Saturday, November 29, 2014

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Snowmen

We'll do our final of five features on Sjaak's Chocolate today right after Thanksgiving and hopefully just as many of you are thinking about Christmas or other winter holidays.  You don't have to go shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday to find great holiday deals and in fact you probably wouldn't want to do that for chocolate.  I assume you'd like to give quality chocolate for a gift or offer your guests delightful treats when they come visit. This gift box is a great winter holiday idea because snowmen are not religion or culture specific; they are just a fun, artistic way to express yourself in the snow.  Their crunchy peanut butter filled dark chocolate snowmen come in a winter decorated box (pattern available may be different, Sisters and Brothers).

The first thing to note about Sjaak's is that this is organic, certified by the USDA.  These snowmen are also certified vegan and recognized by The Rainforest Alliance as not harming the biodiversity of the world through the promotion of fair trade practices for the ingredients used.  These treats contain peanuts in case that is a allergen for you.  Every ingredient except the sea salt is organic on the label and there are no chemical names found on the list.  There is no dairy or animal byproducts in the entire thing.  So let's see how these little snowmen might thrill your senses.

The snowman gift box holds nine pieces or three recommended serving sizes. Each piece is wrapped in white foil that isn't really a specific form. Unwrapping it reveals a very cute little (1.5 inches tall) snowman with broom, big button on the belly, scarf, hat, eyes, nose, and a smile.  The top is shiny brown but the bottom is matte dark brown.  His scent has a sweet peanut with a dark cocoa undercurrent.  He is about an inch at his width part across his tummy and he's almost too adorable to eat... almost.  I bite off his hat and it makes a crunching sound. Inside is thick, crunchy peanut butter that keeps on crunchy with each bite.   The first flavor is the roasted, lightly sweet peanut then it builds to a sweet yet bitter chocolate. If you take a bite of just the center you get more of the peanut butter flavor and less balance; if you bite off the top or the bottom you get a very well balance of the two basic flavors.  Either way the final flavor in my mouth is the dark chocolate which is exactly as I like my filled dark chocolates to end.  I shared these with three other testers who

Obviously our readers in the southern hemisphere (hello everyone!) aren't currently having snow but you all could still order this Vegan Snowman Gift Box and used them as some wishful thinking for Christmas if you celebrate. As has been common to many of our features about Sjaak's creations, this one earns Sacrament Status for the product and the company's business philosophy and practices.

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

I really appreciate vegan and rainforest-friendly chocolates! Especially when they are as cute as these guys.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Elizabeth, I thought you might appreciate these. Dark chocolate should always be vegan, by the way, because there is no reason to anything other cocoa butter, cocoa mass/liquor, and sugar unless you want an emulsifier or vanilla/flavoring.

CS Cheng said...

They look nice and delicious.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Hi, CS, thank you for commenting. They were very good, I recommend them.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Hi, CS, thank you for commenting. They were very good, I recommend them.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Hi, CS, thank you for commenting. They were very good, I recommend them.