The holiday season is here, and with it comes holiday chocolate! This lovely time of year when friends and family come together to celebrate is also a time when chocolatiers and chocolate makers let their creativity shine through with lots of innovative products for the season. Here are just a few examples of some of the products we found in our travels online – some are beautiful, delicious, adorable, or in some cases, all 3!
The holiday season is the perfect time for chocolatiers to dazzle us with beautiful and fun designs.
The craftsmanship of chocolatier Glenn Knowles of Gem Chocolates in Vancouver, B.C. shines through with these adorable chocolate Santas!
Chocolatier Giorgio Demarini has created this beautifully crafted Christmas bear for the holiday season.
Holiday Chocolate Collections
Many chocolatiers create special holiday chocolate collections that make a great holiday gift or addition to your celebration!
Portland’s Moonstruck Chocolate has their 13-piece Snowman Collection, a snowman keepsake box loaded with delicious truffles! Flavors include: Milk Chocolate Cranberry, Extra Bittersweet Chocolate, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Milk Chocolate, Honey Vanilla Caramel, Bailey’s Irish Cream, & Raspberry Liqueur
Chicago’s Veruca Chocolates has you covered for chocolate gift giving this holiday season! Their Gelt for Grownups® is the perfect gift for Hanukkah!
Dorset’s Chococo Chocolate has a twist on a traditional holiday favourite! Their Fizzy Puddings are a hazelnut praline-filled chocolate infused with mixed spice and orange, topped with fizzing popping candy. They’re handmade with 43% origin Venezuelan milk chocolate, and hand-decorated with white chocolate and a naturally coloured sugarpaste holly leaf!
London’s Hotel Chocolat has a Truffle Tree – made in five alternating layers of salted caramel and praline milk chocolate, it is decorated with baubles in Gingerbread Praline, Caramel Chocolate Pot and smooth Mousse au Chocolat flavours.
Sommerville’s EH Chocolatier has this beautiful and flavorful holiday collection featuring Palet d’or, Peppermint, Bourbon Caramel, Spiked Eggnog, Blondie, Pomegranate, Chocolate Nougat, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Sao Tome bonbon flavors.
Craft Chocolate Bars
Many chocolate makers create special edition or flavored bars in time for the holiday season!
Dick Taylor’s Ginger Snaps bar is made with handcrafted ginger snaps made by “Bunches & Bunches” from Portland, Oregon paired with their 74% Dominican Republic chocolate.
Cacao Prieto makes chocolate from the bean right in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood! This seasonal treat is a 72% Hispanola Peppermint Mocha bar!
Toronto’s Soma Chocolatemaker dazzles with their Xmas bar – raspberries and pistachios create gorgeous holiday colors!
Utah’s Ritual Chocolate let’s you choose from a variety of their bars, including those made with cacao from Madagascar, Peru and Belize, to create a limited-edition Holiday 3 pack.
What would the holiday season be without drinking chocolate? In North America, many of us grew up drinking hot chocolate made from powdered cocoa, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about a rich, thick, decadent drink made with whole milk or cream and actual melted chocolate.
What’s not to love about Carl the Snowman from Kate Weiser Chocolate? This adorable snowman has a belly full of drinking chocolate mix, and a head full of marshmallows. Melt him slowly on the stove in a pot of milk and you have a truly decadent cup of hot chocolate!
Dick Taylor’s Single Origin Drinking Chocolate 72% Belize was a winner of the International Chocolate Awards Drinking Chocolate Competition. This is a special holiday treat made with cocoa beans from Madagascar and pieces of organic peppermint candy.
Want to see more holiday chocolate? Check out our holiday Pinterest board! What decadent fine chocolate treats are you enjoying this holiday season? Tell us in the comments section!