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Old 02-04-08, 11:45 AM
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Valentine's Chocolate?

I'm not a big choco-holic in any way. What is the "really good" kind of chocolate to get/send for Valentine's Day? I mean something relatively easily attainable...not something I have to order from Belgium and pay $50 just for shipping.

Godiva?
Dove?
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Scharffen Berger

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http://www.nokachocolate.com/

Shipping wont be $50, but the chocolate may be.
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+ 100000 to the Scharffen Berger- it's fabulous and easily obtained in good grocery stores. Another one I really like is Noi Sirius bittersweet. It comes from Iceland, and you can get it at Whole Foods. It's impossibly cheap (like $4/6oz or so) and it's very, very good. For my taste, it's competitive with Scharffen Berger.
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Oh KT are you sending me some chocolate??
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
I'm not a big choco-holic in any way. What is the "really good" kind of chocolate to get/send for Valentine's Day? I mean something relatively easily attainable...not something I have to order from Belgium and pay $50 just for shipping.

Godiva?
Dove?
Make life easy for yourself, and buy local:

http://www.franschocolates.com/locations.php

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Isn't Bosco available in chocolate flavored?
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I'd really prefer some Medjool dates, thanks.
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Originally Posted by snowy View Post
Oh KT are you sending me some chocolate??
You weren't supposed to read this...it was supposed to be a surprise, honey.
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mmm, chocolate and honey. I love those chocolate bars wiht the almost honey like caramel filling. I may have to send me some chocolate.
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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
Make life easy for yourself, and buy local:

http://www.franschocolates.com/locations.php

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Thanks East Hill....that looks perfect.
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I'm a cheap date, a bag of dark chocolate M&M's will do me just fine, hell - you can even open the bag and take some before giving them to me as well.

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I'm a cheap date, a bag of dark chocolate M&M's will do me just fine, hell - you can even open the bag and take some before giving them to me as well.

What do I get in return?
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Wilbur Buds, of course. While all are good, 100% dark ones will be better if your giftee is a chocoholic. No problem shipping this time of year. 5 lb box usually lasts me a couple weeks. Dark Buds continue to be top ranking in my voluminous chocobase, year after, year, with Maya Gold being second (but you can buy those at Target these days). However, if you mail order any Maya Gold, be sure to get a couple ginger bars as they are impossible to find at retail.
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Why chocolates? That's so cliche!!! Buy your girl useful stuff...like socks! Underwear! Notebooks! A new computer program! That lovely bike she's been admiring!!!! LOL.

Like I mentioned in one of the PnR threads, teh bf and I don't give each other romantic gifts--we buy each other things we need. Works great for us, because it's usually things we've been putting off buying.
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Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
Why chocolates? That's so cliche!!! Buy your girl useful stuff...like socks! Underwear! Notebooks! A new computer program! That lovely bike she's been admiring!!!! LOL.

Like I mentioned in one of the PnR threads, teh bf and I don't give each other romantic gifts--we buy each other things we need. Works great for us, because it's usually things we've been putting off buying.
Thanks for the input. I'm normally not a "traditional gifts" kind of person either....but this time I thought it would work best. I know she loves them but its one of those luxuries she probably wouldn't buy for herself...especially with her financial situation these days (left work to go back to school and change careers....she's living off savings).
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I'm sure she'd love it if you made your own chocolates If it tastes terrible she'd still love the gesture. Otherwise buy Belgian Chocolates. You should be able to pick up some good ones at a decent Chocolate Specialty store.
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A high-end choclatier opened
around the corner from my office.
They are really good but at $1.5o
for a square it is kinda spendy.
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Originally Posted by Tude
I'm a cheap date, a bag of dark chocolate M&M's will do me just fine...
My wife and I like this, as long as the cocoa content is 70% or higher.

The price is always right, ~ $3.00-$4.00 a bar and available at most health food stores.
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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
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http://www.franschocolates.com/locations.php

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Mary See's and Ethel M are both very good. I think both can be ordered over the Internet. See's is based in Los Angeles and found in many Western States locations. Ethel M is based in Las Vegas and found in larger Nevada cities.
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I Loooove Godiva. But they are too expensive.

I'd rather have a bike part.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Scharffen Berger

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I'd do that job for $20,000 a year... but I couldn't afford to pay any more than that! bu-dum-tisch

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
I Loooove Godiva. But they are too expensive.

I'd rather have a bike part.


^^ we all of us know that you deserve to have both, SBW. So some-body pls, get this grl some dura-ace groupo - complete!.. -so she can enjoy herself some Godiva chocolat! Jeezus -for Kriste sakes.. Come on ppl.. Redeem my faith in life and humanity -- and get her some freakin' parts and chocolates! -the nice ones!


&BTW You're all very good ppl.. -for wishing the same. Absolutely.

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I'm fond of El Rey. It's a Venezuelan chocolate; very earthy and rich; not sweet. You might like it, KT, since you are very much the coffee afficionado. I get it on occasion at Whole Foods here, and I'm sure the WF in Seattle would have it as well.
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