Tag Archives: Dark Chocolate

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.

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Easter Eggs, Easter Bunnies and Novelty Easter Gift Ideas


Novelty easter Gift flat packed chocolate from Bloomsbury at TAOS Gifts
Flat packed Easter Egg
Shopping for novel and alternative gifts for Easter is easy and fun at TAOS Gifts, just find the little Easter Chick on the top left of our website and the cheery little chick will direct you to some brilliant and tasty gift ideas for the Easter Holiday.

If you are looking for something slightly unusual take a look at the Bloomsbury range of chocolate bars, there are various fun designs to choose from, and specifically with easter in mind there is the brilliant Bloomsbury & Co Flat Pack Belgian Milk Chocolate Easter Egg.

It comes with full instructions for assembly if you fancy the challenge, or you could just eat it as it is, highly advised if following the important note on the packaging;
Important notice: the makers of the amazing flat pack chocolate easter egg offer no warranty either explicitly or implied as to the success of your endeavours when attempting to assemble this product. As you can imagine, working with chocolate is not easy and requires a high level of skill.
Therefore your chances of completing the task to a satisfactory standard are, in a word, slim.

We’ve never managed it. 😆
A delicious 100g bar of creamy Belgian Milk Chocolate.

See no evil, hear no evil speak no evil wise bunnies easter chocolate at TOAS Gifts
No Bunnies were injured in the writing of this blog!
With a funny spin on the three wise Monkeys, Bloomsbury & Co have created the Three Wise Bunnies.

A delicious bar of creamy Belgian Milk Chocolate in fun packaging with three chocolate Easter Bunnies on the cover, hear no has no ears, see no has had been bitten so far down his poor little head he can’t see, while poor old speak no evil is now headless!

If you Prefer your Easter Bunnies with heads, we have those too at TAOS Gifts, Hamlet Easter Figures Belgian Chocolates with a Hazelnut Praline Filling are delicious chocolates with a smooth hazelnut centre.

Each chocolate is animal shaped and you will find not only a delicious mixture of Dark, Milk and White Creamy Chocolate, but a sweet little range Easter figures, each box contains an assortment of eggs, rabbits, ducks, chickens and lambs in each box.

Milk white and dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate eggs at TAOS Gifts
Three delicious Guylian Eggs
Guylian Belgian Chocolate lovers will be delighted with the Milk White and Dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg Gift Set, containing three hollow Belgian Chocolate Eggs that have been beautifully hand decorated.

Whoever you are shopping for this Easter at TAOS Gifts we are sure to have just the gift you are looking for, including fun and novelty chocolate as well as chocolate alternatives, and no sugar added products suitable for special diets.

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! 😎

Nutty, Exotic, Rich, Plain or Fruity? Delicious Sweet Treats


Nutty Chocolate, Mr Toms chocolate peanut bar at TAOS gifts
Nutty Chocolate
Buying gifts for everyone can sometimes be tricky, but it’s hard to go wrong with delicious chocolate or other sweet treats.

At TAOS Gifts we have a huge range of snacks and treats for all those with a sweet tooth, there’s so much to choose from we can satisfy all your gift or party needs.

Mr Tom Chocolate Peanut Bar is bursting with nuttiness!

If you like the original Mr Tom Peanut Brittle Bar, you will love this modern chocolate twist, with small crunchy pieces of caramelised roasted peanuts covered in creamy milk chocolate in 25 bite sized pieces. Made in Germany by Hosta

For a delicious blend of exotic flavour mixed with nutty goodness SEBAHAT LOKOUM Deluxe Turkish Delight Mixed Nuts is just one of their blends to satisfy that nutty desire.

Delicious Turkish Delight filled with hazelnuts, pistachios and almonds, each piece covered in a dusting of icing sugar.
Lokoum evokes the refinement of the court of the sultans.  It’s origins go back to the 14th century.

