Five great chocolatiers near Phoenix
Fairytale Brownies. Go for a dozen of the dense, addictive brownies, packed in a pretty valentine box. Flavors include raspberry swirl, amaretto, and coconut. Closed Sat–Sun (except Feb 12). 6280 W. Erie St.; 800/324-7982.
Chocofin Chocolatier. Handmade raspberry-filled dark chocolates in a heart-shaped box are the valentine favorite. Other flavors include turtle truffles and hazelnut croquantines. Closed Sun. 13404 N. La Montana Dr., Ste. 2; 480/836-7444.
Cerreta Candy Company. Personalize a milk-chocolate heart for your significant someone with a white-chocolate message. A free weekday tour of the factory includes making chocolate pizza. Closed Sun. 5345 W. Glendale Ave.; 623/930-9000.
Tammie Coe Cakes. Pastry chef Tammie Coe's gemlike cakes are hot items for Valentine's Day desserts. Try her Zebra, a chocolate layer cake. In La Grande Orange Grocery, 4410 N. 40th St.; 602/840-7777 (602/840-3644 for custom cakes).
Seven Sisters Sweet Shop. Turtles and toffee tempt, but chocolate roses are the romance gift of choice here. Closed Sun. 20731 N. Scottsdale Rd.; 480/585-6103.