Valentine’s Day chocolate: Sweets for your sweet

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chocolate artsThere’s a good chance chocolate is your one true love. It’s also a Valentine’s Day gift that’s appealing across the board for the full spectrum of recipients: lovers, grammas, kids, mums, dads… You get the idea.

Chocolate Arts, our oldest neighbourhood boutique chocolate shop, just celebrated its 20th birthday. Chocolatier Greg Hook opened up long before “locavore” was an annoying term, and began using the best cacao with regional B.C. ingredients. Hook studied “chocolate arts” at Callebaut College in Belgium and the Ecole du Grand Chocolat in France. The first Chocolate Arts shop was on West 4th, later moving to 1630 West 3rd. The shop has quite a following – you shoulda seen the buzz in the room at their 20th birthday celebration!

As you’re well aware, Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, February 14. Here’s a peek what’s on offer at Chocolate Arts for Valentines Day:

58crispy raspberry heart
A solid heart made with house-made raspberry leather, crispy cookie wafer & dark chocolate. Highlighted with 24 karat gold. Around 3.5″ wide.
$6.95
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petite amour box
Filled with our Chocolatiers’ selection of 6 chocolates & truffles.
$8.95
171
caramel apple heart
Made with roasted organic Braeburn apples & cinnamon in a dark chocolate shell. Around 1.25″ wide. ?Packaged in a clear tote.
$2.75

173sweetie pop
Handcrafted lollypop with popping candy for a fizzy surprise. Around 2.25″ wide.
$4.95

63silver heart
Filled with 5 truffles.
$12.95

Last modified: February 15, 2013

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