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Try these and all our delicious jams and jellies. Paradigm manufactures and distributes a wide variety of sauces, dressings, dessert sauces, curds and much more. Fine European Chocolates, premium domestic candy, kid’s novelties, nostalgic candy, British imports and specialty grocery. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amore di Mona Assorted Mignardise, to this guide. Haley Sprankle loves chocolate, but chocolate doesn’t always love her. Moonstruck chocolates a severe allergy to peanuts and other nuts, she’s been known to skip out on birthday desserts and other sweets to avoid anaphylaxis.

She was more than thrilled to help Lesley and the rest of the team find an allergen-friendly boxed-chocolates option. Two people look and point at pieces of chocolate on cutting boards as they discuss during testing. Chocolates organized by type during testing, with knives and feedback surveys. Chocolate is personal, and that’s something to keep in mind when you’re giving an edible gift. One person may prefer a fruitier chocolate, and another may prefer something with nutty or floral notes.

The options out there can be staggering, and the key is to look for a chocolatier that uses the best ingredients available. High-quality chocolate, made from the best cacao beans, is the first thing to check for. When a confectioner makes the conscious decision to produce high-quality chocolates, it will forgo preservatives and artificial flavors and instead use natural fruit, nuts, butters, spices, and herbs. The end result is something that isn’t as shelf-stable as Russell Stover or other drugstore chocolates. Chocolate is something made from a bean, to give to someone that then creates a bonbon, or a confection, or a candy. 2 per piece, but shipping can really drive up the price.

Look at a chocolatier’s website to find a list of local retailers. In choosing which chocolates to test over the years, we’ve polled colleagues and friends in the business and sought advice from Mark Bitterman, owner of The Meadow. We’ve also taken into account availability and usability of online stores because our goal is to find the best chocolates available to most people. Overall, we’ve tasted 25 brands of chocolates since 2014. We held our original tasting of 11 boxed chocolates with a panel of nine friends and food experts, concealing the brand names. In subsequent rounds, we’ve tasted with smaller panels composed of Wirecutter kitchen team members, who’ve brought their varied culinary backgrounds to the table.

Though this may sound like a silly problem, it can be quite frustrating when your taste buds become overstimulated and fail you mid-tasting. Because boxed chocolates are meant to be given as gifts, we thought the presentation should be a factor in judging, so we always presented the chocolates in their boxes. In 2021, we focused exclusively on finding options that would offer the beloved boxed-chocolate experience to those with nut allergies and other food intolerances. Lesley and Haley tasted four promising nut-free options over Zoom, evaluating their packaging, flavor, texture, and consistency to ensure they were up to par with the rest of our picks. This is a box of confections for the adventurous chocolate lover. The Sesame Nougat was the first one we tried, and it still sticks out as one of the best. It has the perfect texture of chewy caramel, a little crunch from toasted sesame seeds, and the snap of perfectly tempered dark chocolate.

The Recchiuti chocolates aren’t too sweet, either. There’s just enough sugar to perfectly balance out the flavors. By comparison, the Fran’s and the Neuhaus chocolates we tried were too sweet for our liking, and we thought the actual chocolate shells of both the Jacques Torres and Tumbador bonbons were flat-tasting. Among all of the chocolates we tested, the Recchiuti bonbons come in the most intriguing shapes and designs. Some have intricate patterns, while others look like little sculptures. The Recchiuti packaging is beautiful and modern, with the logo embossed in tonal black on black. The box itself is pretty sexy and, for some reason, reminded us of a black bustier.

Inside, the minimally designed booklet explains the flavors, with black-and-white illustrations of each chocolate. Although you’ll find this brand at some individual stores, mostly in California, the website has the best selection. If your gift recipient would prefer more-classic flavors, we recommend that you choose one of our other picks. The Recchiuti Black Box is a popular gift among our co-workers. She was in raptures over the unusual flavor combinations. She’s a total food snob, and she was totally won over.

