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Confections with Convictions

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Address: 116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
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
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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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Great place to take out-of-town guests to impress them with Kalamazoo

A friend told us about this place. We went and LOVED the chocolates (and don't forget the barque and their own candy bars). Want something special? The new President of Kalamazoo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bruce H
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend told us about this place. We went and LOVED the chocolates (and don't forget the barque and their own candy bars). Want something special? The new President of Kalamazoo College commissioned a truffle with dark chocolate and hot peppers. It is now regularly available. It will knock your socks off! These chocolates are one of the few things... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Portage, Michigan
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice selection of truffles, candies, etc. Some unique flavors with the very best ingredients. The owner helps young people who would not otherwise be employable by training them to make really good chocolates. Good deeds should be rewarded....go there!

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Thank Sherry L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have traveled all over the European continent eating chocolate, truffles and many other edibles in which chocolate is an ingredient. I can tell you without any reservation - the absolute best handcrafted chocolates I have ever tasted are those made by Confections with Convictions. They are worth every penny you pay for them. Honestly you haven't experienced chocolate until... More 

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Thank liss539
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind, conscientious owner who uses fair trade chocolate and the best ingredients to be found world-wide.

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Thank brndjc
Warren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Found this place on TripAdvisor when looking for things to do in Kalamazoo. Went with two friends to get a few treats. We fell in love with Dale and Amy (the owner and his 87 year old mom). Dave is so passionate about each truffle and caramel and described each one to us (I think there was at least 75... More 

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Thank Wendy V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows the line " you had me at hello ". Confections with convictions had me at " first time visitors get a free chocolate ". I was hooked! The variety of chocolates available and use of pure ingredients combined with the owners conviction to help community members get back on their feet is a win-win. You can't go wrong... More 

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Thank Gypsy2b
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I recently had a birthday, and asked for Confections with Conviction caramels. Never before have I tasted such complex and delicious chocolates with the added essence of loving creation included. Each piece is decorated with special markings, denoting its contents. The chocolatier marks a "scorecard" of what is in the box, and trust me, EVERY one is a winner. Knowing... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Dave and his mother Amy are very friendly and helpful and they have a smile for everyone. The truffles are exceptional and well worth the trip. I highly recommend this shop for both the quality of the confections and the owners convictions. I give it 5 stars.

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Thank Denise F
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place is a gem in Kalamazoo! The chocolates are absolutely delicious. One thing other reviewers have not mentioned is the incredible variety which is in the display case every day. There are dark chocolate truffles, milk chocolate truffles, white chocolate truffles, and caramels enrobed in dark or light or white chocolate. You can order your own box from dozens... More 

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Thank 71Traveler
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

These chocolate creations look and taste the best. They are the best because the chocolates are made with fresh, quality ingredients. If you enjoy good chocolates this is the place for you! PS: Visit the Victorian Bakery located next door in the same building.

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