Why Black Dinah Chocolatiers is the Perfect Christmas Gift?

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It’s that time of year folks when we should all start thinking about buying those all-important Christmas gifts for the loved ones in your life. The million-dollar question is the same every year, what on earth should you buy for someone that already has everything? We think we have found the perfect solution! When it comes to purchasing a Christmas gift, it’s plausible that you want to find something unique, beneficial and if possible, something that has a distinctive story behind it that your loved one will cherish forever. Well, Black Dinah Chocolatiers is the perfect brand to answer all of your prayers!

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You may be wondering how travel and a company that sells chocolate products can relate. Actually, it’s pretty simple! We love to travel, we love to eat chocolate and when you take a look at the story behind Black Dinah Chocolatiers, it will make perfect sense why we are recommending these awesome products.

When we stumbled across this brand, we realized that we had to try their delicious product line and hopefully after reading this post, you will be convinced to try them too. By the end of this post, if you are ready to purchase a gift for a loved one or perhaps just try these delicacies for yourself, be sure to use our promo code HELLO15 to save 15% on your order!!

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The Story of Black Dinah Chocolatiers

I mentioned that we would share a little history on the Black Dinah Chocolatiers company. It all started on the small island of Isle au Haut just a few miles from the mainland coast of Maine. Kate Shaffer frequently made “exquisite confections” in her cafe and served these to locals and visitors alike.

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Located in the shadow of a towering “crag” known locally as Black Dinah Mountain, word of Shaffer’s delicious chocolate concoctions spread and today, it’s no surprise that Black Dinah Chocolatiers is a name familiar not only throughout the state of Maine but also far beyond.

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In 2012, Black Dinah Chocolatiers opened their first mainland tasting room in Blue Hill, Maine and since that day, the company hasn’t looked back! The concept of using local produce has been at the forefront of the company’s mission and this is certainly something that has resonated with us.

Our love of travel is such that we can not only appreciate the natural beauty of a new landscape but also we want to focus our attention on increasing exposure for local businesses. Regardless of where we are traveling in the world, our desire to visit local restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and coffee shops will hopefully inspire you to follow suit as you travel the world too!

The simple philosophy that Black Dinah Chocolatiers follows is…

We know you can taste the


I think this alone epitomizes the reason why we should all support local businesses when we travel the world. Global brands will continue to dominate the market share but that doesn’t mean they produce better quality products.

In fact, I would argue the opposite and when it comes to creating delicious chocolates, Black Dinah Chocolatiers is certainly the perfect example of a company that has differentiated themselves from the market through their pure quality of chocolate.

Choose the Perfect Christmas Gift

You may be thinking, a box of chocolates for someone you care about isn’t very much for a Christmas gift! However, how about if you create the perfect gift by combining a lucrative box of the individual’s favorite chocolates with an airline ticket or gift card to Maine or elsewhere?

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If you have any avid travelers in your family, it’s a no-brainer that they will LOVE this and you have immediately created the perfect experience to ensure that Black Dinah Chocolatiers will always be remembered.


How do you choose the perfect selection? The beauty of browsing around the Black Dinah Chocolatiers website is that there are ample variations for every season. For those of you that prefer something more traditional, there are plenty of options but if you are looking to find something associated with the fall season for example, well there is a selection waiting for you to indulge over!

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Budget, flavor, appearance, and personality will all come into play when determining the perfect choice but we are convinced that this company has the perfect blend that will meet all of your needs.

Choose Your Favorite Chocolates

Ok, so you have decided to take a look at the wide selection of chocolates available. But there lies the problem…there is so much to choose from! Where do you even begin to decide what to buy? Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite options.

Pumpkin Patch Truffles

The fall season is all about gorgeous colors, breathtaking natural scenery and of course, pumpkin pie! Why not combine all of these into creating the perfect selection of chocolates?

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The Pumpkin Patch Truffles are the perfect blend of fall colors mixed with a hint of pumpkin spice to create a delicious chocolate truffle that would be perfect for anyone’s palate.

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Sea Salt Caramels

I LOVE caramel!! It’s almost an addiction so anytime I find chocolates filled with caramel, I am pretty much sold. One of the flagship items on the product line is the Sea Salt Caramel featuring Venezuelan chocolate and a hint of local Maine sea salt!

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Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how good these are. I would argue that even if you are not a huge fan of sweet treats, the Sea Salt Caramel is one that everyone cannot help but fall in love with.

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Vegan Selection

The beauty of Black Dinah Chocolatiers is that they cater for everyone and I LOVE the fact they have a vegan section with a variety of options to choose from. Whether you are intrigued by the Peanut Butter Peepers given the story behind them or perhaps you want to sample the Almond Sea Salt Bark, vegans around the world will also fall in love with this company.

