Decadent gift ideas from one of the best places for chocolate in the world

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
The Salted butter caramels are one of Madame Delluc's best sellers. Customize your box at the counter. (Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen)

In 2016, Conde Nast hailed it as one of the “Best Chocolates in the World.”

Earlier this year, CNN named the company one of the “15 Happiest Places in the World.”

Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop listed it as one of the things “Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day” in 2016.

There’s a lot of buzz around the chocolate that Oakwood’s Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier shop carries, and for good reason. It’s fabulous.

The chocolates it carries that are handmade in Brussels, Belgium, are intoxicatingly delicious and beautiful to behold. They make great gifts for anyone on your list.

The best part: you can shop for most of this online with a $25 purchase or more at www.francoiseimports.com and get it shipped to you. Or you can shop and have it ready for pick-up.

WANT TO GO?

What: Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier

Where: 2510 Far Hills Ave. in the Shops of Oakwood

More information: Call 937-356-8890 or visit www.francoiseimports.com

CHOCOLATE GIFT IDEAS

Here are a few items we found on a recent visit that are ready to gift and sure to impress whoever is on the receiving end.

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Madame Delluc in Oakwood is open and ready for holiday business. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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This six-piece chocolate set retails for $12.95. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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The Ecailler Royale has beautiful new packaging. This large set retails for $79.50. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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These are some of our favorites chocolate covered ginger and chocolate covered candied orange peel. The bag retails for $16.95 and is one of the best values in the store. The ginger is perfect addition to your next holiday party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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The mild chocolate mousse with nougatine. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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Customize your chocolate box at the counter. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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Another great holiday gift idea the Madame Delluc Cacao en Poudre for $19.95. Your hot cocoa will never taste the same again. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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The Reglette is a six-piece chocolate set that retails for $12.95. It’s a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Note how they used the box in the background to create a little winterscape. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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Beautiful new packaging has arrived for the holiday season. The 8-piece chocolate in this specialty box retails for $22.95. When you are done, it will hold your colored pencils perfectly. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
The Salted butter caramels are one of Madame Delluc's best sellers. Customize your box at the counter. (Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen)
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Champagne truffles are also extremely popular. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
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