What to do when the person you’re buying a present for has everything already? A consumable gift never goes astray. Needles to say, I am a huge advocate for consumable gifting. Not only do non-edible presents clutter up our homes, but when we inevitably discard these items from our lives, they create a lot of long term waste. I love how consumable gifts can also bring people together through sharing, so for Mother’s day, saying thank you with handmade chocolate is not a bad idea.
Pana Chocolate, a Melbourne founded business, has mastered the art of guilt-free chocolate. Their chocolate is (take a deep breath) fair trade, raw, organic, handmade, vegan, dairy free, soy free, gluten free and uses no refined sugar. So pretty much anybody on a hipster diet can eat these beauties.
Pana Barbounis founded Pana Chocolate in Melbourne, Australia with the intention of creating a rich, luxurious chocolate the whole world could enjoy.
A chocolate that made people stop, if only for a moment, to enjoy a myriad sensations: cacao melting on the tongue, surprising bursts of citrus or herb, natural sweetness, the character of coconut; a sophisticated chocolate that is at once smooth and textured, sweet and spicy.
These are no ordinary chocolate bars. You can see straight away that they are handmade, as opposed to being pumped out by a factory. The fruit can be seen in its original form, the herbs and spices are fragrant while the chocolate is creamy and rich. Seeing the effort that has gone into each packet, makes you appreciate and savour it all the more.
Pana Chocolate‘s ethos goes further than just making good quality and healthy chocolate. Each year they support vegan and vegetarian groups, animal welfare programs, community groups, health organisations, charities and like-minded businesses. It goes without saying, that Pana has proven that amazing tasting chocolate can be created with ethics and sustainability in mind.
PS: Mint is my favourite 🙂
Happy Mother’s day to all the Mothers of the world.