Some people have a particular concept of Valentine’s Day chocolate: It’s wrapped with hearts and the chocolate or box may be heart-shaped as well. We nominate two boxes from Chouquette Chocolates that show a different kind of love. Pronounced shoo-KET, the small-batch, hand-crafted artisan chocolatier uses Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance Certified Chocolate to create an innovative line of bonbons.
The line is gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free, all-natural, with no corn syrup.
You’ll enjoy checking out the options on Chouquette.us, but we wanted to give a shout-out to two.
Nine women of distinction grace the Phenomenal Women Chocolate Collection (photo #2): Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Emma Gonzalez, Michele Obama, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
The back of each bonbon has an inspirational quote appropriate to each woman (for RBG, it’s Equal Means Equal).
The bonbons are vanilla bean caramels with fleur de del crystals, inside a chocolate shell.
It’s an assortment of milk and dark chocolate pieces, but send a message with your order if you would like all of one or the other.
Order them here.
We’d join a Dr. Fauci fan club even if it didn’t include chocolate.
The same vanilla bean caramels feature The Nibble’s favorite Covid go-to doc, longtime head of the National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and current Chief Medical Advisor to the President of United States (who also gets his own chocolate collection, as does Kamala Harris).
Treat yourself to some Fauci sweeties (photo #3).