A local chocolate shop, thriving after relocating, and area bake shops are preparing for Valentine’s Day with pink, red and white treats.
Sweet Cioccolata relocated in May 2020 from 28 N. Colony Road to a larger storefront nearby at 32 N. Colony Road.
“We doubled in size,” owner Rachael Ceste said. “We have bigger retail and a bigger production room. We’re able to produce faster and more.”
For Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14 — the shop is featuring chocolate covered strawberries, other chocolate covered treats and decorative cookies.
“The customers that usually purchase from us are still purchasing,” Ceste said. “We’ve also been getting new customers from the new move and through social media.”
Orders can be placed now at 203-294-1280.
Marissa Klimovich, owner of The Chocolate Chip Bakery, has also been busy filling orders ahead of Feb. 14. Her menu includes white chocolate, hot cocoa bombs, cookies and strawberries.
“I’m doing Valentine’s Day sugar cookies,” Klimovich said. “A lot of people have ordered heart shaped cookies but I can do letters and names.”
Klimovich will be launching chocolate covered strawberries this week after receiving a lot of requests. Place your order with The Chocolate Chip Bakery through Facebook.
In Meriden, Belen’s Sweet Creation’s owner Belen Torres is offering heart shaped boxes with roses, chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate candies. Torres also recently added cheesecake-filled chocolate covered strawberries to her menu.
“That one is my favorites,” she said. “It’s the perfect combination.“
Belen’s Sweet Creations is taking orders until Feb. 8. Message Torres on Facebook to order.
Alyssa’s Cakery, 156 Center St., Wallingford, has a special “Sweetheart” package for $50 that includes a breakable heart with phrase of your choice, a mallot, chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped cocoa bombs, chocolate covered Oreos and cake bombs.
“We have so many orders,” owner Alyssa Nieves said. “We have probably 50 orders right now. I’m hoping it will be our best Valentine’s Day yet.”
For Valentine’s Day, Alyssa’s Cakery is also introducing ice cream bombs in 36 flavors.
Similar to the hot cocoa bombs, customers receive chocolate spheres with the makings of an ice cream sundae inside. Place the bomb over ice cream and then pour the cakery’s heated homemade ganache over the bomb and it will “explode” to a sundae.
Feb 8 is the last day to place orders for Valinetine’s Day. Pick ups can be scheduled the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Call 203-269-9408 to order.