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Confections with Convictions

116 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 381-9700
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Ranked #1 of 3 shopping in Kalamazoo
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Kalamazoo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Impulse stop on the way home. First time visit, and I got the royal treatment, attention,and a wonderful free truffle! Owner patiently explained all my choices. Most products made on site. I will be back, and any special candy gifts I purchase from now on will be from this shop. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

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kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Owner Dale Anderson handcrafts truffles and other chocolates from organic, fair trade chocolates. Truffles include classic truffles, rich with cream and exotic flavorings such as Damson plums, chai tea and locally sourced honey. But he also offers vegan truffles made with coconut milk. He has expanded his line to include barks studded with items such as salted almonds, crushed peppermint... More

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Kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I happened into this quaint little shop by accident. (Some may say there are no accidents) and way introduced to Dale but his sweet mother. What a delight and the chocolate. Well EXCEPTIONAL

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Kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This chocolate is, hands down, the absolute best I have ever had. I am a huge chocolate lover and these products beat EVERY other type of chocolate I have ever tasted (and I think I have eaten every brand out there). Their truffles are rich, creamy, and melt in your mouth. The flavors offered are unique. The service provided is... More

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kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A huge variety of yummy gourmet chocolates and truffles, all hand-prepared with organic and fair trade ingredients. Dale Anderson, chocolatier and founder of Confections with Convictions, worked as a counselor with young people in the court system for several years. Through this work it became clear that talk therapy—while helpful—was often not enough to overcome the many barriers they face.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

As a first timer, we were invited to sample. We tried the dark chocolate orange with cardamom. Sublime! The milk chocolate curry was spectacular and the caramel chocolate with sorghum and smoked salt was to die for. You will not regret finding this slightly out of the way shop. Eat your selections slowly and let them dissolve on your tongue... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

... savor your experience of this off-the-beaten-track chocolate shop. Wow. Our group had a great time here. The owner believes in giving back to the community and has kids who really need to learn job skills working for him. He molds and shapes their learning about business and serving customers. He is amazing. There are so many truffles to choose... More

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Michigander
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great little truffle shop with fantastic chocolates. Love how the owner is using such natural ingredients and trying to give back to the community. Check out the bakery in back too.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place was great! The owner was very nice and took the time out to describe each truffle to me. He gives out a free sample if you are a first time visitor. There are even vegan options. The fact that the chocolate is organic and fair trade was just another bonus. There are many amazing flavors to choose from.... More

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Plainwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The truffles are imaginative and perfect. The owner has a mission to hire and train young people who need a hand up.

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