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Confections with Convictions

Address: 116 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone Number: +1 269-381-9700
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Ranked #2 of 3 Shopping in Kalamazoo
Type: Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections exclusively from Fair...
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Type: Shops, Shopping
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Delton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I dropped by the store yesterday, and the owner gave me a piece for free to eat. I felt it's so delicious and it must be the best chocolate in the world. So I bought a lot. And the owner was very patient and introduced all kind of chocolate to me very specifically! I will come here again!

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Kalamazoo
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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