Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Halloween Selection Sampler
I am happy to support a gourmet chocolate manufacturer that specializes in nut free products. Having a brother with a life-threatening nut allergy has taught me that many food items, while not officially containing nuts, are often manufactured in a facility that processes nuts in other goods. This means that anyone with a deadly allergy cannot enjoy any products made in that environment due to the extreme risk that a nut allergy entails. I find it commendable that a company has dedicated itself to ensuring delicious, nut free treats to an ever-increasing population of people with peanut and tree nut allergies.
This Halloween assortment that I’m reviewing is a sampler pack containing both nut free milk chocolate and dark chocolate in fun and festive Halloween shapes, such as bats, ghosts, tombstones, and pumpkins. The Pumpkin Treat Box (pictured top right) would be a great Halloween gift or party favor for someone with a sensitivity or allergy to nuts, or even for someone who just loves chocolate! I also received two Halloween Pops, which would make great gifts for school functions or parties. The Halloween miniatures (available in milk or dark chocolate) (7 oz. package) would be perfect for trick-or-treaters who may require nut free goodies.
The milk chocolate has a mild and creamy chocolate taste without being too rich. The dark chocolate has a deep, intense chocolate flavor with none of the bitterness that some dark chocolates exhibit. I personally enjoyed the dark chocolate pieces more, but I’m more of a dark chocolate fan in general. For both varieties, the taste was not as decadent as some other high-end chocolate brands such as Ghirardelli, but I would say that they are certainly on par with Hershey’s in terms of chocolaty-ness, flavor, and texture. Overall, I would definitely recommend these chocolates to not only those who have nut allergies, but to all chocolate lovers.
I even made fluffernutter s’mores with the milk and dark chocolate tombstone candies, and they were frighteningly delicious!
How to Order
The sampler that I reviewed contained all solid chocolate candies. However, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has a multitude of delectable treats in their catalog including truffles, creams, caramels, and fudge. I encourage you to check out their selection at www.vermontnutfree.com
As far as shipping is concerned, the chocolates arrived via USPS in an insulated package containing an ice pack. The chocolates were fully intact and solid on arrival. I did not see any indication that the chocolates had started to melt at one point and then re-solidified. Just try not to let the package sit in the hot sun on your doorstep for very long. The ice pack was completely melted shortly after I took delivery.
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
10 Island Circle
Grand Isle, VT 05458
Order at www.vermontnutfree.com or call (888) 468-8373