5 Can't-Miss Chocolates
Get these in your belly, stat
All chocolates are not created equal--and these are the best around. May we suggest searing these names into your frontal lobe for when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up or sure-to-please gift?
Artisan dark chocolates with a dusting of sea salt, oh my. (9 pieces, $20)
3360 W. First St.; 213-739-8149 or valerieconfections.com
Are we more excited about the 30-plus chocolate bars (from $10) in flavors like trail mix and caramelized popcorn or the groovy collage-artwork packaging? Okay, the chocolate wins.
Compartes Chocolatier, 912 S. Barrington Ave.; 310-826-3380 or compartes.com
Remember the classic candy I Love Lucy scene? That’s based on this Beverly Hills shop, where the old-fashioned styling and rich products--like the signature peppermint bark (12 oz., $30)--are like a happy trip to Switzerland.
444 N. Canon Dr., Beverly HIlls; 310-275-0341 or edelweisschocolates.com