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Visual Anatomy is a small company that makes every piece of chocolate by hand. We also fold and pack every box by hand.
Visual Anatomy's collection includes: anatomical heart, lungs, brain, vertebra, knee, kidney, foot, liver, eye, pancreas, stomach, hip, ribs, scapula, skull, tooth, hand, colon, ear, uterus, vocal cords, ribbon, placenta, thyroid & baby sperm.
Most orders are shipped 1-3 days after you place your order. We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipping on all our chocolate orders because it is the best value for our customers. USPS Priority Mail takes 2-4 days to most locations. USPS Express Mail takes 1-2 days to most locations. Shipping times are based on www.USPS.com estimates. Shipping times are guaranteed by shipping companies only. Our “chocolate season” when shipping is more reasonably priced is generally late September through May.
All of our boxes and packaging materials are made in the USA. Boxes are dated and shrink-wrapped to ensure freshness. Each box has a beautiful decorative lid to make this a unique anatomy gift for doctors, surgeons, medical student gift, graduation gift or unique chocolate gift for the occasion of your choice. Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a brown paper cup.
Both our Milk and Dark Chocolate Contains Milk and Soy. Both May Contain Trace Amounts of Peanuts Due to Common Processing Equipment where the chocolate is made.
All orders must be paid in full BEFORE orders can be shipped.
If you don't find the answer to your question here please use the form on the Contact page to e-mail us.
Why are shipping prices so high in the summer?

Due to summer heat, chocolates must be shipped overnight. We also use special insulated boxes with frozen gel packs in the summer. This will ensure that your chocolates arrive in perfect condition but unfortunately it also increases the shipping prices. If you don’t need the chocolates right away we suggest waiting until fall to order when shipping prices will return to normal, much lower prices. Our “chocolate season”, when shipping is reasonably priced, is generally late September through May.

What do I do if there is a problem with my order?

If you are not satisfied with the condition your order arrives in please let us know immediately and we will do everything we can to make it right. Chocolate cannot be returned.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept all major Credit Cards and PayPal on our secure website.

What are your box sizes?

We have 3 box sizes:

  • 4 Piece Box is a round, clear box with brown and green decorative lid.
  • 9 Piece Box is a square, bright white lid and base, decorative foil printing in chocolate brown and royal purple.
  • 16 Piece Box is a square, bright white lid and base, decorative foil printing in chocolate brown and chartreuse green.
My order is a gift. Do you put receipts in shipping boxes?

No, we never put receipts or anything with pricing in the shipping boxes. We know that most orders go out as gifts.

How often do you ship?

We ship chocolates Monday through Thursday for sure. We do not ship on Saturday or Sunday. Chocolates generally ship 1-3 days after the order is placed. During hot weather we may not ship on Friday so that chocolates are not exposed to hot weather for an extra day. Special Requests or Custom Boxes are made on Monday and Tuesday mornings only.

How can I order a mix not listed on the website?

Just put a note in the special request box during checkout and we will do our best to honor your request. Keep the note short or the website may not accept it or it may give you an error message. Be aware that special request may delay shipping since we only make custom boxes on Monday and Tuesday mornings. We do not accept special orders in December or February since they are our 2 busiest months.

How can I get a list of Ingredients?

Contact Us if you would like a list of ingredients.

How can I care and store my chocolates if I don’t use them right away?

Chocolates will stay fresh tasting and beautiful at room temperature for approximately 5 months as long as they are kept away from heat and humidity. Specifically, the temperature should not exceed 76 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity should remain below 60%. (Average home conditions are fine.) Keep out of direct sunlight. No need to refrigerate. Do Not Freeze.

How big are the chocolates?

Each hand made piece of chocolate is approximately 2 inches on its longest side and 1.5 on the other and 3/4 of an inch thick. Chocolates are approximately one ounce of delicious solid chocolate. They are a good size piece of chocolate that will take most people several bites to eat.

Do you ship overseas?

No, we only ship to the USA and Canada. We are not allowed to send chocolates to Mexico, some parts of Europe or South America. Customs can sometimes be slow so allow extra time, 7-14 days for shipping to Canada.

Do you sell your molds

No, we do not sell any of our chocolate molds.

Do you make your own chocolate?

We use a special chocolate blend created especially for our anatomically correct chocolates. Our chocolate has just the right combination of sweetness and beautiful shiny surface. Visual Anatomy’s clients enjoy our chocolate flavor and are very pleased with the quality.

Can you use my FedEx or UPS number to ship my order?

Yes, we can use your FedEx or UPS number to ship your order.

Can I put a card message with my order?

Yes, to add a gift message to your order type a brief note in the Card Message/Special Request box during ordering.

