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True Love Has a Ganache Centre

By Londonist_Krista Last edited 120 months ago
True Love Has a Ganache Centre
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You have approximately 48 hours until the most [insert adjective of choice here] holiday of the year descends upon us. If Londonist were a girl, she'd appreciate a box of chocolate and maybe some flowers. (And actually, if Londonist were a boy, some chocolate wouldn't be a bad idea either. But you could probably skip the flowers.)

You can buy chocolate just about anywhere, this much is true. But there are a few standouts in town, and we want to make sure you know where they are. As highly optimistic people, we believe that what goes around comes around, and maybe if we help you get lucky, you'll help us. Don't forget to report back. And if you have any of your own suggestions, help a brother/sister out and share the love.

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Luento Santoro

Specialises in French chocolates, particularly those with ganache-centres.

6 Lancer Square, off Kensington Church Street

London W8 4EH

+44 (0) 207 795 6611

Chocolate Selection Gift Box, 25 pieces: £22

Rococo Chocolates

Fun little shop with knowledgeable staff.

45 Marylebone High Street

London W1U 5HG

+44 (0)20 7352 5857

Heart box no. 2 with 330g mixed truffles:£ 35.00

Melt

Makes everything on-site.

59 Ledbury Road

London W11 2AA

+44(0)20 7727 5030

17 hand-picked chocolates: £23

L’Artisan du Chocolat

Use the Web site to order for in-store pick-up within 24-hours.

89 Lower Sloane street

London SW1W 8DA

+44 (0)20 7824 8365

Tasting selection box: £25

Last Updated 12 February 2007

sebFlyte

You missed one!

One of the greatest places for chocolate at any time of year is Montezuma's, which is at the edge of Leadenhall Market, very near Liverpool Street station.

Their truffles are a thing of wonder and beauty.

Michael Reeve

My life won't be worth living if I don't buy in a supply of Carluccio's white chocolate truffles. £9.99 for a big jar full, from a Carluccio's deli near you!

Michael Reeve

(Incidentally, I think Montezuma's might be on the edge of Spitalfields Market... rather than Leadenhall!)