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May 2, 2014 11:02 AM

Small, soft chocolates?

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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  1. Those are wonderful! A 20 piece box will lovely.

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

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Walked down Columbus street, remembered XOX, have a medium box.

        These are now quite "cheap" by gourmet standards and stunningly good.

      2. 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. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: klyeoh

              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.

              1. re: chocolatetartguy

                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.