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Great Chocolate in OC?

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My daughter wants an expensive box of chocolates for Christmas and I'm at a loss as to where to begin looking for this. She doesn't mean See's or Helen Grace.

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  1. How about Chuao at the Irvine Spectrum? I love them, but they're exactly as you requested; expensive.

    Click Below for Photos of Chuao's chocolates and my review:
    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2005/...

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    1. re: elmomonster

      I second Chuao. I just picked up one of their big boxes and will be analyzing each type of chocolate for a special Christmas article.

      - Chubbypanda

      http://www.chubbypanda.com

    2. Chuao Chocolatier at Irvine Spectrum: great unusual flavor combinations (eg: strawberry balsamic or chocolate with chili powder).
      http://www.chuaochocolatier.com/

      Teuscher at Fashion Island: more traditional
      http://www.teuscher.com/

      1. Thanks for the input. I shall take myself off to either Fashion Island or Irvine Spectrum post haste.