The goodies at the new Chocolate Box Cafe are all imported from Belgium with strict attention to freshness, and they’re perfectly creamy and well flavored. Whether you choose dark chocolate mango ganache, green tea, or ginger, the flavor permeates the entire chocolate, says pleasurepalate. There’s also gelato imported from Italy (lemon gelato is particularly great), and the owner has big plans for chocolate tastings, wine pairings, and hot chocolate when the weather gets cooler.

Another place with excellent, creamy chocolates and interesting flavors is L’Artisan du Chocolat, with kumquat, kalamata olive, and Aztec flavors (apricot with three different types of chiles).

Kitchen Queen insists that for chocolate, Compartes is untouchable–especially the super-sexy Love Nuts. Don’t miss the chocolate-dipped apricots or raspberry ganache, either.

Chocolate Box Cafe [East San Fernando Valley]
714 Foothill Blvd., La Canada

L’Artisan du Chocolat [East Hollywood]
3364 W. 1st St., Los Angeles

Compartes of California Chocolate [Wealthy Westlands]
912 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles

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