A Local Chocolatier's Legendary Chocolates Entice an Investigative Reporter in Hallmark's Sweet New Movie

An investigative reporter looks to debunk a legend about a local chocolatier's Cupid chocolates confections.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner which means plenty of love and chocolates will be bought and bestowed throughout the month. If you need an excuse to indulge in all that confectionery goodness, grab a seat and take in the many Valentine's Day themed movies coming your way this month!

Sweeter Than Chocolate is the latest Valentine's Day rom-com from Hallmark Channel and we have all the details, including a Parade.com exclusive sneak peek! Check it out!

What is Sweeter Than Chocolate about?

Lucy Sweet’s (Eloise Mumford) chocolate shop has become a Valentine’s Day mecca ever since the rumor spread that eating one of her special Cupid chocolates on February 14th leads to finding true love. This rumor is exactly what intrigues local TV reporter Dean Chase (Dan Jeannotte) who is determined to debunk the local legend. The last thing Lucy wants is to let anything threaten her shop, so she reluctantly agrees to take part in his investigative research, joining him in interviewing key couples who swear they have fallen in love thanks to Lucy’s confections. As Dean interviews couple after couple, he gets to know Lucy better. Although they both have experienced broken hearts, Lucy still believes in the power of love while Dean has lost faith in it.

However, being around Lucy forces Dean to wonder if his take on romance is completely wrong. When Dean’s boss gets excited by the developing story, she insists Dean do a live feed from the chocolate shop on Valentine’s Day while trying one of the infamous Cupid chocolates himself. Interest builds in what is being hyped as the truth about Lucy’s store. Meanwhile, one of Lucy’s happy couples ends in disaster, and Lucy begins to wonder if Dean hasn’t been right all along. Is she really misleading everyone with naïve faith? When the chocolatier is ready to wave the white flag and admit defeat, Dean comes to the rescue, convincing her that putting more love into the world is a good thing even if there might be some heartaches along the way.

Is Sweeter Than Chocolate based on other material?

Yes, Sweeter Than Chocolate is based on the book of the same name by author Lizzie Shane. This is the fourth book from Hallmark Publishing to be adapted into an original Hallmark Channel movie.

Meet the cast of Sweeter Than Chocolate

Eloise Mumford (Lucy Sweet)

Eloise Mumford appeared on the opposite side of the oven in The Baker's Son. She has starred in several Hallmark films including Christmas with Holly opposite Sean Faris who she paired up again with in A Veteran's Christmas. Mumford also starred in 2021's One December Night with Peter Gallagher and Bruce Campbell. On that film, she also starred opposite Brett Dalton and the two are currently dating.

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Dan Jeannotte (Dean Chase)

Canadian Dan Jeannotte has previously appeared on Reign, Good Witch, and Designated Survivor. It's almost weird to hear Jeannotte speak with an American accent as he usually plays a foreigner in many of his previous films. He was a British prince in The Royal Nanny, a Scotsman in Christmas in the Highlands, and a Frenchman in Paris, Wine and Romance. He most recently starred in From Chicago with Love.

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When does Sweeter Than Chocolate premiere?

Sweeter Than Chocolate premieres on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.m on Hallmark Channel.

When can I watch Sweeter Than Chocolate again?

Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. ET

Does Parade.com have a sneak peek of Sweeter Than Chocolate?

We certainly do! How sweet is that? Check out this Parade.com exclusive first look at Sweeter Than Chocolate.

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