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Delicious Belgian Chocolate hearts from Gudrun


blue foiled mint cream dark chocolate hearts at taos gifts
Cream Mint and Belgian Chocolate

Smooth, rich, dark Belgian chocolate  in a pretty love heart shape surrounds a creamy mint filling in our luxury Gudrun Dark Chocolate Hearts wrapped in “Verona” Blue Foil.

We have other flavours wrapped in various colour foil to suit various events and occasions making them ideal to give as small gifts or to give as wedding favours or even add to gift baskets.

For the ultimate luxury, Gudrun have smooth hazelnut praline covered in a white creamy chocolate heart and wrapped in gold foil.

Gudrun White Chocolate Princess Hearts are a perfect gift for wedding guests, lovers or just to buy to treat yourself to a few moments of delicious self-indulgence!

pink foiled gudrun caramel milk chocolate heart at taos gifts
Smooth Caramel

If you are planning a party for girls, or have friends that are passionate about pink, then we have the ideal gift or treat, with the delicious Gudrun Milk Chocolate Scarlett Hearts filled with smooth creamy caramel, they are truly irresistible!

For coffee lovers Gudrun have create the ultimate blend!

The Guinevere Purple Foiled Dark Belgian Chocolate Hearts, are filled with a rich, pure coffee cream filling that is smooth and satisfying.

Gudrun milk chocolate red hearts with ganache filling at taos gifts
Chocolate Lovers

In a classic deep red heart, Gudrun have created a sweet blend of Belgian milk chocolate with a creamy ganache filling.

The Gudrun  Milk Chocolate Aida Hearts in Red Foil melt in the mouth as the thick milk chocolate melts exposing the rich ganache inside.

The stylish Silver Foil Hearts contain delicious thick Belgian milk chocolate with a smooth hazelnut praline centre.

With so many colours and flavours to choose from you are sure to find the perfect Chocolate Heart for every occasion.

Real Time Taste Testing At TAOS Gifts


Mocha coffee flavour macaron de pauline at TAOS Gifts
creamy, crumbly, mmmmm
We pride ourselves on top quality products, and to ensure our customers are always satisfied it is essential to sample the delicious snacks, treats and chocolate goodies that we stock for our customers.

As it’s nearly the weekend, now seems a good time for a serious working coffee break, so I shall start with a Mocha Coffee Flavour Macaron de Pauline by d’Haubry of Belgium.

Each Macaron is individually wrapped, so when I opened mine it was in perfect condition, a delicate crunchy biscuit made with fresh egg white, sun-ripened almonds and powdered sugar.

It is delicious, the biscuit crumbles with sugary goodness as I bite into it, it melts in the mouth and the creamy coffee centre is perfect.
The colours used in the making of the macarons are entirely natural. The filling is an almond paste based with natural colours and enriched with the product that is the flavour.

I can highly recommend them, and will later personally test the vanilla, strawberry, lemon, chocolate and pistachio flavours that we stock.

I like Mice, especially the Mice we have at TAOS Gifts!

Hamlet Cupido Mini Bouchées Belgian Milk Chocolate with a smooth hazelnut praline centre, the ,milk chocolate is thick and delicious, and the mouse has a satisfying crunch when you bit into it, exposing the smooth, creamy praline centre.

I think I had better try another.

Milk Chocolate mice with praline centre, Belgian chocolate, Hamlet, at TAOS Gifts
Nice Mice!

A little white mouse this time, creamy, thick white chocolate with a contrasting dark brown centre filled with the gorgeous praline centre. Oh yes,  the white Belgian Chocolate Hamlet Cupido Mini Bouchées Mice get the big thumbs up from me!

I’ve still got quite a selection to work through and it’s hard to make a decision, so I have decided to close my eyes and go for a lucky dip…

A wafer thin dark chocolate in black paper envelope, you can smell the rich dark chocolate straight away, as I bite into it my mouth comes alive with the refreshing fresh minty flavour.

It’s one of Hamlet’s Cupido Royal Mints, very rich indeed! Perfect to give as gifts or serve to guests after a meal.
I have a few individually foil wrapped orange and mint pastilles before I get to the last of my selection, I tried the orange first. Smooth milk chocolate with delicious crunchy orangey bits inside, while the mint ones are rich dark chocolate with crispy minty bits.

Droste Crisp Chocolate Pastilles come in a stylish box and are ideal for parties, gifts and Christmas,

Tropical rum, malibu coconut liqueur chocolates at TAOS Gifts
The sweet taste of Summer

Now it’s the moment I have been waiting for,it’s time to chill out, put on some cool music, imagine yourself somewhere hot and Sunny and enjoy the smooth taste of Caribbean Rum and Coconut in the Turin (Mexico)  Malibu Flavoured Rum Filled Liqueur Chocolates.

Wrapped in the familiar palm trees and sunset Malibu logo, the milk chocolate is infused with the coconut flavour and as the chocolate melts on your tongue the Malibu is released.

Wonderful, I think I’ll have another and another… after all it is friday.

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget your chocolate! 😎

Beautiful Tea and Coffee Mugs Housewarming Gifts


Fine China Mugs with spoons gift set at taos gifts
Poppy Tea or Coffee Mugs
There is nothing quite like a refreshing cup of tea or coffee to get you started for the day!

If you are looking for an ideal gift for new home owners or just updating your own mug collection we have a beautiful range at TAOS Gifts.

Decorated with bright red Poppies and printed with various words related to your favourite brew these bright fine china coffee morning mugs with matching spoons come supplied in a decorative gift box

They are the ideal size for use with Senseo Coffee Pod Machines.

The spoons have small holes allowing you to hang them with the Coffee Morning Mugs.

