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Confections with Convictions

116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
+1 269-381-9700
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You’ll NEVER eat Fanny May, See’s or Russell Stover again!

What’s left to say that others have not? I’m not a huge fan of chocolate, primarily because most of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
azo49008
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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The staff was more than helpful and friendly. Great customer service!!! The treats were amazing... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Dawn S
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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections exclusively from Fair Trade, organic certified chocolate. Chocolatier Dale Anderson's original recipes contain fresh local fruits, honey, and maple syrup. Vegan and gluten free options are always available. Closed Sunday and Monday. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
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“fair trade” (12 reviews)
“young people” (6 reviews)
“truffle” (32 reviews)
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116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What’s left to say that others have not? I’m not a huge fan of chocolate, primarily because most of it is of poor quality and cloyingly sweet. The formative years for my palate were spent in Europe so my first exposures to chocolate were French...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. As a child, Russel Stovers was the fancy chocolate our family reserved for special occasions. It was a revelation to me when I tasted my first fresh, hand made chocolate. It was a totally different (and...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The staff was more than helpful and friendly. Great customer service!!! The treats were amazing. It's a chocolate lovers paradise!!!

Thank Dawn S
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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks Dawn! I'm glad you had a great experience!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Shop is cute but staff didn't seem happy to be there, and they weren't very nice :/ Wish teavana near left the cross roads mall!More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Sondra, Confections With Convictions is a chocolate shop, and not a tea shop. I trust that you are inadvertently reviewing another shop. If you really had poor customer service at our shop, let me know. We'll make it up to you. We're happy to...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Dangerously delicious Handmade candies conveniently located corner crosstown and S Burdick. They have front door parking making it easy in/out.

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

What to say? Excellent, imaginative, beautiful chocolate. Go! Prepare to have difficulty making decisions, but it is all good.

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I am very picky when it comes to chocolate and truffles since I grew up in Switzerland and used to make truffles myself. I brought my daughter to the store while visiting Kalamazoo last week. I didn’t expect being...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

You are very welcome. I'm so glad that we had chocolates that you were able to eat, and that you enjoyed, Thanks for your kind review!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

this place is the best chocolate shop! there's a creative variety of delicious chocolate truffles, the ingredients are high quality and fair trade, and the owner is a truly good guy committed to making the world a better place. He hires court-involved youth to work...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Rebecca, Thanks for supporting our efforts, and for your kind review!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The flavors presented are not what you normally find in a chocolate shop. They have unique combinations and as you try them, you want to try more. I was amazed to find a vegan variety as well; had to try a couple, they were delicious....More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I walked in as I was leaving the bakery. I'm so glad I did! 1st timers get a free sample! You can tell these people love what they do and it shows!

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thanks for deciding to check us out. I'm glad you had a good experience! I hope you enjoyed your chocolate.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Many commercial chocolates have soy in them so I am often unable to enjoy a treat. I found that many of Dale's creations are safe for me to eat and so delicious. He was so willing to take the time to walk me through all...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Susan, I'm so glad that we have treats that are safe for you to eat (and that you enjoy them). One of the benefits of selling chocolates that we make ourselves, is that we know exactly what goes into them. I'm glad that this...More

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