Looking for Mother’s Day gifts? Here are some tasty items that won’t break the bank.
 
 
1. CHUAO CHOCOLATE BARS

Chuao (chew-WOW) chocolate is one of the leaders in America’s artisan chocolate bars. We’ve been fans for a long time.

Give a gift set of these gourmet chocolate bars for to a chocolate aficionado, or give single bars as small gifts or party favors.

These delicious, creative chocolate bars are sure to please and are made in a broad spectrum of flavors: caramel, floral, fruity, nutty, salty, savory, spicy.

You can get a fun milk chocolate bar gift set filled with snack favorites (potato chips, popcorn…), a dark chocolate bar gift set, with flavors from spicy and pop rocks to salted almond crunch.

There are more than two dozen flavors in dark, milk and organic chocolate. The chocolatier specializes in artful flavors, including fun options that incorporate popcorn, popping candy and potato chips.

These are some of our favorites, but you can’t go wrong with any of these super-premium chocolate bars:

  • Baconluxious, milk chocolate with bits of bacon.
  • Cheeky Cheeky Churro, dark chocolate with crispy churro bits sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Oh My S’mores mini marshmallows and crushed honey graham crackers in milk chocolate.
  • Pretzel Toffee Twirl, crunchy pretzels and buttery toffee in dark chocolate.
  • Salted Chocolate Crunch, crunchy toasted breadcrumbs with sea salt in dark chocolate.
  • Spicy Maya, sweet and spicy dark chocolate with cinnamon and hints of cayenne and pasilla chiles.
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    The 2.8-ounce bars are $ 6.00, and certified kosher by OU. Some flavors are available in .38 mini bars. The chocolate is Fair Trade Certified.

    Get yours at ChuaoChocolatier.com.
     
     
    2. GOLDEN DOOR FARMS FLAVORED HONEY

    You may not be able to send Mom for a week at the Golden Door resort and spa, but you can send her one of their popular products, like artisan honey.

    Honey is a 100% natural gift and one of the healthiest sweeteners.

    For a special taste of honey in tea (or for basting, or whatever), we like the Delightful Honey Collection, which includes:

  • Delightful Applewood Smoked Honey
  • Delightful Sweet Peppermint Honey
  • Delightful Spicy Serrano Honey
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    Three 2.6-ounce jars of honey in a gift box is $ 36.95. One hundred percent of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.

    Get yours here.
     
     
    3. TABASCO DIAMOND RESERVE SAUCE

    TABASCO calls its new, limited-edition TABASCO Diamond Reserve Sauce the “champagne of pepper sauce.” The premium, small-batch release created by the McIlhenny family celebrates the 150th anniversary of the iconic hot sauce brand.

    The bottle is designed in the style of Champagne bottles; the sauce is made from a selection of the finest tabasco peppers on Avery Island, chosen for their superior color, texture and robustness.

    These peppers are mashed with a small amount of salt and then aged—some for up to 15 years! They’re then blended with sparkling white wine vinegar.

    The resulting pepper sauce has exceptional complexity, while maintaining the signature flavor and vibrancy for which TABASCO Sauce is celebrated around the world.

    The six-ounce bottle is priced at $ 34.95. It is available exclusively at TABASCO.com and on Avery Island, Louisiana (the home of TABASCO Sauce).
     
     
    4. TAY TEA

    We have long been fans of Tay Tea, an artisan tea blender near Woodstock, New York.

    Instead of a bouquet of roses, consider a gift of Tay Tea Persian Rose Tea, black tea with rose petals.

     

    Chuao Churro Bar
    [1] Cheeky Cheeky Churro Bar, dark chocolate with pieces of churro (photo courtesy Chuao Chocolatier).

    Golden Door Farms Honey
    Golden Door Delightful Honey Collection
    [2] and [3] The Delightful Honey Collection, flavored honey from Golden Door Farms.

    Tabasco Diamond Reserve
    [4] Tabasco’s Diamond Reserve Sauce, its 150th anniversary limited edition.

    Black Tea With Rose Petals
    [4] Black tea with Persian rose petals from Tay Tea.

     
    You can give something as small as a $ 5 packet for a few cups of tea, to an $ 18 tin of tea that makes between 35-50 cups.

    For your favorite hot mama, the company’s most popular tea blend is called Better Than Sex. An herbal rooibos tea blended with peppermint and dark chocolate, is also delicious as a hot toddy (add your spirit of choice).

    Explore all the options at TayTea.com.

      


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