Every Christmas our houses are inundated with boxes of chocolates.
We don’t mind – the sweet gifts are a perfect way to celebrate the season of warmth, comfort, delicious food, and happy memories. But we can’t help but think it would be nice to receive something a little different for once.
So take this idea for a spin – instead of picking up a Christmas card and box of chocolates, you can fuse the two together. Instead of the typical flavour pairing of mint and chocolate, you can bring some pomegranate into the mix.
There are so many unusual and delicious ways to give the gift of chocolate this year, and you probably just need a little hint. We’ve put together a list of five different gift ideas for chocolates that won’t cause any yawns.
Happy Holiday Bar
When you need a gift that’s bigger than a card, but smaller than a box of chocolates, the Happy Holiday Bar is for you. This little bar of chocolate opens like a greeting card, so you can write your message on one side, while giving the recipient a view of their chocolate on the other. The bar is available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate with rice crisps, and white chocolate with crushed candy cane.
Gourmet Box of chocolates
Just because you’re bringing a box of chocolates doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Purdys’ Gourmet Box has a ton of exotic flavours that will be a huge hit in the land of mint and liquor. Each box features raspberry balsamic truffles, lemon blackberry ganache, goat cheese and chardonnay truffles, passion fruit ganache, and yuzu jelly ganache.
Mini Pomegranate Caramels
Caramel is good. Pomegranate caramel is even better. These mini chocolate bites feature liquid caramel infused with pomegranate molasses to introduce some tartness to the traditional holiday tastes. Both pomegranate and chocolate are well-known for their aphrodisiac properties, so this is a great gift for that special someone.
Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar
If you’re heading out to a holiday gathering before the first of December, why not bring along this adorable advent calendar. Its 24 drawers are filled with delectable treats, like chocolate bells, Santas, snowmen, salted caramels, and cookie crunch bells. Plus, the box is reusable, so you can fill it up and use it again next year.
Want to bring baking, but don’t have the time to bake? These gingerbread chocolates are a great solution. These treats are filled with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, spices, and flaky pastry while the outside is a smooth casing of milk chocolate.
These delicious gifts are all available from Purdys Chocolatier, a Canadian chocolate company that actually started in Vancouver.
You can get them online and in stores – and one lucky Daily Hive reader and their tagged friend could get them for free from a Purdys prize pack full of different seasonal chocolates. When you follow Purdys Chocolatier on Instagram, you’ll get a chance to win your own prize pack, plus another one for the friend you tagged.
Enter to win two Purdys Chocolatier prize packs, together worth more than $250 – one for you and one for your friend. Each prize pack contains:
- Eggnog truffles
- Snowflake Tin of assorted chocolates
- Mini Pomegranate Caramels
- Gourmet box of assorted chocolates
- Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar
- Happy Holiday Bar
- Cookie Crunch Bells
- Peppermint Ice Bar
To enter to win a Purdys Chocolatier prize pack for you and the friend you choose to tag, do the following:
- Follow @purdyschocolatier on Instagram and tag one friend that you want to #BeAGiftHero to
- Comment below once you have, telling us why you and your friend deserve #TheOfficialChocolateOfChristmas
Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on November 29, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
This contest is being run under Purdy’s own rules and regulations.