5 Orange County Chocolate Companies to Turn to for your Valentine’s Day

Editor’s Note: ChocXO has relocated out of O.C. since this article was published.

1. La Rue du Chocolat
Laguna Beach
Shop a lovely assortment of house-made chocolates, such as the birthday cake truffle ($2.50 to $4). 448 S. Coast Highway, 949‑494-2372

2. Chocxo
This bean-to-bar chocolate factory crafts bite‑size truffles in ready‑to-gift boxes ($3.50 to $36.50). 9461 Irvine Center Drive, 949‑825‑5781, chocxo.com

3. Cocoa Parlor
Laguna Niguel
Vegan and gluten-free chocolate bars are sourced from the Dominican Republic ($5). 31161 Niguel Road, 949-877-9549, cocoaparlor.com

4. ST Patisserie
Costa Mesa
You’ll taste Paris in these truffles, in flavors such as passion fruit, raspberry, and Champagne ($2). 3321 Hyland Ave., 714-825-0180, thepastryschool.org

5. Valenza Chocolatier
Costa Mesa
Show your love with a boozy bourbon bar ($9) or an edible heart box filled with award-winning chocolates ($32). valenza­chocolatier.com



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