Deep, Dark (Chocolate) Secret
Cocoa-y goodies are often gifted as a symbol of amour, but as chocolate experts (and admitted fiends), we’d much rather ditch the heart shaped box and receive a few Chocolove bars instead. They’re palate punching concoctions so rich and full bodied that their flavor practically coats tastebuds, leaving a silky smooth taste finish. Mixing all-natural ingredients with techniques borrowed from Europe’s artisan chocolatiers, founder Timothy Moley—a modern day Willy Wonka—produces a smorgasbord of choco-tastic variations whose quality is tip top. Those with a more bitter palate can opt for Strong and Extra Strong varieties, whose cocoa content tops 70%. Or, go for a creative combo of sweet and savory with Chilies & Cherries or Almonds & Sea Salt.
As the name suggests, these confections spell out L-O-V-E in every way, from their gratifying taste to the romantic poems you’ll find on the letter-like wrapper. Who needs a beau (or bird) with a few of these delectables squirreled away? Le sigh.