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December 2007

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

The Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts

Favorite Chocolate Gift Picks Of 2007

 

Among all the chocolate we’ve tried this year, here’s what delighted us the most, and what we think will please the most demanding chocolate lover. There’s a broad gift selection, from fudge-dipped marshmallows that will appeal to everyone from kids to chocolate experts, to the chocolate-covered cacao beans at the left, for chocolate connoisseurs. There are luxury chocolate gifts and unique chocolate gifts. And if you don’t find the perfect chocolate gift here, look at the dozens of NIBBLE favorites in our Chocolate Section and our Chocolate Gift Lists from previous years.

 

Chokola’j:
Organic-Quality Chocolate

This company, which previously supplied only restaurants, now makes its outstanding chocolates available to consumers. The brownies are also delicious. While not organic-certified, the company uses organic and Fair Trade ingredients whenever possible, and supports local farmers. Read our full review of Chokola’j, an upcoming Top Pick Of The Week.

  • 12-Piece Chocolate Collection
    $24.95
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
    Half Dozen, $14.00

Chocolaj.com

Chokola'j
Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel.
 

Cocoa Puro:
Kakawa Cocoa Beans

For the true connoisseur, these top-quality cocoa beans are hand-roasted, then coated in white, milk and dark chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder. A NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week—read the full review.

  • Kakawa Cocoa Beans
    1 Bag, $28.00

CocoaPuro.com

Cocoa Puro
Photo by Kent Lacin.

 

Enstrom’s:
Peppermint Cookie Bark

This combination of crushed peppermint candy, chocolate cookies, and dark and white chocolate tastes even better than it looks—because it’s not cloyingly sweet. It’s just absolutely terrific. But that’s not surprising, because it’s made by our favorite almond toffee maker. Read our review of Enstrom’s Toffee, a Top Pick Of The Week. But the bark is only here through the end of the year—so order extra!

  • Peppermint Cookie Bark
    One Pound
    $18.95

Enstrom.com

Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel.

 

Hotel Chocolat:
Gourmet Chocolate Slabs

This newcomer to the U.S. has been wowing crowds in the U.K. for years. For people who love design and fun layered onto a good piece of chocolate, their slabs of chocolate in chic packaging—in many flavors—are a novel gift.

  • Carry-Me-Home
    $50.00
  • Goody Bag
    $35.00
  • Peepster
    $25.00

HotelChocolat.com

Rocky Road Slab
Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel.

 

John and Kira’s:
Chocolate Figs

 

John & Kira’s is a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. Their regular chocolate bonbons make a terrific gift, but their chocolate-dipped, ganache-stuffed figs are extra-special. Read our full review.

  • 12 Chocolate Figs
    $34.00
  • Chocolate Tower
    15-Piece Bonbon Box &
    6-Piece Chocolate Fig Box
    $47.00

JohnandKiras.com

John & Kira's Chocolate Figs
 

Koo-Ki Sushi:
Chocolate Sushi

We’ve been in love with these chocolate-cookie sushi pieces (cookie sushi = koo-ki sushi) since our first bite seven years ago. Anyone who loves sushi and chocolate will never forget them. A NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week—read the full review.

  • Obento Box
    $65.00

KooKiSushi.com

Chocolate Sushi

 

Pierre Marcolini:
Holiday Star & Truffles

From one of our favorite chocolatiers, a Holiday Star of five arms of delicate gianduia, coated in white chocolate and five arms of lemon almond praline coated in dark chocolate. The star is surrounded by a dozen speculoos truffles sprinkled with cocoa slivers. Speculoos is a Belgian cookie like gingerbread—a perfect flavor accent for the holiday season. Pierre Marcolini Chocolate is a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. Read the full review.

  • Holiday Star 2007
    Large Star & 12 Truffles
    $100.00

MarcoliniChocolatier.com

Chocolate Star And Truffles

White and dark chocolate star and truffles.

 

Momma Reiner’s Fudge:
Fudge-Covered Marshmallows

 

One of our favorite confections of the year, a shoe-in to be loved by kids and grown-ups alike. These handmade marshmallows are delicious, and they’re not dipped in chocolate, but in chocolate fudge. Vive la difference! Read our full review.

  • Fudge In Boxes
    Semisweet, White or Combination
    4 Ounces, $15.00
    12 Ounces, $25.00
  • Fudge In Tins
    Semisweet, White or Combination
    7 Ounces, $20.00
    13 Ounces, $25.00
    18 Ounces, $35.00
    3-Tin Stack, $70.00
  • Fudge-Dipped Marshmallows
    15 Ounce Box, $20.00
    16 Ounce Tin, $30.00

MommaReiner.com

Fudge Covered Marshmallows
Photo by Dhanraj Emmanuel.
   

Poco Dolce:
Chocolate Tiles With Sea Salt
Torrone

 

Such a simple concept, yet such an amazing taste. The sophisticated palate will crave the sweet-and-salty play of these small squares of Guittard chocolate topped with Fleur de Sel. All the flavors are divine, but the new Mint Toffee—while the combo sounds a bit cutting edge—rocks, as does the new Ginger. The Torrone—chocolate-covered or plain—is the best nougat we’ve ever had. A NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week—read the full review.

  • Chocolate Tiles
    8 Pieces, $18.00
    16 Pieces, $34.00
  • Torrone
    5 Ounces
    $16.00

PocoDolce.com

Poco Dolce Chocolate
Photo by Melody Lan.
 

 


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