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Small, soft chocolates?

chocolatetartguy May 2, 2014 11:02 AM

My mom has been losing her teeth and has requested chocolate candy for Mother's Day. I don't think she can handle See's any more, even soft centers.

Are there any chocolates locally that are both small and soft? I'm thinking truffles from XOXO.

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    budnball RE: chocolatetartguy May 2, 2014 11:14 AM

    Those are wonderful! A 20 piece box will lovely.

    1. Ruth Lafler RE: chocolatetartguy May 2, 2014 01:28 PM

      I don't think you will find anything that meets your criteria better than XOX.

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        rebeccakinney RE: chocolatetartguy May 4, 2014 10:56 AM

        NeoCocoa truffles are wonderful and soft.
        From their web site:
        "Inspired by the traditional hand-rolled French or European style truffles, Neo Cocoa’s 'Hearts of Chocolate Truffles' are shell-less."

        1. daveena RE: chocolatetartguy May 5, 2014 07:27 PM

          She can even have their caramels - those thin chocolate shells give way to just a little bit of pressure and are filled with nearly liquid caramel. No teeth required.

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            klyeoh RE: chocolatetartguy May 5, 2014 07:38 PM

            See's Candies' marshmallow-mint chocolates were the first to come to my mind, but she doesn't want those anymore?

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              chocolatetartguy RE: klyeoh May 6, 2014 11:14 AM

              That's an excellent suggestion. When she says chocolates, she means See's soft centers or Hershey Kisses, both of which may be too large now. I don't think either of us had heard of the marshmallow-mints. That will save me a trip to SF.

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                Ruth Lafler RE: chocolatetartguy May 6, 2014 04:05 PM

                You can always cut See's into smaller pieces if that's what she likes. I believe the marsh mints were discontinued some time ago. For a while they were mail order only (not in stores) but then the dropped them completely.

                That reminds me, though, that Michael Rechuitti has some chocolates with thin outer shells. Again, you can cut them in halves or even quarters.

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              OliverB RE: chocolatetartguy May 5, 2014 08:16 PM

              I really like Choclatier Blue in the Mission.

              1. Paul H RE: chocolatetartguy May 6, 2014 01:59 PM

                XOX truffles are what you want. Support your local truffle maker. Try the framboise truffle.

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                  Tripeler RE: Paul H May 6, 2014 06:36 PM

                  The Framboise Truffle from XOX -- wow those are good!

                2. Melanie Wong RE: chocolatetartguy May 12, 2014 06:21 PM

                  How'd mom like what you chose?

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