The Austin Chronicle


By Virginia B. Wood, February 11, 2005, Food

Even More Chocolate!

Our Valentine's Day Eat, Drink, Watch Movies screening of Chocolat is sold out for Monday night, so be sure and tune in to Majic 95FM at 6:40am on Friday morning for the chance to win the last pair of tickets! Meanwhile, folks at the following places will be glad to help you choose the perfect chocolate gift for your sweet baboo.

Lammes Candies (various locations): Heart-shaped boxes in several varieties; chocolate-covered strawberries, Feb. 13-14.

Dr. Chocolate (1715 W. 35th, 454-0555): Molded specialties in dark, milk, and white chocolate; dipped fruits and cookies; truffles; ice creams; Heart-shaped boxes in several sizes, chocolate-covered strawberries.

Cold Stone Creamery (2828 Guadalupe, 472-0707; Parmer Lane & I-35, 873-9575): Devil's food cake layered with vanilla ice cream mixed with Red Hots candies, enrobed in chocolate ganache.

Breed & Co. (718 W. 29th, 474-6679; 3663 Bee Caves Rd., 328-3960): Exclusive selection of Roscar liqueur-filled chocolates in Heart-shaped boxes; truffles and molded chocolates from Godiva and the Sweet Shop; chocolate-covered fortune cookies in decorative takeout boxes.

Gardens (1818 W. 35th, 451-5490): Kakawa Pure Whole Bean Chocolates; Brown Paper Chocolates; Michael Recchuiti Confections; Burdick Chocolates.

Grape Vine Market (7938 Great Northern Blvd., 323-5900): Miles of Chocolate; Kakawa Pure Whole Bean Chocolates; SXUL Chocolate; Brown Paper Chocolates; Expressions truffles; Joseph Schmidt truffles; Scharffen Berger bars; El Rey bars; many others.

Central Market (4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000; 4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300): Large selection of domestic and imported chocolates for eating and cooking; Dagoba bars, Ghirardelli bars, Lindt truffles, Baci, Valrhona bars, Charbonnel et Walker bars, Scharffen Berger bars, El Rey bars; Scharffen Berger, El Rey, Valrhona, and Dagoba baking chocolates and cocoa.

Whole Foods Market (601 N. Lamar, 476-1206; 9607 Research, 345-5003): Large selection of imported and domestic chocolates for eating and cooking, including Lake Champlain Milk Chocolate bars filled with caramel; Vosges Chocolates Gianduja and other exotic flavor bars; Scharffen Berger Nibby bars; Valrhona bars and cocoa; El Rey bars and cocoa; impressive selection of organic chocolates, including luscious 365 brand cappuccino and dark chocolate truffles; Dagoba Organic Roseberry and other dynamic flavor bars; Tropical Source; Newman's Own Organics; Rapunzel; 365 brand bars.

Chez Zee Cafe & Bakery (5406 Balcones Dr., 454-2666): Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake, Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake, Chocolate Tiramisu.

Downtown Farmers' Market (Fourth & Guadalupe): Oh, Be Mine Festival on Saturday, Feb. 12, 9:30am-1pm; demonstrations of dipping strawberries in chocolate; Mary Louise Butters' Brownies; Kakawa Pure Whole Bean Chocolates.

Westlake Farmers Market at Sunset Valley (Toney Burger parking lot on Highway 290 West): Valentine's Faire, Saturday, Feb. 12, 10am-1pm; Brown Paper Chocolates. Mary Louis Butters' Brownies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and molten chocolate cakes.

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