While we’re forever going to lament the fact that we don’t live in Roald Dahl’s world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, there is something mystical and otherworldly about the chocolate sweet tree. It’s the sort of embodiment of a childhood dream that excites the imagination and nourishes the soul – and happily, it does exist. This article introduces you to this new form of sweet and sumptuous treat – and explains why it’s a Willy Wonka dream made into a reality. Chocolate sweet trees are edible, beautiful treats – perfect for a family event or an elegant gift for a loved one.
The basics of a chocolate tree revolve around the fact that the vast majority of the item is edible. That means that while it may look like a brown and sweet-spotted plant, it’s actually going to be edible from the leaves right down to the stem. Chocolate sweet trees do often come in a non-edible pot (enhancing the sense of a real potted plant) and may have a central rod running through the stem, but they’re otherwise totally made of either chocolate or sweet treats.
There is more than one kind of chocolate tree. In the modern confectionary forest, there’s huge blooming bushes of the stuff, as well as tall and elegant little trees that you’ll almost feel sadistic to destroy through your desire for a sweet bit of chocolate. What’s great about the leafy chocolate trees is that you can stand them up as a decoration in your home, and pluck and prune them over time as you buzz around your kitchen or living room performing various jobs. That said, the tree’s likely to become fairly dishevelled and leafless if you have a whole family at which the chocolate tree is exposed to.
Quality of Chocolate
Easter and Christmas are two times in the yearly calendar at which chocolate is traditionally eaten. If you’re big on the after-dinner chocolates or the Easter eggs, you may well be aware that the quality of chocolate in such products is sub-par and unsatisfying. You’ll not find the same to be the case with a chocolate tree – it’s expertly-made, chocolatier-quality stuff, sure to make all the mouths in your family water.
The Perfect Gift
Whether or not your friend or loved one is a sweet-toothed individual with a passion for all things chocolatey and delicious, the chocolate tree is a novel and charming variation on the usual box of chocolates that can seem a little cliché when delivered to a loved one. You might give a chocolate tree to:
- A grandparent, who will slowly pick away at it while admiring its beauty.
- A partner, whether in the early or late stages of a relationship.
- Your children, in order to give them a treat for behaving well over the course of a month.
- Your friend, whether as a ‘thank you’ or as a birthday gift.
- Your whole family, if you’re spending a period of time with them.
It really is a charming gift that most people have not encountered before – that’s what makes the chocolate sweet tree so desirable and downright delicious and a wonderful thing to treat your loved ones to.