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Published February 12th 2014
With Valentine's Day just around the corner and Easter not that far away, the shops are full of different types of chocolates. Giving a box of chocolates as a gift is an age old tradition, and you can't go wrong with chocolates.
A box of chocolates is a lovely gift idea for any special occasion or for no particular reason at all, but where are the best boxed chocolates in Perth?
At Koko Black, in the Claremont Quarter, you can buy boxed chocolates in a variety of sizes or you can can select chocolates to create a personalised chocolate box. Choose from a large assortment of hand-made milk, dark or white chocolates including Almond Praline, Raspberry Ganache, Hazelnut Cluster, Salted Caramel and Mint.
The Fremantle Chocolate Factory now has two locations, a factory in Bibra Lake and a shop in Fremantle. They have a wide range of hand-made chocolate products including lovely gourmet boxed chocolates. Visit either the factory or the shop and enjoy some yummy free samples before you buy.
Choccies from the Margaret River Chocolate Company are always welcome. Their delicious hand-made chocolates come in a variety of flavours including Cafe Royal, Caramel Flower, Cherry Liqueur, and Nut Cluster and you can choose a selection of your favouites to be gift boxed.
John Walker Chocolatier has several stores in and around the Perth area including Booragoon, Karrinyup, Morley and Perth City. Their unique range of chocolate products always make a special gift.
Of course you can buy some lovely boxed chocolates from supermarkets and department stores.
Black Magic are one of my favourites. These stylishly boxed chocolates have been around since the 1930's and are still as popular as ever. Black Magic contains an assortment of nut, caramel and creme centres covered in dark chocolate and are packaged in a trade-mark black and red box.
The ever popular Cadbury makes several different varieties of boxed chocolates. Milk Tray and Roses both offer an assortment of fine chocolates with a variety of soft and hard centres, covered in their famous Cadbury chocolate.
Lindor Chocolates, by Lindt, come in a variety of different chocolate styles including milk, dark and white, and have a range of yummy centres such as raspberry, hazelnut, caramel and mint. A little ball of chocolate, the famous Lindor chocolates have a firm outer shell and a soft, almost liquidy, centre.
Terry's Chocolate Orange is not exactly a box of chocolates but it is yummy. Each chocolate orange has twenty delicious segments of milk chocolate, flavoured with the essence of real juicy oranges. Terry's Chocolate Orange also comes in dark chocolate or in boxes of mini segments.