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Address: 116 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone Number: +1 269-381-9700
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Amazing chocolate!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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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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4 reviews
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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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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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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We saw the reviews on this shop here on Trip Advisor, and made sure to make time to stop. We were very glad we did! The owners are unbelievably friendly and helpful. He came around the display to describe each truffle, and even let us have a free sample! We purchased a box of those, and a package of the... More 

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Delton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a great and unique place to visit when you're in Kalamazoo. I love that the chocolates are not only delicious, but also fair trade and that the store has a social conscience and mission of giving back to the community. Cute place and right next to a great bakery (the Victorian).

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I like that this place has a focus on sourced ingredients and takes great efforts to ensure a quality product. All chocolates are made right there in house and there are a huge variety. Vegan choices are just as yummy as the regular and your first chocolate is free.

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Address: 116 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone Number: +1 269-381-9700
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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