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The Best Chocolates in Dallas for Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2013 | by The Update
The Best Chocolates in Dallas - Painted chocolates from Chocolate Secrets- Photo by Manny Rodriguez for D Magazine


For the Artist

Chocolate Secrets

Specialty: Hand-painted chocolates
Provenance of Chocolate: European Imports; Noble Ingredients (France); Belcolade (Belgium); Michel Cluizel (France); Callebaut (Belgium); and Amano Artisan Chocolate (Utah).
Best-sellers: The sea salt caramel; ancho chile with cinnamon spices and cayenne pepper; 4-year aged gouda covered in dark chocolate ganache.
Contactchocolatesecrets.net / 3926 Oak Lawn Ave. / 214-252-9801


For the Nonconformist
Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Specialty: Thinking outside the box
Provenance of Chocolate: Chocolate Santander (Colombian single origin); Valrhona (France); Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela); Chocolate Luker (Colombia); and Domori Italian Chocolate. She also gets chocolates from places such as Peru, Africa, the Ivory Coast, Hawaii, and Ecuador.
Best-sellers: Albatross fudge with dark chocolate and dehydrated blue cheese and sea salt. Chubby Nuts with hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia, and soy and egg whites, powdered sugar, and sea salt. Vincotto toffee with fig, argan oil, and vincotto. Rosebud with rose petal jam fudge.
Contact: dudesweetchocolate.com / 408 W. 8th St. / 214-943-5943

**Also, if you’re looking for something casual yet romantic this weekend, don’t miss Dude, Sweet Chocolate at the Beer and Chocolate Tasting event at The Gingerman Pub. Click here for details.


For the Bon Vivant
CocoAndré Chocolatier

The Best Chocolates in Dallas - High heel chocolate mold with assorted truffles from CocoAndre Chocolatier- Photo by Manny Rodriguez for D Magazine

High heel chocolate mold with assorted truffles from CocoAndre Chocolatier- Photo by Manny Rodriguez for D Magazine

Specialty: Handmade European-style truffles and hand-cast molds
Provenance of Chocolate: Callebaut (Belgium)
Best-sellers: Raspberry lavender, raspberry ganache with crystallized violet lavender. Di Amore, milk chocolate ganache rolled in roasted almonds. Dulce de leche, caramelized milk and white chocolate ganache in milk chocolate. This month, Pedraza will have her High Heel Mold filled with 10 truffles. 
Contactcocoandre.com / 831 W. Davis St. / 214-941-3030

See more about these stores and find even more chocolatiers to check out— click here to read the original article on D Magazine.

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