Top picks for Easter gifts
It's pretty much inevitable. It's Easter. And you'll probably eat chocolate in some way shape or form.
Indulge in the decadence of chocolate or deliver your loved one a beautifully crafted, handmade, artisan chocolate with top quality ingredients and your health in focus. No sacrifice in taste or gorgeous packaging required.
Here are my top picks.
Handmade in Melbourne, crafted for that perfect 'snap', and wrapped in the most luxurious wrapping. It's Fodmap friendly, sweetened with maple syrup, organic when possible, and comes in Smoked Salt, Hazelnut Crunch, and Spice Trail - try one or purchase all 3 in the beautiful gift box. Order online here.
Raw, organic and handmade in Melbourne, Pana chocolate has the most unique and divine melt-in-your-mouth texture, and intense chocolate flavour. With 10 flavours to choose from, you can't go wrong. Some flavours are sweetened with agave nectar, whilst others have coconut sugar. Order a cute Happy Easter gift box of their four top sellers, or select your own. Flavours include Fig and Wild Orange, Coconut and Goji, Cinnamon, Eighty (Dark 80%), Nuts, and Rose. Order online here.
Organic, raw, and sweetened with coconut sugar. It has a blend of cacao and carob to lessen the caffeine hit if you're sensitive. Five different flavours including Coffee Crunch and Inca Berry Tang. Click here for stockists.
Based in Byron Bay, Jemma and her team of raw foodies deliver organic, raw chocolates and goodies right around Australia. Think Snickers (Nickers), Bounty (Bountyliscious), and Cherry Ripe (Cranberry Ripe) nourishing alternatives! Handmade and sweetened with coconut nectar, they're treats you can feel good about. Check here for stockists.
Raw, organic and based in Melbourne. Cute little love heart shaped Luvju chocolate bars come in a variety of flavours including Coconut Mylk, Orange and Gubinge, Mint and AFA, and their raw version of Caramel. They also have a range of chocolate blocks with traditional flavours, as well as Mint, and Chilli. Sweetened with either agave or coconut sugar. You can find these tasty treats all over Australia. Find a stockist or order online here.
The Carob Kitchen
If you can't do cacao, or need a chocolately hit without any added sugar at all, The Carob Kitchen is for you. As an Easter treat, they have a nice sized hollow egg in shiny foil and cute packaging. If it doesn't matter what shape your carob comes in, they also have two blocks - Carob Milk and Carob Almond. Or for the kids (or adults - I don't judge), the sweet little Carob Bear, the size of a Freddo. Their blend is sweetened only with vanilla extract, but it does contain milk and soy products for those with allergens. Buy online or find your stockist here.
Do you know of any other beautiful raw, organic, refined sugar free, paleo/primal/vegan friendly and/or ethically sourced chocolates?
Let me know in the comments!