The Augusta Chronicle
229 Fury’s Ferry Rd. | Augusta
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
113 Laurens Street S.W. | Aiken
Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Life may be like a box of chocolates, and if the famous line from Forest Gump is true, we hope ours could be compared to a box filled with handcrafted chocolates from La Bonbonnière. Chocolatier Bébette Vanden Brugge-Smith, who graduated from the Chocolate Academy in Wieze, Belgium, opened La Bonbonnière’s first location on Fury’s Ferry Road in 2005. Her chocolates became available at a second location inside the Holley Building in Aiken in 2011.
Bébette tempers dark and milk chocolate to encase a variety of fillings including amaretto almond, buttery salted caramel, cherry cordial, Italian hazelnut cream, peanut butter and many more. Her confections are Valentine’s Day favorites, so be sure to place your order in advance or head to either location early for the best selection.