Delicious, Luxury Turkish Delight by Sebahat Lokoum at TAOS Gifts
Exotic Turkish Delight made with only the finest ingredients

If the exotic appeals to you more than the nutty you’ll love  the Rose & Lemon Flavour SEBAHAT LOKOUM Deluxe Turkish Delight. Sweet sugar delights with subtle aromas, offering the delights of a dainty delicacy that will leave you reaching for more.
Made in Belgium by Sebahat from only the highest quality fruits and natural flavours, with the greatest respect for tradition, suitable for vegetarians.

A must for any Turkish Delight lover or sweet tooth, great hostess gift or thank you present.

You’ll find more fruity goodness in the Lemon, Orange and Strawberry Deluxe Turkish Delight from  Sebahat Lokoum, also made with high quality fruit and natural flavours, spoil yourself, you know you want to.

If you love Turkish Delight and also enjoy the fresh taste of Mint, then you will not be able to resist the gorgeous Minty taste of the Mint Turkish Delight by Sebahat Lokoum. Perfect to treat yourself, give as gifts or share during the party season.

Kimberlys of rangemore luxury handmade chocolate in gift box at TAOS Gifts
Luxury Handmade Champagne Truffles

Enjoy the rich luxury of Handmade  Chocolate from Kimberly’s of Rangemore, presented in pretty gift boxes with a ribbon there are various tempting flavours to choose from;

Coffee and Orange Fondant Creams a delicious box of Coffee Fondant Creams  with a sweet creamy coffee flavoured fondant smothered in rich dark chocolate and finished with a chocolate coffee bean and Orange Fondant Creams, tangy orange flavoured fondant encased in smooth dark chocolate and finished with a slice of jellied orange.

Rose and Violet Fondant Creams
Rose Fondant Creams contain a sweet rosewater flavoured fondant smothered in rich dark chocolate and finished with a pink sugared petal
Violet Fondant Creams are a delicious floral violet flavoured fondant encased in smooth dark chocolate and finished with a purple sugared petal
Supplied in a pretty coloured gift box containing 12 of the finest handmade in England milk chocolates.

See our website for many more delicious Handmade Kimberly’s of Rangemore Chocolates and Truffles.

Fruity Jelly, Luxury Liquorice, Delicious Dark Chocolate and Moreish Marzipan


Gelco assorted fruit jellies, sweet and sour mix at TAOS Gifts
A perfect mix of sweet and sour

Customer satisfaction is very important to us here at TAOS Gifts, so when I was asked to sample the latest delights write about the latest confectionary in stock I jumped for joy at the chance. I take my work very seriously so this time I made sure I was alone in the office.

The first sample I chose from the box was a red fruity liquorice stick with fondant filling,  from the Assorted Fruit Jellies and Sour Sticks pack.

The sharp sherbet was the first thing to hit my taste buds, making my mouth water, followed by very satisfying chewy and fruity flavoured sweet, it was so tasty I just had to have another from the pack.. and another…and another. Very tangy and tasty.

After such a tangy experience I thought I’d try the Fruity Jellies from the same pack, they are deliciously juicy and sweet, some flavours are chewier than others and the soft ones calmed my tingling taste buds.

Gelco Sour Jellies and Liquorice Fondant Sticks are  a great combination for anyone with a sweet tooth, a big thumbs up here for the mix of  tasty Italian Sweets.

Being a huge Liquorice fan I was keen to sample the Saint Valentines Liquorice (again)

traditional gourmet liquorice tin assorted saint valentines sweets TAOS gifts
Heaven in a Tin

There has been some debate in the office over which is best, the Saint Valentines Soft Finnish Liquorice Sticks or the Saint Valentines Hard Traditional Gourmet Liquorice.

Putting aside the fact that I am a lifelong liquorice lover and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every sample, I would say only buy the soft Liquorice sticks, they are delicious, if you like liquorice you will love these!

