Finding a box of goodies on your doorstep is preferable to finding unmarked babies or bottles of milk that have been sweating in the sun. Clog your porch with chocolate treats to prevent baby drop-offs with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $45 worth of sweet gift boxes ordered online from Chocolate Gourmet, an online business based in Chicago. This Groupon may be used toward shipping and tax.
Recommended by the New York Times, Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek, Chocolate Gourmet's one-of-a-kind gift boxes are stuffed with cookies, brownies, truffles, and more. Tender, flaky rugelach come laden with cherries, hazelnuts, pears, and apricots, and the chubby wubby caramel ($34 for 16) slathers buttery caramel ganache between two bittersweet chocolate-studded cookies for a sandwich much sweeter than the knuckle kind. Chocolate Gourmet's treats contain no preservatives and are made from all-natural ingredients, so no one need worry about finding matchbox cars in a fudgy mouth-melting brownie (the "square one", $8 for two) or box of homely hazelnut ugly truffles, which envelop praline ganache in an armor of bittersweet chocolate, toasted hazelnuts, and feuilletine ($27 for nine).
Should the thought of so much sucrose overwhelm your sweet tooth, simplify with mix-and-match gift boxes ($8–$27+). Your bundle of sweet treats can include a handwritten personal note such as "Happy Birthday" or "My pockets are full of marbles." Create delectable corporate gifts, wedding favors, or emergency food drops to the flooded plains of Candyland.
Chocolate Gourmet and its scrumptious offerings have been featured in an array of noteworthy publications like the New York Times, O magazine, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and countless other media outlets: