Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates is a family-owned business that’s dedicated to producing awesome, high quality confections while maintaining socially responsible practices. All of Sjaak’s handcrafted treats are created with organic, non-GMO ingredients. They also support fair trade practices and promote a positive work environment.
Jacques and Pam, the husband and wife team behind Sjaak’s, are longtime vegetarians. This is important to note, because in addition to their line of “traditional” confections, they also offer a full line of 100% vegan chocolates for their non-dairy eatin’ customers. (Like me!) 🙂
Sjaak’s was kind enough to send me some of their vegan chocolates to review and I was beyond excited the day the little brown box of goodies arrived on my doorstep. I could not WAIT to open it up and sample all of the vegan-y goodness that awaited inside!
Sjaak’s Dark Chocolate Hearts of Cherry – HOLY. CRAPOLA. These were soooo good! I initially thought they were going to be a chocolate-covered cherry type deal, which I’m not a huge fan of… But nope! These are decadent, cherry-flavored chocolate truffles with the creamiest, yummiest filling inside. SO. GOOD. I only have a couple of ’em left and I’m totally bummed about it. These would make the *perfect* gift for Valentine’s Day. (Are you reading this, husband o’ mine?)
Eli’s Earth Bars – I received all 3 of the available flavors of these bars: Dream Big Bar, Celebrate Bar, and Treasure Bar. Dream Big features caramel, peanuts & peanut butter and reminds me of a vegan version of Snickers. Celebrate has vanilla caramel, coconut & almonds. Treasure is probably my favorite and features peanut butter, toffee, and a layer of caramel, all coated in vegan milk chocolate. Yum!!
Chocolate Peanut Clusters – The name pretty much says it all. These are simply peanut clusters made with organic, vegan “milk” chocolate and organic roasted peanuts. I liked them, but they seemed a little salty to me… Which was odd, since sea salt is the very last ingredient. I think I’m just overly sensitive to salty things. That said, it didn’t stop me from eating half the bag in one sitting. 😉
Various Organic Chocolate Bars – Sjaak’s offers a nice assortment of chocolate bars with various fillings/flavors. I received Dark Chocolate with Creamy Caramel, Dark Chocolate with Raspberry, and Milk Chocolate with Almonds. All were vegan and equally delicious. 🙂 Other flavors available include Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate with Espresso. Yum!
Needless to say, I absolutely LOVED all of the chocolates I received! (Who wouldn’t?!)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sjaak’s has kindly offered to send one of my lucky readers a special selection of assorted of chocolates valued at $50! Woohoo!! (I’m gonna be totally jealous of whoever wins this one!!)
Good luck everyone!!
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Disclosure: I received these products for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Contest open to readers in the continental US, 18+. Prize to be fulfilled by Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates.