credit:cadeauxchocolates.comGot some chocolate shopping to do, and wonder which local brand is best? The Lower Queen Anne Metropolitan Market is offering three pre-Valentine’s days of sweet nibbling (beginning in a few short hours) so your holiday purchasing can be well-informed. Sample your way through the candy aisles with Fran’s, Dilettante, and Theo, as well as the lesser-known, single-candy-maker operation, Cadeaux Chocolates. Also on the docket: sparkling beverages, gelato, cookies, and fudge. Thurs., Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Metropolitan Market, 100 Mercer St., 213-0778.Free.