Best Valentine's Day Chocolates

Best Valentine's Day Chocolates
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 10, 2010

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we understand that you might be in a time crunch, but we’re encouraging you, dear ladies, to refrain from popping into your local drugstore at the last minute and getting a generic box of chocolates. A little upgrade to your chocolate experience this time around can do wonders for your V-Day celebrations. Here are some tempting chocolate treats for the lover in both of you.

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Lindt Lindor Truffles

Taste: Mini Lindt chocolate truffles in tantalizing flavors like raspberry, hazelnut and mint.
Price: $9
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Romanico’s “Sexy Box.”

Taste: Accompanied by a bottle of Spanish champagne, this assortment of dark and milk chocolate truffles infused comes in tempting flavors like Amaretto, brandy, Argentinian caramel, and mint.
Price: $72
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Bissinger’s Confectionista Collection

Taste: A stylish pump filled with dark chocolate bonbons with notes of vanilla, strawberry and pecans.
Price: $22
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Lake Champlain Grand Valentine Chocolates

Taste: Chocolate truffles, Chocolate and Caramel hearts and Raspberry Creams.
Price: $44
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L.A. Burdick V-Day Cigars & Hearts

Taste: Rum flavored chocolate cigars, dark chocolate bonbons with rum-soaked raisins and milk chocolate hearts with a cashew-almond ganache.
Price: $32
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Norman Love Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift Box

Taste: Handmade chocolate truffles in flavors like Cookies and Cream, Key Lime, Strawberry, Vanilla Latte and Tahitian Caramel.
Price: $22
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Jacques Torres Chocolate “Kissing Game”

Taste: Dark and milk chocolate champagne-infused bonbons with a kiss design and instructions on where you should kiss your beloved.
Price: $35
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Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection

Taste: Chocolate truffles filled with Brandy, hazelnut praline, sweet Indian curry, sweet Hungarian paprika and Cointreau liqueur, among others.
Price: $26
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Godiva Valentine’s Day Ballotin

Taste: Dark, white and milk chocolate pralines, caramels and ganaches.
Price: $45
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Ghiradelli Chocolate Gift Tower

Taste: Full-bodied chocolate flavor with hints of cherries and dried plum; 72% Cacao dark chocolate with notes of blackberry and mocha.
Price: $20
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