Taraluna sells only fair-trade and organic chocolates for your loved ones and two of these their available gifts this year go well beyond the traditional heart-shaped chocolate box; you'll see why very soon as your Chocolate Priestess reveals one of the Sjaak's Chocolate Hearts that Taraluna currently has in stock. To the right you see it against the bag Taraluna also sent me that represents the bulk of what they sell, household items, gifts items, and clothes made by small business women around the world. Their chocolate selection changes seasonally as well as annually as their suppliers try new ideas though you can generally find chocolate bars there.
milk chocolate version of this Valentine's Day surprise; it also comes in dark which is also vegan. Now look at the photo to the left, Sisters and Brothers. Notice anything once the heart is unwrapped? No, that is not brown plastic you see, that is milk chocolate! The box is made of milk chocolate. The label on the above fully wrapped version was a bit stealthy -- "Milk Chocolate Filled Hearts" could have meant milk chocolates inside, you see them in this photo, too, or it could have meant the big heart was milk chocolate. For a box, the milk chocolate needs to be thick, you can see that, and sturdy. At first because the scent was so light, I thought it might be plastic but when I brought it closer to my face, I caught more of a cocoa scent so I scratched it with a fingernail and some came off. I was very happily surprised to discover this heart is actually chocolate. It is fairly large, to, at 4.5+ inches at the widest section, 4.75 inches at it's greatest length, and slightly more than half an inch deep. I can think of so many things to do with this "box" even without the five pieces of chocolate inside but let's turn to them next.
Taraluna is a great company that purposely chooses the products they sell based on both empowering those how make the items from start to finish and on the needs and desires of those who buy from them. The lady in charge there, Penny, is always responsive to customers so if you order, drop her a note and let her know what you think. Your words and your purchasing will help her continue her good work and offer an even better selection. If your sweetheart likes milk chocolate or dark, this chocolate heart-shaped box of chocolates is a neat gift at a good price, made with great ingredients and created under better conditions. There is nothing about this gift that could drag down any joy for Valentine's Day 2012 which makes this a very worthy Sacrament.