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Dec 9, 2013 03:54 AM

Mail order chocolates?

I'm heading down to Kee's in NYC this weekend to pick up some chocolates for a holiday party. But while Kee's is great, the chocolates have a short shelf life and can only be purchased at her stores. So I won't be able to get any for Christmas.

Does anyone have any great chocolate rec's available online?

I can pass one tip on myself. Locally, there is a woman in Weston, CT who handmakes exotic Indian-inspired chocolates using top quality Belgian chocolate.

I had the pleasure to meet her and sample her chocolates last week for a story I'm writing. So if you know a chocolate enthusiast who would enjoy flavors such as Intense Raspberry Truffles, Orange Almond Clusters, Halva Heaven, Masala Chai, and Wasabi Ginger, give Le Rouge a shot.

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      Thank you for the recommendation and the link. I wasn't familiar with John & Kira's but after visiting their site I am anxiously awaiting my first delivery of their chocolates. I ordered the 15-pc every flavor box and the 6-pc ladybug box. So cute and great reviews (NYT, Gourmet, Martha Stewart, etc).

      They source ingredients from small farms (many local to them) and they are big supporters of urban & school gardens too.

      1. re: lynnlato

        They have really grown their line too. The first time I had a J&K chocolate was at a bridal shower and the website was quite small in production. We've enjoyed their choc figs from time to time.

        The lady bugs, mushrooms and forest themes are adorable!


      Chocolate covered pears by Recchiuti Confection was one of my favorite gifts last year. They have some really delicious fruit & chocolate inspiration

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      1. re: HillJ

        Oooh, those pears look so good! Dang it, I may need to order those as well. I have to stop reading this thread!

            1. re: lynnlato

              You might want to check out The Secret Chocolatier, here in Charlotte:


          1. These are outstanding. Just opened up this year:

            Also - an old favoite from Buffalo, NY - sponge candy!! A must-try! (But they have other delicious chocolate treats as well!

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            1. re: Sra. Swanky


              How interesting. I enjoy Pain D'Epice bread very much so this sounds fantastic.

              1. re: HillJ

                I haven't tried the Figs & Pain D'Epice, but if it's anything like the rest of their chocolates... :) So unique and delicious - all of it! If you try these, let me know what you think! :)

                1. re: Sra. Swanky

                  I will. I have a dear friend that adores figs. This year, I thought I would put a fig themed gift basket together. So, I went right to the link to see what Hudson offered in the fruit/choc category..happy find!

              1. Lovely suggestions!!! Thanks so much!!!!