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This solid dark chocolate pumpkin from La Maison Du Chocolat holds confections for a sweet Halloween party.




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These selections were chosen by MELODY LAN, who is on the editorial staff of THE NIBBLE.



October 2005

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Howling Good Chocolate

Gourmet Halloween Treats With No Tricks


Indulge your family and friends with in some of the truly fine chocolate this Halloween. Don’t even think of setting out a bowl of “miniatures” from the grocery store, when Halloween can taste so good with chocolates from:

  • Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • La Maison Du Chocolat
  • Moonstruck Chocolate Company
  • Norman Love Confections
  • Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

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Prices and item availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. See our Gift Finder and our Chocolate Section for more choices.

Luxury Halloween Chocolate

Better Holiday Chocolate For People Who Appreciate The Difference


Lake Champlain Chocolates

These are your classic Halloween orange foil and cellophane-wrapped goodies, but made with fine chocolate. That pumpkin is grinning because he has rich chocolate flavor with a lingering smooth texture—not the chalky, grainy commercial-grade cloying stuff (that’s often mostly sugar and can be just 5% chocolate). Even the cat’s back is raised at the thought of anything less than great Halloween chocolate!

Buy these for: anyone who should have a better-quality traditional Halloween treat.

  • Halloween Coins, $14
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Face,
  • Hollow Milk Chocolate
    Spooky Cat, $9.95

LakeChamplainChocolates.com and at fine retailers.

halloween chocolate coin bag
cat chocolatepumpkin chocolate

Classic Halloween confections.


La Maison Du Chocolat

This chocolate pumpkin is filled with rocher suisse, caramelized roasted almonds, that are covered in milk or dark chocolate. Coming from one of the world’s finest chocolatiers, you won’t be in for a spooky surprise. This filled chocolate pumpkin with it’s perky witch’s hat is a treat, not a trick, for anyone who appreciates great chocolate—or the charm of this beautifully crafted seasonal piece. On a smaller but no less tasty note, Halloween Chocolate Bouchées (a bouchée is a mouthful) are solid chocolate in seasonal shapes: treats for kids of any age.

Buy it for:

  • People who appreciate fine chocolate and artistry
  • The kids
  • Chocolate Pumpkins
    Dark or Milk Chocolate
  • Halloween Chocolate Bouchées
    Set of two


chocolate filled pumpkin

A chocolate pumpkin filled with tasty treasures.
Bouchées are decorative shapes on a
block of chocolate, two blocks per box.

Moonstruck Chocolate Company

These fancy truffles aren’t afraid to look scary for Halloween. Offer your guests a bloody Eyeball Truffle, a milk chocolate truffle molded into a chocolate eyeball filled with a fine raspberry jam. (Will the kids love that one, or what!) Try the Ghost Truffle if you like toffee or the Spider Truffle for an extra bitter-sweet bite. Adorable as they are delicious, the Halloween Truffle Collection is a ghoulishly great confection. Or, choose the Halloween Wrapped Truffle Collection savor Moonstruck's Signature Truffles, which include beautifully-designed chocolates in flavors like the Mayan, Pear Brandy, or Coconut Cream, in beautiful seasonal wrapping.

Buy it for:

  • The kids (Halloween Truffle Collection)
  • People who appreciate a beautifully wrapped gift (Halloween Wrapped Truffle
  • Halloween Truffle Collection
    4 Pieces
  • Halloween Wrapped
    Truffle Collection

    9 Pieces
    16 Pieces


halloween chocolate
halloween wrapped chocolates

These spooky truffles are fun to look at,
but even better to eat!

Norman Love Confections

Like a small exquisite work of art, this Pumpkin Truffle is a beautiful swirl of chocolate in deep orange, brown, and pearl white. Made from Edelweiss Swiss chocolate, a chocolate from rare Venezuelan Criollo beans, this truffle has is hand-painted with three colored cocoa butters. The hand-cast white chocolate is then filled with a pumpkin ganache, consisting of cream, butter, chocolate, and fresh ground spices, including star anise, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon. The resulting truffle is a sophisticated pumpkin experience. While pumpkin is part of Norman Love’s truffle assortment, for an all-pumpkin box be sure specify on the order form that you’d like one filled with the Pumpkin Truffle.

Buy it for: sophisticated palates.

  • Boxed Assortments
    10 Pieces, $20
    15 Pieces, $29.75
    20 Pieces, $39.75
    36 Pieces, $63.50


pumpkin truffle
Art for the eye and palate. Below, the 15-piece
boxed assortment with one pumpkin truffle.
Norman Love Chocolate

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

Made in Switzerland but sold on Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Center in New York City, Teuscher’s pumpkins, ghosts, cats and witches have been delighting children for generations. Our favorites are the Fantasy Witches—friendly types that are actually boxes into which you put the the bonbons of your choice. The witches hang around as permanent friends after Halloween is over.

Buy them for: the kids.

  • Small Fantasy Witch
    1 Piece Box
    Holds a Praline Cube or Truffle
    of Your Choice
  • Large Fantasy Witch
    Holds a 4-Ounce Box
    of Chocolates of
    Your Choice
  • Chocolate Ghost
    3 Ounces
  • Praline Witch
    3.5 Ounces
  • Also Available: Flat Cats
    18 Chocolate Cat Tray



chocolate ghost
chocolate witches
Teuscher’s specialty chocolates
will garner delightful screams.


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