What does everyone recommend for items in a food styled gift basket? The recipient enjoys chocolate. I was trying to think of some unique chocolate items that I could find online – some the recipient has never seen or heard of. Any ideas. From what I can tell… I love chocolate, and this is what I would love to see in my basket: I like to bake so I would like to see a variety of baking cocoas (the powdered stuff). . Dutch processed, an organic, something exotic that you would find at a specialty chocolate site, perhaps. Maybe some chocolate cookies – like chocolate biscotti, specialty chocolate cookies, perhaps even a chocolate cookie mix that I could bake up. Chocolate bars for sure. The number one domestic is Dove. . And Ghirardelli is excellent. The varieties would depend on the person. I truthfully only like the milk, and do not like dark. I know. However a true chocolate aficionado would most probably love getting a variety of cacao percentages. I have also seen the Ritter Sport bars with lots of varieties. . And then of course there is cocoa mix. Ghirardelli has some excellent varieties, and you could even put in mocha, chi, whatever. . Maybe the pot or a cup. . You know I am not mentioning ALL of this in one basket. Just loads of options. My last idea is specialty chocolates. Charles Chocolates in Emeryville, CA has the best. Oh my goodness they are to die for. The caramels are awesome too. There is another shop in Berkeley, not far from Charles’ on College and it too has specialty chocolates like Charles. I have yet to sample them, but when I get rich I will be there. You are a pretty special person to think of such a great gift. I hope they enjoy your effort.
Some footage from our first ever Gone Chocco where we demonstrated how easy it is to make a chocolate basket to use for a dessert. CuisineAustralia. Com featu. . .