Philippe Pascoët’s Chocolate Gift Guide
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
Who can forget Forrest Gump’s famous words: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.
We too agree that life is full of surprises, but no matter the occasion, chocolate makes for the perfect gift, so we have put together a gift guide for all the occasions that life might spring at you.
Baby showers usually tend to focus on the anticipated bundle of joy, but we should not forget the radiant mother to be! Consuming chocolate in moderation is perfectly safe for expectant mothers; some studies even show that eating chocolate during pregnancy could lower the risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension.
Let's also not forget baby's first month or baby's 100 days celebrations, a selection of chocolates are a great way to thank and show appreciation to friends and family who have come to celebrate baby's life.
Delicate and sweet, our Milk Chocolate Collection is the perfect celebration of baby and mummy.
Engagements are toasted with champagne and the perfect companion to champagne is chocolate! Break out that bottle of bubbly and serve it up with our Chocolatier’s Indulgence which showcases 50 different flavours of chocolate ganache, there will be a flavour there for everyone.
Chocolates are a treat and a celebrating a graduation deserves a treat. The Spice Route Collection, with exotic spice infused chocolate ganache is symbolic of the academic journey coming to fruition or perhaps the journey that yet lies ahead!
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Chocolate is a luxury gift, it has a complex yet rich taste and a smooth texture, very much like a fine wine. Seen as a symbol of love, affection and friendship, there could be no better gift that celebrates and cherishes the receiver.
Nothing says treat yourself on your special day like our Mixologist Collection with liquor infused ganache for that something extra special.
Saying Thank You
Every day we have so much to be grateful for, that we must not forget to thankful. Chocolate is a simple thoughtful way to say thank you to the people that make our world a happier place.
Our Chocolatier Collection makes for a small gift box perfect for such a gesture.
Get Well Soon
We’ve all read that there are health benefits to eating good quality dark chocolate. Dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa is highly nutritious, contains antioxidants and flavanols, which stimulate the hormones that improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, thereby potentially reducing heart disease and improving brain function. With these potential benefits, there seems no better way to say “get well soon” then with chocolate.
Our Grand Cru Collection, made with cocoa of single origin to highlight the distinct flavours of their terroir would be just ideal.
Thinking of You
With many of us unable to travel to visit and see our friends and family, our loved ones continue to be on our minds. Sending a small gift to them is a lovely way to show that you are thinking of them. Chocolate is perfect gesture as it directly stimulates our brains with feelings of pleasure and happiness due to the release of the hormone serotonin.
Our Botanist Collection, with floral lavender, refreshing mint and verbena and earl grey infused ganache will brighten up anyone's day.
To Cheer Someone Up
For many chocolate is a comfort food, its delicate smoothness and gentle sweetness are all comforting experiences. Therefore, what better way to send your best wishes than with a box of chocolate that says you care.
Our selection of chocolate coated almonds or pistachios will have everyone carefree and crunching away in no time.
Give the Gift of Chocolate
Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a gift of chocolate!