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Best boxed chocolates for Mother’s Day

Best boxed chocolates for Mother’s Day

Mom deserves something special for Mother’s Day, and the top chocolates from our review of boxed chocolates are certainly special—our expert tasters described them as “amazing,” “artistic looking,” “sophisticated,” and “ultra-smooth.”

The top-rated chocolates—those with an excellent score—are not cheap, while those that earned a very good score are more reasonably priced. Prices listed here are approximate retail and don’t include shipping for mail-order products. (Many of the chocolates we’ve reviewed are available only by mail order, so get online ASAP if you plan to give the chocolate as a Mother’s Day gift.) When you’re shopping, ask about or check the websites for Mother’s Day specials, in particular for shipping.

Here you’ll find a selection of boxed chocolates that received an excellent or a very good overall score. Check our buying guide and Ratings, which also cover chocolate bars, for all the details on more than 30 boxed chocolates.

—Susan Feinstein

If you’re looking for other kinds of Mother’s Day gifts, read our recent articles about flower-delivery services, gift ideas for today’s moms and for new moms, and presents that will save Mom time.

Chocolate

Description

Average price

Excellent

Woodhouse Chocolate Assortment 48 pc

www.woodhousechocolate.com/

800-966-3468

Truffles, creams, nuts, whipped cream pieces. Amazing flavors, such as cinnamon toast and buttery pecan pie.

$90 for a 16-oz. box of 48 pieces (cost per oz.: $5.63)

Christopher Elbow 21- Piece Collection

www.elbowchocolates.com

816-842-1300

For the adventurous mom: bold combos, such as caramel with rosemary or balsamic vinegar.

$42 for an 8-oz. box of 21 pieces (cost per oz.: $5.25)

Candinas 36-Piece Box

www.candinas.com

800-845-1554

Exceptional hazelnut, caramel, liqueur-flavored centers; hints of fresh cream and butter.

$49 for 16-oz. box of 36 pieces (cost per oz.: $3.06)

Very good

MarieBelle 25 Piece Blue Box

www.mariebelle.com

866-925-8800

Smooth pieces with well-blended flavors such as coffee, passion fruit, and exotic spices like saffron.

$60 for 13.6-oz. box of 25 pieces (cost per oz.: $4.41)

Moonstruck Chocolate Classic Truffle Collection 24 pc

www.moonstruckchocolate.com

800-557-6666

Fillings include hazelnut and caramel, plus some that taste of cinnamon, liqueurs-even chile pepper.

$50 for a 12-oz. box of 24 pieces (cost per oz.: $4.17)

Charles Chocolates Classic Collection Assortment 20 pcs

www.charleschocolates.com

415-659-8770

A notable variety with a little something for everyone, including buttery caramels, peanut butter-flies, and an assortment of truffles.

$44 for a 6.5 oz. box of 20 pieces (cost per oz.: $6.77)

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