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April 2010

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Gourmet Mother’s Day Gifts 2010

Page 1: Chocolate Gifts

 

Our 2010 selection of specialty food gifts for Mom includes chocolates; diet, gourmet and calorie-free foods; kitchenware gifts and wines and spirits to toast to Mom so there is something every mother will enjoy. This is Page 1 of a five-page Mother’s Day gift list. Click on the black links below to view the other pages from this year. Also check prior years’ Mother’s Day recommendations in our Gift Finder and look in any section of our Main Nibbles for Mom’s favorite foods.

Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping may be additional. THE NIBBLE does not sell products; these items are offered by a third party with which we have no relationship. They have been recommended because we think they are outstanding products.

Gourmet Chocolate Gifts  

 

Chocolat Moderne:
“For Her” Assortment


Bonbons molded as hearts, shells and gemstones are filled with flavors ranging from scented and salted caramels to dark ganaches and Chocolat Moderne’s signature Amarena cherries. This pretty assortment of 20 bonbons is packaged in a delicate pink faux lizard box. See our review of Chocolat Moderne, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • “For Her” Assortment
    20 Pieces
    $65.00

ChocolatModerne.com

 


Photo courtesy Chocolat Moderne.

   

 

Incredibly Edible Cookie Company:
Turkish Coffee Bean Brownies

Though Incredibly Edible Cookie Company makes miniature brownies in several flavors. Our favorite was the Turkish Coffee Bean, which is wrapped in 64% cacao bittersweet chocolate and handsomely sprinkled with edible silver (which looks white in the photo, but trust us, it’s glam). Each piece is bite-sized, so can be enjoyed guilt-free.

  • Turkish Coffee Bean Brownies
    4-12 Piece Sets
    $12.00-$21.00

IECC-Cookie.com

 

Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

 

Gail Ambrosius:
Chocolate Truffles

For lovers of ganache centers, Gail Ambrosius delicately infuses creamy chocolate centers with almost every flavor in the rainbow. There are favor boxes with two pieces, up to a 44-piece box. But we were satisfied with 24 flavors. Choose from classic, tea-infused and the “adventurous” collection, which has exotic spices (lemongrass, saffron, sweet curry) as well as shiitake mushroom!

  • Chocolate Truffles
    12-Piece Box
    $22.00
    24-Piece Box
    $42.00

GailAmbrosius.com

 

Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

 

John Kelly Chocolates:
Truffle Fudge Bites With Exotic Salt

John Kelly Chocolates has created bite-sized truffle fudge that’s finished with exotic salts. The semi-sweet chocolate and caramel is sprinkled with Hawaiian Alaea sea salt, and the dark chocolate version is finished with French gray sea salt. Read our review of John Kelly Chocolates (a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week) and learn more about exotic salts in our Salt Glossary.

  • Truffle Fudge Bites
    Box Of Two, 1-Ounce Pieces
    $9.00
    Box Of Four, 1-Ounce Pieces
    $15.00
    Case Pack of 12, 1-Ounce Pieces
    $84.00

JohnKellyChocolates.com

 


Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.

   

 

Stella Leona:

Xocolatl Chocolates

Each of these handsome chocolates has a dark chocolate ganache center with flavors ranging from cinnamon and honey to habanero, and come in a gift-worthy tin surrounding two pieces of Cherry Pepita Bark. The couverture used in these confections is 75% Soconusco Dark Chocolate by Askinosie made from beans grown in southern Mexico.

  • Xocolatl Chocolates
    9 Pieces
    $20.00

StellaLeona.com

 


Photo by Corey Lugg | THE NIBBLE.

   

 

Truffle Truffle:

Spring Collection Tin Of Truffles

The spring collection incorporates seasonal herbs like arugula, basil, thyme and rosemary into delicious, bite-sized truffles.

  • The Spring Collection Tin Of Truffles
    12 Pieces
    $26.00

TruffleTruffle.com

 

Additional collections are available on the website.

 


Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

Organic Chocolate Gifts  

 

Sarivole Organic Bakery:

Organic Cookies

If chocolates aren’t Mom’s thing, these delicious, generous-size organic cookies should be. Flavors include Almond Butter, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Coconut, Mocha Almond and Peanut Butter Oatmeal. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but coffee/mocha lovers will want the excellent Mocha Almond; the Peanut Butter Oatmeal is an inspired recipe; and the Lemon Coconut was a happy bite of sunshine. Almond Butter is a very interesting idea for those who like quieter flavors.

  • Organic Brownies
    3-Pack Of 3.5-Ounce Brownies
    $14.00
  • Cookies In Five Flavors
    6-Pack
    $12.00
    Dozen
    $22.00

Sarivole.com

 


Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

   

 

The Tea Room:

Tea-Infused Organic Truffles

Moms who prefer organic foods—and just about anyone—will love the wide variety of white, milk, dark and extra dark truffles infused with fine teas, herbs and spices. The website photos are not great, but the truffles are among the best organic chocolates we’ve had.

  • Organic Truffles In The Tea Room
    Gift Box

    24 Pieces
    $28.50

TheTeaRoom.biz

 


Photo courtesy The Tea Room.

Organic & Gluten-Free Gifts  

 

Truly Wize Organic Bakery:

Mother’s Day Gift Collections

Truly Wize, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week, is an organic bakery that has expanded its offering to include gluten-free products. If your mom has a gluten sensitivity, she’ll say “Whoopie!” as she enjoys gluten-free, handmade whoopie pies. The coconut macaroons in three flavors (which are gluten-free as a rule) are excellent, Read our review of Truly Wize.

  • 12 Macaroons
    $15.95
  • 6 Organic Brownies
    $16.95
  • 6 Whoopie Pies
    $19.95

TrulyWize.com

See the website for organic, wheat flour-based cookie and brownie gift boxes.

 


Peanut butter whoopie pie. Photo by Jerry Deutsch | THE NIBBLE.

     

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