Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
If there's anything good about Valentine's Day
, it's that it gives us an excuse to stuff our faces with chocolates, candies and other heart-shaped confections
Whether you're looking for a sweet gift or plan on drowning your relationship sorrows in sugar, the following are some of our favorite local spots for Valentine delicacies.
Tammie Coe has a special menu just for all you lovers out there including a "Sinsational" flourless cake ($22), chocolate-dipped strawberries (3 for $9 or 9 for $27), an itty bitty "Lovers Cake" ($20), and sets of mini cupcakes and cookies -- all of which are, in Tammie Coe fashion, as beautiful as they are delicious.
Read more destinations for local sweets after the jump.
This mother/daughter confection team has an array of signature boxes filled with toffees, brittles and peppermint bark. Buy a box, or build a tower of toffee goodness for $26.95 - 104.95.
10953 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, #105, Scottsdale, or shop their online store at goodytwos.com
Loads of delicious flavors (espresso nib, caramel...mmmm) of truffles, brownies, cookies, and other decadent V-day treats are packaged in a festive heart-adorned box. Tip: If a dozen brownies seems like too much of a delicious thing, they can be frozen for later consumption.
Our favorite local candy store is chalk full of vintage-inspired Valentines Day sweets. Build your own V-day box with swirly old-time-y lollipops, conversation hearts in English and Spanish, or a giant conversation heart lollipops ($3).
14 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Dos Cabezas Winery and Tracy Dempsey Originals sweets are teaming up for one doozy of a gift box. For $45 choose one of two Dos Cabezas wines accompanied by 4 chocolate-dipped strawberry marshmallows, 2 chocolate fudge brownies, and dark cocoa shortbread for $45.