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The best Valentine’s Day chocolates in Atlanta?


These days, drugstore chocolate box mainstays like the Whitman’s Sampler or the Russell Stover red foil heart seem a little less than exciting as Valentine’s Day treats. Especially with local artisan chocolate makers, like Cacao in Atlanta and the Chocolaterie in Cumming, producing bean-to-bar and hand-painted delicacies.

In fact, this year, if you want to give your Valentine a really sweet adventure, Cacao is offering chocolate workshops where you can spend some time making candy  with your loved one.

It marks the first time since moving to its new chocolate factory that Cacao is opening the doors and inviting visitors to come experience its Willy Wonka-like world first hand. Spaces are limited, so you’ll need to grab a reservation at, where you can find details on different workshops for kids and adults.

Will chocolates be a big part of your Valentine’s Day? Where are the best Atlanta chocolateries right now?

— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog?

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February 10th, 2014
4:04 pm

Maison Robert in Chamblee has been my go-to for years.

Gigi Pedraza

February 10th, 2014
4:08 pm

The absolute best chocolates with fun and provocative flavors are MChocolat. They have an AMAZING assortment of fillings, designs and packages. I love them.

H&F Bread Co.

February 10th, 2014
4:13 pm

Love Cacao.

Aaron Russell, Restaurant Eugene’s James Beard Award nominated pastry chef, is making his signature bonbons to order through H&F Bread Co. at

If flavors like Luxardo Cherry White Chocolate and Rose Hip Milk Chocolate aren’t enticing enough, they’re striking visually as well.


February 10th, 2014
4:22 pm

Maison Robert is a wonderful shop with wonderful chocolates and more.


February 10th, 2014
4:51 pm

Another vote for M Chocolat!


February 10th, 2014
5:14 pm

Verrry disappointed with Cacao–I bought presents of mixed truffles, peanut butter cups, etc. for 3-4 peeps this Xmas and they all separately told me how mediocre the chocolate was. I tasted it and was also underwhelmed. It’s fairly pricey (about $2.50/3 per truffle) and the flavors were muted.


February 10th, 2014
5:16 pm

We actually enjoyed Chocolate South more–my wife got a sampler as a gift and they were very interesting flavors. Maybe 1 or 2 “mehs” out of the 10 we got–overall, very tasty.


February 10th, 2014
5:24 pm

Maison Robert has been in business since 1977 for good reason y’all! Wonderful family business, reasonable prices, and fabulous chocolates.


February 10th, 2014
6:00 pm

M Chocolat has the freshest chocolate-dipped strawberries I’ve ever had. Their chocolates are handmade with natural ingredients that give them a bold, rich flavor. They are definitely my favorite chocolate shop in Atlanta by far!


February 10th, 2014
6:05 pm

The Chocolaterie in Cumming is my go to place. They make the best truffles I have ever eaten.

Ned Ludd

February 10th, 2014
6:20 pm

Maison Robert by far the best. They also make without a doubt the best bread in town. I think they also have chocolate making classes, that could make a great Valentines gift.


February 10th, 2014
7:11 pm

Check out they are the talk of the Town in Conyers.

Elizabeth Ashworth

February 10th, 2014
11:20 pm

Thank you Bob Townsend and John Kessler for including us at The Chocolaterie Luxury Chocolates in Cumming among your favorites for “Best Valentine’s Chocolates in Atlanta”! We’ll keep creating unique and delicious hand-made beautiful chocolates for your special Valentines seven days a week!


February 11th, 2014
1:07 am


February 11th, 2014
5:16 am

I’m a chocolate snob, I have tasted the best from European shops, which sets a high standard. Cacao has met that standard with aplomb. The truffles are some of the best in the world, you rarely find this quality outside of Paris or Brussels. I’m intrigued by the offerings from H&F Bread, I’ll have to give them a try.

Tea Party Patriot

February 11th, 2014
12:08 pm

I order Sherry’s Berry’s promo code “RUSH”, also got my wife a Pajama Gram, Vermont Teddy Bear and a case of Two If By Tea.


February 12th, 2014
10:17 am

TeaPartyPatriot…….what did you get your wife? ha ha You did a great job! You are set for the next 6 mons.