One of the nicest and best chocolatiers I know lives in my old hometown of Wichita Kansas. Beth Tully, owner and maitre chocolatier of Cocoa Dolce makes some of the finest chocolates available.
Beth hand crafts each masterful chocolate piece with fresh ingredients and a keen sense of how fine chocolates should taste. She's a graduate of Ecole Chocolat's professional chocoaltier program taught in Vancouver Canada and has put her experience to good work in her beautiful shop.
Cocoa Dolce is growing rapidly with a lot of press and has clients that include the famous Dean & Duluca Market. Beth is as friendly as a day is long with good Kansas cheer even on a busy day. Patrons are free to talk and ask questions and she'll take the time to explain anything you might want to know about hand crafted chocolates or how she got her inspiration in creating her unique and pleasant flavors.
My personal favorite is her signature Cocoa Dolce chocolate with the CD cocoa butter transfer on top. This dark chocolate ganache is a delicate balance of fresh orange and cinnamon perfectly blended together. I'd recommend sipping a cup of very fine Earl Grey Tea while savoring this chocolate.
Beth originally chose an array of Belgian Callebaut couvertures to use in creating her chocolates, but I strongly suspect she's going to switch and become one of our fellow chocolate comrades that use Santa Barbara Chocolate Couverture to craft beautiful and tasty chocolates. ;)