It all started when I was fifteen. I got my first job at a local chocolatier. My manager said I ate more chocolate than anybody who’d ever worked for her. I’m pretty sure that title is still mine. I remember creating gift baskets and tins for customers and thinking, Wow this person is going to be so thrilled! Giving chocolate is always a great idea, whether it’s for someone you don’t know well, or for that foodie friend you know has a particular taste for… milk chocolate pecan turtles, perhaps (that’d be me!). So. I’m excited to partner with some delicious chocolate brands to bring you this chocolate lover’s gift guide!
A Chocolate Lover’s Gift Guide
Excite the senses with unique flavors!
Giving chocolate can be so exciting, especially when the chocolate itself boasts one-of-a-kind flavors. Chuao Chocolatier, a premier chocolate brand from Venezuela and located in California, combines wild flavors with chocolate for sensational tasting experiences! They have an array of gift boxes in a wide price range great for any kind of gifting or party favor. We tried out the Holiday Love Gift Set which has thirty-six mini wrapped bars featuring 6 of their popular flavors: Hope Joy & Gingerbread, For the Love of Peppermint, Firecracker, Honeycomb, Caramel Apple Crush, and Potato Chip.
Our personal favorite was the Firecracker because you can actually feel the popping candy crackles in your mouth, and the chipotle is zingy! It’s a really fun candy bar to eat! Plus, they are the perfect size for a small candy treat, yet, stay freshly wrapped until you’re ready to enjoy! Gift boxes like this are perfect for giving and sharing! Besides bars they have bonbons, truffles, barks, and even a subscription box!
Chocolate Gift Set – Chuao Chocolatier Share the Love 36 Piece Gift Set (.39 oz mini bars) – Best-Selling Variety Pack – Gourmet Artisan Milk and Dark Chocolate Assortment – Free of Artificial FlavorsChocolate Gift Set – Chuao Chocolatier Taste the Joy 8 Piece Gift Set (.39 oz mini bars) – Best-Selling Variety Pack – Gourmet Artisan Milk and Dark Chocolate Assortment – Free of Artificial FlavorsChocolate Gift Set – Chuao Chocolatier Dark Mini Chocolate Bars 8 Piece Gift Set (.39 oz mini bars) – Best-Selling Variety Pack – Gourmet Artisan Dark Chocolate Assortment – Free of Artificial FlavorsChuao Gourmet Drinking Chocolate 12 Oz. Tin Can (Deluxious Dark)
Think outside the bar for your chocolate
Maybe you want a chocolate that speaks to the comforts of home. Then Cisse Cocoa is a perfect choice. Fair Trade cocoa beans make the USDA Organic cocoa powder in all their products – so they support our chocolate passion and small scale farmers at the same time! Their chocolate baking mixes make that perfect richly chocolate texture in muffins, cookies, and brownies, with just the right amount of “gooey” to it that makes you keep reaching for another. Try Milk Chocolate Brownie, Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, and of course Dark Chocolate Cake. Baking mixes paired with an apron or a few baking tools make a sweet gift (and maybe you’ll get to lick the bowl too!). And, Cisse also makes a line of cocoas in delicious flavors (I’ve tried some), and Super Thin brownie bites!
Cissé Milk Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, 16.2 oz.Cissé Double Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix, 16.65 oz.Cissé Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, 12.28 oz.Cissé Hot Cocoa (Signature Semisweet)Cissé Hot Cocoa (Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon)Cisse Hot Milk Chocolate Cocoa with Vanilla Bean 7.5oz
Chocolate in a basket? What could be better!?
Who doesn’t want a piled up basket full of chocolate goodness!? GourmetGiftBaskets.com makes it easy to give a little of this and that chocolate-wise, with their selection of chocolate-themed gift baskets! Pick one in your price range and the recipient will delight at the delicious gourmet treats! There’s some to snack on and some to share in the Chocolate Gift Basket Classic we received! Chocolate covered peanuts, smothered graham crackers, cookies, wafer rolls, caramels, and truffles! Those are just to name a few of the sweet goodies we tried. Plus, GourmetGiftBaskets.com chooses quality brands like Ghirardelli, Hammond’s Candies, and Annalie’s Chocolates to stuff their baskets full! Many times, the basket itself is part of the gift and can be used long after the candies are gone!
Chocolate Gift Basket ClassicChocolate, Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift BasketGourmet Chocolate Assortment Gift Basket with ONLY brand names. Includes: Godiva Dark, Truffettes de France, Cocosa Chocolate Cake, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Lindt.Pretzels and Chocolate Gift Basket, Assorted Flavored Yogurt, Milk & Dark Chocolate Pretzels Box Gift Set – Send it for Christmas Holiday or as an Every Day Sweet Treat – Oh! NutsChocolate Treasures Gourmet Food Gift Basket
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