About our Fran's Signature Tasting
- In honor of our 40th Anniversary, we are proud to invite you to expand your knowledge and appreciation of fine chocolate with this virtual tasting led by our founder, Fran Bigelow. Each tasting includes confections hand selected by Fran to encompass the full range of artisan flavors, textures, and techniques we offer. A link to our virtual tasting video will be made available by password access with product purchase and is available to watch at your convenience. For the freshest chocolate experience, we recommend enjoying the tasting within 10 days of delivery. The Fran's Signature Tasting is designed for 1 person. Add the Additional Tasting Chocolates for each extra person in your tasting group. To inquire about custom group tastings, please call 800.422.3726.
What's Inside this Box
- 1 6pc Fran's Signature Tasting Box
A tasting assortment hand selected by Founder Fran Bigelow to introduce you to the range of flavors, textures, and techniques we offer.4 Wrapped Thin
74% single origin Madagascan dark chocolate is bright and fruit forward with red berry notes and a hint of toasted cacao Certified Organic1 Fran's Signature Tasting Menu
A tasting menu and notecard to use during the Fran's Signature Tasting experience1 Fran's Note Pen
A stylish way to take notes during the Fran's Signature Tasting experience1 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Pieces of caramelized peanuts are blended into a white chocolate-peanut butter ganache and enrobed in dark chocolate.1 Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Pieces of caramelized peanuts are blended into a white chocolate-peanut butter ganache and enrobed in milk chocolate.
Our chocolates are handcrafted in small batches from all-natural and, when possible, local and organic ingredients.
For optimal freshness and flavor, please enjoy your chocolates within 10 days.
Store your chocolates in a cool, dry place between 64-68°F (14-16°C) and out of direct sunlight.
To avoid blooming, please do not place your chocolates in the refrigerator.
While we generally advise against refrigerating chocolates, there may be some instances like heat and humidity where refrigeration is the only way to maintain the integrity of your chocolates. If you do need to store your confections in the refrigerator, we recommend protecting them by placing the box inside two airtight plastic bags, air removed and fully sealed. Stored in this way, we recommend enjoying refrigerated confections within 1 month. When enjoying refrigerated chocolates, we suggest keeping the box inside the two sealed plastic bags until the entire package comes to room temperature; this process will take approximately two hours.
A box of chocolates is always in good taste.
We strive to ensure that gift giving with Fran’s is a delicious experience, from start to finish.
Our Signature Gift Boxes and Hand Tied Satin Ribbons
Inspired by the vibrant colors of the seasons and holidays, our elegant boxes are gifts in and of themselves. Our satin ribbons are hand tied for a perfect bow every time, and our generous ribbon selection will complement any color scheme.
- Shipping & Packaging
Nothing is more important to us than your complete satisfaction. That is why we take great care creating our chocolates and hand packing your order. Please note that all of our chocolates are shipped via Local, Express, or Overnight methods due to perishability.
FEDEX SHIPPING AND DELIVERY MANAGER We ship our chocolate exclusively via FedEx. To track the status of your shipped order, we suggest using the FedEx Delivery Manager. Please visit fedex.com/en-us/delivery-manager to learn more.
U.S. SHIPPING We take great care in making our confections and hand packing your order to ensure it arrives in the best possible condition. Due to perishability, our chocolates are shipped via Local, Express, and Priority methods. All shipping rates are per shipment. Shipments to Residential addresses deliver by 8pm, Business addresses deliver by 5pm. For more information, visit frans.com/shipping.
FLAT RATE SHIPPING We offer flat rate shipping to destinations within the U.S. Visit frans.com/shipping to see our current rates.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING We ship to Canada and Japan from January through November. For shipping rates, shipping times, and to inquire about other destinations, please contact us 206.322.0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. International orders placed Monday-Sunday will usually ship the following Monday. Between December 1 and January 1, we are not able to accept new international orders.
MULTIPLE GIFTS FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE? Our Multi-Ship tool makes giving to many simple and easy. Choose the Shipping To Multiple Addresses option during checkout, and easily assign the appropriate gift to your intended recipients.
WARM WEATHER SHIPPING We guarantee your chocolates will arrive in excellent condition, even in warm weather. If temperatures exceed 75°F, we will send your chocolates with complimentary ice and insulated packaging to prevent melting. For residential deliveries, we recommend alerting recipients that a sweet gift is on its way so the chocolates are not left outside for long periods. During warm months, we are often unable to ship over the weekend, Monday arrival dates may not be available, and ground shipping may not be available; all currently available arrival dates and shipment methods will be listed on our shipping calendar during checkout.
- Shipping & Packaging