TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: North South Confections’ Splendid Artisan Chocolates

Minds may be wandering to Halloween candy at this time of year, but we’ve found our favorite treat: a box of chocolates from North South Confections. These are not your typical box of artisan chocolates; but rather, the best combination of fruit, caramel and chocolate we’ve ever tasted. Chocolatier Justine Pringle starts with 100% fresh…
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HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING: Gourmet Chocolate Gifts

While we’re having protracted summer weather this year, soon the temperatures will be cooling, the leaves will be swirling, and it will be time to enjoy the flavors of Fall. At Woodhouse Chocolate, a family enterprise and a Napa Valley destination, that means beautiful bonbons in seasonal flavors: Candy Corn: A white chocolate ganache with…
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GIFT: John & Kira’s Artisan Chocolates

Splendid chocolate-dipped calabacita figs with whiskey-infused ganache. Photo courtesy John & Kira’s.   Still need some special holiday gifts? Go no further than John & Kira’s. The dynamic duo of artisan chocolate can always b relied upon to handcraft memorable confections that are guaranteed to please. For Chocolate Sophisticates: Chocolate-Dipped Figs One of our favorite…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Favorite Gourmet Chocolate

Wildflowers & Hearts chocolates (the box is in the photo below). Photo courtesy John & Kira’s.   One of our favorite chocolatiers, year in and year out, is John & Kira’s. Using Valrhona couverture, the exquisite flavor, beautiful design and a touch of whimsey make us want box after box. We love the Chocolate Bees…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A Gourmet Halloween Candy Gift

Bites of heaven: painted chocolate shells filled with pumpkin-spiced chocolate ganache. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Halloween candy means different things to different people. To us, it means tasting the wares of our favorite artisan chocolatiers, to see what magical seasonal accents they’ve created. If you’re looking for the finest chocolates for…
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