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Special chocolates to buy at local WF?

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joebelt Feb 14, 2008 05:26 AM

What would your pick be for the wife?

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    aurorakat Feb 15, 2008 12:41 AM

    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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      steve999 Feb 15, 2008 06:31 AM

      "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.....

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        mjg0725 Feb 15, 2008 06:40 AM

        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
        kobuta Feb 15, 2008 08:10 AM

        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.

      3. almansa Feb 14, 2008 12:56 PM

        Christopher Norman choclates, hands down.

        1. finlero Feb 14, 2008 06:35 AM

          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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            joebelt Feb 14, 2008 06:47 AM

            Thanks!

            PS: who pays for parking at WF?

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              finlero Feb 14, 2008 06:58 AM

              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. mjg0725 Feb 14, 2008 06:32 AM

            Lake Champlain Chocolates - Truffles

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              joebelt Feb 15, 2008 05:37 AM

              That's what I ended up getting. thanks

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                mjg0725 Feb 15, 2008 05:43 AM

                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?

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                  joebelt Feb 15, 2008 05:45 AM

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

            2. galleygirl Feb 14, 2008 05:39 AM

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

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                joebelt Feb 14, 2008 05:49 AM

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

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                  galleygirl Feb 14, 2008 06:02 AM

                  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...

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                    joebelt Feb 14, 2008 06:28 AM

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

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                      galleygirl Feb 14, 2008 06:33 AM

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

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