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Valentine’s Day chocolate on Long Island

It’s the sweetest day — and you (or your Valentine) deserve a taste of the good stuff. Long Island’s many chocolate shops are busy year-round, churning out thoughtful, too-pretty-to-eat truffles and confections. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the shelves.

Chocolate Works

Red velvet truffles covered in white chocolate look
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Red velvet truffles covered in white chocolate at Chocolate Works look the part inside and out. Price: $12 for a half-pound at stores in Bellmore, Garden City, Commack, Manhasset, Rockville Centre and Stony Brook More info: chocolateworks.com

Bon Bons Chocolatier

Valentine's Day-ready offerings at Bon Bons Chocolatier in
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Valentine’s Day-ready offerings at Bon Bons Chocolatier in Huntington include the Vanilla Cloud — a white chocolate truffle topped with tiny edible red glitter hearts — and the French Chocolate, a milk or dark chocolate truffle decked with colorful stripes. Price: $18 for a half-pound More info: 631-549-1059, bonbonschocolatier.com

Sayville Chocolatier

Sayville Chocolatier's Valentine's Day petit fours come in
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Sayville Chocolatier’s Valentine’s Day petit fours come in four flavors including a version filled with vanilla cake, cherry puree and bittersweet truffle cream. Price: $1.50 each More info: 631-589-6713

North Fork Chocolate Company

The North Fork Chocolate Company's merlot bon bons
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The North Fork Chocolate Company’s merlot bon bons are filled with ganache tinged with Pelligrini Vineyard’s wine reduction. Or try the Amore, a heart-shaped confection filled with local strawberry preserves. Price: 9 pieces for $16 More info: 631-779-2963, northforkchocolate.com

Chocolates by Morgan’s Bay

Chocolates by Morgan's Bay in Babylon has a
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Chocolates by Morgan’s Bay in Babylon has a rotating cast of small-batch dark or milk chocolate truffles, including Chambord. Price: $14 for a half-pound More info: 631-224-5959, chocolatebymorgansbay.com

Schwartz Candies

Homemade marshmallows enrobed in milk or dark chocolate
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Homemade marshmallows enrobed in milk or dark chocolate come in 11 flavors at Schwartz Candies in Carle Place – from mint and maple to the more elaborate caramel-bottom. Price: 10 for $24.50-$28.50 More info: 516-294-2831, schwartzcandies.com

Emile’s Candy

Old-fashioned confectioner Emile's in Oceanside still makes traditional
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Old-fashioned confectioner Emile’s in Oceanside still makes traditional jelly-filled chocolates in orange, raspberry and lemon. Price: $13 for a half-pound More info: 516-766-4402, emilescandy.net

Lazar’s Chocolates

Lazar's Chocolates of Great Neck and Greenvale has
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Lazar’s Chocolates of Great Neck and Greenvale has been selling classic caramel nut clusters for almost 50 years. Your choice of milk or dark chocolate with walnuts, almonds, cashews or pecans. Price: $33 for a pound More info: lazarschocolate.com

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