Local sweets, treats for your valentine

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By: Michele Bellisari

Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

#SoooBoca loves to celebrate love! We especially love to celebrate Valentine’s Day and have shared some of our favorite sweets and treats spots with you. There are so many little gestures you can do to show your love, in fact, according to Fooddive.com, “A survey from the National Confectioners Association found 80 percent of Americans plan to share chocolate and candy with friends, family and loved ones for Valentine’s Day.”

In order to help make your Valentine’s Day gift giving easier, we are sharing suggestions of where you can purchase some of our favorite sweets this year, candy and cookies.

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Truth be told, the mere mention of Valentine’s Day makes us think of heart shaped boxes filled with chocolates, exotic truffles and chocolate covered strawberries and shops in #SoooBoca have exactly what we are looking for!

 

Chocolates by Mr. Roberts

Located in east Boca, this specialty chocolate shop was opened in 1982 by Heinz Robert Goldschneider, a chocolatier trained in Switzerland. This shop offers the most delicious candies including decadent truffles, beautiful gift boxes and even chocolate bark.

So Sweet it Is

For over 20 years, this local gem has been providing handmade chocolates, including their famous “Boca Trash” to our community.

Hoffman’Chocolates

Located throughout South Florida, the location in Boca Center is one of our favorites. This is the perfect place to buy a delicious assortment of candies for Valentine’s Day. We have to admit, their chocolate covered pretzels are to die for!

Godiva Chocolatier

Located in Boca Town Center their high-end chocolates are sublime and their packaging always special.  Their Valentine’s Day selection is truly spectacular and includes everything from heart shaped boxes filled with milk and dark chocolate candies to chocolate covered strawberries.

 

Cookies and Baked Goods

Specialty baked goods are another great way to celebrate the holiday. Here are some local favorites:

Le Macaron

Located in Mizner Park, this french patisserie has the most amazing selection of delicate, flavorful and colorful macrons. (Try the raspberry and salted caramel, two of our favorites)

PHENOMENOM

This popular South Florida-based nitrogen ice cream and cookie concept has a location right here in Boca Raton! In addition to nitrogen ice cream creations, PHENOMENOM offers a tasty selection of freshly baked cookies, ice cream cookie sundaes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and more.

Just Baked Boca

Right in the heart of Downtown Boca this popular shop has cookies that are simply delish and they also deliver!

Candy’s Cake Pops

Cake pops are all the rage and we love them! They are magical, pretty and the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! You can order a variety of  lovely treats including Valentine’s Day Party Cake Pops.

Michele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton and a Realtor with RE/MAX Services. She and her daughters blog, vlog, post and share all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca.