A Cocoa Coma Sounds Good Right About Now: Gift Fruition Chocolate For the Holidays | Sponsored | Shopping | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
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IMAGE BY CHRIS PIETA
  • Image by Chris Pieta

Got chocolate on the brain this holiday season? You’re not alone. More than 90 percent of Americans say they intend to give or share chocolate and candy during the holiday season, according to the National Confectioners Association. This year, skip the generic stuff and sweeten your holiday gift with artisanal hand-crafted treats from Fruition Chocolate Works.

Online or at their Shokan shop, you’ll find a range of gift options from their own bonbons to brownies by the pan ready to warm up in your oven at home, and even a curated assortment of food products from local purveyors, including jam, coffee beans, and other goodies.

IMAGE COURTESY OF FRUITION CHOCOLATE WORKS
  • Image courtesy of Fruition Chocolate Works

But of course, the focus here is on the wide assortment of Fruition chocolate to give for the holidays. “We make our chocolate from bean to bar,” says Dahlia Graham, cofounder and CEO, noting that Fruition’s cacao is ethically sourced, ground onsite, and handcrafted using a mix of traditional and modern techniques.

IMAGE COURTESY OF FRUITION CHOCOLATE WORKS
  • Image courtesy of Fruition Chocolate Works

Holiday options abound. In their elevated take on a classic, Fruition offers a range of chocolate-coated nuts by the tin, such as almonds in dark chocolate with smoked sea salt. If variety is the name of the game, pick out a deluxe gift box, which comes with assorted chocolate bars, a tin of sipping chocolate mix, brown butter bourbon caramels, and chocolate-coated nuts. Presentation is everything, and the bowtied stacks of chocolate bars make a handsome gift, while also delivering a wide range of flavors from 43% brown butter milk chocolate to 100 percent Madagascar chocolate.

IMAGE COURTESY OF FRUITION CHOCOLATE WORKS
  • Image courtesy of Fruition Chocolate Works

Order directly from Fruition’s website to have your gift shipped directly to grateful recipients. Or indulge your senses with a visit to the Shokan store, which is located just off the Ashokan Rail Trail. After a year and a half without onsite retail operations due to the pandemic, Fruition Chocolate Works reopened its shop and hot chocolate cafe on October 8. Newly remodeled in honor of its 10th year in business, the shop features new counters and displays that were custom-built by artisan woodworker Ian Von Miller.

IMAGE BY NICOLE MAYONE
  • Image by Nicole Mayone
Sip a bourbon caramel latte while you peruse the decadent offerings (the caramel you’ll sip is also used in Fruition’s brown butter bourbon caramels), and you may find that you bring home a treat or two for yourself, as well.

Fruitionchocolateworks.com

3091 NY-28, Shokan
Shop open daily, 9am-5pm

Instagram: @fruitionchocolate

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