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Monday, February 10, 2014

Local Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Need a few gift ideas? Chocolate tops the list for this romantic holiday and we have several local chocolatiers and candymakers eager to help you impress your special someone.

Juliana Bounds of Cabruca Chocolates in Winchester makes divine truffles. Her most popular flavors are the salted caramel ganache (my personal favorite), lavender latte and chai/dulce de leche (she tells me chai is an aphrodisiac!). You could also opt for her hot chocolate mix with homemade marshmallows or the s'mores cookies she makes with freshly baked gluten-free graham crackers. Contact Juliana at 541-580-3188 or check the selection at My Coffee and the Wine Experience.

Donna Holm of Glide makes the best hazelnut toffee in the universe! It has the perfect texture, just the right crunch that doesn't stick to your teeth. Donna's toffee is available at Umpqua Local Goods on Cass Street or Associated Cellars on Winchester Street, both in Roseburg. Contact information: 541-430-7092, holmmadetoffee@gmail.com or through the website at holmmadetoffee.com.

Umpqua Sweets & Treats and Chocolate Fandango can put together a basket of fudge, chocolates, and candy for you complete with balloons and ribbons. The address is 1157 NE Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-957-5580.

If you're in the north county area, Sweet Thang Chocolates is offering their nine-piece box of truffles (any combination, including their award-winning Cleopatra truffle) at a 25 percent discount for Valentine's Day. The store is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays. They can be reached at 541-870-1622 or sweetthangchocolates.com.

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