Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday June 19th, so we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite gifts that are sure to make any chocolate-loving dad’s day.
The Whisky Loving Dad – £24.95
Together with Good Things Magazine we’ve chosen four chocolate bars to match with whisky.
As with chocolate, the world of whisky has seen a boom in recent years as a new wave of drinkers have re-discovered the classic spirit. As with chocolate, distilleries both new and old all over the world are creating wonderful whiskys.
With the team at Good Things Magazine, we tasted our way through the Chocolate Library to find some bars the pair perfectly with this fantastically fashionable spirit.
The Father’s Day Collection – £24.95
This collection brings together four fantastic small batch craft chocolate bars from makers around the world. This classic collection of milk, dark and textured chocolate is a veritable tour of the world of craft chocolate. The cocoa nibs in Menakao‘s Salt & Nibs bar enhances the fruity notes of Madagascan dark chocolate with a satisfying crunch. Crafted in Barcelona, Blanxart’s 72% Dominican Dark chocolate bar is incredibly rich, and has a ganache like quality.
The Burned Sugar in Omnom’s Dark Milk chocolate bar gives this sweet Icelandic offering a pleasing caramel twist in the tail. Finally, it felt only right to include a bar from Orford’s Pump St Chocolate in our Father’s Day Collection. Chris Brennan set up Pump St Chocolate with his daughter, Joanna. And this earthy Ecuadorian bar is true to the smooth and creamy style we’ve come to love from Pump Street’s award winning craft chocolate.
Omnom Sharing Board – £39.95
We spend a lot of time talking about how quality matters more than quantity. That being said, we can’t think of a dad we know who wouldn’t be seriously impressed by this super sized bar.
Created exclusively for Cocoa Runners, Omnom has handcrafted the bar, made from only the finest Madagascan beans, at its small batch workshop in Iceland.
This particular bar is Omnom’s award-winning Madagascar 66% dark chocolate. The wonderfully fruity bar is a perfect example of a Madagascan dark chocolate. Made with beans from Bertil Akesson, it has a balance between acidity and jammy notes that you would expect from Madagascan beans. However, we detect a slight sharpness with hints of cherry instead of the more familiar berry notes.
If your dad is more of a milk chocolate guy, you’ll be pleased to hear that the sharing board is also available with a 500g block of Omnom’s Milk of Madagascar.
Tasting Events – From £20
Treat your Dad to an evening spent chocolate tasting in London. Each month we hold a chocolate tasting salon at London’s Winemakers Club where we share a dozen or so craft chocolate bars from around the world with our fellow chocolate lovers.
Chocolate Tasting Courses – From £49.95
Share the gift of craft chocolate with your father for months to come. Treat your dad to 3, 6 or indeed 12 months of deliveries from Cocoa Runners. He’ll discover the world’s best small batch, single estate craft chocolate, receiving a curated collection of four new bars each month, along with tasting notes to unwrap the story behind each bar. He’ll also be one of the first to try the newest makers in our Craft Chocolate Library.
Order by noon on Thursday June 16th for UK delivery in time for Father’s Day.