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Confections with Convictions

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Address: 116 W Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2732
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+1 269-381-9700
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections...

Kalamazoo's only shop making hand crafted truffles and other confections exclusively from Fair Trade, organic certified chocolate. Chocolatier Dale Anderson's original recipes contain fresh local fruits, honey, and maple syrup. Vegan and gluten free options are always available. Closed Sunday and Monday. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Make a difference by eating great chocolate!

not only is this the best chocolate in the area for those who love the decadent deliciousness chocolate has to offer but..... you are making a difference in the lives of those who... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

not only is this the best chocolate in the area for those who love the decadent deliciousness chocolate has to offer but..... you are making a difference in the lives of those who need a helping hand. this is a win-win for those who want to treat themselves and feel really good about helping others. you get to pick your... More 

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Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, Thanks so much for your kind review, and support for our mission. All the best, Dale More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Confections with Convictions has a mission: to help the formerly incarcerated re-integrate into society. Another mission is to produce absolutely wonderful chocolate candies. The shop is succeeding on both counts, with well-trained and industrious employees and unique and delicious treats. It's a great place to shop for a hostess gift, or simply a gift to yourself. I visit this shop... More 

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Thank Sally P
Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thank you for your very gracious review. I appreciate your support of our mission, and of our shop. All the best, Dale More 

Augusta, Michigan
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The owner is not only one of the nicest people you will ever meet, but he makes some of the most delicious chocolate truffles you will ever EAT! So many varieties, it's hard to choose just a few!

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Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A friend told us about this place. We went and LOVED the chocolates (and don't forget the barque and their own candy bars). Want something special? The new President of Kalamazoo College commissioned a truffle with dark chocolate and hot peppers. It is now regularly available. It will knock your socks off! These chocolates are one of the few things... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Portage, Michigan
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really nice selection of truffles, candies, etc. Some unique flavors with the very best ingredients. The owner helps young people who would not otherwise be employable by training them to make really good chocolates. Good deeds should be rewarded....go there!

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Thank Sherry L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have traveled all over the European continent eating chocolate, truffles and many other edibles in which chocolate is an ingredient. I can tell you without any reservation - the absolute best handcrafted chocolates I have ever tasted are those made by Confections with Convictions. They are worth every penny you pay for them. Honestly you haven't experienced chocolate until... More 

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Thank liss539
Dale A, Owner at Confections with Convictions, responded to this review

Dear Harvey, Thanks for your very kind words and lovely review. Also, thanks for your call reminding me to check in here to see what's been happening. I am humbled and honored by your very kind review. Dale More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Kind, conscientious owner who uses fair trade chocolate and the best ingredients to be found world-wide.

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Thank brndjc
Warren
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Found this place on TripAdvisor when looking for things to do in Kalamazoo. Went with two friends to get a few treats. We fell in love with Dale and Amy (the owner and his 87 year old mom). Dave is so passionate about each truffle and caramel and described each one to us (I think there was at least 75... More 

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Thank Wendy V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows the line " you had me at hello ". Confections with convictions had me at " first time visitors get a free chocolate ". I was hooked! The variety of chocolates available and use of pure ingredients combined with the owners conviction to help community members get back on their feet is a win-win. You can't go wrong... More 

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Thank Gypsy2b
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I recently had a birthday, and asked for Confections with Conviction caramels. Never before have I tasted such complex and delicious chocolates with the added essence of loving creation included. Each piece is decorated with special markings, denoting its contents. The chocolatier marks a "scorecard" of what is in the box, and trust me, EVERY one is a winner. Knowing... More 

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