Sweeten Your Day With One of These Chocolate Treats

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Grab your favorite glass of red wine and let’s get to pairing. Luxury chocolate maker Recchiuti Confections’ Red Wine Pairing Box comes with wine pairing recommendations, but don’t let that stop you from conducting your own taste tests. You may need more than one box. Available at Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco Ferry Building) and www.recchiuti.com, $32


a bar of Volo chocolate

The ideal addition to any cheese board, Sonoma-based Volo Chocolate’s 62% Dark Milk Chocolate with Olive Oil Roasted Almonds goes beautifully with Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam cheese and your favorite glass of vino. Aficionados will savor the caramelized milk and brown butter flavors. Available at Mill Valley Market and www.volochocolate.com, $9


a jar of hazelnut dragees
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Napa-made K+M Chocolate is now offering handmade hazelnut dragées, made famous at The French Laundry. Caramelized hazelnuts are tumbled in molten milk chocolate and thin, crispy pastry flakes, covered in dark chocolate and dusted in cocoa powder. They are as sinfully delicious as you remember. Available at Finesse, The Store (6540 Washington Street, Yountville) and www.kellermannichocolate.com, $22


slivered almonds covered in chocolate

If you haven’t experienced the TCHO x Kollar Chocolates collab, now is the time because it won’t be around forever. Our pick is Joy to the Almonds, a delightful treat made with TCHO’s Oat My Gawd oat milk chocolate, slivered almonds, coconut powder and a touch of sea salt. Divine! Available at Kollar Chocolates (6525 Washington Street, Yountville) and www.tcho.com, $24.99


a container of Dandelion brand hot cocoa mix

Dandelion Chocolate’s Hojicha Hot Chocolate blends fudgy 70 percent Camino Verde chocolate with perfectly roasted Japanese green tea for an elevated take on the classic hot chocolate. It is rich and creamy with smoky notes, and it’s delicious when served with your favorite buttery cookies. Available at Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco Ferry Building) and www.dandelionchocolate.com, $18