Thanksgiving Chocolate To Bring This Year To Dinner
Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving or visiting. Spice it up this year by bringing delicious craft chocolate to the Thanksgiving dinner table. It may be a Maple-themed chocolate bar or a Chai-inspired bar. Keep the table intrigued this year with some of the world's best chocolate.
Ranger Maple 66% Medium
Maple sugar is made by evaporating the water from maple sap, leaving behind pure maple sugar crystals. Maple sugar tends to have a sweeter taste. Paired with a bold fruit-forward Trinitario cacao, the resulting chocolate bar has a unique flavor profile that we think you're going to love.
Tasting notes: Strawberry & Maple
Dick Taylor Hazelnut Milk Chocolate 55%
Delicately roasted Oregon hazelnuts have been paired with their exceptional milk chocolate made from earthy Brazilian cacao and old-fashioned, A2/A2 whole milk from Alexandre Family Farm.
Tasting Notes: Nutty & Creamy
Amedei Pistacchi Chocolate Bar 29%
The red, white, and green of the Italian flag come together in a bold chocolate statement: white chocolate, fine green pistachios from Bronte, and red passion poured into designing an unexpected flavor that develops as the nuts mature in the chocolate, reaching a crescendo of pleasure.
Tasting notes: Nutty
OmNom Black n' Burnt Barley 38%
Unusual in taste, this heavy cocoa butter-based bar tastes of burnt toast, coffee, and malt. Omnom's Black n' Burnt Barley is not chocolate for everyone, you either love or hate it. A jet-black bar, although technically white chocolate, this bar is blackened with activated charcoal and lava salt, and topped with burnt barley.
Tasting notes: Burnt Toast, Coffee & Malt
Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest 66%
Original Beans has been actively involved in the conservation of this rare source of 100% wild cacao for several years. Now, genetic research has shown that this ‘original bean' is a distinct endemic variety, genetically independent from all known cacaos. Extraordinarily, the cacao grows on “chocolatales” or “cocoa islands” dating back to a pre-Columbian civilization. During the wet season, the expert collectors from several indigenous tribes go out, for weeks at a time, in canoes to collect the wild beans in spots only they know about. The wild beans are so small that they require specially modified roasting.
Tasting notes: Floral Honey, Apricot, & Jasmine Tea
Raaka Maple & Nibs 75%
This maple-sweetened bar tastes like a brownie straight out of the oven. Rich and smooth on the inside, generously sprinkled with toasted nibs for a crispy, crunchy outside. A longtime factory favorite. Perfect for those looking for alternative sugars.
Tasting notes: Earthy & Fruity
Raaka Oat Milk 58%
Raaka uses whole oats and coconut to create vegan milk-style chocolate reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie. With maple sugar.
Tasting notes: Earthy & Oat
Blanxart Dark Chocolate With Almonds 60%
This gorgeous offering not only uses organic cacao but also has a generous helping of Marcona Almonds embedded within it! Never let it be said that Blanxart doesn't know how to treat their people right. Almonds, chocolate, and value, oh my!
Tasting notes: Smooth & Nutty
Goodio Chai 50%
Traditional chai spices blended together with smooth and creamy chocolate create a fragrant, exotic flavor experience from India.
Tasting notes: Spice, Smooth & Creamy
Marou Pho Spice 65% (Limited Edition)
Marou celebrates ten years of bringing award-winning Vietnamese chocolate to the world. They mark this milestone by blending the fragrant spices that are significant to the taste of traditional Pho with their signature single-origin dark chocolate. A delightful blend of cardamom, star anise, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves. Each of these five elemental spices pairs with cacao— but together it’s a full spectrum of flavor.
Tasting notes: Spices
Raaka Tahini Swirl 62% (Limited Edition)
Raaka Partnered with Seed + Mill, a women-owned tahini company, to create this choco-tahini swirl bar. Seed + Mill starts with the best of the best sesame seeds from Humera, Ethiopia, and roasts them at precise temperatures to lock in their natural flavor and exceptional nutrients. After roasting, they're ground in small batches to produce an irresistible silky smooth sesame butter - known as tahini. Raaka developed a tahini coconut white chocolate that they swirl by hand with their single-origin unroasted Dominican Dark chocolate to create the perfect balance of dark, light, sweet and nutty.
Tasting notes: Light, Sweet & Nutty
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