The Hard Liquorice is very rich, chewy, just the right texture, but I don’t think you’ll like it so don’t buy any, because I’m planning on buying all of the remaining stock.

Honestly? It’s the very best Liquorice I’ve ever tasted!

Saint Valentines Traditional Gourmet Liquorice is presented in a stylish tin that contains a mixture of  filled liquorice shapes (cutz), twists and stic in flavours such as chocolate, apple, strawberry, banana and tutti frutti.

A tasty and perfect Christmas Gift for any Liquorice fan!

I was deliciously satisfied after my long, sweet testing break, so I saved the other contents until later.

It took a few hours before the Marzipan finally broke my willpower, with its bright packaging and zesty promises I just couldn’t resist. I chose the Lemon Long Stick of Niederegger Marzipan covered in smooth milk chocolate.

With six bite size pieces of rich Zesty Lemon  Marzipan covered with melt in the mouth milk chocolate they are perfect small gifts or indulgent treats. Bursting with so much fruity flavour I’m certain it must count as one of your 5-a-day!

Dark Chocolate Guylian Belgian Chocolate at TAOS Gifts
Delicious, Rich Dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate

After Liquorice, my next favourite thing is dark chocolate, so for me it made sense to save this bar until last.

Sadly it was the end of the working day and I was forced to share it with my partner.

As I love Guylian Dark Belgian Chocolate I thought I’d ask him for his honest review.

Dark, Rich, Guylian, Quality, Mmmm,

Was the general review, but as soon as he said it was too rich to eat a whole bar, I kindly offered to help. Well, after all it is my job and it’s not fair to delegate.
As I knew it would be, smooth very rich with 72% Cocoa, delicious and immensely satisfying.

Very Highly recommended!

Christmas Temptations for you and your guests


Guylian Belgian Chocolate christmas tree seashells temptations at TAOS Gifts
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Temptations
Preparing for Christmas can be tricky when you are trying to cater for all tastes, at TAOS Gifts we have a huge selection of delicious chocolate gifts and treats, in bright, festive packaging.

Guylian Christmas Tree Seashell Temptations is a red Christmas Tree shaped box containing an assorted selection of delicious Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashells. In each box you will find individually wrapped dark and white pralines, dark pralines and milk chocolate truffles.

In a stylish gift box are Les Exclusives Guylian Belgian Chocolates, the box contains a mix of 27 traditional Seashells, Opus and Trufflina chocolates milk, white and dark chocolate truffles and pralines. A real treat for any serious chocolate lover.

Niederegger Marzipan have a large variety of flavours, with a mouth-watering list to choose from such as;

Egg Liqueur Creme Advocaat Dark Chocolate Marzipan from NIEDEREGGER LUBECK an Egg Liqueur flavoured Niederegger Marzipan with a second layer of soft creamy egg liqueur and white chocolate creme, covered in dark chocolate, a delicious luxury treat.

Baked Apple Niedergger Marzipan covered in Milk Chocolate, delicious baked apple with sultanas and cinnamon spice flavoured Niederegger Marzipan covered in creamy milk chocolate, with a festive red starred wrapper.

Spiced Milk Chocolate Covered Marzipan also comes in the new festive wrapper and is perfect for those that like things spicey!

Vodka Rum Brandy calvados liqueur fruity marzipan mini loaves at TAOS Gifts
Get into the spirit!

Liqueur lovers will adore the gift box with 16 mini loaves of  Niederegger Marzipancovered in milk and dark chocolate containing Vodka Fig (Wodka Feige), Rum Croquant (Rum Krokant), Mirabelle Brandy Plum (Mirabellen Geist) and Calvados Apple (Apfel Calvados).

The Bittersweet taste of Blood Orange is a tasty addition to any Christmas Hamper. A large-sized loaf shaped bar of Blood Orange flavoured Niederegger Marzipan covered in dark chocolate
Best served sliced into pieces for optimum enjoyment.

