1/23/2013 01:00:00 PM

The SF Foodie's Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Sampler

Stop the presses. We’ve found the ultimate Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie so stop looking and keep reading. One ingenious marketer behind the e-commerce site IfOnly.com has commissioned nine of the Bay Area's top chefs to help create a one-of-a-kind artisan chocolate sampler.

The limited-edition 28-piece collection of chocolates truffles will feature the handiwork of Thomas Keller (French Laundry), Corey Lee (Benu), Michael Tusk (Quince), Michael Mina (Michael Mina), Matthew Accarino (SPQR), Gary Danko (Gary Danko), Mourad Lahlou (Aziza), Nancy Oakes (Boulevard) and Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), and won’t feature any ordinary raspberries-flavored nonsense.  We’re talking Lee's sesame nougatine with dark chocolate, Mina’s white chocolate with aged rum and Madagascar vanilla, Oakes' bourbon caramel and dark chocolate and Crenn’s Valrhona chocolate caramel with thyme, preserved lemon and sea salt.

Sweeter still is that the entire venture is a benefit for Share Our Strength. Each box costs $100 but 100% of the profits will be donated to help child hunger. But qualities are limited and there’s a limit of two boxes per customer so if you want one in time for February 14, you better place your order quick.


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