Valentine’s Day gift options for your loved ones are numerous, ranging from zany and practical to very expensive and out-of-this world. But you can’t beat the number one standard – chocolate. Here are some suggestions for doing chocolate but not just any plain, run-of-the-mill chocolate.
How about presenting your special person with candies handmade in The Natural State? Now that’s a February 14th they’ll long remember. I have sampled some of these suggestions, others have been tried by co-workers. This is not, by any means, a complete list; just some ideas.
River City Tea, Coffee and Cream
(top photo courtesy River City) has been around for as long as I can remember. Located in Little Rock’s historic Hillcrest neighborhood, their homemade candy is to be savored. If you don’t try anything else, don’t miss the truffles. You can pick up some gourmet coffee to round out the experience.
(photo right courtesy Grav Wheldon)
in Van Buren has been offering their handmade goodies since 1925 so they have to be doing something right. They have a wonderful selection of chocolates and other sweets, including some scrumptious candy trays. Kopper-Kettle also has sugarless items.
Martin Greer’s Candies
in Gateway uses recipes dating to 1896 describes itself as “A Father to Son Tradition.” Greer’s uses all fresh ingredients with no preservatives. A gorgeous eight-pound heart of associate chocolates is pictured on the website…now who wouldn’t love that?