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“Nicely Made Local Chocolate”

Confections with Convictions
Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I like that this place has a focus on sourced ingredients and takes great efforts to ensure a quality product. All chocolates are made right there in house and there are a huge variety. Vegan choices are just as yummy as the regular and your first chocolate is free.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I dropped by the store yesterday, and the owner gave me a piece for free to eat. I felt it's so delicious and it must be the best chocolate in the world. So I bought a lot. And the owner was very patient and introduced all kind of chocolate to me very specifically!

I will come here again!

Thank Huang Y
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Impulse stop on the way home. First time visit, and I got the royal treatment, attention,and a wonderful free truffle! Owner patiently explained all my choices. Most products made on site. I will be back, and any special candy gifts I purchase from now on will be from this shop. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

Thank Roz C
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Owner Dale Anderson handcrafts truffles and other chocolates from organic, fair trade chocolates. Truffles include classic truffles, rich with cream and exotic flavorings such as Damson plums, chai tea and locally sourced honey. But he also offers vegan truffles made with coconut milk. He has expanded his line to include barks studded with items such as salted almonds, crushed peppermint candies or dried papaya. Anderson uses the business to help young people who have been in trouble with juvenile drug court, by providing job training and talk therapy.

Thank kalamazootwinmom
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I happened into this quaint little shop by accident. (Some may say there are no accidents) and way introduced to Dale but his sweet mother. What a delight and the chocolate. Well EXCEPTIONAL

Thank nda0321
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