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Confections with Convictions

116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
+1 269-381-9700
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Delicious and healthy truffles

Let me start by saying that I am very picky when it comes to chocolate and truffles since I grew up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gonefeising
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Pittsburgh
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quality chocolates making a difference!

this place is the best chocolate shop! there's a creative variety of delicious chocolate truffles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rebecca p
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Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections exclusively from Fair Trade, organic certified chocolate. Chocolatier Dale Anderson's original recipes contain fresh local fruits, honey, and maple syrup. Vegan and gluten free options are always available. Closed Sunday and Monday. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
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“young people” (6 reviews)
“truffle” (31 reviews)
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116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that I am very picky when it comes to chocolate and truffles since I grew up in Switzerland and used to make truffles myself. I brought my daughter to the store while visiting Kalamazoo last week. I didn’t expect being...More

Thank gonefeising
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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are very welcome. I'm so glad that we had chocolates that you were able to eat, and that you enjoyed, Thanks for your kind review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is the best chocolate shop! there's a creative variety of delicious chocolate truffles, the ingredients are high quality and fair trade, and the owner is a truly good guy committed to making the world a better place. He hires court-involved youth to work...More

Thank rebecca p
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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rebecca, Thanks for supporting our efforts, and for your kind review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flavors presented are not what you normally find in a chocolate shop. They have unique combinations and as you try them, you want to try more. I was amazed to find a vegan variety as well; had to try a couple, they were delicious....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked in as I was leaving the bakery. I'm so glad I did! 1st timers get a free sample! You can tell these people love what they do and it shows!

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for deciding to check us out. I'm glad you had a good experience! I hope you enjoyed your chocolate.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Many commercial chocolates have soy in them so I am often unable to enjoy a treat. I found that many of Dale's creations are safe for me to eat and so delicious. He was so willing to take the time to walk me through all...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Susan, I'm so glad that we have treats that are safe for you to eat (and that you enjoy them). One of the benefits of selling chocolates that we make ourselves, is that we know exactly what goes into them. I'm glad that this...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

What a great confectionary shop. The most unusual flavors and combinations. If you are in Kalamazoo you have to stop in for a unique experience. Also the owner uses his shop to help young people with a troubled past to get back on their feet.

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks for your kind review!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This shop is a chocolate lover's dream! Take some time to peruse a case full of artfully made truffles with an amazing variety of scrumptious ingredients, and covered in dark, milk, or white organic chocolate. I was able to choose from 10 options for my...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

I'm glad that you like our chocolates and our mission. Thank you so much for your generous review!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

What a lovely, unique place. First timers get a free taste. And a taste will lead to a purchase, I promise. The staff works hard to ensure customers are happy, but they also work hard to give individuals a great work place and lots of...More

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks so much for your very kind review!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We camped in the area and came across this chocolate store in doing research. It is a quaint little shop with LOTS of chocolate choices. It will overwhelm you. You'll want to get one of everything just to try it out. We chatted with the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The best chocolate and truffles ever made by friendliest family. If you end up in Kalamazoo make sure you visit the store.

Thank Silvia S
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