Jennie’s Top 10 Sweets for Father’s Day
by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist
Here is our curated list of sweets for Father’s Day that Dads are sure to love, complete with bacon chocolate, bourbon chocolate, spicy peanut praline and more! Whether your Dad is sweet, salty or spicy we’ve got your gift covered.
1. Monsoon Mesquite White Chocolate
Tucked away in the Tucson desert in Arizona is a tiny cafe making award winning chocolate. This International Award winning mesquite bar uses cocoa butter pressed from cacao in Camino Verde, Ecuador and adds in ground mesquite pods from the San Xavier Cooperative Farm giving this bar a local and unique flavor.
2. Kolsvart Fish
True Swedish fish from Malmö, Sweden! Kolsvart has created a line of all natural, vegan & gluten free Swedish fish that pull in both Nordic flavors as well as some classic options too. Every bag is designed to represent a specific fish from the waters around Sweden and a portion of every purchase is donated to support the natural habitats of Sweden’s fish populations. Available in Licorice, Sour Blueberry, Sour Raspberry, Elderflower and Blackcurrant & Raspberry.
3. Mo’s Bacon Bar from Vosges
Bringing together Dad’s favorite indulgences – bacon & chocolate! This bar features Alderwood smoked salt and Fruitwood smoked bacon crumbles to create the ultimate sweet and savory pairing.
4. Coop’s Microcreamery Hot Fudge & Zingerman’s Creamery Gelato
A sweet sundae for a celebratory Sunday! Made from simple ingredients, Marc Cooper’s hot fudge is creamy and chocolaty with just the right amount of sweetness. The perfect accompaniment for Dad’s favorite drum of Zingerman’s Creamery gelato. Microwave for less than a minute and you’re in business. Top off with Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Sweet Chili or Cinnamon peanuts for an extra kick. Also available in Salted Caramel or Mocha.
5. Taza Stone-ground Chocolates
Chocolate made with few ingredients and minimally refined. Our selection of stone-ground chocolates have huge, fresh chocolate flavor and a rustic, coarse, crumbly texture. Taza Chocolate’s Cinnamon bean to bar chocolate disk with delicate cinnamon makes for an excellent Mexican-inspired dessert. Also available in Vanilla, Guajillo Chili, Coffee, Pure 70% & Sea Salt.
6. Bourbon Dark Milk Bar from Fruition
Produced in the Catskill Mountains of New York, this 61% silky smooth dark milk chocolate is a winner of several foodie awards. This bar uses cacao beans ethically sourced from the Dominican Republic that are then aged with Tuthilltown Spirits Bourbon giving this bar notes of caramel and oak and the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
7. Coffee & Milk Bar from Omnom
Made in Reykjavík, Iceland this unique inclusion bar may look like a milk chocolate bar but it is actually made with cocoa butter (white chocolate) and finely ground espresso from Reykjavík Roasters. Sweet and creamy this whole bar is equivalent to 2 shots of espresso, think latte in bar form!
8. Chilli Peanut Praliné from Fossa Chocolate
Inspired by their favorite satay sauce, Fossa out of Singapore created this bold and fiery chocolate that will leave you craving for more. Spicy and delicious, made with dark chocolate, organic peanuts and sun-dried chilis. Pro-tip for Dad: wash it down with some beer for the complete experience.
9. CollaBARation™ Bars from Askinosie Chocolate
Dad might like one of these CollaBARation™ Bars from Askinosie Chocolate. The Raspberry Bar is delicious, award winning bar created in partnership with American Spoon in Petoskey, MI. Made with 54% dark Ecuadorian chocolate, combined with organic red raspberries and a pinch of organic cane sugar. Think chocolate – covered raspberries! Or maybe Dad would prefer the more savory combination of Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter. Made with 60% dark Tanzanian chocolate and Big Spoon Roasters natural chunky peanut butter, this bar tastes like a peanut butter cup. Put ‘em both together and you’ve got the most decadent PB&J for dear ol’ Dad!
10. Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Super Zzang Bars!
Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory’s Original Zzang bar made even better measuring in at just over a foot of dark chocolate surrounding peanuts, peanut butter nougat and caramel. This super candy bar is sure to make your sweet-toothed Dad smile.