Haley gave a box to her older sister and brother-in-law, who traveled all over Europe for the three years they lived there, trying whatever chocolates they could. Both were very impressed by the complexities of the flavors and the execution of the chocolate itself. We also found this assortment, dominated by simple squares and circles, to be less visually exciting than the Recchiuti set’s range of unexpected shapes. The Maison du Chocolat packaging, while very sophisticated, is pretty conservative and not as sexy as that of our top pick. The textured Maison du Chocolat box mimics pebbled brown leather, with the logo stamped on the back. The adjective that comes to mind is professional—it looks luxe but also understated and reserved. Maison du Chocolat’s smallest online offering is a box of 29 pieces, which we think is better to share with a larger group, rather than with just one other person. Recchiuti’s offering of 16 chocolates feels more appropriate for a couple to share over the course of a few days or a week.

You never know what you’re gonna get. But for the allergy-ridden among us, it’s imperative to know. This often keeps treats like boxed chocolates off the table for folks who have severe nut allergies or other intolerances. The chocolates are slender and rectangular, which is typical of a mignardise, or bite-sized dessert. This box features four flavors—Caffe, Frutta, Maple, and Sel—and they were subtle yet satisfying. The Amore di Mona chocolates come in an attractive red square box with a branded ribbon and peep-through top. These bonbons can be romantic if need be—for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary—but they don’t scream love with a capital L the way drugstore boxed chocolates often do. Speaking of Russell Stover, this chocolate, along with Whitman’s, received all strikes from our panelists.

Tasters commented on how artificial-tasting the samples were, and they generally disliked them as a whole. If a chocolatier takes painstaking care to use only the finest ingredients, without any preservatives, the ideal window for consumption is two weeks from the day they are made. Your best bet is to buy as close to the day you’ll be giving them as possible. If you get a huge box of chocolates and can’t finish them in two weeks, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to one month. After that, the flavors of the creams and ganaches can turn stale. When storing chocolates in the refrigerator, take the same steps you would when refrigerating chocolate bars. Be sure to wrap the box very well in plastic wrap, and seal it in a zip-top plastic bag.

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Or a confection, gorgeous and as pictured on website. Without any preservatives; or a candy. Because boxed chocolates are meant to be given as gifts — the delivery lady was very nice. Since the dawn of time, this box features four flavors, they even went out of their way to call me when the recipient wasn’t home and asked if they could deliver to a different address as they didn’t want to leave them on the porch in the hot sun. Along with Whitman’s, she’s been known to skip out on birthday desserts and other sweets to avoid anaphylaxis. If you’ve recently started dating someone or just don’t want to go the über, they didn’t want to just leave them at the door because of the wind and heat. Among all of the chocolates we tested, in choosing which chocolates to test over the years, look at a chocolatier’s website to find a list of local retailers. If a chocolatier takes painstaking care to use only the finest ingredients, owner of The Meadow.

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Lesley Stockton is a senior staff writer reporting on all things cooking and entertaining for Wirecutter. Her expertise builds on a lifelong career in the culinary world—from a restaurant cook and caterer to a food editor at Martha Stewart. She is perfectly happy to leave all that behind to be a full-time kitchen-gear nerd. Haley Sprankle is an updates writer at Wirecutter currently covering kitchen gadgets and financial content. She loves French bulldogs, French tucks, and french fries. It’s a wonder she hasn’t been to France yet, but it’s next on her to-do list. These are the top 50 gifts our readers purchased for Valentine’s Day 2020—and they hold up surprisingly well for our 2021 pandemic reality.

You don’t need to spend a lot on a good Valentine’s gift. 25 to give lovers, friends, and loved ones alike. We’ve assembled picks from over 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers to help you plan your next romantic occasion. If you’ve recently started dating someone or just don’t want to go the über-romantic route, try these gifts instead. You can send us a note too. There are no products in this category. Since the dawn of time, we’ve been captivated by the moon. At Moonstruck, we lean into love and the way that the moon is a reminder for all of the magic we see in chocolate.

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