Just as you might be coming out of your chocolate-induced holiday stuper, it's time for the next round! Valentine's Day is around the corner, and Max’s has a wide variety of artisan chocolates for your valentine (but you can have some too). From traditional chocolate meltaways and caramels to exotic flavors to spice up your holiday, you can’t go wrong.
From Knipschildt Chocolatier, choose a box of rosewater truffles, or a selection of chocolates with flavors such as red chili and tangerine ganache, lemon marzipan, and passion fruit. The chocolates are presented in heart-shaped or square boxes made of beautiful handmade paper in shades of red and pink.
Chocolat Moderne, from New York, never disappoints with their elegant chocolates in classic flavors with a twist. The Mysteries of Love collection contains five hand painted white chocolate hearts filled with dark chocolate ganache, raspberry, single malt scotch ganache, Poire Williams pear caramel and passion fruit cardamom caramel. Equally decadent are the chocolate covered vodka-infused cherries which, we think, are sure to stir up a little love.
V Chocolates, always a customer favorite, has dressed up their "to-die-for" caramels for Valentine’s Day this year. They come in a red croc-embossed heart shaped box, are totally covered in either milk or dark chocolate, and even the caramels themselves are heart shaped! They’re available in a 10 piece heart-shaped box of assorted caramels and dark chocolate truffles or a 26 piece heart-shaped box of assorted dark and milk chocolate caramels.
From California, Charles Chocolates presents a collection ofclassic raspberry, mocha and peppermint meltaways in a red velvet heart box.
And last, but definitely not least, from Sweet Bliss we’ve got dark chocolate caramel filled hearts, each hand painted with a special Valentine message or design. For that shoe lover in your life, we have the ever popular dark chocolate and caramel pump and purse set decorated with patterns inspired by the day of love. And the Poppin' Lips are back this year by popular demand! The white and dark chocolate lips hold a special surprise – take a bite and discover the tickly pop rocks embedded inside! Packaged in a lucite box with a red bow, Poppin’ Lips are a great Valentines Day gift for that someone who adds a little pop to your life.
So, there you have it. Lots of options for this Valentine's Day. Oh, and if you want to add a little something sparkly to your gift, we can help with that too!
Max’s is a unique boutique featuring artist-made fine jewelry, home décor and specialty chocolates from around the world. Located at The Shops of Excelsior & Grand in St. Louis Park, our goal is to specialize in items made by artists whose work isn’t found elsewhere in the Twin Cities. We are very proud to have been named a Top Retailer by NICHE Magazine for both 2008 and 2009,
And what about the chocolates? The same principle applies here as we look for the best chocolates that we can find that you (hopefully) won't find anywhere else in town.