GIFT OF THE DAY: Merci Chocolates

Need a bunch of small, affordable holiday gift for teachers, salon staff, the letter carrier and others you’d like to thank? Or do you need a stash of $10 gifts for anytime gifting? Give a box of Merci Chocolates. The very name of the product says “thank you” in French. The miniature bars, in an…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Baron Chocolates

[1] Baron Chocolate Bars are made in two sizes and 10 flavors. [2] Everyone’s favorite: chocolate truffles with plain or flavored chocolate centers. [3] Our favorite treat: chocolate-covered gummi bears and [4] worms (all photos courtesy Baron Chocolatier).   Baron Chocolatier was created by Tomasz Kotas, the third of three generations of chocolatiers from Poznan…
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PRODUCT: Noosa Mexican Chocolate Yoghurt (a.k.a. Yogurt)

[1] and [2] Buy lots—you’ll love Noosa Mexican Chocolate Yoghurt (photo courtesy Noosa). [3] Actual Mexican chocolate is melted into hot chocolate (photo courtesy Taza Chocolate). In the rear: the roasted cacao beans from which chocolate is made.   Just when you think there’s nothing more to discover in yogurt, you get a surprise: Noosa…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Thanksgiving Chocolate Bars Or Bark

[1] Turn a plain 3.5-ounce chocolate bar into a Thanksgiving bar (photo courtesy Livestrong). [2] You can present the bars whole, or break them up into bark (photo courtesy The Nutrition Adventure). [3] You can use your favorite chocolate, whether dark, milk or [4] white chocolate (photo #3 courtesy Chocolate Inspirations, photo #4 courtesy My…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Chocolat Moderne Chocolate Bars

Our favorite chocolate bars have long been everything in the Avant Garde Bars line from Chocolat Moderne. We discovered the company in 2005 and have been nibbling away since. Joan Coukos’chocolates, made with Valrhona chocolate, are always innovative in flavor and design. Even if we weren’t so beguiled by the Jackson-Pollack-like hand-painted designs on the…
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