the truffles overly sweet with too-thick shells and slightly waxy chocolate. Almost tasted like an exotic version of See's. Not bad, but certainly not worth $2 a pop.

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