Purple Tulips Gleneagles Fine China Mugs at TAOS Gifts
Beautiful Purple Tulip design
If you prefer to have your own unique mug, then see our fine china mugs from Gleneagles of Edinburgh are sure to soon become your firm favourite!

Bring the bright colours of Spring to you morning with Gleneagles of Edinburgh Purple Tulip Fine China Mug, with a delicate fluted foot design and stunning floral print.

There are other delicate floral designs available including the Tulips in Red and  striking Black and White Rose print.

Also from the Gleneagles of Edinburgh Fine China Range are the pretty Tea Time Gift Sets with two traditional design bone china mugs, matching melamine tray and coasters.

Highly decorated and very bright and colourful, great as a special mug set when you have guests or perfect to give as gifts as they are supplied in a presentation box.

Tea Time Gift Sets from Gleneagles of Edinburgh
Tea for Two
There are various designs to choose from, the stunning field of wild Poppies with the fresh feel of Summer to brighten your morning.

Gardeners will love the bright and beautiful Peony print on the Peony Tea Time Gift Set.

With a wall of huge Sunflowers the Cat Tea Time Gift Set is an essential gift for every Cat Lover! Just look at the little faces of the mischievous little kittens that are climbing all over the fence.

We think you’ll agree, it’s a purrfect start to the day!

Gifts for Green Fingers, Grow your own starter packs


Home Grown Strawberries, starter kit, plant in pot at TAOS Gifts
Grow Your Own Strawberries

Growing your own Herb garden, fruit and other tasty treats is so easy with the Grow your own kits at TAOS Gifts.

Grow delicious Strawberries (Fragai Ananassa Duchesne). The pot comes complete with everything you need, you don’t need a large garden to get started, the pot fits easily onto a window sill or ledge, so easy to grow even if you don’t have a garden at all.

The Grow your own kits are also an ideal introduction to gardening for Children, they’ll love their home-grown fruit and have great fun learning to care for their plant while enjoying the tasty reward for all their efforts.

The Grow Your Own Strawberries Kit contains artificial soil, Strawberry seeds, full instructions and a Decorative red plastic pot.
Simply fill around 3/4 of the artificial soil in the pot and put it onto a saucer.

The black foam inlay (included in the box) needs to be put down for the seeds to be spread, then fill the rest of the pot with the remaining artificial soil.

The Pot must then be positioned in a hot sunny place, water regularly and the first seedlings will grow after around 18 days.

Coffee Plant, grow your own at TAOS Gifts
Fresh Coffee

Just as easy to grow are the selection of herbs, with a similar kit but supplied with a green pot so it will be easy to identify your seedlings, you can choose various herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Oregano  to enhance your cooking.

Give your green fingers a break with a short coffee break, there’s nothing quite like freshly ground coffee, especially if you’ve grown it yourself!

The Grow your own Coffee Plant Kit comes in its own Expresso China Mug with everything you need to grow your very own coffee plant.

Perfect gifts for Coffee loving gardeners!

Easy to grow your own popcorn at TAOS Gifts
Popcorn Plant Kit

Movie lovers are not left out, there’s no excuses for them not to get involved, with the Grow your own Popcorn Plant Kit they can have a go at growing their own movie time snacks!

Real popcorn in a bag – just add a pot and water!

The sweetcorn has to be fully dried (on or off the kernel) before it can be used as popping corn. The kit comes with seeds for Zea Mays corn, which is a special hybrid of corn, and is the most commonly used corn for popping.

All you need is water and sunlight to help your plant grow in to a corn plant as corn plants need very little nurturing to grow.

Grow your own kits at TAOS Gifts are ideal gifts for any occasion!

Delicious Niederegger Lubeck Marzipan Sticks and Bars


prosecco wild berries long stick dark chocolate marzipan niederegger TAOS Gifts
prosecco wild berries long stick dark chocolate marzipan niederegger

Ideal for a much-needed coffee or tea break, or give as small gifts, superior quality Marzipan chocolate sticks by Niederegger Lubeck , Germany, are a luxurious way to give you that much-needed energy boost. In a mouth-watering range of  flavours, small enough to pop in your bag, each 40g stick has six chunky pieces of thick chocolate with a sweet  marzipan centre.

With flavours such as Prosecco Wild Berries, Invigorating wild berries marzipan with a shot of sparkling prosecco coated with crispy dark chocolate,

Expresso Coffee, a marzipan stick with an aromatic note of espresso, covered in crisp dark chocolate, is a delight for every coffee lover,

Walnut and Rum, a marzipan stick with a composition of walnut-rum crunch, covered in soft-melting milk chocolate,

and Lemon with Milk Chocolate a one-of-a-kind lemon flavour,
combined with milk chocolate, this duo delivers pure summer freshness.

You’ll find other irresistible flavours at TAOS Gifts, but if 6 chunky pieces is not enough we also have 100g bars, big enough to share (if you can).

bittersweet dark chocolate marzipan niederegger lubeck bar 100g at TAOS Gifts
bittersweet dark chocolate marzipan niederegger lubeck bar 100g

We have Bittersweet Dark Chocolate  Niederegger’s marzipan chocolate bar in top quality, fine marzipan covered in crisp dark chocolate, or if you prefer Milk Chocolate, try the Classic Milk Chocolate, Niederegger’s marzipan chocolate bar in top quality, fine marzipan covered in soft-melting milk chocolate.

If you like it just that little bit more exotic, try the Wonderful Walnut Maple Syrup marzipan covered in smooth, soft-melting milk chocolate or the Raspberry Creme, An inspirational new creation: the best Niederegger marzipan and a fine layer of raspberry cream coated with crisp milk chocolate.

With fixed shipping costs  from only £1.95 per order within the UK (or free if you spend over £30), you can afford to spoil yourself. Go on, you know you want to!