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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.

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‘Old World’ Belgian chocolate at Chocodiem in Clinton

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we’ve all got chocolate on the brain.

However, Jean-Paul Hepp, founder and co-owner of Chocodiem, and Katherine MacDonnell, creative director of the Belgium artisan chocolate local chain, are thinking fine chocolates every day of the year.

The company’s high-end “Old World” Belgian chocolates are hand-made from locally sourced, fresh ingredients from farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey when possible.

With items such as red wine truffles using Tolino Vineyards cabernet sauvignon ($42 for 12), craft beer truffles infused with cacao porter from Shawnee Brewery ($2.40 per piece) and espresso truffles made with Fieldstone’s Kickin Goat espresso ($2.20 per piece), it’s impossible not to taste the difference.

Courtesy of Chocodiem

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