Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate NEW 73% Vanilla Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most widely given gifts on Valentine’s Day and Dick Taylor Chocolate has released a new limited Valentines Day bar for all you lovers out there. Made with 73% Northerner Blend (Madagascan & Brazilian cacao) dark chocolate and dusted with a mix of organic freeze dried raspberries and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar to make a delightful berry bar for Valentine’s Day. 

Dick Taylor’s approach to chocolate making is very hands-on. They are committed to making the best chocolate they know how. Over time, as their knowledge of the process of making chocolate has grown, the process has become more and more complex. The current methods are a result of study, research, experimentation and trial-and-error. And the goal is to constantly be improving their chocolate as well as recognizing any shortcomings. 

Dick Taylor Chocolate sources the finest fairly-traded cacao and perform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in a small factory in Eureka, California. This entire process takes approximately three weeks to complete but allows for the making some of the finest chocolate possible. By using organic cacao and organic cane sugar, and by not cutting corners or taking shortcuts in the process, they are able to leave out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers, in hopes of capturing and highlighting the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao sourced from around the world.

The new adds to the presentation of the bar. The wrapper is designed and printed in house on letter press, including the hand carved raspberry. This bar will be available now through Mother’s Day and retails for $7.00 each. Click here to find the retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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The Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start planning what you want to buy for your loved one. Now, a dozen roses or a box of chocolates are classic gifts, but if you are looking for something different, here are some Valentine’s Day gifts for all the loved ones on your list.

Surprise someone special with a gift that is both delicious and gluten free! These gorgeous gift baskets overflow with savory snacks, sweet treats, fruits, and what’s more, they are all gluten free. Send this healthy gift basket to someone special for any occasion.  These gift baskets also make great gifts for college students all year long!

Gluten Free Gift Baskets

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Gluten Freedom Basket
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from: Melissa’s Gift Baskets $65.99 (hundreds of gift baskets available)

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Renew your loved ones favorite Gluten Free Magazine Subscription for another year. Great idea right? Not only do you already know he/she likes this magazine, they will be thrilled and can enjoy this gift all year long.

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Would you rather take your sweetheart out to dinner instead (or in addition to buying them a gift!)? Check out my list of Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants. And want to save money? Check out these great gluten free dining deals

I would love to hear your ideas. Please leave them in the comment section below!