Before Christmas I was privileged to sample a wonderful selection of Sjaak’s vegan, organic, fair trade (whew!) chocolates. As you can see, they have an incredible selection of bars, and even vegan boxed chocolates. Though I was a bit slow in writing about their newest addition, Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites.
Tasting Notes for Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites
Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites are about the size of miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, but far richer. They are now available in several flavors, but at our time of review, they had the following three for us to sample.
The chocolate was a relatively mild dark, slightly richer in this combination than a semi-sweet, but with a sweet fruity finish. The center was mild, somewhat reminiscent of a peanut butter cup but a bit drier, and with a much lighter almond taste. My only complaint was that the very mild almond filling gets lost a bit among the bolder chocolate flavor. A very tasty combo overall, but I would love for the almond filling to take its turn in the spotlight.
This is simply a good rich, insanely dense chunk of dark chocolate. Not much more needs to be said … there were certainly no complaints from us!
I am an almond butter fanatic all the way, but there is something magical about peanut butter and chocolate. The peanut butter is just so much bolder that it was able to hold its own with the dark chocolate. Complimentary, yet each asserting its presence. I think the almond butter in this blend was just a bit too timid for my taste buds, so I would select this good old PB & C.
Sjaak’s Organic Chocolate Bites are insanely gift-worthy. But if you are like me and just love smaller guilty pleasures, they are a wonderfully inexpensive treat that can be bought in bulk. In addition to the ones I reviewed above, they offer all of the following flavors.
- Caramel Bites
- Caramel Melk Chocolate Bites
- Dark Peppermint Cream Patties Bite
- Green Tea & Lemon Heart
- Hazelnut bites
- Hearts of Cherry
- Individual Nog Bites
- Keto Hazelnut Butter Bites
- Keto Mint Bites
- Lavender Hearts
- Melk Orange Caramel Bite
- Melk Peppermint Cream Patties
- Melk Pumpkin Spice Bites
- Mint Bites
- Orange Bite
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bites
- Raspberry Hearts
- Solid ‘Melk’ Chocolate Heart
The Facts on Sjaak’s Organic Chocolate Bites
Price: $.40 to $.99 per bite (also sold in large tubs)
Availability: Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites are sold in some stores, but are primarily sold direct to customers via their website below.
Certifications: Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites are Certified Vegan, Certified Organic, and Fairtrade.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sjaak’s Chocolate Bites are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Sjaak’s website at sjaaks.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.