If you brought flowers & chocolates to my door I might love you forever!

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s may be through a really sweet gesture, like a bouquet of her favorite flowers and a box of decadently delicious chocolates.

Saturday, you can get a taste of the finest chocolates North Texas has to offer at the 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival, where you’ll be able to taste and purchase premiere chocolates, all made in Texas.

I am previewing 3 for you today that I know are all excellent and that you will be able to find at the Chocolate Festival.

Kate Weiser Chocolate is made by Kate herself…tiny sublime pieces of art with names like Lavender Apricot, Hazelnut Latte and Mango Habanero.  I first met Kate when I was doing a Texas Legends piece on entrepreneur Phil Romano, one of the founders of  Trinity Groves, where Kate has opened a chocolate shop. Kate’s chocolates are hand painted masterpieces.

CocoAndre Chocolatier is located on W. Davis Street in Dallas and makes yummy chocolate truffles but also charming pieces like western boots and flowers out of it’s All Natural Chocolate.

Dr. Sue’s Chocolate is the creation of West Texas native Sue Williams, M.D.  Dr. Sue’s Chocolate comes in a lovely green box and says it’s a more healthful alternative, but it tasted just as wonderful as any delectable chocolate to me.

If I had to pick one of the above, it might be Kate Weiser’s, just because the chocolates are not only delicious but so pretty.

But each chocolate brand I tried was really delicious.

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival, and next to the Greek Food Festival coming up in just a few weeks, this could be my new favorite food event.

By the way, Madame Cocoa, whose chocolates I have not tried yet says, “Three years ago, under 20 people in the U.S. were making this grade of chocolate. We are at a moment now where there are probably over 100. Watch how it’s going to grow, just like craft beer did.”

We can only hope.  If you go, let me know in the comments below which are your favorites, and enjoy!

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