CHOCOLATE: Hotel Chocolat, From London

[1] Valentine’s Day gift box (all photos © Hotel Chocolat). [2] We can’t get enough of the Champagne truffles! [3] Resistance is futile!   Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors in North London in 2004, with a mission to make exciting luxury chocolate. Today, with more than 103 shops worldwide, including in the U.S. It’s…
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LUNAR NEW YEAR: Chocolates For Year Of The Ox

[1] Five lovely chocolate oxen are waiting to celebrate the Year Of The Ox with you (photos #1 and #2 © Burdick Chocolate). [2] The wood box is a “keeper.” [3] Celebrate the Year Of The Ox from February 12th through February 18th (photo © Liu Ziang | Panther Media).   Have you ever eaten…
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HOLIDAY: Whisky Chocolates For Robert Burns Day

When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)? His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. It’s a warm and…
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GIFT: Burdick Artisan Chocolates With Winter Flavors

[1] A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors. [3] A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   Great chocolate flavors are made even…
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HOLIDAY GIFT: Nutcracker Ballet-Themed Chocolate

Here’s something special for balletomanes and ballet students who like dark chocolate bonbons: Delysia’s Nutcracker Chocolate Collection. Only 50 boxes of this seasonal edition have been made. The 16-piece truffle collection contains four each of themed chocolates inspired by the holiday ballet. The images atop each chocolate are charming. And the centers are beautifully flavored:…
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