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Address: 116 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone Number: +1 269-381-9700
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Description: Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections...
Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections exclusively from Fair Trade, organic certified chocolate. Chocolatier Dale Anderson's original recipes contain fresh local fruits, honey, and maple syrup. Vegan and gluten free options are always available.
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Yum and great mission!!

Very friendly, unique products and great mission to help people with convictions! Dale and his mom are wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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kalamazoo
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very friendly, unique products and great mission to help people with convictions! Dale and his mom are wonderful!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Absolutely the best (and most BEAUTIFUL) chocolates I have ever had, with unusual, interesting, and DELICIOUS combinations of ingredients and flavors. The worst part of being there was not being able to take home some of EVERYTHING, though we made a pretty good effort! The BEST part, in addition to the chocolates, is the impact on young lives in the... More 

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Dayton Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

small shop but filled with lovely chocolates...oh, and they taste wonderful too! The gentleman told us every single flavor available that day and gave us a free sample since it was our first visit.

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kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

A great place to experience gourmet chocolate. On your first visit they offer you a free taste, who doesn't LOVE a free taste of chocolate. I purchased many varieties of the truffles and cut them up to sample them all and didn't find one I didn't like. There is a large variety of choices to please all palates. The owner... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Delicious, interesting, thoughtfully made chocolates with a purpose. Definitely recommend, especially for special events and employee appreciation.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Judging our son's senior seminar presentations, we listened to a young woman talk about her job shadow at this remarkable chocolate shop. We decided right then and there to visit the store. The variety of candies made right there in front of your eyes is incredible and everything we tried was delicious. The shop also upholds a mission of giving... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wow, what a wonderful place. The owner, Dale Anderson, is on site and has a wonderful story to relate. I will let you get his story on how he is changing young peoples lives with this business. We were really moved and appreciate wonderful people like this in society, making a positive difference. Several members of the family work here... More 

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this review

Dear Greg and Karen, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Kalamazoo. All the best, Dale More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What great chocolate and what a great concept to teach young (former) offenders how to get a job, hold a job and learn a trade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Whether a local or a visitor, this quaint and lesser known venue on the outskirts of historical downtown Kalamazoo is sure to please even the most discerning palate, from the youngest in the family to the eldest of your outing. Convections With Covictions has a superb array of everything chocolate. Dale Anderson is easily not only one of kindest, generous,... More 

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Kalamazoo
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Like chocolate? Well stop by and sample the bark and the truffles here. And while you eat your selections know two things. First, the founder and owner and now you are helping a youth who may have had no place else to turn to for employment due to circumstances and bad decisions (hence the convictions part of the name). Second,... More 

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