I know this time of year we’re all supposed to have visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, but I have no dreams of prunes in my stocking. Although my sweet tooth is admittedly on the small side, there is one area where my sugary desires come out. Chocolate. Especially chocolate from Sjaak’s, my favorite vegan chocolatier.
So you can imagine my enthusiasm when the folks at Sjaak’s contacted me about sending me a sample of their chocolaty goodness. (Somebody pinch me. Maybe I am dreaming after all.) Sjaak’s (pronounced like Jacques) used to carry both vegan and non-vegan chocolates, but now they have a completely vegan product line (no dairy or bone char sugar here) and a vegan facility as well.
When I asked them why they switched over to being entirely vegan, I was told, “We made this transition for the same reason everyone goes vegan, for ethical reasons most importantly and then of course environmental, health, etc.” Got to love that! In addition to being vegan, the chocolates from Sjaak’s are non-GMO, organic, and fair trade.
So check out this amazing Christmas delivery! I received a large box of nine truffles, a smaller holiday box with 4 truffles, a Christmas peanut butter tree, and my favorite candy bar, Eli’s Earth Dream Big Bar. (I’ve already written about the Dream Big Bar in another post, and so I’m not going to cover it today. However, you can check it out here.)
I loved the adorable boxes, wrapped up with a bow. They reminded me of taking chocolates to my valentine in school, but these chocolates are all grown up. All of the truffles were dense, smooth, and rich with a velvety texture. The truffles come in a variety of flavors including hazelnut, almond, blueberry, cherry, cappuccino, orange, cashew, coconut, and “melk.” The flavored part just compliments the chocolate and doesn’t overwhelm with its creamy layer. The chocolates were so saturated with flavor, I slowly savored every bite.
The peanut butter tree was made with soft, salty peanut butter with little bits of crunch inside and coated with a sweet covering of chocolate that seemed to melt in the mouth with each bite.
Disclaimer: These chocolates were provided to me for review. The thoughts and opinions are totally my own.