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♥ Rose-Cardamom Truffle
Chocolatier Joann Hofer sources organic chocolate from her native Austria. The filling of this aromatic treat is steeped with rose petals and brightened with citrusy cardamom.
♥ Sweetalicious Truffle
The organic coconut milk and coconut oil in this dairy-free nibble let the fruity notes of the chocolate shine. 15 W. Main St., Greenfield, 371-6392
♥ Natural Dark Chocolate Bar
Tart cherries temper the warm tingle of cinnamon and cayenne in this dark-cocoa bar from the local company that donates 10 percent of its profits to conservation efforts.
♥ Choco-Latte Truffle
Dark-chocolate ganache infused with coffee is dipped in white chocolate and dusted with cinnamon for a bite reminiscent of your morning brew. 57 S. Washington St., Danville, 718-7060
♥ Temple Garden Tea Truffle
A white-chocolate ganache core infused with Temple Garden Tea is enrobed in another white-chocolate layer and rolled in pistachios and almonds. City Market; 301 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, 518-8842
♥ Sea-Salt Caramel
Melt-in-your-mouth butter caramels—in flavors that have included Hawaiian macadamia nut—are dunked in chocolate and sprinkled with flakes of sea salt. 15 W. Main St., Greenfield, 213-7414
♥ Caramelized Hazelnut Chocolate
Subtle notes of roasted hazelnuts and a touch of bourbon highlight the ultra-creamy milk-chocolate interior of the heart-shaped treat made exclusively for Carmel gourmet market Vine & Table.
♥ Dark Cherry Truffle
Among the seasonal goodies at Elizabeth Garber’s shop, none are as perfect for Valentine’s Day as the rich marriage of dark-chocolate ganache, dried cherries, and cherry juice. 880 Massachusetts Ave., 636-2800