Are you looking for some really awesome, really tasty, yet really unique treats? Are you tired of the same old chocolate bars and ice cream? Do you want to support some smaller, more quality-driven companies?
I was lucky enough to get a taste of a bunch of really great, artisinal products and I can’t say enough about them. One was better than the next. Some are just great riffs on some old favorites, while some may seem completely off-the-wall but are mighty good. My family and I couldn’t get enough of these high quality, really well-made products.
From the all-natural bars of 18 Rabbits to the super unique chocolate mixtures of Chuao Chocolatier, the velvetty amazingness of Ciao Bella to the wonderful nut butters and cups of Justin’s…you literally can’t go wrong at all…not even close. Try something different. Try something delicious. Find out a little more below:
Established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder Alison Bailey Vercruysse, 18 Rabbits is a family of organic, non-GMO and kosher granola and bars bringing food back to its roots with an experience that never compromises on taste. To this day, 18 Rabbits foods are still made using recipes Alison creates in her own kitchen, crafted from premium, responsibly sourced ingredients, including certified organic whole grains, nuts, fruits and seeds. They have no fillers, additives, refined sugars, soy or wheat, and the 18 Rabbits JR. Bars are made without nuts, making them school-friendly and ideal for allergy-free environments. Committed to the belief that everyone has the right to pure and simple food, the company donates 1 percent of all granola and bars made to serve kids affected by food insecurity in neighborhoods where their foods are sold through 1% for Kids®. With any 18 Rabbits purchase, you help the leaders of tomorrow get the sustenance they need today. For more information, please visit:
Justin’s makes naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters and peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle and was the first nut butter brand to market nut butters in single-serve squeeze packs. Justin’s peanut butter cups are USDA-certified organic and are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. The nut butters are finely crafted with Justin’s one-of-a-kind grinding process to create an exceptional texture and flavor experience. All seven varieties offer a fiber-rich source of protein perfect for snacking anytime of the day. To find out more, please visit:
Established in 1983, Ciao Bella Gelato began creating authentic gelato and sorbetto in a small gelateria in New York City’s Little Italy, a neighborhood rooted in flavor and an unwavering love for delicious food. Committed to hand selecting the finest quality ingredients and crafting them into today’s best flavor interpretations, Ciao Bella’s premium products are driven by the creative vision and artistry of our chef, and are inspired by Mediterranean culture and cuisine. Ingredients are sourced responsibly from quality partners in all parts of the globe, and include non-GMO verified fruit, hormone-free dairy and fair trade cocoa. Be sure to check out their NEWEST flavors: Blueberry Passion Fruit Sorbetto and Chocolate Mascarpone Gelato!!! To find out more, please visit:
Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier. Initially, the company started with a single boutique in Encinitas, CA featuring a one-of-a-kind confectionary menu of chocolate bars, bonbons, truffles and hot chocolate. Their signature flavor was Spicy Maya, a modern twist on the Mayan’s ancient hot chocolate recipe made with pasilla chile and cayenne pepper. The Spicy Maya flavor has since extended into a chocolate bar, ChocoPod, and a bonbon, as well as decadent hot chocolate, brownies, and gelato.
Unusual flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s unique experience including: Firecracker, a chipotle caramel fudge truffle with popping candy a hint of salt, and dark chocolate and Pan Con Chocolate, a dark chocolate bonbon filled with roasted Panko bread crumbs and olive oil ganache with a touch of sea salt. To find out more, please visit:
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