Hostess Gifts for Thanksgiving

Next week is Thanksgiving, and millions of us will show up at a relative or friend’s house to enjoy one of the largest meals we’ll eat all year.

Some people will bring flowers, some will bring wine, and the people who really want to be invited back again will arrive bearing gifts of chocolate.

We’ve got some great ideas for you to make your hostess (or host!) want to invite you over more often. We can do Kakao gift baskets or bags ranging from $5 to $50 with assortments of caramels, truffles, barks and other confections — you just pick it out and we’ll package it up extra special for you.

Or, you might want to pair the roasted turkey with a chocolate turkey! We have white chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate turkeys for $25, but we’ve only got a few of them (we’re making as many as we can!). Imagine this beauty as your holiday table centerpiece, at least until you’re ready to start on dessert…

We also have some new Kakao hot chocolate mugs, complete with hot chocolate in all our flavors: regular dark, mint, chai, Mexican (with cinnamon and chili peppers), and extra creamy milk. The mug — $10, with hot chocolate mix — has a spoon that fits in the handle so you can be sure not to ever leave any chocolate on the bottom of the mug!

Of course we have our popular sea salt caramels, and some great new gift boxes, with either eight ($16) or 16 ($32) caramels — and you can pick out whichever flavors you want.

And of course we’re also working on new flavors of chocolates and confections. One that we’re really excited about is our Sage and Brown Butter truffle, topped with a pine nut. We’ve also got some great pates de fruits made in the flavors of your favorite Thanksgiving pies: cherry, apple and pumpkin.

You’ll find us at both shops: Kakao Maplewood, 7272 Manchester, is open 10 – 7 Monday through Friday, and noon – 5 on Sundays, and Kakao on Jefferson is open 10 – 7 Tuesday through Saturday. You’ll also find us at the Maplewood Winter Market at Schlafly Bottleworks on Saturday, November 19, from 9 to 1. See you soon!

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