Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bar

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

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Although Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, roses and relationships, it is also the holiday of chocolate. Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with boxed chocolates, truffles, and chocolate bars. Choosing where to buy such treats, however, can be complicated and sometimes even daunting. Luckily, Fairfield County offers a wide variety of options for Staples students to choose from.

 

Isabel et Vincent

Isabel et Vincent is a traditional French Patisserie located in downtown Fairfield. The store is stocked with hand-made chocolates, truffles, and ice cream made daily by native French bakers, one of whom, Vincent Koenig, is a seventh generation chocolatier.

“I love their truffles,” Kari Flicker ’15 said. “Isabel et Vincent is classier than CVS, which is good because you have to treat yourself for Valentine’s Day.”

Address:

1903 Post Road, Fairfield

Best Valentine’s Day buy: Truffles (12 piece box $24.00)

 

Walgreens

Conveniently located in Westport, Walgreens has an endless selection of chocolate. From candy bars to fancy, chocolate boxes, Walgreens can meet every sugar tooth’s need.

“Walgreens is great because it is right in town,” Helena Giaume ’15 said. “I will probably buy some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups because I live for those, and boxed chocolate is just too intimidating.”

Address:

880 Post Road East, Westport

Best Valentine’s Day buy: Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffle Assortment ($9.99)

 

Saugatuck Sweets

Saugatuck Sweets is a newly opened store in Westport. Although its main attraction is ice cream, they also have a wide variety of chocolates to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day.

“I was just at Saugatuck Sweets eating ice cream,” Abby Lustig ’15 said, “and there were some heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that looked like they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.”

Address:

575 Riverside Avenue, Westport

Best Valentine’s Day buy:

Heart boxes of chocolate ($16.95)

 

Godiva Chocolates

Godiva Chocolates is ready for Valentine’s Day customers, as the store is stocked with chocolate hearts, 36-piece chocolate boxes, and heart-shaped truffles.

“I’m definitely going to get chocolate from Godiva,” Joe Zec ’15 said. “Last time, I scored big with their chocolate truffles.”

Address: Trumbull Mall

Best Valentine’s Day buy:

Chocolate–dipped strawberries ($42.00)

 

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