If it’s Valentine’s Day and there is no chocolate around, then what’s even the point, right?

We’re one week away from the big day, and while it’s perhaps become a bit of a cliché that you should be showering your love with chocolate, let’s be honest here: Sometimes clichés are often created with good reason. And this is one of them.

The Buffalo-Niagara region is chock full of chocolatiers, so check them out and get something sweet for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day!

Alethea's Chocolates

Address: 8301 Main Street, Williamsville
Phone: 716-633-8620
Suggestion: Ditch the assorted and go with a box of one of Alethea's many specialities, such as sponge candy, handmade truffles, pecan "purtles", cherry cordials, butter creams, chocolate raspberries and crunchy chocolate dipped nuts.

Antoinette's Sweets

Address: 5981 Transit Road, Depew
Phone: 716-684-2376
Suggestion: From February 11 to February 14, Antoinette's is having a special on chocolate-covered strawberries dipped in both white and dark chocolate. If this doesn't tickle your fancy, the shop offers plenty of bars, boxes and baskets for you to choose from.

Choco-Logo's Confectionary

Address: 141 Broadway, Buffalo
Phone: 716-855-3500
Suggestion: The DIY Wine & Chocolate Pairing Kit. I mean, come on.


Fowler’s Chocolates

Address: Locations in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Hamburg, Tonawanda, and East Aurora.
Phone: 1-800-824-2263
Suggestion: Check out the Fowler's 2014 Valentine's Day catalog, which includes an assortment of Valentine's gifts, such as the new Chocolate of the Month Club, Valentine Sponge Candy Box, Chocolate Passion Assortment and the Perfectly Delicious Trio Assortment.

King Condrell's Candies & Ice Cream

Address: 2805 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore
Phone: 716-877-4485
Suggestion: Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate assortments or personalized chocolates. Also, pick up one of Condrell’s amazing loose leaf tea selections. Because why not?

Ko-Ed Candies

Address: 285 Abbott Road, Buffalo
Phone: 716-824-3489
Suggestion: Ko-Ed Candies is currently up for sale, but that isn’t stopping them from producing delicious chocolates during extended Valentine’s hours. And if you’re looking to possibly send to a displaced Buffalonian, you can always order and send sponge candy gift boxes from their website.

Oh Pour L'Amour Du Chocolat

Address: 4476 Main Street, Amherst
Phone: 716-240-9815
Suggestion: Oh Pour L'Amour has pretty much anything you could ever want – and with a Parisian twist. Artisan truffles, molded chocolates, macaroons, chocolate dipped fruit – just to name a few. Oh Pour L’Amour offers one-fourth, one-half and one pound assortments, but if you want to go really big, go for a gift basket.

Park Edge Sweet Shoppe LLC

Address: 325 Abbott Road, Buffalo
Phone: 716-824-0228
Suggestion: One of Park Edge’s gift packages, especially the three tiers of milk or dark chocolate. Why? The bottom tier is sponge candy, the middle tier is salty and sweet chocolate covered pretzels and the top layer is either whipped peanut butter cups or pecan turtles depending on your preference. Enough said.

Parkside Candy

Address: Locations in Buffalo, Lockport, Tonawanda, WIlliamsville, West Seneca and Hamburg.
Phone: Check the map for individual store numbers.
Suggestion: If you’re looking to go bigger than a box of chocolate, the Valentine Sweet Heart Gift Basket may be your best bet. Or, keeping it simple, you can't go wrong with the gourmet truffles.

Platter's Chocolates

Address: 954 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda
Phone: 716-693-5391
Suggestion: If you’re after a big – and we mean big – box of assorted chocolates, Platter’s is your place. The chocolate store offers boxes of assorted creams, clusters and chews all the way up to five pounds.

Strawberry Island Chocolate

Address: 999 Broadway, Buffalo
Phone: 716-444-8445
Suggestion: With a slogan like "We'll dip anything in chocolate," the options are endless.

Stuffed Chocolate LTD

Address: 4553 Main Street, Buffalo
Phone: 716-551-6365
Suggestion: Belgian Chocolate. Stuffed Chocolate’s Valentine’s Day collection offers several varieties of belgian chocolate, be it in the Three Tier Tour, Fortune Cookies or Chocolate and Bear Basket.

Wahl's Candies

Address: 130 Losson Road, Cheektowaga
Phone: 716-668-1385
Suggestion: Want to get your sweetie a box of chocolates but don’t want them to pick through and cautiously bite into dreaded mystery chocolates? Wahl’s offers 69 different heart shaped boxes to choose from that you can then fill with their favorite chocolates.

Watson's Chocolates

Address: Locations in Kenmore, East Amherst, Buffalo, Orchard Park and more.
Phone: 1-888-875-6643
Suggestion: Watson's Valentine's Day options range from Valentine's Minis to large personalized chocolate hearts. Go classic with an assorted box or big with the Classic or Petite Pyramid of Joy.
Check out the map below to scout out all of Buffalo's best chocolatiers!

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Contributed by Ashley Steves