Did you know that 70 million Hershey’s kisses are produced every single day at the Hershey’s factory in Pennsylvania? Yeah, there’s nothing like saying you’re my one true love with some mass-produced sweets.

Which is why for this Valentine’s Day we’re spotlighting 9 brands who are disrupting the chocolate holiday. From raw to vegan, fair trade to non-GMO, and with pretty packaging all around, here are 9 chocolates that say I really love you… and I care about the sweets you put in your body too.

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Cosmic Cacao

Using raw cocoa, cocoa butter, local honey, and not much else, what’s not to love about this small batch chocolate maker?

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: The Love Bar

Rawkin Raw

A pioneer in the raw, refrigerated snack category, this California-based maker produces a variety of raw energy truffles and coconut macaroons made using super foods like cacao nibs, maca powder and spirulina.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Organic Chocolate Truffle

Candid

Recently launched, Candid produces a line of cacao bites using a combo of fruit and super foods.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Pineapple & Coconut 

Chocolove

Founded in 1995, this Boulder, Colorado-based chocolate maker has been producing all natural, non-GMO chocolate for 25 years and counting. Always innovating, Chocolve recently debuted the first-of-its-kind “Ruby Chocolate.”

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Alter Eco

Tasty truffles made with organic ingredients grown by farmers paid a fair living wage and wrapped in compostable wrappers? Ticks all our boxes.

Valentine’s Day Pick: Silk Velvet Truffles

Vgan Chocolates

All of this chocolate-maker’s 5 flavors are 100% certified vegan.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Hazelnuts & Mulberry Crunch

Raaka Chocolate

New York City-based and proud of it! Raaka Chocolate is committed to creating fair trade chocolate products using only simple, quality ingredients.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Rose Cardamom

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

A variety of exotic chocolate offerings like Parmesan, Walnut & Fig and Turmeric Ginger make this artisan chocolate maker stand out.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Exotic Truffle Collection

Compartes Chocolatier

An innovator in the luxury chocolate category, Compartes offers an encyclopedia of products from bars to truffles. Not to mention the brand’s ultra-Instagramable packaging.

 

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Valentine’s Day pick: Rose Wine Pink Chocolate

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