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Heart Box

Chocolates are standard for a reason. They work. But they don't have to be cliche. And whatever your state of mind this Valentine's Day, there's a box to match your mood. Order now to ensure a sweet February 14th.

- Francine Maroukian

Red Truck Bakery bought their namesake 1954 Ford farm truck from designer and car aficionado Tommy Hilfiger.


The Black Box
from Michael Recchiuti

Featuring the master chocolatier's original 16 creations, these perfectly gorgeous pieces of handcrafted confections include star anise and pink peppercorn, Kona coffee embellished with gold leaf, and Recchiuti's signature piece, the dark and smoky burnt caramel. 6.5 oz box, $44


How to get "Happy Balls"

Based on a family recipe from his Aunt Happy, Ron Harris perfected his own chocolate orbs with Knob Creek bourbon-soaked pecans and pure bourbon buttercream, dipped in Guittard dark chocolate, direct from the oldest family chocolate makers in America. Boxes from $20


Red Truck Bakery's Double-Chocolate Cake laced with local Moonshine

From Virginia's Piedmont hunt country, a rich chocolate ring with chocolate glaze, secretly spiked with local moonshine: Wasmund's Rye Spirit, double pot-stilled 124 proof from Copper Fox Distillery in nearby Sperryville, VA. Whole cake, $22


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