Okay, in honor of Valentine’s Day I just HAVE to talk about some of my favorite chocolates.
While chocolate on Valentine’s Day is so over, I think we all still keep a warm spot in our hearts toward someone who gives us a delectable box of euphoric morsels.
Of course, I would never recommend just ANY chocolates. Hershey’s watch out, there are better options now without high fructose corn syrup.
Fran’s Chocolate has to be my all time favorite, especially the salted chocolate caramels….yeah I end up eating the whole box in one sitting. Not a good choice, but these little morsels are so delicious and tantalizing that devouring them is usually the only way the human body can respond. They have a whole Valentine’s Day Collection that is top-notch and a sure winner with the ladies. Headquarters in Seattle, WA.
3400 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Theo’s is a fair trade chocolatier located in Fremont. They mostly sell bars of chocolate like spicy concoctions with Chile, Citrus Orange, Cherries and Almonds, and Mint. You can never go wrong with any of their flavors because most of them are low in sugar and still taste delicious. Headquarters in Seattle, WA
Available at PCC and Whole Foods
Dagoba Chocolate is another great chocolatier that is all organic, has a high percentage of cacao, and natural, lower amounts of sugars. My favorite is the lavender blueberry and their spicy chile dark chocolate. Headquarters in Ashland, OR.
Available at PCC, online, and in Oregon
I’d say out of all the chocolate listings here, Moonstruck is the most artful chocolatier. They sell beautiful packages, have a unique brand, and also make chocolate shapes, flavors, and truffles that are out of the ordinary. Headquarters in Portland, OR.
Want more chocolate options? Visit www.chocolate.com for hundreds of delicious options.
Note: Some of these products may have gluten, but most do not.