The Easter holiday is upon us, so if you want to get something special for your family (or for yourself!), the time to order is now. Here are some local spots where you can pick up specialty chocolates for the holiday. Only in Los Angeles can you find Easter candy to woo the receiver.
Jonathan Grahm, CEO and Chocolatier, Compartes Chocolatier, made Zagat's 30 Under 30 list this year, and it's easy to see why. This dynamo makes some of the most unique (and delicious) truffles in town.
Their peanut butter eggs have always been a staple in our Easter baskets, and now we have a deeper appreciation for their brightly colored decorations. The rocky road egg pictured here goes for $11.95, and you can find it at the many stores across town, including the new location at the Grove.
This family business was first established in 1910 in Kharkov, Ukraine, and has since made roots in Glendale. (There are also locations in Pasadena and Iran.) They are known for their unique truffles, including some that can be custom made according to your tastes. But for Easter, every house has to have some brightly colored Jordan almonds. Theirs run $9.99 per pound.
They have delicate floral boxes of petit fours and it does look like the chocolate version of a spring bouquet. It comes with Earl Grey, lemon, rose petal, and lavender petits fours in a box of 12 for $50.
It might not be in L.A., but it's a lot closer than the Hershey's factory. French chocolatier Jean-Michel Carré shapes organic and sustainably grown chocolate from the nearby Santa Barbara Chocolate Co. at his Santa Barbara shop. The pink, yellow and green white-chocolate bunnies are filled with smooth dark chocolate and guava ganache. He also has assorted Easter egg-shaped boxes of chocolates. A 12 piece mix goes for $23.
Their chocolate bunny has a floppy ear and they fill their little guys with milk chocolate, crunchy butter toffee and a touch of pink Himalayan salt