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We asked, you answered: Readers share their favorite local chocolate shops and florists

"Best peanut butter cups, truffles, and turtles," one reader wrote about Fedele's Chocolates.

Truffles at Chocolate Therapy
Truffles at Chocolate Therapy in Framingham. Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe

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These may be strange times, but strange times call for chocolates and flowers — especially around Valentine’s Day.

We recently published a list of local chocolate shops and florists offering sweet treats and delightful bouquets, just in case you’re planning to pick up something for a certain sweetheart this weekend. When we asked you to name your favorite chocolate havens and flower shops, some of you heartily agreed with our picks (for all the ROYCE’ fans out there — we see you!).

But many of you named your own favorite shops, a handful of which extend outside of Boston. Here are your picks for the best chocolate stores and florists in the region, plus a few reasons why you’re so sweet on them.

Chocolate shops

Chocolate Therapy, Framingham
“Gorgeous chocolates with pomegranate (Pom Balm), cayenne (The Cure), among others.”

Fedele’s Chocolates, Pembroke
“Best peanut butter cups, truffles, and turtles.”

Gräem Nuts and Chocolate, Concord
“Unique and healthy section of products.”

Spindler Confections, Cambridge

Tick Tock Chocolates, Belmont
“Great chocolates with lots of unusual flavors.”

Flower shops

Berry Branch, Somerville

The Centerpiece Flower Shop, Boston
“Mix of giftable houseplants and arrangements.”

Exotic Flowers, Boston
“Owner Rick Canale is the best! Family-owned shop in business for decades.”

Fresco Flowers, Boston

Irving Glick Florist, Boston

Kendall Flower Shop, Cambridge

New Leaf Flores, Boston
“Always fresh and beautiful.”

Petali Flowers, Cambridge
“You overlooked Petali in Harvard Square, which carries lovely flowers (as well as gifts).”

Stapleton Floral Design, Boston

Welcome to Floristry, Haverhill
“The shop’s energy comes through the entire crew and incredible arrangements.”

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