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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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Chocolate making a difference

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Janene P
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Kalamazoo
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Kalamazoo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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kalamazoo
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3 attraction reviews
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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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