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Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013    

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It's Christmas morning, and the gifts are all wrapped up and under the tree. The expert gifters — there's at least one in every family -- have made their lists and checked them twice, with items carefully tailored to the unique personalities of each loved one. But what's in store for the foodies? With any luck, they're at this very moment unwrapping the local, handmade deliciousness that is Chocolate Dreams' limited-edition Charly-Madison Christmas Collection.

The perfect gift item to please any palate, these treats are available in six-and 12-piece boxes — designed and hand-crafted by local papeterie Topp In Designz — and feature six decadent, festive chocolate creations.

The quintessential dessert for the season, Christmas pudding gets an epic upgrade, enrobed in dark and white chocolate in the gourmet bite aptly called Christmas Mawning. Another Christmas classic gets a creative spin in the Eggnog Truffle, which combines original eggnog ganache with smooth dark and milk chocolate. The delightful Jonkanoo Sorrel features sweet sorrel in the centre of a dark chocolate shell.

For those who prefer things a little more on the adventurous side, the Rum Punch Truffle — a concoction of dark spicy rum with coffee beans — is a treat for the taste buds. The Taino Spice, which boasts hints of cinnamon spices, and Scotch bonnet pepper balanced by smooth vanilla notes, as well as the Spicy Chocolate Tea Truffle, flavoured with cinnamon and rolled in cocoa powder, are also choice selections. What better time than the present to dig in? Don't just take our word for it, pick up a batch of your own at:

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