Marquette area chocolate shops gear up for Valentine’s Day sales


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Marquette area chocolate shops gear up for Valentine's Day sales

Marquette area chocolate shops gear up for Valentine’s Day sales

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Marquette, Michigan (WLUC) — Roses are red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, and so is chocolate.

With Valentine’s Day just ten days away, Marquette-area chocolatiers like Towners are gearing up for big sales.

“We’ve definitely gotten a lot of orders for Valentine’s Day,” says owner and chocolatier Katie Bonzer. “There are a lot of questions about when our candy will be released. So far almost everything is sold out except for Oreos and pretzels, so there must have been inquiries.”

The store does everything two weeks before the holidays. Bonzer said she typically sells about 10,000 bars of chocolate on Valentine’s Day in February. Bonzer promotes some bestsellers by requiring customers to get their candy at least two days in advance.

“Definitely a 12-piece candy because it contains our full range of flavors,” she said. “We also have a heart filled. It’s like caramel cashew hearts and passion fruit caramel hearts.”

At Donckers in downtown Marquette, hopefully this Valentine’s Day business will be as buoyant as it was last year. Also, the store is advising people to buy a specific item as soon as possible.

“We’re making chocolate strawberries again,” says Donckers Candy Store assistant Morgan Hallenbeck. “They will be available on Friday, February 11.”

Donckers have heart-shaped chocolate boxes, as well as all of their major artisan and hand-dipped products. Owner Tomville is confident the holiday season will be full.

“I think every Valentine’s Day Day is good because it’s a big event,” Vear said. “You have to be kind to your lover, so treat your lover with a treaty.”

Donckers is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Towners is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and is closed on Sundays.

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