Order Chocolate for the Holidays!

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Time to Shop!

December should be named Chocolate Month!  More people order chocolate to be given as gifts during the holidays than any other time of the year except possibly Valentine’s Day.  So forget the fruit and cheese basket—make chocolate your go-to gift this season.

Here is a short list of some of our current favorites!  Perfections doesn’t come cheap, but it will be worth every penny when you receive the thanks from your friends and family.  So don’t delay, order chocolate today!

Try These Artisans for the Holidays

Bridgewater Chocolate

South Bridgewater, CN

With no preservatives, additives or artificial flavors, and using local dairy products, Bridgewater creates classic American-style toffees and other confections including chocolate-covered toffee, caramel, fruit and nuts.

www.bridgewaterchocolate.com

Norman Love Confections

Fort Myers, FL

Each chocolate is an edible work of art with brilliant colors hand-painted or airbrushed into the molds before they are filled with a mixture of fine chocolate and fresh ingredients like bananas, ginger and coconut

www.normanloveconfections.com

Garrison Confections
Providence, R.I.

Founded by a former pastry chef, Andrew Garrison Shotts, this line of artisan chocolates is intensely flavored and beautifully crafted with European style and American flavor.  Try The Ultimate Candy Bar–chocolate nougat packed with toasted hazelnuts, pistachios and almonds, topped with creamy caramel and covered with bittersweet chocolate.

www.garrisonconfections.com

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
Walpole, N.H.

Handmade chocolates don’t get any cuter than this.  Burdick’s signature piece is a chocolate mouse covered in dark, milk or white chocolate, complete with a colorful silk tail. The hand-piped dark chocolate penguins, accented with white chocolate, are a close second

 www.burdickchocolate.com

Recchiuti Confections
San Francisco, CA

The owner of this artisanal chocolate shop uses only fresh, natural ingredients and makes all their confections in small batches. They are known for their unusual flavor combinations such as Star Anise and Pink Peppercorn.

www.recchiuti.com

Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
New York NY

Opened by the former pastry chef at Le Cirque, this huge, cacao-pod-shaped factory and shop is a must-see for serious chocophiles.  Best bets are any of the filled chocolates, chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and ‘Gingerettes,’ disks of candied ginger coated in dark chocolate

www.mrchocolate.com

B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
Minneapolis, MN

This company prides itself on its homegrown, small-business approach: tempering, flavoring and molding all is done by hand, the old-fashioned way.  2010 Dessert Professional Top Ten Chocolatier, McElrath focuses on unique flavors and presentations

www.btmcelrath.com

Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates

Wichita, KS

 Regional finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, Cocoa Dolce has created a rabid following for their holiday flavors like egg nog, gingerbread, date bourbon truffles and peanut butter dreams.

www.cocoadolce.com

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