‘Tis the season for indulging in sweet chocolate treats thanks to these Sheffield chocolatiers
It is the season for sweet treats, and local chocolatiers have got plenty of delights for your stocking fillers or your festive tables.
Christmas tree in milk, dark or white Belgian chocolate; £6 each
I love these solid chocolate trees, they are a perfect symbol of the season in the most delicious form. The dark chocolate version is also vegan-friendly so you can spoil all your loved ones, including those who have this dietary requirement. These are available to buy from Deborah Crump, who runs a brand called I Dream of Chocolate. You can buy online at idreamofchocolate.co.uk.
Hot drink chocolate stirrer; £1.75 each
These lovely little stirrers will make a decadent hot chocolate drink, perfect to enjoy while you have your feet up on Christmas Day. There are three designs to choose from, all in white chocolate; an angel, a snowman and a teddy bear. They are sweet both in appearance and taste, and they would be a perfect treat for young children. They are also sold by I Dream of Chocolate.
Christmas Drops; £3.50
These beautiful chocolate buttons are available in milk, white, or dark chocolate varieties and feature lovely festive cocoa butter designs, including polar bears, reindeer, gingerbread men and of course Father Christmas. They are available to buy from Sorrell Botham at Dandelion Cocoa, Crookes Road.
Little Bit of Everything Christmas Bonbon Box; £7.50 to £22.50
This is a selection box with a difference, it includes fresh truffles, salted caramels, pralines, gingerbread and raspberry ganaches to name a few. There's something for everyone, no matter what the favourite flavours of your family members. Buy in-store or order at www.dandelioncocoa.co.uk.
Christmas chocolate bars gift box; £19.95
This special collection by Cocoa Wonderland, Ecclesall Road, includes six 40g handmade bars. Flavours include nutcracker milk chocolate which is a creamy milk chocolate studded with golden sugar plums and toasted hazelnuts and pistachios, sprinkled with twinkling stars, and also mint jingle which is dark chocolate infused with mint oil then decorated with crystallised mint leaves and mini candy canes. Buy from the shop.
Christmas chocolate bars; from £6.75
The festive collection from Cocoa Mester includes handmade chocolates in these flavours; gin and tonic with a twist of lime, mulled wine, ginger, pistachio prailine and cherry brandy. Anna Sterling makes her chocolate at her workshop at Krynkl, Shalesmoor. She uses fine aromatic cocoa to make all of her delicious creations.