Those of you who know me know I have a major sweet tooth. I love all things chocolate and really all things candy. But, the truth is I am a candy snob. This can only be contributed to one thing which I am oddly thankful for…
About seven years ago I developed a severe milk allergy after the birth of our second child. It took me over a year to figure out what was really going on and I kept landing myself in the E.R. with a closed off airway. Scary, right?! Finally after ruling out every other food possibility, I sadly succumbed to my fate of not eating milk or really any dairy. I completely had to change my diet and my lifestyle. It was so difficult and I kept making mistakes not realizing everyday foods had dairy in them!
It was on this road to become dairy free that I noticed a few things about candy and food in general.
I felt healthier. I was beginning to feel like me again. I was no longer sluggish and cranky. I had a new found energy and was rearing to go! Not to mention I lost about 20 pounds in the process. That doesn’t hurt either. LOL.
I began to be a label reader. Out of the sheer desire to not land myself back in the E.R. or worse, I began reading every label of everything I put in my body. I wanted to know who made it, where it was made and what it was made of. What I came to find out was that if the ingredients list was short and I could pronounce all of the words and knew what they were, it likely was a higher quality product with high quality ingredients.
I started to learn about people who really cared about their products and the quality of what they were producing. Odd, but really it was so true. The manufacturer’s and small makers that truly cared about their ingredients proudly displayed them on their packaging. It was like bold flashing lights screaming to the world that they had something good to share. I didn’t have to look hard to see things like “dairy free” or “vegan.” It was made plain and clear that I could consume their products.
Insert Compartes Chocolate
I was browsing through Food and Wine Magazine When I saw the Editor’s Top Ten Picks for sweets.Lo and behold, I found Compartes. I clicked over to their website and noticed their packaging was equally as beautiful as their ingredients. I was hooked! I ordered a few treats and never looked back. I knew I wanted to add these beauties to our custom gift line.
I picked out my absolute favorite bars and here we are today! Flavors such as “Let them eat cake” and “Roses and Róse” can grace your next gift. When you order a custom curated gift from us, you can add any of the following flavors to your gift box. Click on the link to see our custom gift line or call today to create your own masterpiece.