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More DessertBuzz holiday gifts: L.A. Burdick chocolates, Valrhona mendiants

12 Dec 2010, Posted by Niko in Holiday Gift Guide 2010, L.A. Burdick, Valrhona

A Dark chocolate Valrhona Mendiant

Valrhona chocolate mendiants:

This gift is twenty dollars worth of class.  It comes inside a particularly nice looking box and you get a few layers of milk and dark chocolate disks embedded with apricot bits, hazelnuts and pistachios.  These aren’t just any chocolate disks, these are made by Valrhona. What does that mean?  It means they’re damn good.

Milk Chocolate mendiant

$19.99 at the Valrhona store.

Special protection for special chocolate

L.A. Burdick chocolate penguins and snowmen:

Snowmen in a box

Despite appearances these snowmen are not made of white chocolate.  Each snowman is actually “hand-piped with clementine and dark chocolate ganache, topped with a roasted hazelnut, dipped in white chocolate, then finished with a dark chocolate top hat”.  They come in their own wooden container and make a great one-of-a-kind gift at $33.00 for a box of nine.  Penguins are also available.   Click here for descriptions of the penguins. In stock at the NYC store as of  12:30 Sunday.

The penguins

L.A. Burdick is located at 5 East 2oth Street.  Their website is here.  If you go to their store to buy this gift make sure to treat yourself to a cup of their hot chocolate which is rated as one of the best in the city.

For the rest of this year’s DessertBuzz holiday guide go here.

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