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Where You Can Buy Locally Made Valentine's Day Treats in the City

By Nikhita Venugopal | February 12, 2015 7:52am | Updated on February 13, 2015 5:20pm
 Celebrate Valentine's Day with artisanal chocolate and candy made in New York.
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NEW YORK CITY — You can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day — especially if they’re made in New York City.

The five boroughs are home to dozens of local chocolate and candy makers whose sweet and spicy creations will make you ditch generic brands this Feb. 14. 

From saltwater taffy to chocolate-covered candied jalapenos, these local sweet companies will cater to your Valentine’s Day needs, either at local retailers or through orders.

Check out DNAinfo’s roundup of local chocolate and candy makers in the city:

 Salty Road at multiple locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan

Brooklyn’s artisanal saltwater taffy maker is selling a limited run of hard candy in "pink pineapple" and "sweet and spicy cinnamon drop" flavors, said owner and founder Marisa Wu.

In Salty Road’s taffy range, Wu recommends the sour cherry flavor for its seasonal pink color.

Salty Road’s products can be purchased at these retailers.

Little Bird Chocolates at 36-46 37th St. in Long Island City

Little Bird's most popular treat is the “Dark Fire Bite,” a dark chocolate-covered candied jalapeno, said Corey Meyer, who owns the Queens sweets company with his wife, Sara.

“If your Valentine wants a little spice, this is perfect for them,” Meyer said.

Little Bird will take orders until Thursday and its treats will also be available at retailers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Contact Little Bird to schedule an appointment to visit the commercial kitchen in LIC and pick up treats.

► Bronx Grrl Chocolate online only, but based in Concourse in the Bronx

Founder and owner Regina Monaco recommends the artisanal dark chocolate bars and heart-shaped chocolate solids for the season of love. The chocolates are made in a commercial kitchen in the Bronx and orders can be made here.

Monaco, who started Bronx Grrl Chocolate two years ago, said her bean-to-bar chocolates are made using only organic ingredients.

► Aigner Chocolate at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills

Aigner has a wide selection of heart-shaped chocolate boxes that range from $12.95. to $74.

You can also make your own box of chocolates with truffles, peanut butter cups and cherry cordials, to name a few. Visit or call Aigner Chocolate for details.

► Nunu Chocolates at 529 Atlantic Ave. in Boerum Hill and at 179 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope

Nunu will be selling its famous creamy salted caramels in heart-shaped boxes for Valentine’s Day. They are available in boxes of 8 pieces or 16 pieces.

► Supreme Chocolatier at 1150 South Ave. in Bloomfield

The Staten Island chocolate shop, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, will be ready and waiting for Valentine’s Day customers with chocolate roses and hearts, said an employee at the store, who added that “things are going fast.”

► Payard with locations all over Manhattan

Cakes, macaroons and lip-shaped “kiss me” chocolates will be available at Payard, which has locations in Greenwich Village, Battery Park and Columbus Circle.

According to Payard’s website, orders can be placed through Friday by 4 p.m. for next day pick up or delivery. Be sure to order by 4 p.m. on Friday or your order will have to wait until Tuesday.