Christmas is only a few weeks away, which spurred us on to theme our pilot series of posts to be about celebrating the holiday season in Singapore. Gift exchanges can be considered one of the key traditions during this festive period, especially at year-end work parties or simply during your own Christmas dinner with family and friends. Taking time out to source around for the best gift can be time-consuming for most, and we have decided to introduce some of the best gourmet gift chocolates that are fit for Christmas gifting.
Mieszko is one of the most prominent Polish chocolatiers and has come to be seen as a well-established brand in confectioneries. They pride themselves in producing quality confectionery and work only with renowned suppliers. Also, it is interesting to note that they do not use genetically modified materials during production.
Cherrissimo is essentially chocolate pralines with cherry centers that have a dash of liqueur to it. The chocolate blends really well with the cherry filling and the alcohol infusion just gives the kick that it needs to be a luscious mouthful. The red box was definitely eye-catching sitting on the rack and the gold embossed details completes its luxurious outlook.
- (Sample in the photo) 160g / 5.6 oz - There are other sizes available
- Made in Poland
- Contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter.
- May contain traces of peanuts and other nuts, egg yolks, milk and gluten.
HACHEZ LIGHT & DARK SELECTION
Based in Northern Germany, Hachez is the second largest German manufacturer of chocolate products. Their confectioners are known to handcraft each confectionery, taking over 100 hours to produce and complete the finished product. Hence, many say that tradition and quality defines and distinguishes Hachez from its competitors.
For Christmas, they have produced this special Santa packaging for their Light & Dark Selection - an assortment of fine milk and dark chocolates. On first look, the box's lid opens to an impressive-looking white and gold tray, with made-to-measure holes where the chocolates sit upon. The dark chocolate was really smooth and rich while the milk chocolate was equally superior in quality; creamy and not throat-cloggingly sweet. This would definitely be a perfect gift for your loved ones with its perfect combination of elegant packaging and fine quality.
- (Sample in the photos) 200g / 7 oz
- Made in Germany
Chocoladorro consists of filled chocolate balls in two different flavours: Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate. These two flavours provide for an intriguing treat. The Hot Chocolate flavour has a hint of spiciness pervades your mouth after you savour the creamy milk chocolate, while the sweet Vanilla Ice Cream flavour has vanilla infused with the chocolate which leaves a fragrant aftertaste. This combination of both spicy and sweet flavours definitely makes for an interesting dessert at the end of your dinner parties.
There are two different packagings available (dark brown & white) and both versions contain the same flavours. Mieszko's signature gold embossed details provide a luxurious finish to the box design and complements really well with both the dark brown and white.
- 2 different sizes available
- Made in Poland
- Contains vegetable fats and cocoa butter
- May contain traces of peanuts, other nuts, egg yolk and gluten
DOLCI DORO NON-LIQUEUR TRUFFLES
Dolci Doro was started by a father & son pair in Australia in 1990, and grew steadily to progress from a family business to a renowned brand in Down Under. They pride themselves on using traditional methods and procuring ingredients of the highest quality without adding animals fats and preservatives. Their truffles are one of their most popular products (both liqueur and non-liqueur). For the holiday season, they have come up with intricately designed Christmas-themed packaging - Red Paddington Pouch & "Merry Christmas" Star Card. The red paddington pouch also comes in a gold version, and its ornate illustrations of the reindeers and Christmas trees are bound to impress as a gift. Their "Merry Christmas" Star Card works exactly like a greeting card - this clever design saves you the hassle of having to source around for another card as you can just write your wishes directly on the inner side of the flap.
These truffles are individually wrapped with shiny cellophane paper and are colour coded according to their unique flavours (details can be found at the back of the boxes).
Red Paddington Pouch: Cafe Latte, Creamy Caramel, Choc Orange, Peppermint Delight, Hazelnut Cream, Strawberries & Cream
"Merry Christmas" Star Card: Mint, Coffee, Caramel, Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Cream, Hazelnut, Cherry
- Made in Australia
- May contain traces of peanuts and other nuts
- Some ingredients may be derived from wheat
- DO NOT REFRIGERATE