Interview with CBS TV. Festival of Chocolates

Published in: on January 15, 2012 at 8:09 PM  Leave a Comment  

We’ve expanded at a new location!

We are proud to announce that we have relocated to 1048 E. Bloomingdale Ave. Valrico, FL.

We now carry gourmet gelato, fresh roasted coffee by DaSilva’s and of course our handcrafted chocolates!

Stop in to say hello and get your free tasting!

Published in: on September 1, 2011 at 10:15 PM  Comments (1)  

Springtime is here and that means somebunny is coming to Leena’s Chocolates!



We have a unique assortment of handmade specialty chocolates for any holiday. Our marbeled or golden eggs are sure to make anybunny happy for Easter!
Call for ordering or shipping information. Stop by our shop in Valrico, Florida to see all our Easter gifts for everyone!

Published in: on April 2, 2011 at 12:31 AM  Leave a Comment  

Love is in the Air!

Our gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries are hand selected at Brandon Farms and drenched in our creamy white, milk and dark chocolates. This gift will surely please on Valentine’s Day or any occasion.  Pre order a dozen strawberries by January 24th and receive a 10% discount and automatically get entered into a raffle to win a chocolate urn filled with strawberries- a $70 value!

Here at The Original Leena’s Chocolates we only use the finest ingredients and all our signature products are made in small batches to assure you receive maximum freshness!

 Come to our shop to see other handcrafted gourmet confections!

Published in: on January 13, 2011 at 7:26 PM  Leave a Comment  

New Artisan Chocolate Fall Gifts

Our 2 lb.festive chocolate cornucopia is overflowing with a bounty of gourmet confections such as our signature berry bark, our seasonal harvest bark, chocolate dipped pretzels adorned with fall leaves, and our very own crunchy chocolate fall themed items.

Solid chocolate turkeys

Chocolate Turkey with Chocolate dipped Cookies

Chocolate Fall pieces

Published in: on November 12, 2010 at 5:50 PM  Leave a Comment  

Welcome To Our Beach!

Come stop by our shop and see our new beach themed items like chocolate sea shells, flip flops, sea turtles, chocolate sandy popcorn and more!

Published in: on July 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM  Leave a Comment  


Come join us at Brandon’s 52nd Annual Fourth of July parade this Sunday.  We are honored to be riding on the float sponsered by ECHO, Studio Eyes and others. Parade starts at 6:30 at the intersection of Lakewood Dr. and Brandon Pkwy. Hope to see you there!

Thank you to all that showed up at the parade.  A little wet, but we had a blast!!

Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 12:16 AM  Leave a Comment  

The Original Leena’s Chocolates


Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM  Comments (1)  

Terra Cotta Warriors of China

Our Chocolate Replica

Terrr Cotta Warrior


We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in helping us make this project a reality. Eight months ago we were challenged to replicate the Terra Cotta Warrior of Quin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.  These life size statues were crafted in 210 B.C. and discovered in 1974 in Xi’an China by a local farmer.  Over 8000 statues were excavated. Since then they have been viewed in museums all over the world .  In June 2010, they were exhibited  at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada.  We are honored to have our 7 inch chocolate replica of the Chinese General Terra Cotta Soldier for sale at the museum shop and the online store for the duration of the exhibit which concludes in January 2011.      

Come by our shop and see them for yourself.  It’s truly a work of art!      





 We are happy to announce the Grand Opening of the Original Leena’s Chocolates on Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in the Stein Mart anchored plaza. The store hours are Mon-Sat 10am -8pm Sun by appt only. Our address is 3476 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Valrico, FL 33596  Phone: 813-643-8500. Stop by and visit us!
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This amazing chocolate centerpiece is all chocolate!  The bowl is exquisitely designed and can be ordered in your choice of white, milk or rich dark chocolate.  It is then overloaded with chocolate dipped strawberries that are hand selected, dipped and decorated.      


Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 6:19 PM  Comments (4)  

Grand Opening- October 2009

The Original Leena’s Chocolates celebrated its Grand Opening with a blessing from St. Stephen Catholic Church Father Bill Swengros. Anthony and Leena Caligiure are thrilled to be open in the former Peterbrooke Chocolates location in the Stein Mart Plaza. For information, stop by the new shop.

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM  Comments (9)