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Feb 14, 2008 05:26 AM

Special chocolates to buy at local WF?

What would your pick be for the wife?

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  1. Which Whole Foods is local to you? Woburn has an outstanding chocolate bar....

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    1. re: galleygirl

      It would have to be Fresh Pond or Bedford base on my travels today.

      1. re: joebelt

        Fresh Pond will definitely be better; they probably have special stuff coming in for the holidays, I just don't know what,not being a chocolate afficianado...

        1. re: galleygirl

          Why would it be better? Because the other one is in the suburbs?

          1. re: joebelt

            No, because Fresh Pond was recently remodeled, and they have a much more extensive specialty department, which is where the chocolate is carried.

    2. Lake Champlain Chocolates - Truffles

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      1. re: mjg0725

        That's what I ended up getting. thanks

        1. re: joebelt

          We toured their factory in Burlington, Vermont about five years ago. We fell in love with them at that moment. They have become much more mainstream since then because I seem them all over now.

          Did you try them yet?

          1. re: mjg0725

            No I didn't, they were for my wife...

      2. I've seen Joseph Schmidt chocolates at WF in the past. They're a little "polished" for my personal tastes (I'm partial to the earthiness of Burdick), but they are excellent.

        You might also consider Pemberton Farms on Mass Ave. They always have a great chocolate assortment, and the free parking makes life a little easier.

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        1. re: finlero


          PS: who pays for parking at WF?

          1. re: joebelt

            Nobody, I hope. I just meant that if the parking situation was a factor in your decision to go to WF, you had another viable option in the area.

        2. Christopher Norman choclates, hands down.

          1. anything by Vouges...they have all kinds of crazy interesting flavors, including a bacon Choclate bar (though that may be more appropriate for the hubby...)

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            1. re: aurorakat

              "Crazy" flavors just don't seem to work in chocolate. I received a assortment of flavored bars that had 2 different hot pepper varieties, 1 coconut, and 1 something else I don't recall. They were awful. The only one that was remotely edible was the coconut one. I threw them out and would have been better off with a plain old Hershey bar.....

              1. re: steve999

                Steve999, what works for one, might not work for another. I find these bars to be wonderful, especially the Bacon bar. The only issues that keep me from buying Vosges Chocolate bars on a semi regular basis are the prohibitive $7 price point and my weight problem!

              2. re: aurorakat

                While the "crazy" flavor of the bacon bar may be too much of a novelty for the unintiated (and they truly don't taste bad), the Red Fire Exotic bar with cinnamon, ancho, and chillies in dark chocolate is wonderful! Good rich chocoloate taste with warm spices and a nice kick from the chillies. This is high-quality stuff. The $7/bar is steep, but pretty reasonable for the special occasion treat, considering some high-end chocolatiers sell mini-boxes of 4-6 pieces for like $20.