Ask Design Mom: Looking for Gorgeous Chocolates

January 17, 2008

Ask-Design-Mom Question:
Hey Gabrielle. A friend just had a baby (#3) and she’s a chocolate freak and I want to send her a great “chocolate” gift — but everything I find is . . . . how do I say, lacking in the “well packaged” department. Valentines is coming. Do you have any favorites? Know where to look? Best, Laurie

Design Mom Answer:
Very timely question, Laurie! And I’ve got the perfect answer. Look what arrived at my doorstep yesterday:



It was such a pleasure to open up this little package from Coco-luxe, that I put it back together and then took pictures while taking it apart. Just so I could show you.





The little icons tell you the flavor to expect — and some are very unexpected.

Ben’s been out of town for a few days and I thought I would save these for his return. So I haven’t tasted them yet. But I’m very much looking forward to it. A perfect little Valentine treat.

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1 Rocks In My Dryer January 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Oh my, have you ever tasted Lindt chocolates? I swear, YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

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2 Alicia January 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Another great chocolatier is Michel Cluziel – http://www.chocolatmichelcluizel-na.com/
There’s a shop at ABC Carpet and they also do mail order. Very pricey but a little goes a long way!
Enjoy!

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3 COA Admissions January 17, 2008 at 4:04 pm

John & Kira chocolates are also decadently delicious and beautifully presented. They build sustainablity and community development into their business practices which gives them the ultimate edge in my book. My husband gave me a box of their chocolates for Christmas, introducing me to the great company. http://www.johnandkiras.com/

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4 Anonymous January 17, 2008 at 4:09 pm

You’re saving them for his return??? Now that is self-control. Start eating now.

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5 Alyssa Coberly January 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

oh i like vosages too (they make really gorgeous stuff) and honestly i think the choxie stuff at target is darling (they look very similar to designer chocolates) and also ethels makes lovely ones as well

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6 KJ January 17, 2008 at 8:26 pm

you seriously haven’t even tasted one???

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7 Chief Family Officer January 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm

I had heard good things about Norman Love, so I sent them to my chocolate-loving friend, who raved about them. She said they were gorgeous and gorgeously packaged and she wasn’t sharing them with anyone.

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8 christy January 18, 2008 at 10:26 am

The exotic truffles from Vosges are unbelievable.

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9 ProjectHope January 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

wow did you guys read the The Vosges Green Mission? it’s awesome. they have my vote for sure… spend a minute and read..great suggestions and ideas for going green, and what they as a company are doing to go green. have any of you tried BODEGA chocolates? I love their small truffle bars…just hard to find in my neck of the woods.

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