13. Christopher Michael Chocolates

City: Costa Mesa, Calif.
Address: 2346 Newport Blvd., Suite A3
Website: chrischocolates.com
Signature Item: Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle

Providing their customers with original creations is all in a days work for this California chocolatier. With pieces like the "Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle," which is actually blended with the vintage champagne, it's no wonder that this chocolatier furnishes the Grammys and the Oscars with sweets. For Valentine's Day they serve chocolate roses airbrushed with sweet red cocoa butter. "Airbrushed" never sounded so tasty.