I can imagine that happiness looks something like getting chocolate delivered to your door. Am I wrong? I know Valentine’s Day is getting super close, but it’s never too late (or too early depending on when you read this) to start shopping for that special someone. Who did I buy these for you may ask? To be honest I bought a few different varieties for myself and as gift options to have on hand. Luckily, I had these just in time for my mom’s birthday and she helped me out in reviewing them! Find out what I thought of these treats from Coracao Confections, and afterwards order some (and scroll down for a 15% OFF promo code) from their online store today. Trust me on this one! Continue reading
My mom really likes peppermint patties, so I gave her the one from Coracao to try. It’s the one on the bottom left if you were wondering! She said it was a million times better than any “generic” peppermint patty brands that you find in most stores. There was a hint of coconut along with the mint that really complimented the rich chocolate flavor nicely.
The Crangerine Truffle on the bottom right(a holiday/seasonal variety) had a sweet, cranberry orange taste that went surprisingly fantastic with the dark chocolate. The taste was very smooth, yet almost airy when you bite into it. I think this was a splendid holiday treat that I will wish was sold all-year round!
Next, the Chai Spice Truffle (top left), which had a similar lightness with cacao and the traditional spices you find in chai. Now, normally I don’t care for chai with chocolate, but this was a nice surprise. I really like the fact that these truffles aren’t overly sweet and they are made with only high-quality ingredients. The flavors really speak for themselves.
Ok, a bit of a warning on this one (bottom right). If you don’t like coffee or espresso, you probably won’t be a big fan of this one. But if you are like me and really like the coffee-chocolate combo (and I mean good-quality coffee and chocolate) then this Espresso Ganache truffle is definitely for you. What a powerful coffee flavor in such a little morsel. This may be a little more espresso than coffee in terms of flavor, but it still retains the same richness of the other chocolates.
The After Dark Truffle (bottom left) is one of my favorites. It has a true, dark chocolate flavor and a mousse filling along with many of the other truffles. If you or someone you know loves only the darkest chocolates, this is the one to try first for sure!
Also, the Almond Coconut Dream (top left) which tastes like a Mounds bar in truffle form! From what I can remember at least, although I think this is even better. The inside is soft and chewy, with a strong hit of coconut and actual flakes. This tastes how a candy bar should!
Last but not least of the truffles, the Almond Butter Bon Bon (top, second to left). This had a filling that oozed right out of the truffle as I bit into it. I could definitely taste the maca powder in here as well as the coconut sugar that gave it note of a toffee. I didn’t love this one compared to the other flavors, but if you like almond butter and cocoa together this might be right up your alley!
I couldn’t wait to try the Blondie Bar! It looks like a chocolate-dipped cookie and has a faint coconut and chocolate smell. The taste? Like a chewy coconut and vanilla cookie with a nice surprise. It’s advertised as a butterscotch cookie dough flavored macaroon dipped in 81% dark chocolate. Though the chocolate is really dark, the sweetness of the cookie helps to balance it out. After a couple bites, the bar really did taste like a sweet and buttery cookie. This bar is actually a pretty decent size, and you could even split it with someone special if you like.
Did someone say bacon? Relax, it’s coconut bacon! This make an excellent addition to your salads, sandwiches, and both sweet and savory dishes as an added topping. Or, you can just eat it out of the bag by the handful. No judging here! This would also make a great gift to bacon-lovers (omnivores and plant-eaters alike) or for someone who prefers savory treats to sweet ones! Just to be on the safe side, you can even get them one pack of coconut bacon and some truffles to see which they prefer.
I’ve been eyeing the other Coracao spreads, since trying their fantastic Salted Almond Caramel one that I tried in a smoothie recipe here. This particular spread is an almond butter with cacao nibs inside, and it has a nice nutty but surprisingly decadent taste from the nibs. It’s not overly sweet, and thanks to the coconut sugar, and maca this has a slight caramel-taste that makes it a wonderful treat even simply on a spoon. Oh, and if you are looking for a pick-me-up, this smoothie is truly worth trying, especially since it has some Coracao in it!
I thought this small box set was the perfect gift for my mom and I think she agreed! This one comes with everything from a Caramel Cup to a Raspberry Fudge Truffle. Now, I’m not going to go too in-depth with this one, but some of the favorites were the Hazelnut Mousse Truffle and the Berkley Bar, which is Coracao’s take on the classic Snickers® bar. A gift set like this is great because there is one truffle per flavor so the recipient of your gift gets to try them all! Also, this comes pre-packaged in a cute box with a bow tied around it, so you can have it shipped right to their door.
As part of this post, I also decided to do a special GIVEAWAY just in time for Valentine’s Day! Coracao Confections was incredibly generous to send me not one, but TWO Valentine’s Gift Boxes and some of their Love Potion Hot Cocoa. These items are both full of high-quality chocolate and ingredients like maca, rose oil and vanilla that are perfect for any romantic gift. In fact, the hot cocoa is infused with 18 roses so it’s definitely great for special occasions!
As you can see, this is a super fancy gift box that you or someone else is sure to love. The box contains a Berry Caramel Heart, Raw Fudge Truffle, Goji & Almond Heart, whipped cashew butter Caramel Cup and a Rose Truffle. Can you imagine how good they all taste?! To enter, just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter giveaway below. The winner will be announced Wednesday, good luck to everyone! For anyone who doesn’t want to wait for the giveaway winner to be announced, you can order from Coracao Confections directly and get 15% off your entire order with the code “hungry vegan” at checkout! This code is only good until Valentine’s Day, so I would definitely take full advantage of it while you can.