Are your chocolates Kosher?

No, we are not certified kosher.

Are your chocolates Gluten Free?

Yes, our chocolate is gluten free.

Are there nuts in your chocolates?

Our milk and dark chocolate may contain trace amounts of peanuts due to common processing equipment where the chocolate is made.

9 Piece Heart Box

This box contains 9 Hearts- 4 Milk Chocolates, 4 Dark Chocolates and 1 Red Chocolate. The box has a beautiful decorative lid with images of all or pieces as the border. This box is great for Valentine’s Day or Heart Health Awareness Month. Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a bright white base. The lid is also white and beautiful decorated with foil printing in chocolate brown and royal purple.

9 Piece Bone Box

This box set of chocolate anatomy includes one of each of our chocolate bone pieces in a mix of milk and dark chocolate. The box has a beautifully decorated lid with images of all or pieces as the border. This gift box makes a unique gift for surgeons, patients or radiologist. Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a bright white base. The lid is also white and beautiful decorated with foil printing in chocolate brown and royal purple.

9 Piece Assorted Box

This new box set of chocolate anatomy includes our 9 most popular chocolate pieces in a mix of milk and dark chocolate. The box has a beautiful decorative lid with images of all our pieces as the border. This gift box makes a unique anatomy gift for doctors, surgeons, medical student gift, graduation gift or unique chocolate gift for the occasion of your choice. Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a bright white base. The lid is also white and beautiful decorated with foil printing in chocolate brown and royal purple.

4 Piece Great Expectations Box

This clear, round box has a colorful chocolate brown and chartreuse green lid. This box contains five pieces: Uterus and 2 Sperm in Milk Chocolate, Heart and Brain in Dark Chocolate. Makes a unique for Baby Shower Favor or Baby Announcement.

4 Piece Gettin’ Old Box

Do your knees and hips hurt? Are you looking for your keys and glasses once again? Maybe you’re Gettin’ Old. This fun box contains 4 Pieces: Knee and Hip in Milk Chocolate and Brain and Eye in Dark Chocolate. The clear, round box has a colorful chocolate brown and chartreuse green lid. Makes a great birthday gift.

4 Piece Classic Box

The Classic box is our original box of Anatomically Correct Chocolates. It contains the first four pieces we ever made: Vertebra and Lungs in Milk Chocolate and Brain and Heart in Dark Chocolate. This clear, round box has a colorful chocolate brown and chartreuse green lid design.

4 Piece Box of Hearts

This box contains 2 milk, 1 dark and 1 red chocolate heart. Our anatomical chocolate hearts make a unique Valentine’s Day gift or Heart Health Awareness Month (February). Anatomical heart chocolates are specialty chocolates for those who want something a little different. This clear, round box has a decorative chocolate brown and chartreuse green lid.

16 Piece Bits & Pieces Box

This box contains a random mix of spare parts from recent productions and extras from special orders. These chocolates are as freshly made and free of defects as all of our other boxes. Bits & Pieces Boxes are offered at a slight discount to help us clear our racks more quickly. The boxes may be a mix of milk and dark chocolate or may be all one type of chocolate. Each mix is different, unique and a fun surprise for the buyer!

There WILL be repeated pieces in these boxes and you will not receive one of each of our pieces in this box.

Photos may not reflect what is in the box you order. 

If you want specific pieces please consider one of our other boxes where you can see the exact mix before you order. 

Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a white bases. The lids are also white and have decorative foil printing in chocolate brown and chartreuse green.

16 Piece Assorted Box with Red Heart

Are you looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift? In celebration of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Awareness Month (February) our anatomically correct chocolate hearts have gone RED. This box is a fun and unique way to say “I Love You” to that special someone. Red hearts are only available Feb1-28 so order today!

This box set of chocolate anatomy includes one of each of our most loved anatomical chocolate pieces plus one red heart. The rest of the assortment is a mix of milk and dark chocolate.

Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a white bases. The lids are also white and have decorative foil printing in chocolate brown and chartreuse green.

16 Piece Assorted Box

This box set of chocolate anatomy includes one of each of our most loved anatomically correct chocolate pieces. This is our most popular box. The assortment contains a mix of milk and dark chocolate. Each anatomically correct chocolate rests in a paper cup then in a dark brown tray. Our boxes feature a white bases. The lids are also white and have decorative foil printing in chocolate brown and chartreuse green.

Reviews

Jules Giessing Gourley

They got here yesterday in perfect condition. They are so cute! I love them! Thanks again.

Cheryl DeGroat Dover

These creations are not only anatomically correct (highly educational!), but they’re delicious. I could eat several of those lungs.