The Best Chocolate for the Holidays!

Posted October 24, 2017 by shooting in Product Review / 98 Comments

Black Dinah Chocolatiers 

Review by Lauren 

source: I was given the chance to try these chocolates for review, but all opinions are my own (also a sponsored post)

I like to think that October is the beginning of “food season”. With Halloween, you want all things chocolate and sweets, Thanksgiving adds in even more food but dessert is still important, and of course Christmas is all about the chocolate, the cookies, the candy. Black Dinah Chocolatiers is company based out of Maine that sells amazing, uniquely flavored chocolates that would make amazing gifts. Us adults deserve to enjoy Halloween too, right? This chocolate could officially be “parents only” in your house! Some of these chocolates would make great gifts for a hostess, a boss, or even a good friend or close family friend. I know I’d be thrilled if I got a box of these!

The company was kind enough to send me a box of chocolates so that I could properly try them out, and boy are they delicious! This is not your run-of-the-mill chocolates. These are meant to be slowly savored and enjoy, and I’m definitely doing that. One of the things that I really love about Black Dinah Chocolatiers is that the box came with a fold-out card to let me know which chocolates were which. Since the photos are not in color, some can be a bit more difficult than others to figure out, but the descriptions included helped with any confusion!

I’m still very much enjoying my chocolates, so I have not tried every single one. However, I have tried enough to give you mine and my sister’s initital thoughts.

Sea Turtle: I’m such a fan of sea salt, and this chocolate is adorned with Maine sea salt. It was so very tasty!

Earl Grey: My sister is definitely the tea lover out of the two of us so this is one that she enjoyed more than myself, but it doesn’t taste bad by any means.

Lavender: I love the design on this chocolate – it’s so pretty and detailed. You almost feel bad eating it, but my box came with two so I had to try it almost right away. It definitely has a floral taste, but it’s good. I could see this working well with some tea.

Gonne, Maude: this milk chocolate, with a ganache center, is also made with a little Irish whiskey. While I did like this one, it was by far my sister’s favorite! She would highly recommend this chocolate.

While I tried a mix of items, there are so many other treats available on the website that I had to share some of the ones that I would love to try in the future. Plus, the website helps break things down by holidays, occasions, etc. so you’re sure to find something appropriate for the occasion whether that’s a gift or a holiday gathering.

Frogletiers: I’m a big Harry Potter fan, so these definitely remind me of chocolate frogs as each chocolate delight is topped with your choice of a green, blue or orange frog!

Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate: For all of you who like pumpkin spice and hot chocolate, this drinking chocolate should be calling your name!

Pumpkin Patch Truffles: These little pumpkin truffles are the cutest thing! They would make a great hostess gift for someone hosting a Halloween or Thanksgiving gathering.

Small Chocolate Gift Tower: This would be the perfect thing to buy if you want to treat a friend or family member. It comes with two boxes of chocolates, so you can give it to more than one person if you like. It also includes a lot of the chocolates that I received so I can definitely say they are good!

Black Dinah Chocolatiers products is brought to us by a husband and wife team who makes sure to use local products provided by farmers. I love that they are keeping things local and supporting other local businesses. This makes me even more excited about supporting this company! They also have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free products available so there is a chocolate treat suitable for everyone!

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98 responses to “The Best Chocolate for the Holidays!

  1. RO

    Wow Lauren! You are so blessed to be able to review these yummy treats, and there are quite a few that are making me salivate right now. I’ve never heard of these, but they sure look and sound quite decadent. Hugs…RO

  2. Uhm, where do I sign up to be a chocolate taste tester?! How fun! I think these would make beautiful gifts for the holidays–especially for a hostess. Thank you so much for sharing; these all look so decadent and pretty (THOSE LITTLE PUMPKINS!!!)

  3. I’m drooling over all of this chocolate! Chocolate is one of my favorite things! I love holidays for all the fun goodies like this that start coming out! YUM.

  4. Oooh, I really like the Pumpkin Patch Truffles, but all the chocolate looks and sounds delicious! I’ll have to keep this seller in mind. Thanks for sharing, Lauren! 🙂

  5. Note to self: do not read food posts before bed. And of all things, chocolate is my favorite food. I’ll have to put these chocolates on my Christmas wish list.

  6. Amy Douglas

    I bet each and every one of their chocolates is amazing. That pumpkin hot cocoa looks like something I need in my life.

  7. Those Black Dinah chocolates look beautiful, probably the prettiest chocolates I’ve seen in a long while. I love small family run businesses who support the local economy, big tick from me. Hopefully we’ll see them on the shelves in Australia too one day.

  8. aww I love the pumpkin snapped ones, also I always look forward to Christmas time and my list of gifts always includes chocolate, so this may go on the list, thanks for sharing.

  9. Ave Taar

    I love chocolate and these look amazing! I really like that it comes with a description sheet, so it’s easy to know what kind of chocolates you are trying.

  10. Heather

    Chocolate is my weakness. Those sound particularly delightful, with the unique flavors. They’ll make a wonderful holiday gift (maybe even a gift for myself).

  11. Louise

    Wow, these sound so delicious! I love the presentation too. They’d be great for a gift – although I think I’d have trouble giving them away! 😉

  12. That is so great they give back. I love that they really describe the pieces so there is no guessing as you eat one. I hate those chocolate filling surprises 🙂

  13. Claudia Krusch

    This all sounds like amazing chocolate. I would love to try them all starting with the Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate. It would make a great gift.

  14. Rosey

    Truffles are such a delightful little treat. I love that they’re rich and satisfying so they last a good long while too!

  15. Erin Sedeveria

    There isn’t a thing on this earth that I love more than fine chocolate. It’s so rich that even tho it may cost a little more (and because of this) each bite is that much more enjoyable!

  16. Amy

    I’ve been loving salted caramel on everything lately, so I bet that would be my fave, but the Irish whiskey one might be my close second. I’ve never heard of Black Dinah chocolates, so thanks for sharing!

  17. candy

    Haven’t heard of these chocolates but they sound out of this world. Love they included a cheat sheet so I’m not surprised when biting into a piece of chocolate.

  18. Elizabeth O

    Great review!!! This black dinah looks so delicious and really tempting. Perfect for Holiday season and Christmas gift present.

  19. Ohh dear, I envy you! Currently drooling over the chocolate pictures while reading this. I hope I have some of this too and be able to eat or at least taste this.

  20. I always love taking pictures of how gorgeous the chocolates look in the box but I totally.must be the only person in the world.who hates chocolate in general ??

  21. Wow such pretty chocolates! I can perceive any reason why you felt awful eating some of them LOL! This appears as though it would be a yummy yet beautiful present for somebody.

  22. lucky you reviewing such decadent chocolates! If only I could ; )
    I’ll have to look for these chocolates for the family during the holidays, thanks for sharing!

  23. Definitely, I agree with you October is the start of food season. Those chocolates look yummm. I have never heard of Earl Grey flavour in chocolates. Maybe I should try them.

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