What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with chocolate. Whether it be from a significant other, family, or just treating yourself, there’s always a good reason to savor this treat. I mean.. studies say it’s good for your heart. I’ll take that any day.
While I was down in Miami for the winter holidays, I had the pleasure of meeting Maddie from Chocolate Hollow. Having tried her “schmilk” (dairy free milk-style) chocolate, I couldn’t believe how tasty it was. The big differentiator was that it was dairy free. As a practicing vegan, she found herself craving chocolate on the reg and decided to do something about it. In talking to her about her process, she let me know that Chocolate Hollow creates small batches of chocolate from organic and fair-trade cacao beans. Each batch is ground for about three days to reach the desired smooth consistency. A lot of care is taken to produce very special chocolate bars.
Maddie wants to share the love by sending a lucky reader a variety pack of her schmilk-chocolate.
1) Classic Bittersweet (in silvery blue foil)- 72% cacao. Current bean: Peruvian Criollo- Delicate, with subtle fruity flavors. Notes of strawberry, toasted pecan. Please flip the bar over to see the leaf pattern.
2) Schmilk (in purple foil)- This is a vegan milk-style chocolate, designed to emulate traditional sweet candy-like chocolate.
3) Serious Schmilk (in gold foil) – This is a vegan milk-style chocolate with 55% cacao.
4)Toffee Crunch (in burgundy foil)- A layer of rich and crunchy Hollow-made toffee is encased in a bar of Schmilk.
5) Hazelnut Crunch (in dark blue foil)- Organic Oregon hazelnuts are lightly toasted and submerged in a bar of Serious Schmilk.
She’s also working on a Hazelnut Gianduja Log: A log-shaped bar, with creamy Hollow-made hazelnut gianduja inside Schmilk chocolate. Made with organic Oregon hazelnuts.
What is most unusual about her line of chocolates is that it includes various types of milk-style chocolate bars. High quality milk-style chocolate bars are unavailable on the market and she’s hoping Chocolate Hollow products will fill this void. If you’re interested in sampling some separate to entering the giveaway, check her out online!
To enter: 1) Leave a comment at the end of this post saying your favorite thing to make or do for Valentine’s Day. 2) Tweet about the giveaway (optional) : copy and paste – “I entered @ehellah’s Chocolate Hollow giveaway!” Giveaway closes on Friday, February 7th at 5pm!