‘Tis the season for artisanal chocolates

By Amy Sherman

If the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, it’s in no small part thanks to the abundance of sweets that they bring with them—but they could be even sweeter. Impossible, you say? Try taking your hot cocoa to heaven by using real artisan chocolate instead of cocoa powder. Ticket Chocolate’s sweet chocolate pops on a stick are tailor made for swirling into a steaming mug of milk. Stir it into the best hot chocolate around, or just lick it straight off the stick—we won’t tell a soul.

Ticket Chocolate uses only the finest couverture chocolate, carefully handcrafting every one of their confections into a delicious creation that's worth lingering over. And each of these perfect treats is made using only cacao from farmers who are dedicated to sustainable growing methods and positive working conditions.

Ticket’s dark, milk, and white chocolate blocks come in luscious flavors like salted caramel, peppermint, orange, and even spiced apple cider. A full set of these beauties make a perfect stocking stuffer—if you can bring yourself to part with them. Need a little something for a Secret Santa idea? Try Ticket Chocolate’s Beloved Bars, available in combinations that you’ll wish someone had thought of sooner, like waffle-pecan, studded with bits of waffle, maple, and nuts. For a cool alternative, the Grasshopper Pie bar enrobes crunchy dark chocolate cookies with minty, creamy milk chocolate.

And they still have a few other special treats up their sleeves, like gourmet s’mores kits that come in deluxe flavors including snickerdoodle, dulce de leche, and peppermint. No campfire required—just stack these treats together right in your own kitchen. Each kit comes with fresh fluffy gourmet marshmallows, handcrafted Graham crackers, and plenty of Ticket’s scrumptious chocolate.

Ticket Chocolate also offers special items that come packed with a keepsafe, for the perfect gift. Think chocolate sticks paired with a tote bag, a mug, or a hot chocolate spoon, permanently customized with an engraved message of your choice. Whether it’s a season’s greeting or a romantic secret, these are sure to make the holidays sweeter than ever.

Word on the Street

  • Ticket Chocolate was featured in Food & Wine magazine’s “Best Chocolate in the US” list.
  • Cooking Light magazine included Ticket in their list of the “Hottest Gift under $25.”
  • In 2016, Ticket Chocolate received the International Chocolate Salon’s “Best Chocolatier and Confectioner Award.”

Get your hot chocolate into the holiday spirit

Pair your wintery beverage with a shot of booze to warm you up and get you in the holiday mood. Here are a handful of matches made in holiday heaven, featuring Ticket Chocolate flavors:

Peppermint White Chocolate: Add crème de menthe or peppermint schnapps
Dark French Truffle: Add Kahlua or Bailey’s
Spiced Apple Cider: Add applejack or bourbon
Orange Dark Chocolate: Add Grand Marnier or Cointreau