Mother's Day, falls on Sunday May 12 in 2013.
Yes, you can get Mother's Day chocolate and candy from the grocery store. But perhaps you would like something more special? If so, try one of these local places for handmade Mother's Day chocolates, fine candy, treats and more.
Here's a list of some great places to get fine chocolates for Mother's Day in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The crew at the Painted Turtle Chocolatier make all kinds of handmade chocolate creations, and they've got the holidays covered with sophisticated and whimsical Mother's Day and spring-themed chocolates and candies. Available at their store in Plymouth, or online at their website
Joyful Easter candies, truffles and bonbons in stylish packaging - wonderful for decadent Mother's Day treats. Available from Chocolate Celeste's store in St. Paul, and online at their website
If Mom loves high-quality chocolate, you'll do no wrong at B T McElraths. Sold at many stores around the Twin Cities including Kowalski's and Lunds and Byerly's, and online at their website
Purveyors of fine foods, Surdyk's carries a sizable selection of fine chocolate, and also many other gourmet food (fantastic if you are cooking lunch for Mom) and also a superb selection of wine too.
Many shoppers think of Max's in St. Louis Parks as a jewelry and gift store, and that's a good enough reason to visit for a Mother's Day gift. But that's not all - they have possibly the widest selection of chocolates in the Twin Cities. Imported and local chocolate bars, plus candies, truffles, and other treats are for sale, and it's the only place to find certain specialty brands in Minnesota.
Candyland, the St. Paul-born candy shop, and a veteran on the Twin Cities candy scene is the best place for Mother's Day candy. All the candy you can dream of, chocolates, fun springtime and themed candies are available from their mom-and-pop stores in Downtown St Paul, and Downtown Minneapolis, and also in their online store
Well, it sounds like an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells, but nevertheless, Dr. Chocolate's Chocolate Chateau promises three floors of a chocolate museum, and a huge variety of chocolates ranging from fun to specialty and gourmet. The eponymous Dr. Chocolate is a real doctor so if you'd like to tell Mom that indulging is on professional advice, then please go ahead.
Legacy Chocolates used to have a store, and a faithful following in St. Paul. They closed their doors to focus on their other store in Menomonie, Wis., about an hour east of the Twin Cities. If you don't want to make the drive, they also have an online store
for their lovely chocolates and truffles.
Looking for unusual or unique candy? Sugar Sugar Candy in Minneapolis stocks all kinds of domestic and imported candies and chocolates, perfect for a novel or unexpected Mothers' Day treat.