5 places to get your Valentine’s Day chocolates

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 2/8/18

Roses, romantic meals and heartfelt gifts are nice, but everyone — whether single or married to the love of their life — knows that the best part of Valentine’s Day is the amazing chocolates that we finally have an excuse to indulge in.

No matter if you plan on enjoying some truffles on your living room couch on Feb. 14 or if you’re giving them to your sweetheart, finding amazing, quality chocolates is a must on Valentine’s Day.

To find out where you should pick up a box, check out the chocolate shops located throughout Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Union counties.

Birnn Chocolates.

Birnn Chocolates in Highland Park

This year certainly isn’t Birnn Chocolates first Valentine’s Day runaround; the Highland Park company has literally been around for over 100 years, having being founded in 1915.

Since then and through today, Birnn Chocolates uses only natural ingredients and all nuts have been dry-roasted. Although they ship all over the country, the Highland Park shop is the only place where the chocolates are made.

If you go: 314 Cleveland Ave., Highland Park; 732-545-4400, birnnchocolates.com

Carol’s Creative Chocolatez.

Carol’s Creative Chocolatez in Somerville

The chocolates that the sweet-toothed will find at Carol’s Creative Chocolatez in Somerville are no ordinary kisses — this shop specializes in high-quality single-origin chocolates that are all made in-house in small quantities.

If a visit to this shop has you feeling inspired, Carol’s Creative Chocolatez also offers tons of chocolate-oriented classes and presentations so you can create your own chocolate artwork. The shop also features completely edible chocolate paintings that make for an unforgettable gift.

If you go: 24 Division St., Somerville; 908-725-5500, carolscreativechocolatez.com

2 Chicks with Chocolate.

2 Chicks with Chocolate in Metuchen

If you’re on the run, 2 Chicks with Chocolate in Metuchen offers signature chocolate gifts for pickup such as chocolate-covered strawberries, frog-shaped chocolates, chocolate gift boxes and more.

However, if you want to give a more personalized present this Valentine’s Day, book one of the 2 Chicks with Chocolate classes where visitors can paint chocolate and pair wine while enjoying chocolate fondue, paint a chocolate high-heeled shoe, learn to pair craft beer and chocolate, and more.

If you go: 19 New St., Metuchen; 888-896-2449, 2chickswithchocolate.com

The Fudge Shoppe.

The Fudge Shoppe in Flemington

You’ve probably passed the Fudge Shoppe’s signature red barn shop on Route 202 countless times since it opened in 1961, and now is the time to finally check out their chocolate-covered fruits, handcrafted truffles and more.

For Valentine’s Day, the local staple is offering their signature chocolate heart boxes, chocolate heart pops, gummy hearts, foiled hearts, jelly hearts and chocolate roses.

If you go: 461 Route 202, Flemington, 908-782-7123, thefudgeshoppe.com

Brummer’s Chocolates.

Brummer’s Chocolates in Westfield

Although Brummer’s Chocolates dates back to 1904, they definitely don’t have a dated mentality. This shop has created everything from a chocolate Halloween tombstone to a baby grand piano to the Statue of Liberty using passed-down family recipes.

Brummer’s is also known for their retro candies, making for the perfect nostalgic gift for your valentine, as well as boxed chocolates and chocolate bars that can size up to a half-pound.

If you go: 125 E. Broad St., Westfield; 908-232-1904, brummershomemadechocolates.com

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