Red foiled Christmas Santa chocolate marzipan niederegger at TAOS gifts
Delicious chocolate covered marzipan Santa

If you are filling Christmas stockings or making gift hampers this year add Father Christmas with the lovely  Dark Chocolate covered Niederegger Lubeck Marzipan wrapped in Santa with a bell and a sack of gifts design decorated red foil.

The Green Foiled Christmas Tree  and the traditional Christmas Star also contains Niederegger Marzipan covered in dark chocolate with a fantastic Christmas theme, ideal to add to gifts or decorate your own Christmas tree with.

Monday Coffee Break, confectionery testing time, yummy!


Cherry liqueur, milk chocolate coated cherry
Buy me now, I'm delicious

It’s hard work, but someone has to do it, today I am testing confectionery for TAOS Gifts.

I have before me a line up of goodies on my desk, so which to choose first?

Tough one!

The Marzipan Fruits look mouth-wateringly yummy, but the Cherries in Liqueur screamed “Eat Me!” 😯

So, visual appeal, yes, beautifully wrapped in gold foil with the shape of the chocolate teasing me through its wrapper.

The chocolate melts in the mouth, but I was impatient and had to chew, and wow!

The Liqueur melts dreamily into your mouth with the chocolate, followed by a whole cherry that was enveloped in this little piece of chocolate heaven!

Going back to the sweet line up on my desk, I pick up a Peachy marzipan fruit shape. It looks just like a mini peach, and tastes fabulously fruity!

Next was the Cherry marzipan fruit, my sweet tooth is totally satisfied with these little fruity shapes. 8)

Not only do they taste as good as they look, I think they’d be brilliant for decorating home-made cakes as well as serving on a dish at parties or using as party bag fillers or wedding favours.

I have no packaging for the chocolate sticks, just a list giving me clues as to what they might be… and well, they’re chocolate sticks so I’m fine with that! 😀

The first one smells orangey, I don’t like orange creme chocolates so I panic a little 😕  but decide to brave it anyway (things I do in the name of work)

I bite into it and it’s like orange Jaffa gorgeousness, it’s zesty too and…

I think I’ll hide these from my children.

Sour Jawbreaker, novelty sweet and sour candy at TAOS gifts
Jawbreakers novelty candy for children

No such luck!

I was rudely interrupted during my extended and rather moreish coffee break by my teenage Son and Daughter, I reluctantly share…

“Mmm, not sure what they are, but they’re quite nice, they taste like Jaffa cakes” my Teenage Daughter says as she munches her way through an orange chocolate stick.

Funny faces all round as my teenage Son melodramatically bites into a chocolate Lemon stick, just as tangy and zesty as the delicious orange we all agree, Son, no longer pulling crazy faces asks “can I have another please”

I remind my offspring I’m still at work and squirrel away my project until they leave the office. 😳

TAOS gifts have plenty of fun novelty sweets for the children so you can enjoy the more luxury products in peace, mine love the Character Candy novelties.

It’s getting tough to choose from my pile of goodies now, so lucky dip time….

Liquorice has always been a favourite of mine, especially the really hard liquorice, I’ve got two big chunks here, one hard and one soft.

Equally as delicious, I’d like some more to test please boss if you’re reading this. 😆

I close my eyes and pick another delicious sample from the collection, and bite into an instant kick of ginger, wonderful!

To my delight the next few sticks are the same, dark delicious chocolate with the unmistakable tang of fresh ginger.

Time for another coffee break I think, this is hard work! 😛

 

Love hearts traditional candy at TAOS gifts
Lots of traditional old favourites as well as luxury chocolate

My work here is done, I now have just two delicious chunks of chocolate before me, nice and nutty, just the way I like it.

Bitter dark chocolate with a distinct nutty flavour as soon as you pop one in your mouth, a mouth-watering crunch as you bite into the rich, crunchy Walnut centre.

Verdict?

I’ll be back!  8)