When topological surveys uncovered a richly flowing chocolate vein under Belgium, a sure-footed band of chocolatiers set to work building a thriving industry on-site. Reap the benefit of their labor with today's deal: for $16, you get a box of chocolates and a box of macarons (a $32 value) from Lady Chocolatt, a Belgian chocolate shop on Wilshire Boulevard. Lady Chocolatt (the artist formerly known as Chocolatt Belgium) is a family-run, Belgium-based business that makes all its products in a small, artisanal Belgian factory, where everything from the cobblestone streets to the aldermen are known for their chocolatey goodness. If you place your order within one month of your Groupon purchase, Lady Chocolatt will throw in a surprise piece of delicious as a bonus.
With today's saliva-stirring Groupon, you'll receive nine chocolates and eight French macarons. Each chocolate is delicately crafted and bursting with liquor or hazelnut or, sometimes, even more chocolate. French-style macarons differ from more-plebian macaroons and store-bought sandwich cookies because they're filled with buttery cream instead of bitter hatred. The macarons are meringue based and come in a wide variety of flavors, including raspberry, chocolate, passion fruit, and even mojito, allowing you to throw a beach party for your mouth without Frankie Avalon or Annette Funicello trying to crawl into it.
A box of chocolates or macarons makes a particularly sweet Mother's Day or graduation gift, and allows you to stick to a hard-and-fast "one for you, one for me" policy. You can also curry favor with officemates by bringing the Lady Chocolatt boxes to work, and then destroy the growing camaraderie by snatching the treats from their hopeful fingertips. Whatever the motivation, today's Groupon to Lady Chocolatt makes an excellent gift or a selfishly hoarded treasure.
In its former incarnation as Chocolatt Belgium, Lady Chocolatt earned much love on CityVoter, where it was voted in LA's top five for best chocolate in the specialty food and drink category for 2009 and 2007. In addition, Yelpers give it 4.5 stars: