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VALENTINE'S DAY CHOCOLATES

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With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I've got to make a decision. For the past dozen or so years, my choice has been either "L.A. Burdick" or "John & Kira's", and, my wife has been enthralled.. Honestly, although my wife loves the chocolate mice from Burdick and the exquisite fillings that are a John & Kira's trademark, I also know that she loves surprises. If money is no object.... what say my fellow Chowhounders??? Please remember that my reputation as a loving husband could be affected by any unacceptable choice! Zabar

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  1. If she loves surprises and filled chocolates, I'd build a box of chocolates. I've ordered from CocoaBella before (http://www.cocoabella.com/build-box), and they have some really interesting choices. I'm not sure if there are any other sites that let you mix and match different chocolate companies like that, but I really love the idea.

    1. I live in the SF Bay Area and I love Michael Mischer chocolates! I never get tired of receiving a box of these.

      http://michaelmischerchocolates.com/h...

      1. if you want to go with someplace local, then Kee's or MarieBelle. otherwise my choice would probably be Compartes in Los Angeles.

        1. La Maison du Chcolat is fabulous.

          http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.com/en/

          CocoaBella is also a great option.

          1. I really like the marshmallows they have at the Vosges store in Beverly Hills. I usually am not a marshmallow person, but these were really tender and not at all gummy.
            http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/produc...

            They do have truffles with various fillings. I remember they gave me a sample of one with balsamic vinegar in it, and it was delicious. I think they have an exotic truffle collection, too. Plus their purple heart boxes are romantic.