Don't settle for another boring box of generic chocolates for Valentine's Day. These sumptuous chocolates are among the highest quality sweets available, sure to make a memorable and decadent gift - or a treat for yourself on this special day!
V. Chocolate Caramels
Wally's Price: $34.99 for 32 Piece Box
V. Chocolates master chocolatier Ron Best has been creating luxuriously rich and smooth chocolates for more than twenty years. A connoisseur of fine chocolates with an exquisite palette, Best has cultivated an extraordinary ability to create the world's finest chocolate candies. V. Chocolate Caramels are particularly marvelous: buttery, sweet, dipped in rich Belgian chocolate, and topped with nuts. There is simply nothing better on earth.
Yvan Valentin Chocolat Truffles
Wally's Price: $30 for 1/2 Pound Box
The LA-based chocolatier creates ineffably light, barely-sweet dark chocolate ganache cloaked in a thin shell of dark chocolate and then rolled in cocoa. The result is classic and utterly satisfying. Fans of traditional truffles will have a delightfully elevated experience with Yvan Valentin!
Wally's Price: $18.99
Based out of Newport Beach, B. Toffee adds fantastic ingredients to their hand-crafted recipe with sleek and sophisticated packaging to create a positively fabulous dessert. B. Toffee is composed of provocative manipulation of savory butters, fine domestic sugars, and premium Guittard and Callebaut chocolates topped with superior quality pecan nuts...simply the best!
Dick Taylor Chocolate
Wally's Price: $9
We'll let Dick Taylor Chocolate explain:
"THE MOST HANDS-ON APPROACH WE COULD TAKE WAS TO START WITH THE RAW CACAO. WE ARE ABLE TO SOURCE THE FINEST FAIRLY-TRADED CACAO AND PERFORM ALL THE STEPS IN-HOUSE TO TURN THE RAW INGREDIENTS INTO DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE, ALL IN OUR SMALL FACTORY IN EUREKA, CALIFORNIA. THIS ENTIRE PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS TO COMPLETE BUT ALLOWS US TO MAKE SOME OF THE FINEST CHOCOLATE POSSIBLE. WE USE ORGANIC CACAO AND ORGANIC CANE SUGAR IN OUR CHOCOLATE. BY NOT CUTTING CORNERS OR TAKING SHORTCUTS IN OUR PROCESS WE ARE ABLE TO LEAVE OUT VANILLA, ADDITIONAL COCOA BUTTER OR OTHER EMULSIFIERS, IN HOPES OF CAPTURING AND HIGHLIGHTING THE SUBTLE FLAVOR NUANCES IN THE CACAO WE SOURCE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WE HOPE YOU WILL GET AS MUCH ENJOYMENT EATING OUR CHOCOLATE AS WE DO MAKING IT."
Wally's Price: $685
What says I love you? A $685 bar of chocolate! To'ak Chocolate is an Ecuadorian company founded in 2013 by Jerry Toth and Carl Schweizer. To'ak (prounounced Toe-Ahk) chocolate bars are produced with the very rare variety of Arriba cacao called Nacional cocoa, which some experts formerly believed to be extinct. It is said to have more floral notes and richness of flavors than any other cacao variety. The Heirloom Nacional cacao bar produced by To'ak Chocolate is considered to be the most expensive chocolate bar in the world.
Manoa Goat's Milk Chocolate
Wally's Price: $9
In 2010, this bean-to-bar chocolate factory debuted in the small city of Kailua on the island of Oahu. It quickly became known for its commitment to locally sourced beans as well sourcing additional beans from premier worldwide destinations. The founders built a chocolate kitchen from scratch and infused Hawaiian culture into their company’s vision and approach to sustainability. The result was a chocolate bar that is both refreshingly new, healthy, and rich in the local tradition. Word of Manoa spread quite rapidly as a result of their commitment to quality. Today, Manoa Chocolate continues to do successfully deliver on their mission: to create a remarkable dark chocolate bar.