There’s one in every family or friendship circle. The one who simply worships chocolate! Of course, this means that they will usually be happy with a bar of sweet stuff for a special occasion or a visit, but what is the ideal gift for them on a more significant day, like a birthday or Christmas? A bar of store-bought chocolate won’t do!
Indeed, when it comes to getting the chocoholic in your life something tasty, an ordinary bar of chocolate just won’t cut it. So, what options are there?
Artisanal Chocolate Bars
Artisanal chocolate bars are an excellent gift for any chocolate lover. These bars are typically made with high-quality ingredients and are often crafted in small or limited-edition batches. Some chocolatiers even offer bars made with single-origin cacao beans, which means the chocolate is made from beans sourced from one specific region, resulting in a unique and complex flavor profile. Look out for a custom chocolate box with exciting flavor combinations, such as sea salt and caramel or chili pepper and dark chocolate.
This is an excellent idea if you and your friend or family member live in or near a city, as there will be more places that can offer a chocolate taster session day. Tasty!
Of course, you don’t have to live near your friend to attend a chocolate taster session with them as now it is possible to participate in an online chocolate tasting. In such an experience, you and your friend or loved one will be sent chocolate samples in the post (don’t eat them before the day!) and will be guided through them by an expert chocolatier, all in the comfort of your own home.
Chocolate truffles are a decadent and indulgent gift for any serious chocoholic. These bite-sized treats are typically made with a rich ganache center, which is then coated in chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder or other toppings. Look for truffles with unusual and unique flavors, such as champagne or lavender, to add an extra special touch to your gift.
Hot Chocolate Gift Set
For a chocoholic who loves a warm and comforting drink or who has a birthday in fall or winter, a hot chocolate gift set is the perfect gift. Look for sets that include a high-quality hot chocolate mix, as well as a mug or two and some delicious toppings such as marshmallows or whipped cream. There are now kits available that incorporate other tasty ingredients like honeycomb and even fruits like strawberries and raspberries. You will get bonus points for the gift if the set also includes a cute stirring spoon or a mini whisk!
For a chocoholic who wants to learn more about the craft of chocolate-making, a chocolate-making class is the ultimate gift. Many chocolatiers offer lessons where participants can learn about the history of chocolate, the process of making chocolate from scratch, and how to make their own chocolate confections. This is a unique and memorable gift that your chocoholic friend or family member will surely appreciate.