Before Friday, remember to drop by a locally owned candy store near you and pick up some Valentine’s Day sweets. From sea salt caramel truffles to french macaroons and heart-shaped chocolates, you’ll find that special treat by shopping local from coast-to-coast. There should be a well-stocked candy store in cities and towns of all sizes, but here are ten sweet shops to inspire you:

1. Kakao Chocolate, St. Louis

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Kakao Chocolate takes confections to new heights. But with fresh cream, butter, vanilla bean seeds, spices, nuts and of course caramel, Kakao will give its satisfied customers more than just chocolate this Valentines.

2. Norman Love Confections, Naples, Florida

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If you’re in search of chocolate commemorating your favorite love songs, look no further than Norman Love Confections (@NormanLoveCandy). This artsy chocolate business offers Love In Sweet Harmony, heart-shaped chocolates inspired by favorite love songs, now available online for Valentines day.

3. Sucre, New Orleans

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One of the best sweet shops in New Orleans, Sucre (@SucreNewOrleans) proudly uses Louisiana cane sugar, and other local produce to make their award winning king cake and Sweetheart macaroons–available online.

4. Sugar, Birmingham

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Birmingham’s Sugar (@SugarBirmingham) offers more than what the store’s name implies. This Valentine’s Day, swing by, grab some sweets and a t-shirt and you’ll get another one half off.

5. Olive & Sinclair, Nashville

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Olive & Sinclair’s Valentine’s Day Heart is a 67% cacao chocolate heart made with cinnamon and engraved with, “To my valentine.” This rich heart makes two cups of the best hot chocolate you’ve ever had (@olivesinclair).

6. Seroogy’s, De Pere, Wisconsin

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Known for chocolate traditionally crafted in the same way for more than a century, Seroogy’s (@seroogys) sells chocolate teddy bears, hearts, lips, keys and gift baskets from its local location in DePere Wisconsin or online.

7. Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier, St. Louis

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Blending elements of tradition and innovation to create award-winning chocolate, Bissinger’s (@bissingers) offers more than eighteen different and distinct heart-shaped chocolates for her or him.

8. Cacao, Atlanta

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Because Cacao (@cacaoatlanta) works with local growers to craft their chocolate from bean-to-bar, you can expect them to add sweetness and a bit of spice to any gift you give a loved one for Valentine’s.

9. Davidson Chocolate Co., Charlotte

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Davidson Chocolate Co.’s ( most popular Valentine’s gift idea is their 1 lb confection sampler that includes toffee, caramel turtles and a enough variety to please any chocoholic.

10. Sugar Sugar,  Minneapolis

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As the name implies, Sugar Sugar Candy delivers that irresistible necessity of sweetness its customers crave, expect them to tantalize your taste buds if you’re in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area come February 14th.

 

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