February 13, 2012
As Valentine's Day approaches, chocolate truffles are an option

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As we count down to Valentine's Day - which is tomorrow, guys - the question becomes how to show affection for the one we cherish.

Flowers and chocolates are traditional V-Day remembrances, but we have some questions. Like which chocolates to buy. So we called Teresa Higgins, co-owner with her chocolatier husband, Craig Higgins, of Capital Confections at Town & Country Village. For V-Day, they made 1,500 pounds of chocolate and turned it in to hand-crafted delights.

So, what's the hot chocolate this year?

"We have 24 flavors of truffles, made on site," Teresa Higgins said. "We have gluten-free and sugar-free chocolates. As for Valentine's Day gifts, it's a matter of taste. (Prices range from) four truffles in a box for $10 up to a 40-pack at $100, and everything in between.

"One of our most popular items is the nine-pack for $39, in a box topped with handmade paper roses," she said. "Another is 12 assorted small truffles in a velvet box for $29.95 (pictured). Yes, you can pick your own flavors. omorrow we'll be doing chocolate-dipped strawberries."

Town & Country Village is at Marconi and Fulton avenues, Sacramento. For Capital Confections: (916) 973-0249,

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