It's that time of year again, when people start gifting each other with chocolates. Would be very interested in peoples' opinions as to where the best are to be found in greater LA--especially if they're not mass-made. I can find See's. But I'd also like to know if there are cloistered nuns hand-making chocolates somewhere, or a former heart surgeon who gave that up in quest of the perfect ganache. Or rehabilitated gang members who've started a chocolate cooperative. You get the idea.
Looking forward to your advice,