Compartes Presents a “Sweetheart” Design

02.08.18 | By
Compartes Presents a “Sweetheart” Design

Lo and behold, February is here and with it arrives the romantic intent and expectations of Valentine’s Day. Recognizing many greet the holiday with stress and apprehension, we propose a most delicious, design-oriented gift idea to ease concerns about what to give: Compartes Heart Chocolate Gift Boxes.

Despite the modern graphics and geometric cut of its packaging, Compartes represents a chocolate making history spanning over 67 years in Los Angeles. Still handmade in Los Angeles, the chocolatier revitalized itself under the guidance of owner, Jonathan Grahm, an advocate of the undeniably correct philosophy, “everything is better with chocolate.”

A seasonal offering, the Compartes Heart Chocolate Gift Box delivers romantic sentiments with the monochromatic moment of a kiss, evoking something straight out of the studios of Fornasetti. Inside, a selection of 35 chocolates or truffles awaits the recipient, adorned in colorful graphics or even 24 karat gold.

As avid chocolate lovers, our affections for this Los Angeles confectioner is rooted in the chocolatier’s combination of splashy modern graphics, innovative flavor pairings, and unique collaborations. Whether bar or box, regardless of age or gender, Compartes chocolates have proven to be a popular gift.

Angelenos are currently blessed with two Compartes retail locations – a factory/shop, and a newer, captivating flagship store showcasing the chocolatier’s range of 1,500 gourmet bars paired with a neo-Deco interior decor worth a visit in itself. Fortunately for those located further away than a freeway drive across the 10 Freeway can still order Valentine’s boxes or bars via the Compartes website.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at