9 places to find the best chocolate this Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate lovers, now is your time to shine. Photo via Sky Bear Confections’ Facebook

Psst. In case anyone hasn’t told you yet, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. If you still haven’t made plans, run don’t walk to these delicious Birmingham-area chocolatiers to get something sweet for your sweetheart.

When I was a little kid, my edgy phase in middle school was defined by my hatred of chocolate. Thank goodness I came back to my senses. Check out some of the chocolate spots below that will convert anyone (including “angsty” eleven-year-olds) to a chocoholic.

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Chocolata

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Life is like a box of gourmet chocolates. Photo via Chocolatá’s Facebook

With a gourmet selection for even the most refined palate, Chocolata’s divine chocolates will delight anyone. Some top picks include their 15-piece assorted gift box, and the “Love Local Valentine Gift Set” available now for pre-order.

Birmingham Candy Company

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Oreos with double the chocolate. Photo via The Birmingham Candy Company’s Facebook

The Birmingham Candy Company’s wide selection has something for everyone (even those who don’t like chocolate) for Valentine’s Day. Just check out their social media to see mouth-watering pictures of treats like candied apples, homemade chocolates, and chocolate-covered Oreos.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-6 PM
  • Location: Inside The Pizitz Food Hall, 1821 2nd Avenue North, Stall 166, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Honeycreeper Chocolate

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Pure decadence. Photo via Honeycreeper Chocolates’ Facebook

Simultaneously exotic and local, Honeycreeper Chocolate (named after an adorable songbird) features a variety of “bean-to-bar” chocolate products. Check out their variety of drinking chocolates and the cute and affordable Valentine’s Day gift bag.

Sugar Crestline

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Sugar is also delivering candygrams all week. Photo via Sugar Crestline’s Facebook

What’s in a name? Well, Shakespeare, when it’s Mountain Brook’s Sugar, pretty much everything. This gourmet candy boutique offers chocolates (and more) for every occasion, from delivery candygrams to just-the-two-of-us gift bags to a full candy bar for your Galentine’s Day brunch.

Match Chocolate

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Match’s new vegan chocolate bar. Photo via Match Chocolate’s Facebook

If you’re swiping right this weekend or wooing your sweetheart, find your perfect match with Match Chocolates. This small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolatier can be found all around town at pop-ups and events, and they ship. Check out their single-origin chocolate bars for an elegant and ethical treat this Valentine’s Day.

Sky Bear Confections

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Show your love with a statement chocolate bar. Photo via Sky Bear Confections’ Facebook

Delight your significant other on Valentine’s Day with Sky Bear Confections’ hand-painted bonbons and truffles, like the Brownie Batter and Pecan Pie.

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There goes my diet. Photo via Cookie Fix

Cookie Fix is a personal favorite of mine (I’m writing this while eyeing a certain red and white tin on my countertop) that serves up over 50 kinds of cookies, including the classic chocolate chip, and fun Valentine’s Day options. Check them out at their original location in Homewood, or the new Cahaba Heights location.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-5PM
  • Location: 2854 18th Street South, Homewood, Alabama 35209; 3152 Heights Village, Birmingham, Alabama 35243
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Edgar’s Bakery

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Chocolate cheesecake bars at Edgar’s Bakery. Photo via Edgar’s Bakery’s Facebook

Another excellent spot to cure your chocolate craving, particularly if you’re like me and would always rather have a pastry than candy, is local favorite Edgar’s Bakery. Surprise your love with one of their Valentine’s Day peanut butter balls boxes, or the chocolate covered strawberry shortcake.

Dreamcakes Bakery

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Chocolate delights. Photo via Dreamcakes’ Facebook

If you’re looking for more of a cake option for your Valentine’s Day dessert, Dreamcakes Bakery has a selection of cupcakes to die for (or pass out from a sugar-induced-coma). Try the Chocolate High cupcake, which as they describe is “a high that doesn’t include a shady person in some alleyway.”

If you’re still looking for Valentine’s Day plans, check out Bham Now’s recent Valentine’s Day date deals guide.

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