Photographs by Melissa Hom
Left: The Crush Tower, including thirteen heart-shaped aphrodisiac truffles and six pink
fleur de sel caramel heart bonbons, $65.
Right: The Noir Truffle Heart, including sixteen assorted dark-chocolate truffles (filling flavors include absinthe, ancho chili, balsamic vinegar, Champagne, and more), $48.
132 Spring St., nr. Greene St.; 212-625-2929. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Cigars and Hearts box, including rum-flavored chocolate cigars paired with milk-and-dark-chocolate bonbons, $32.
5 E. 20th St., nr. Broadway; 212-796-0143. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Valentine Assorted Chocolate Heart, including fourteen pieces of praline and gianduja chocolates, $30.
500 Madison Ave., nr. E. 52nd St.; 212-644-4490. Additional sizes and flavors available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
John & Kira’s
Valentine’s Hearts and Lovebugs set, including nine pieces of dark-chocolate ganache with vanilla and pistachio ganache with cinnamon, $29.
Available at Smorgasburg and online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Baking Soda Shop
An Eight-ounce box of chocolate butter crunch, $18.
Available at Gasoline Alley Coffee, the Hester Street Fair, and online. Photo: Melissa Hom
7 Deadly Sins box, including an assortment of pomegranate, cajeta, passion-fruit, black-currant, and almond-praline chocolates, $36.
34 34th St., nr. Second Ave., Brooklyn; 718-788-0200. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Black Hound New York
Left: Five-ounce chocolate truffles rolled in bittersweet chocolate shavings, $24.
Right: Five-ounce chocolate truffles infused with Grand Marnier, Kahlua, or bourbon, and dusted with cocoa powder, $23.
170 Second Ave., nr. E. 11th St.; 212-979-9505. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
La Maison du Chocolat
Floral Chocolates Gift Box, including 24 pieces of chocolate with hints of woody jasmine, caramelized sunflower, acidulous violet, vanilla fleur de sel, and fleur de cacao, $78.
1018 Madison Ave., nr. E. 78th St.; 212-744-7117. Additional sizes available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Sugar & Plumm
Left: Fourteen-Piece All Hearts Box, including milk-chocolate hearts with caramel and white-chocolate hearts with blueberry ganache, $25.
Right: I Love You Gift Box, including a salted caramel milk-chocolate bar, a red heart filled with caramel, and a French cookie paired with a dark-chocolate bar, $25.
377 Amsterdam Ave., nr. W. 78th St.; 212-787-8778 Photo: Melissa Hom
Eli’s Chocolate Gift Box, with 24 pieces of chocolate filled with rum raisin, passion fruit, espresso ganache, and praline.
1411 Third Ave., nr. E. 80th St.; 212-717-8100. Photo: Melissa Hom
François Payard Bakery
Left: Chocolate Lips set, including an edible lipstick, $55.
Right: Valentine’s Day truffles, including eighteen pieces of dark chocolate with Champagne ganache, $36.
116 W. Houston St., nr. Sullivan St.; 212-995-0888. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Valentine’s Hearts, from left, six-piece set of salt caramels,$14; Twelve-piece set of salt caramels, $24; and a six-piece set of raspberry and Prosecco ganache, $14.
529 Atlantic Ave., nr. Third Ave.; 917-776-7102. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Tache Artisan Chocolate
Left: Five-piece French Caramel Kiss Valentine’s truffle box, $16.50.
Right: Tache Valentine’s Day assorted heart box, $42.
254 Broome St., nr. Orchard St.; 212-473-3200. Photo: Melissa Hom
Clockwise from top left, Signature Valentine’s Day Ballotin, $21; assorted Twelve-Piece Box, $30; Valentine’s Day Twelve-Heart Box, $36; Valentine Dark Chocolate Mints, $25.
Available at Whole Foods Market and online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Clockwise from top left, the Aphrodisiac Collection (dark-chocolate ganache with absinthe), $22; the Chile Lover’s Collection (diablo truffles and mango-and-red-chile truffles), $13.50; the Valentine’s Day Collection (a sixteen-piece truffle assortment), $35.
148 Forsyth St., nr. Rivington St; 212-677-1216. Additional sizes available in-store and at Essex Street Market location. Photo: Melissa Hom
Champagne Truffles, with milk chocolate and Taittinger Champagne, $20.
350 Hudson St., nr. King St.; 212-414-2462. Also available online. Photo: Melissa Hom
Left: Lover’s Antique Heart, featuring a cast-iron-molded chocolate box, $48
Right: Boyfriend’s Heart, including chocolate-almond bark, pecan chews, butter crunch, and more, $55.
40 Eighth Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-924-2280. Additional sizes available online. Photo: Melissa Hom