Black Dinah Chocolatiers
Are you looking for favors for a baby shower? Or a gift for parents-to-be? Black Dinah Chocolatiers is now offering some beautiful and decadent gifts that are sure to be a hit!
We love this beautiful hand-crafted chocolate that hails from Maine! Featuring artisans from Maine is near and dear to our hearts as that’s where Barbie’s husband proposed to her! How fitting to be partnering with Black Dinah Chocolatiers now that Barbie and I are both pregnant.
Black Dinah Chocolatiers make all of their sweet confections with fresh cream and butter from local farms. They also use fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers that come from Maine farmers and gardeners!
At first glance, you can immediately tell that this chocolate is elevated and highly gourmet. As we were opening the gorgeous packaging, we were delighted by the aromatic, chocolate fragrance wafting up at us.
It’s also obvious that the ingredients are top of the line. Some examples of what they’re experimenting with in their kitchen include: premium teas; organic, locally roasted coffee; and whole spices to amplify flavor. They also source single origin, sustainably-grown chocolates from producers that not only make the best chocolate in the world, but also treat their growers, harvesters, and the flora and fauna on their lands with respect.
Black Dinah Chocolatiers just launched baby shower favors, new parent gifts, and 9-month Chocolate Subscriptions online. We love their New Parent Collections that are a sweet way to celebrate a new baby!
The New Parent Collection box features their Flagship Caramel imprinted with a custom blue or pink baby carriage and then their chocolatiers fill the rest of the box with a selection of fresh truffles from their Original collection as seen throughout this post.
They also came up with a wonderful idea for a gift that keeps on giving – the Expecting Parents Subscription.
What expecting mom isn’t craving chocolate all the time?! I know we are! At the beginning of each month, Black Dinah Chocolatiers will send an 18 Piece Box of their truffles or caramels. Then, on the 9th Month they will send a Large Tower, decorated with some of the special Baby Shower Chocolates featuring adorable blue and pink carriages. So sweet!
Black Dinah is family run and embraces community and it makes us happy to be partnering with people who share the same values as us.
How cute are these Almond Date Hedgehogs?! They’re made with soft, organic Medjool dates, stuffed with two roasted organic almonds, covered in Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate, and then sprinkled with organic coconut. Yum! These are seriously delicious and combine many of our favorite ingredients. Fun fact: dates and nuts are part of a healthy pregnancy diet!
Black Dinah Chocolatiers’ story is just as sweet as their chocolate: “In 2007, at the edge of a misty forest on the tiny Maine island of Isle au Haut, Black Dinah Chocolatiers twinkled into existence. For eight years, Kate made exquisite confections in her home kitchen, and offered them to locals and island visitors at her cafe, which rested in the shade of a dark, towering crag, known locally as Black Dinah Mountain. Organically, word of Kate’s chocolates—made from things that grew in the forests and the gardens of Isle au Haut—spread, and the fledgling business grew…and grew…and grew.” – Black Dinah Chocolatiers’ Story
Now you can find Black Dinah Chocolatiers’ confections sold all over Maine (a very popular wedding gift we hear from our Maine friends), online and at their factory in Westbrook, Maine. We look forward to visiting the next time we are back in Maine visiting family! Make sure you add a visit to the factory to your itinerary the next time you’re there and reach out to us as we have many recommendations on what to do, where to eat, stay and play when in Maine.
Great news! We also have a discount code for you to use: Taste10. It provides you with $10 off your order of $50 or more (and all orders over $75 ship for free in the US!)
Emily & Barbie
This post was sponsored by Black Dinah Chocolatiers and all opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep our blog going! We love building community with y’all!