Milk or dark, nutty or fruity, infused with exotic spices or flower essences … with so many delicious choices it can be hard to pick the perfect chocolate gift. Try these Delicious Living staff favorites from organic and fair-trade chocolatiers.
Top gift picks>> Milk Chocolate Bar or Milk Chocolate Coins. Kids will love these supersmooth milk chocolates made with fair-trade cocoa from Ghana. Divine’s Dark Chocolate After Dinner Mints or Marc de Champagne Milk Chocolate Truffles also make great additions to holiday gift baskets.
Bonus>> Divine Chocolate donates a percentage of profits to farmer education.
Top gift picks >> Chocolate-Covered Nib Brittle, Caramel Collection, Marshmallow Big Daddy, or Peanut Butter Big Daddy. Theo’s incredible chocolate is taken to an all-new level in these fun seasonal candies made with organic and fair-trade ingredients. Also look for their year-round 3400 Phinney Chocolate Bars in truly unique flavors like Coconut Curry Milk Chocolate and Fig, Fennel, and Almond Dark Chocolate.
Bonus>> Made at the only bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the United States.
Green & Black’s
Top gift picks>> Dark Chocolate with Crystallized Ginger Pieces, Dark Chocolate with Whole Cherries, or White Chocolate with Madagascan Vanilla. Available in more than 15 flavors, Green & Black’s high-quality melt-in-your mouth chocolate bars make an elegant stocking stuffer. Also look for their Hot Chocolate mix and Chocolate Ice Cream, which make excellent in-a-pinch desserts.
Bonus>> USDA Certified Organic.