There's no better gift for chocolate lovers than a box full of one's favorite chocolate sweets or treats. However, ordinary box of sweets might seem so last season after checking out what these Ukrainians brands have in stock. «Destinations» rounds up a list of the cutest and sweetest treats that would make a perfect gift for your friends and family.
This artisan brand offers handmade jams and candied fruits. All products are cooked by old family recipes and packed in beautiful vintage looking jars. «Tsukaty» (which means candied fruits in Ukrainian that used to be a popular dessert in Ukraine before mass-market confectioneries took over the market) offer «chocolate plum», «spiced pear», tangerine and many other kinds of jams. All jams can be purchased in tsukat.kiev.ua on-line store.
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Gentle macarons, sweet zephyr and light-as-air marsh-mallows, all these desserts are offered by popular local brand MarshmallowUA. All their products are packed in cute gift boxed and can be shipped all over Ukraine. MarshmallowUA uses only natural and highest quality ingredients for their desserts, so they can easily be enjoyed by children.
13Beans is a local craft brand that makes highest quality chocolate from cocoa beans from around the world (Venezuela, Ecuador, Dominican Republic) and brown sugar adding bright accents in the form of dried berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry), nuts, raisins and marsh-mallow. These chocolate bars are very popular among children; adults opt for something more interesting like dark chocolate bars with sea salt, red hot Chili pepper. You can place an order at 13beans.com.ua.
Agrus is a vegan food brand that offers handmade vegan and vegetarian sweets and snacks. They make sensational vegan chocolate and protein bars, cookies and cakes perfect for quick healthy bites. You can purchase their products at Agrus Coffeeshop in Lviv (30/1, Virmenska street, Lviv) or place an on-line order on their Facebook page.
Lviv Chocolate Factory
It is believed that the best artisan chocolate in Ukraine comes from Lviv. The place offers great variety of handmade chocolate sweets and massive chocolate bars sold by kilo that make people wait in lines to get their hands on. The shop boasts great variety of handmade chocolate sweets which are sold by piece, so you can pick one or two of any kind you want and create your own set, which will be nicely and stylishly wrapped for you. This place is a real time-saver when it comes to gift and souvenir shopping for friends and family.
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Image source: Tsukaty, MarshmallowUa, Agrus & Lviv Chocolate Factory Facebook profiles, Unsplash.