Sources for Gourmet Chocolate in LA/Long Beach
Sadly, not a single person answered my plea asking where I can find Pralus chocolate locally so now I will simply beg for some hints as to where I can look for a wide selection of gourmet chocolate so I can keep trying to find it. It is too fabulous to miss--as good, if not better, than Amano and not quite as spendy (normally about $7-$8.50 for a 3.5 oz bar rather than that much for a 2 oz Amano bar). Fans of good chocolate please help!
For bars, I almost always buy on Chocosphere.com. They have Pralus as well as many other quality bars (Amadei, Cluizel, etc).
In terms of a store, there's not holy grail of fine chocolate. You will find a decent selection at Surfas in Culver City and a few dribs and drabs at other gourmet stores and cheese stores, but nothing similar to what you can get on Chocosphere.