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Still intrigued by the story of the Peanut Butter Peepers? We were too! During the Spring season in New England, the pond in Black Dinah Hollow on Isle au Haut is full of frogs that serenade visitors with “peeps” ensuring that everyone knows that the winter season is behind and folks can look forward to the warmer months ahead. There is always a great story behind many of the chocolate selections on offer at Black Dinah Chocolatiers!

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Maine Farm Market Truffles

It’s understandable if you browse around the website and have no idea what to choose! That’s where the Maine Farm Market Truffle box is the perfect solution.

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You can choose from either an 8-piece or 18-piece box and dependent upon the time of year you purchase, will determine exactly what truffles you receive! Why? Because each of the truffles in this selection features an ingredient grown on a Maine farm!

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When we received our 8-piece box of delicacies, we couldn’t wait to indulge in these delicious truffles. Here is what we found in our box of surprises:

  • Rhubarb – Essence of fresh spring rhubarb, a hint of clove and Venezuelan milk chocolate.
  • Chevre & Nib – Maine chevre, Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs.
  • Cassis de Resistance – Blackcurrant berries that are locally grown on the island and Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate.
  • Blueberry Black Pepper – Sweet, low bush berries, spicy Indian black pepper and Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate.
  • Northern Apple – Wild local apples, Venezuelan milk chocolate, and a single, maple-cumin glazed pecan.
  • Tree-to-Sea Maple Caramel – Maine maple syrup caramel covered in Venezuelan milk chocolate and sprinkled with a hint of hickory-smoked Maine sea salt.
  • Maine Mint – Purple-stemmed chocolate mint and Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate.
  • Red Raspberry – Raspberries sourced from local brambles and Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate.

maine market farm collection of truffles

Quite a collection and yes, they taste just as good as they look! Our favorite? That’s the million dollar question and honestly incredibly difficult! I was fond of both the Northern Apple and Cassis de Resistance truffles and Heather enjoyed the Tree-to-Sea Maple Caramel and Cassis de Resistance!

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Save 15% on Orders

Have you found something that you just cannot resist and are ready to sample? Enter the promotion code HELLO15 when purchasing and you will save 15% on your order! Plus if you spend $95 or more, you will earn FREE shipping.

Click here to take a look at the awesome products offered by Black Dinah Chocolatiers and be sure to keep checking back as they continue to update their seasonal items on a frequent basis!

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As we all start thinking about finding the perfect Christmas gift this holiday season, I think we should challenge ourselves to think outside the box and come up with some creative ideas.

Black Dinah Chocolatiers is committed to the use of real ingredients to make real food.

Whether you are buying a close friend their favorite chocolates or perhaps accompanying this with another gift, we are convinced that Black Dinah Chocolatiers is a great opportunity to not only support a locally owned company but also indulge in a delicious variety of sweet treats.

Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Black Dinah Chocolatiers.

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Chris Boothmanhttps://abritandasoutherner.com
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]


  1. Matcha Green Tea Drinking Chocolate!? Yes, please! The pumpkin patch truffles look like the perfect gift to take to a Thanksgiving dinner and I think I’m going to try out that Strawberry Rhubarb pie recipe in their blog section. I’m always a sucker for anything rhubarb!

  2. I’ve actually never heard of this brand before. It looks suuuuper yummy though and I feel like I’d loooove the pumpkin patch truffles. I’ll definitely have to try their chocolates asap! #WeekendWanderlust

    • Hi Lisa,

      Yes, this was a new brand to us when we stumbled across them but we love the fact they are promoting local products! That’s really what sold them for us, at least that’s until we received their sampling and we fell in love with how delicious the truffles are! You won’t regret trying them, the problem will be you will want to buy a whole bunch more 🙂

    • Such a diverse blend of options to satisfy everyone! I love the fact they have incorporated a vegan option and obviously, the seasonal flavors are always a popular choice. Delicious is an understatement when describing these 🙂 Thanks so much!

  3. I agree that you can definitely taste the difference between a local brand and a global company, and am all for supporting local economies when I travel. I haven’t tried Black Dinah Mountain before, but hopefully that’ll change this Christmas – thanks for the discount code!

  4. Ah, these look so delicious, Chris! Definitely the perfect gift for Thanksgiving. I just love salted caramel and the shape of those pumpkin truffles is so cute.

  5. There is one major flaw in your theory as to why Black Dina is a great “Gift”…that flaw is that I WOULD EAT THEM ALL before giving them away or even before christmas. Guess I would have to make sure I never see them! What a great deal! I think Darcee would truly love those sea salt chocolates and all those truffles need to get in my belly!


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