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Feb 14, 2007 12:35 PM

[MSP] Valentine's Day Happiness with Regina's Chocolates

OK, so I'm usually a B.T. McElrath / Legacy Truffles / Michel Cluizel kind o' gal. But I was at Regina's Candies the other day, buying my beloved husband a pound of his favorite coconut clusters, so I picked up a few chocolate-box hearts for my family.

Oddly enough, I ended up with one too many (however did that happen???). I just opened it to sample a chocolate, not expecting that much, but this stuff is great! I have now eaten most of the box (a small one, luckily).

Frankly, I'm surprised at how good they are - I was expecting something a little lower than Fanny Farmer's or Abdallah's chocolates. But I think they're quite a bit better. (I also have a box of Abdallah's, so I've done a side-to-side comparison. Oh, the lengths I go to for the sake of science!)

Just thought that any last-minute VD shoppers within the viscinity of Regina's might want to know that the chocolates are really good! And the St. Paul store is really charming - a throwback to earlier times.

Ever yours in chocolate research,

P.S. I'm not a shill - really! I'm just completely buzzed on theobromine and am in love with these chocolates (and the whole world).

P.P.S. OK, now I've eaten the entire box. Time to go to the gym...

P.P.P.S. The Honey Nougat in Dark Chocolate was my favorite, with the Coconut Ting-A-Ling a close second.

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  1. I'm nuts for the English Toffee, myself. Think they'll have a big clearance sale tomorrow on anything red-foil-wrapped?

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    1. re: mcgeary

      Oooh, thanks for reminding me about the English Toffee. That's my beloved husband's second favorite thing from Regina's. I think I need to schedule a visit tomorrow or Friday....

      I'm both hoping for and dreading a sale - if those heart boxes are half price, I just know I'll come home with 10 of them - and eat them, too!


      1. re: AnneInMpls

        I go for the chocolate/ginger and chocolate/orange peel thingies.