(Closed) Great Tasting Inexpensive Chocolate?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I plan on doing the same thing for my favors. I got the boxes at Michaels for super cheap and I plan on using Lindt Truffles. Im not sure where you are but there is a Lindt store in my mall. You can buy bags of the truffles rather inexpensively. They are super yummy and just the right size. Here is the website http://www.lindtusa.com/category-exec/category_id/18/landing/1/nm/Lindor hopw this helps!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooohh…I agree. Lindt Truffles are super smooth. If you have a retail location near you try to catch specials. 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’ve seen Lindt truffles being sold at Target.  I love them!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i think you can buy lindt truffles at costco too.  they taste much more expensive than they are!  and ferrero rocher is always a popular inexpensive option as well!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Really inexpensive?  Dove.

Lindt you can also usually get at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for some reason at a big discount.  And they taste fine (even if they are a little dated lol)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are making our own chocoalte favors. I went to confectioneryhouse.com for molds- they have tons! Then we are going to Costco’s or BJ’s and buying bulk chocolate chips to melt down. Right now we are debating between nestle and ghiradelli.

I think you could easily do it under $200.00

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Newport: I’d suggest using Nestle. I’ve done a lot of chocolate work & I have found that Nestle is a lot easier to work with and hardens well. Ghiradelli can seize up easily if heated too quickly!! What a great idea for favors though 🙂

@Fabulous: Hmm… how big are these boxes you’re looking at buying?

Something that I considered for a while was buying labeled hershey’s kisses! Who doesn’t love a kiss?! However- 200 favors w/ personalized labels would cost way too much.

I checked out the candywarehouse.com and a 5lb bag is $19.50. 6 bags would give you roughly 2160 kisses at a price of $117 + $24.73 in shipping (depending where you live). That works out to about 71 cents per chocolate favor. That would bring you just over budget by a few dollars- Hmm, but if you bought 5 bags instead: 8 kisses are just as yummy as 10!

candywarehouse even gives discounts on bulk purchases- so it might cost even less!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

for under $200, you might be better off making your own, as far as quality and taste are concerned.  Chocolate truffles are EASY to make — you just make some ganache, roll it into balls, and roll the balls in the coating of your choice.  You could make a big batch of ganache and have some friends over for rolling- cocoa powder, crushed pistachios, coconut flakes, and matcha powder are a few things that I’ve used.  These also freeze pretty well, so you could do them in small batches, and as long as they don’t sit out in the sun they are stable out on the counter for a couple of days.  Did I mention tasty?  Every time I make them for guests they always disappear.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t see this anywhere on the posts, but did you know that you can order stickers from Oriental Trading to put on the bottom of kisses? They also make custom mini-bar wrappers too!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I definitely second the TJ Maxx/Marshalls suggestion.  Also, check Ross and Tuesday Morning.  Everything that I’ve purchased from those stores are dated to expire at least a couple of months after my wedding.

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with the Lindt crowd- if you’re going for inexpensive, try to find a bulk quantity of Lindt truffles! Ghirardelli’s and Godiva are fabulous but end up being somewhat pricey. Good luck!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Grocery outlet. Or sees theirs are good, and about 50 cents each.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like others said, Lindt truffles are pretty tasty. Also, the different flavors come in different color foil.

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