I am a creature of habit, and upon occasion, those habits turn out to be necessities. Indulging in hot tea and chocolate are some of the practices I deem necessary. After all, dark chocolate is now suitable for our health, right? According to Medical News Today, chocolate is thought to contain high levels of antioxidants. So there’s nothing wrong with giving little gourmet chocolate gifts to yourself now and then.
I cannot recount the number of times chocolate has swooped in for the save on a crappy day I had. Even a mid-day celebration over the fact that I was up, dressed, and had managed to conquer some chores. Small victories here, people.
In any instance, chocolate is always appropriate. Over the years, I have come to develop some staples. These are always a hit in my pantry as well as incredible gourmet chocolate gift options to share. Here is a compiled list of some of my favorite chocolate treats.
Belgian Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies
Decorated by artisans in small batches for your pleasure. These are not only beautiful to look at, but the Oreo inside adds texture to the chocolate that is unlike anything else.
The makers have added white chocolate, dark chocolate, and my personal favorite, milk chocolate to give variety.
This spin on a favorite cookie offers something for every taste. These are an excellent option for children as well. You can click here to get your own.
Mrs. Prindables Chocolate Dipped Caramel Pretzel Rods
These pretzels coupled with both chocolate and caramel flavors come individually wrapped. I consider this a tool to aid in self-control to only indulge in one, but hey, if you sneak two, no one is telling.
I like to have them out in a small jar to eat with an after-dinner mug of coffee as a sweet treat to end my day. The dipped pretzels also come with a variety of toppings to add to it’s already wonderful salty and sweet flavors. You can click here to purchase this chocolate gift for yourself.
Godiva Chocolate Covered Pretzels
One of my favorite brands for purchasing gourmet chocolate gifts is Godiva. I’ve included a link for my favorite chocolate covered pretzels here, and I guarantee these goodies will be a hit in your home or office.
This tin weighs one lb., so there is plenty inside to share or enjoy for yourself. These are everything you would expect to Godiva – rich, velvety chocolate smoothed over crunchy pretzels. Now you have the perfect movie night snack. I have these readily available in a container in my office for any visitors, and they are a huge hit. Find your own Godiva Chocolate Here.
Popcornopolis Zebra Gourmet Popcorn Tin
I bulk up on these tins, and they are perfect for a girls night or even a tasty snack while snuggling up at home with a movie. Popcornopolis offers my favorite flavor: the zebra mix.
Popcorn by itself is delicious, but drizzle some caramel and chocolate over the top, and it’s hard to have self -control to not eat the whole can in one sitting (don’t judge me, I’ve nearly done it).
It comes in a 1.26-gallon tin that is enough to serve your party needs or keep it around the house for some sweet tooth cravings. All of Popcornopolis popcorn is Certified Gluten Free and made with non-GMO corn so you can indulge away without the guilt. Click here to check out the Zebra Popcorn by Popcornopolis.
Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Pops
I saw some chocolate covered cheesecake bites at a friend’s wedding and was craving them for weeks following the reception. They were perfect bite-size bits and combined two of my greatest loves – chocolate, and cheesecake.
I searched for something to satisfy the craving and found these Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Pops. These would be perfect for any gathering and offer white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate bite-sized bits. I especially liked these frozen adding a bit more of a crunch breaking through the chocolate shell into the creamy and smooth cheesecake center. Delicious! Pick up your munchy treats here.
Belgian Chocolate Covered Cheesecake
Remember when I mentioned two of my greatest loves were chocolate and cheesecake? I’ve completed my search for the perfect chocolate covered cheesecake.
I found these Belgian Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites. If you want a classic cheesecake with a chocolatey spin, this is an ideal option for you.
This variety offers dark, milk, and white chocolate toppings to one of America’s favorite desserts, adding a smooth element to pair with your creamy cheesecake. It comes ready to gift in a packaged gift box to give to that special person in your life.
Golden State Love Bites Chocolate Covered Strawberries
When you think of chocolate covered anything, one of the top results that come to mind is chocolate covered strawberries. It’s one of the ultimate gourmet chocolate gifts you can give.
Golden State Love Bites Chocolate Covered Strawberries, or Belgian Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a great way to enjoy the classic coupling of chocolate and fruit available for purchase.
Each strawberry comes dipped in either white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate with fine drizzle, decorated for your enjoyment. The thing I love most is how fresh and juicy the strawberries are!
The freshness is guaranteed, and they come ready to serve – no hassle in purchasing ingredients, melting chocolate, dipping berries. Just open and enjoy. Start your gourmet chocolate gift of strawberries here.
Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookies – The Ultimate Gourmet Chocolate Gift
If you can’t tell, something that I often look for when purchasing gourmet chocolate gifts is variety. I like to switch up flavors and mix textures when I eat.
These chocolate covered cookies offer the perfect mix of crunchy cookie with smooth chocolate. The variety is unmatched with all of the additions delicately sprinkled on top the already delicious chocolate-covered cookie. They can be found here and come neatly and beautifully packaged inside a box ready to be served.
Make Your Day Just a Bit Better
Check out an option that speaks to your stomach. No one will judge you for trying more than just one. It’s incredible the power chocolate has and in any instance, I promise it will create a moment in your day leaving you feeling happier and (as doctors even suggest) healthier. Treat yourself to some gourmet chocolate today.
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