Valentine's Day chocolate taste test
L.A. Burdick Handmade ChocolatesBest of the hearts: "Gorgeous and artistic"
The Valentine heart has a little stack of chocolate bark hearts in the center, along with squares, oblongs, cocoa-dusted truffles, and a few mice ($48 for about 40 chocolates). Cocoa-dusted truffle bittersweet and quite delightful, an extremely delicate - and wonderful - blend of hazelnuts, clearly handmade, in a great way; gorgeous and artistic. Detractors: way too strong, something fruity and exotic inside, no idea what, filling and chocolate way too sweet, not creamy or buttery at all.
52 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 220 Clarendon St., Boston, 617-491-4340, www.burdickchocolate.com