Buying fillings for chocolate candies in LA area?
I've just started making filled chocolates at home. I've made my own peanut butter filling, and my own marshmellow and caramel. No problem there. But I'd like to try cherry, almond and so on . . . the ones we can but at any chocolate shop.
I've seen a few ready-made products on-line (in a plastic pouch, just cut a corner and squeeze out). A sample, from Amazon.
But the on-line places totally jack you on shipping. A reasonable $4.00 for the pouch, but $5 for shipping!?! I just can't justify paying that.
So, I am looking locally. I was surprised that Surfas does not carry these types of products. Any suggestions? I live in Santa Monica, so anything on the Westside is preferred. But I'm happy to drive anywhere in the LA/Valley area.
Much thanks for any advice (other than to try making them myself at home, which I of course know is an option already).