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Smelled like Easter bunnies

This little shop specializes in Belgian chocolates. Free samples given. What really made our... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
997vickyh
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Clearwater, Florida
WORLD CLASS

Sweet little shop with plenty of tables and very nice service. With so many wonderful delights to... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
dlwoolman
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Bellingham, Washington
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Jul 3, 2019
“WORLD CLASS”
May 20, 2019
“High Prices”
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4600 Guide Meridian Ste 109, Bellingham, WA 98226-9165
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Sweet little shop with plenty of tables and very nice service. With so many wonderful delights to choose from I just wanted to taste them all. What I did have was heaven. A nice place to visit after seeing a performance at Mt. Baker Theater...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dlwoolman
chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

So nice to hear, thank you for sharing your experience. What we love to do is source those fantastic ingredients that you (and I) have discovered makes a really good culinary moment.

Reviewed May 20, 2019

This is a review of the chocolate shop, not the gelato. The chocolate is mostly truffles, with a few other choices (some bark and some cute "shaped" chocolates like animals, etc. that are creamy chocolates). The prices are very high and there seems to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

I would invite you to come out to the Guide location (chocolate factory) where you can taste and explore the many quality chocolates we have gone to great lengths to get. Then we can explain the interesting information that would make the pricing more reasonable....More

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

A very friendly owner gave us great information and a tour of the workroom. These items are a chocolate "experience". Tastings were available and enjoyed. If you receive a gift from this store, know that you are loved.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lynella J
chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank You for taking time to visit this somewhat warehousey location. Information is what Americans are missing when it comes to Quality chocolate.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Went with a friend. There was no sampling available at the time. The hours are very short. Because early during the week. There were no samples, and it was hard to tell but was available. Is kinda like going to see these without having sampled...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

I'm not sure you were in the right location. We have such a generous policy on samples.

Reviewed February 15, 2018

I came in expecting to have a better selection of dark chocolates, but there were only a few of them, mostly between 54-65% cacao. The proprietor of the shop had a bad attitude when I questioned her about it and was snarky the whole time....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

I just counted 37 different dark chocolates, all over 65% cocoa solids. A name of the "proprietor" would be extremely helpful as this is not at all acceptable.

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a gem! It was worth the little drive out of the downtown area. Delicious chocolates and a very nice staff.

Date of experience: December 2017
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chocolatierkgb, Owner at Chocolate Necessities, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thanks so much!

Reviewed September 7, 2017

Tucked away just off Guide Meridian, north of Walmart, hidden almost by other buildings from Guide Meridian, is a wonderful chocolate shop full of chocolates, truffles and so much more. Wonderful products. Stop in & check it out. Likely some product available for tasting. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

This little shop specializes in Belgian chocolates. Free samples given. What really made our visit was the young lady in the front of the store. She was bubbly, eager to help, and took us back to meet the chocolatier. She made suggestions as to what...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed April 18, 2015

Chocolatiers extraordinaire ..... Truffles especially, but also featuring many more forms of chocolate. Barks, Bars, Dark, Milk, White and more. Stop in for a tasting. Leave with a box of the most delightful chocolates & truffles. See web site for more information.

Date of experience: April 2015
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