Gourmet chocolate was made for Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t you agree? Sure, you could walk into a Ralphs or Albertsons, grab a Hershey’s bar or a $5 heart-shaped box full of chocolate, and call it good. But is your valentine worth that? No, no they are not. They are worth much more! This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with rich, velvety chocolates from these local Irvine chocolatiers. 

 

Chocolate Org

Irvine’s Chocolate Org has the chocolates that you can’t find just anywhere. Unique, hand made artisan treats perfect for Valentine’s Day is what Chocolate Org provides the Irvine community. While it may look ordinary from the outside, this chocolate shop has extraordinary chocolates, gift baskets and more that are sourced from around the world. While you’re there, you have endless gift ideas and opportunities at your disposal! Does your valentine specifically fancy dark chocolate? Chocolate Org’s got it. Do they prefer a variety of white chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, truffles, and dark chocolate? Yeah, Chocolate Org could make that happen. Accommodating the wide array of dietary restrictions, this Irvine chocolate shop also has vegan, gluten-free and organic truffles!

View this post on Instagram

Chocolate Gift Box for a Special One We have an option for all the chocolate lovers, our preparations will give your senses a rich experience of flavors. Chocolate gift boxes have been prepared to provide delight. We have packed happiness and goodness in every gift box that we have prepared. The chocolate gift assortment has something for everyone. No matter how many chocolates you gift someone it is never enough which is why in our gift packs we bring to you plenty of them in every box. – #choclatelover #choclate #chocolate #chocolatecake #chocolatemilk #nutella #cheesecake #onthetable #foodgawker #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #realfood #eeeeeats #damnthatsdelish #tastingtable #forthemaking #BHGfood #TOHfoodie #instayummy #kitchn #huffposttaste #foodinspo #inmykitchen #shareyourtable #chocolateorgbaking #chocolatemousse #godivachocolate #thechocolate

A post shared by Chocolate.org (@chocolate_org) on

 

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is another amazing choice for those looking to make a statement with edible arrangements this year. Whether it be fudge, toffee, or even sour peach heart candy, RMC Factory has perfected it. And because they understand that sometimes a box of chocolates doesn’t accurately capture the uniqueness of everyone’s preferences, you have the opportunity to arrange an assortment that is equally as special and unique as your valentine! We know it’s still early in the new year and those 2020 health resolutions are (hopefully!) still going strong, so we thought it best to mention that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory also offers an impressive variety of sugar-free chocolates.

 

Godiva Chocolatier

When you hear the name “Godiva Chocolatier” what do you think of? Rich… creamy… decedent…chocolates and treats. Yeah, that’s what comes to mind for us too. With over 400 chocolate shops nationwide (and one right next door to Irvine) offering fine Belgian chocolates since the early 1920s, these chocolatiers have made a name for themselves in the gourmet chocolate industry. And reasonably so! Irresistible, melt in your mouth chocolate truffles, indulgent yet refreshing chocolate covered strawberries… they have it all. And when your valentine sees a Godiva chocolate box and a bundle of red roses, they are sure to feel like a very special someone.

 

So before you think you will just grab a box of chocolates on your way to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, think again! Keep these local, gourmet chocolatiers in mind, and be sure to share with us on Facebook and Instagram how your experience was! While you’re at it, keep following the Main Street Village blog here.